Orange Rocker 15 Terror Guitar Tube Amp Head – 15-Watts

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GEARANK
95 out of 100. Incorporating 175+ ratings and reviews.
$699.00
Orange

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Cons

  • No sparkle in clean the channel
  • Limited to one amp voicing

Pros

  • Genuine Orange dirt tone
  • Built-in power attenuator (7W/1W/0.5W)
  • Neutral clean channel
  • Easy to get good tube tone

The Rocker 15 is a 15 watt tube combo amp derived from the Rockerverb. It carries over Orange’s signature dirt tone with extra features that make it more practice and recording friendly.

At 15 watts and with a 10″ speaker, this tube guitar amp is not meant for big stages. But it has plenty of volume for rehearsals and small venues.

Since 15W is quite loud for use at home. But the amp comes equipped with a power attenuator, a power reduction circuit, which lets you lower the power rating to 7W, 1W, and 0.5W. This makes it useful for recording and practice at low volume levels.

Of the two channels, the Dirt overdrive channel is the amp’s strong suit, with gain, volume, and 3-band EQ controls. Since it utilizes two EL84 tubes in the power section, it has a British voiced tone.

This works well with Orange’s thick and saturated overdrive which can go to high gain levels as you tweak the gain knob. There are no other amp voicings to switch to, so if you’re not a fan of British flavor dirt tone, then this is not for you.

The clean channel has a neutral sound that doesn’t add much and only has a volume knob. It’s a bit too flat sounding for those who want chimey cleans, but it does work well with pedals.

The Orange Rocker 15 is true to its name, a small amp that can rock genuine tube amp tones at lower volume, perfect for home recordings and practice. The 1-watt tube amp setting is great for recording while the 0.5 watt is good for silent practice.

Specifications

  • Power Rating: -Watts
  • Preamp Tube(s): x12AX7
  • Poweramp Tube(s): x EL84
  • Speaker:
  • Cabinet:
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone Control, Tremolo Depth, Tremolo Speed, Reverb Level, Top Boost Bass, Top Boost Treble, Top Boost Volume, Normal Volume
  • Input(s):
  • Output(s): External Loudspeaker Jack, Extension Loudspeaker Jack
  • Weight: lbs
  • Suitable for: Classic Rock, Blues, Indie, Alternative

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
Guitar.com Chris Vinnicombe 90/100
MusicRadar Nick Guppy 80/100
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