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This Rebel screams.

The 30W Egnater Rebel-30 Tube Amp Head is a descendant of the award-winning Rebel-20 guitar amp head with a refined level of flexibility and tone-shaping power.

This all-tube 2-channel head features Egnater's unique Tube Mix knob, giving you access to an incredible variety of tones from American to British, and all points in between. Channel 1 delivers rich cleans with controls for volume, treble, and bass. Channel 2 dishes out powerful, touch-responsive overdrive with treble, mid, and bass EQ, as well as a wide-range gain knob that takes you from growl to scream.

Both amp channels offer Egnater's signature Bright and Tight switches and each channel has its own Watts knob, so you can access both low-wattage crunch and serious clean headroom, or any combination you choose.

The Rebel-30 amp head's specially designed and easily accessible back panel holds more welcome surprises, such as independent Reverb controls for each channel and a tone-preserving series effects loop. A speaker emulated line out lets you go directly to the board live or in the studio. Set the Egnater Rebel-30 Amp's standby switch to Silent Record for great direct-recorded tones that spare both your ears and your neighbor's. And the Egnater easy-access chassis makes swapping amp tubes quick and painless.

FEATURES
  • 30W all-tube head
  • Variable wattage control from 1W to 30W on each channel
  • Tube Mix blends 6V6 and EL84 power tubes
  • Clean channel: volume, bass, treble
  • Overdrive channel: volume, gain, bass, middle, treble
  • Tight and bright voicing switches on each channel
  • Individual reverb level for each channel with "spillover"
  • Footswitch for channel select and reverb on/off
  • Buffered effects loop
  • Balanced XLR/1/4" Cabinet voiced line/recording output
  • Speaker mute mode for Silent Recording

Embrace the flexibility and tone-shaping power of this sweet all-tube head. Order now.

SPECIFICATIONS

Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head

  • Power output: 30W maximum into 4, 8, or 16 ohms
    Master TUBE MIX
    Silent mode with direct record out
    Buffered effects loop
    4/8/16-ohm impedance selector switch
    International voltage selector
    Rebel-30 1x12 speaker - One Egnater Elite 80
    Rebel-30 2x12 speakers - One Egnater Elite 80 and One Celestion Vintage 30
    Clean channel:
    volume, treble, and bass
    Tight and Bright switches
    1-30W control
    Reverb level with "spillover"
    Overdrive channel:
    gain, treble, middle, bass, and volume
    Tight and Bright switches
    1-30W control
    Reverb level with "spillover"
    Tubes: 5 - 12AX7, 2 EL84, 2 - 6V6
    Dimensions: 17"W x 8-1/2"H x 10-3/4"D
    Weight: 23 lb.
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EgnaterRebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp at a great price

By WarrenHaynes4Prez

from Wilmington, DE

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Comments about Egnater Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

This amp provides a much better value than similarly designed amps by the top manufacturers. I was looking for small wattage amp to get natural tube break-up (previously playing 100 watt fender twin) at small room club-approved volume. I was down to this amp vs. Mesa Express 25 watt. Although the small Mesa's like the Express and TA models have more channels, I just really felt that the 2 channels of the Egnater were more versatile and responsive. I truly feel this amp does the best job of getting a Fender-ish clean and a Marshall-y overdrive in 1 amp.
The overdrive channel is what really sold me. The dynamics make it really fun to play. It can get very saturated without sounding metal, and it compresses naturally. I've used on a couple recordings and can't believe the sound is coming from one 12" speaker and a 30 watt head. Sounds way bigger. This channel can also be used as more of a dirty clean channel. That is my one major qualm with this amp though... I like that the new 2 channel tweaker has a gain knob on both channels. I wish I could get a Stones-ish breakup sound using the clean channel on this amp without turning up to 10. So i'm forced to use a pedal and that's just not the same. Oh well, can't have everthing. I still wouldn't get the 2 channel tweaker because this overdrive channel is better to my ears - way more dynamic and responsive.
The clean channel is stll great and I can turn it up to like 6 on gigs and get warm sounds. It can still get me the Fender cleans that I need - or close to them while still having a solid overdrive sound at the same time. That's the big win here.
I agree with most that the wattage knobs are pratically useless - but to me, having both set of tubes is so cool. Clean channel can truly sound either Fender or Vox on 6V6 vs. EL84. I love being able to get Stratty Fender sounds with 6V6 and then flip to EL84 and get my Tom Petty sounds going. The distortion is slightly creamier with 6V6 but I like the feel changes depending on what guitar I'm playing. In general, it's nice to have 6V6 for strats and EL84's for Les Pauls all in 1 amp.
I've had no issues with this amp (knock on wood) and have played steadily for over a year. Overall, this amp has 2 great channels instead of 4 decent channels. That's how I feel about it. Again, I wish they would have thrown a gain knob on the cleans for a slight break-up at low volume, but that is my only qualm. However, I'll gladly find a pedal solution for that instead of paying a lot on a bigger name brand. Thanks Egnater!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

rebel 30 head

Comments about Egnater Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

A Rivera amp rates a 9 A Two Rock amp is a 10I couldnt afford these amps near this price.The great warm clean channel 1 is a beautiful sounding channelThe OD Channel 2 begins tame and gets touch sencitive crunch until 6 on gain, 7 then its sustain and round notes mimic FooFighters leads.After 7 my perseption had no reference to discribe the mayhem availible, i dont play metal nor am i a scredder but it had a baddass heavy rock going at 7.
The tube mix function is genius and the rebel 30 has alot of natural tube majic going on for a very good price .The tube Bias test points is important, i checked mine and it was way too low.NO touching in there with fingers ever. OVERALL 8.5 is a truer number i think.
I must give Bruce Egnator credit for giving us features normally only reserved for more expencive models.2 very good channels,with switching.Excellent EQ sections.The Tube Mix function.Watts control adjustment.The effects loop works great for standard delays and chorus pedals.Independant reverb controls for both channels.4-8-16 ohm speaker cabinet options.A small loud portable amp is no small feature.A easy owner user bias adjustment trim pot for each pair of power tubes.The XLR line out to P.A. or Recording.Silent record switch .
I dont know how to rate the quality.Ive pushed both the Rebel 30 and 20 into powertube overdrive, no hint of problems.Inside the chassis during a rebias, it appears neatly built and a nice layout for all the circuit boards.I will say the well designed output transformers in both the 20 and 30 are a bonus.Good Iron, it shows up when the output tubes begin breaking up, its good as it gets.IMHO
Since i retubed the rebel 30 its increased value for the RI Mullard el84 pair and tungsol 6v6gt pair.V1- 12ax7 RI Genalex GLV2-tungsol V3-tungsolV4- 12ax7ac5 HG RUBYV5- 12ax7LPS sovtek phase inverter.If tone is Value its at least a 9 star amp by now !Both the Rebel heads 20-30 i have, are of studio recording class calibre amps.The carry bag is wonderful and sooo Gigging portable and easy.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp becomes AWESOME by changing one tube

By ToneMavin

from Roslyn, PA

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Comments about Egnater Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

I auditioned pretty much every amp currently available now and chose the Rebel 30. Its incredibly pristine clean channel and its versatility were what did it for me. There was only one minor issue -- as a few other reviewers pointed out, Channel 2 didn't *quite* give me the amount of distortion I wanted - it's got a bit of a bluesy classic rock tone overall. One reviewer suggested using a distortion pedal, but I've found a better method.After doing a lot of research on Egnater's website, I discovered that there is one tube (tube "V2"), which is used exclusively by the higher-gain channel 2. The Rebel 30 ships with five SOVTEK 12AX7WA tubes, which are very clean sounding tubes but rather "polite". If you switch tube V2 (the one directly behind the left EL84, looking from the back) to the higher-gain SOVTEK 12AX7WB, you get the bite and tone you were probably looking for all along, and the beautiful clean channel remains unaffected.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Sethro Schwiet

from chicago

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Comments about Egnater Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

The description of this amp will tell you all the neat and unique things about it; really the one point I wanted to make in writing this review is that I have never personally played an amp with a better clean tone. I have a mesa rectoverb and a vox ac50 and the rebel has quickly become my favorite (not to mention it is way lighter than the other two...). I play it thru a mesa 2x12 cab with V30s and I just can't believe the tone. I am so amazed by the clean channel that I haven't even played with ch2 much. I have used it live twice now and am completely sold on it. such a great purchase...
Lots of feature, but still simple to tweak! The blend dial is so cool as well as the 1W-30W dial.
no problems so far. I only give it an 8 because I have an american made mesa boogie which in comparison just looks/feels a lot more quality.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it despite one quirk

By jamn4jc

from Richmond, VA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Great range of tones
  • Portable

Cons

  • Quirky Reverb Routing

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Egnater Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

I really love this amp. Two channels, variable power, EL84 and 6V6 tubes, an effects loop, and it sounds great.
I use it with a Fulldrive 2 for OD but the high gain channel on the Rebel sounds really good too.

The only thing I don't like is the signal flow on the head reverb. It sounds good and has separate controls for each channel but it runs in parallel with the FX loop. I run my delay and master volume in the FX loop. If I have the amp reverb on and mute the master volume pedal you can still hear the amp reverb if you strum. If you don't use the FX loop it isn't a big deal but if you use the loop to do swells or just kill volume between songs it is a problem. I ended up putting reverb pedal in the loop and turned off the head verb. Problem solved. I can still use the built-in verb if I go simple with no outboard effects.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic amp

By Jeff

from Hammond, IN

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Comments about Egnater Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

If I were still a gigging musician I would not have any second thoughts about using this amp on stage. For my purposes (recording), I can't think of any other amp that will give me the crystal clear cleans and also as many variations of "dirty" as I caan get from this one. Easy to go from clean to minute tube break up to classiic rock to contemporary rock sounds without the use of pedals. That said, this amp takes pedals very nicely. Run your pedals through the front end or use the effects loop on the back, either way, this amp is very, very, flexible.
Variable output tube selection for increased tonal diversity, variable wattage on both channels for more tanal diversity, direct record out, no need to speaker(s) or run direct to the house board for added Oomph! run 4, 8, or 16 ohm cabs. I.ve been playing for over 30 years and I own several amps, this one is my favorite!
Only gave it an 8 because I haven't had this amp for more than a few weeks but it sure seems to be built to last. As for appearance, top notch!
For the features and soound quality, this amp can not be beat. At 1 watt of 30 watts, this amp can gig as volume is not an issue. I bought it primarily to record with and the variations on tone and quality of the tones this amp produces makes it like owning a handful of ampliphiers.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Value

By Sethro Schwiet

from chicago

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Comments about Egnater Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

I love this amp and will never get rid of it. It has everything I need and it doesn't break my back to carry.
Egnater took the classic tube amp and gave it something new. Every added feature is worth having on this thing. I've had this amp for some time now and loved it from the first time I played it, but I'm writing a review today because I finally tried the cab emulator out in silent record mode and was blown away at how great it sounded. This is a real solution for when you need to cut back on stage volume but feed the house with a real tube amp tone. No need to even plug in speakers in Silent Record mode! Wow, with that and the tube blend/wattage dial, this amp is crazy versatile. Sold my Vox AC30 when I realized I would choose this guy over it any day...
handle is kind of cheep feeling, but overall everything feels pretty sturdy and ok.
This amp is worth every penny.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rebel -30 30w tube head and 1x12 cab...The best feature no one talks about

By 0dannyboy

from New Mexico

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Comments about Egnater Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

Great value, very loud, awesome tones and with the silent XLR Dir/record the most versatile thing out there.
OK I won't rehash all the great things said about the Rebel 30, all true in my opinion. An awesome clean channel, lots of head room, big sound, loud. Now that's usually my problem with tubes. Love the tone hate the volume I have to play at to get them at home studio or practice volumes. So I get stuck using an 11 rack or POD stuff that keeps you tweaking. You get to the gig and then "Where is my sound that I had in my practice room?" I really miss tubes. The Rebel 30 cures all of that with the Silent record XLR. I run that out to my Bose L1 (or any powered speaker) and presto!! You can crank the head and not worry about the cops getting you in the garage when the neighbors call you in. It sounds great. I mean I have had direct outs on many amps but not without a cab plugged to load the tubes, and all of the dir outs to me sounded horrible. This XLR out on silent it just to freaking die for it sounds so good. now mixed in with the cab instead of a mic its great too at gigs but having a 30 watt head that will play with no cab for practice and small stages is unbelievably cool. Can't say enough good things about this feature. Now there is no need at all for digital modeling for recording or practice or otherwise in my life. a DL4 in the fx loop and a wah out front and all is well in my guitar world!
Seems built well. Wish it was USA built though.
Great bang for buck IMHO

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

model REBEL 30 head

Comments about Egnater Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

I concede not knowing when loud doesnt allways equate to good, but in the Rebel series heads you get both good and loud,good thing for the watts control sometimes though.When looking at the tube test points the set too 45vdc it is written on the circuit board with dual bias trim pots,it was self explanatory for me,very impressive and thoughtful design.The range of gain on the overdrive channel is a treat,it keeps going up.Seems to me the iron OT is designed very well on these rebels.The carry bag feature is fantastic and cool.I think the stage is a perfect platform for this 30 watt amp ,the brown sound is awesome on these rebels.
Start with tube mix control -innovative tube mojo when pushed it shows how different tubes sound.Tubes are all good but quite different you know.The Watts control knobs-Its complicated to explain,but very useful.Effects loop - delays or chorus pedals are great on my loop.Tight and brite switches2 Real good channels
The thing looks retro vintage to me.I vouch for the OT its a great transformer .If it was assembled on a monday and didnt blow up the first day your good to go on quality.Honestly i had to rebias it because it was so cold ,the low end sounded nasty,16vdc insted of 45vdc and the crossover distortion is a nasty thing.I was going to rebias with my tubes anyway.Looking inside revealed a good build,good pots and neat layout.20 minutes and a mini flat head screw driver and multimeter and the test point and done 45vdc on both sides.I belive my problem a fluke,jarring during shipping may have changed the trim pot perhaps and rate it higher than my minor announce.
This is a boutique recording amp when pushed with a attenuator IMHOBoth rebel amps allow you too get awesome sounding power tube overdrive with a clean preamp .I paid the piper for tubes but these transformers sound fantastic.A bunch of gold pin tungsol pre amp tubes and pair of Tungsol 6v6gt and a pair Mullard el84 work like i had hoped.A clean channel thats gold.A big fat overdrive channel.TWO GOOD CHANNELSThis amp is loud as a mother stomps other 30 watters.I was surprized at the high gain it had,i mean it will scream.The high value rating is the precious tone i heard .Both Rebel heads have a home here.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best All-Around Tone

By NDeepNow

from Texas

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Comments about Egnater Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

The Rebel 30 Head is heavy on features and heavy on sound quality as well. The tone controls are well suited for most musical tastes, and almost anything can be dialed in with repeatability. No gimmicks or cheap effects here ? just solid adjustments a working musician can actually use.Having spent the last five years working on guitar amplifiers, I?ve added many to my collection and thought I had acquired and heard everything. Not so! From Marshall stacks to various Fenders, I?ve seen and heard a lot of great amps, and I called my collection ?The Big Eleven?.Now, it?s ?The Big Twelve?.This is a great amp head, and it can generate any tone or sound if you and your guitar do your part. Not quite enough distortion for heavy metal heroes, but those folks carry around a pedalboard with effects anyway. For classical guitar, this head?s clean channel is great and is up to that somewhat unusual task. Two different ends of the spectrum, but this head is up for whatever is required.Reverb is obviously digital, but it?s not that bad. It doesn?t have a spring reverb tank, but it tries. Most working musicians that I know (my customers) use solid state amps for live gigs, but they use tubes for studio work. This fits the bill perfectly with its tonal range and included gig bag (which doesn?t have room for the footswitch unfortunately). It?s got enough adjustments, gizmos and dohickeys to keep one occupied for days, but one doesn?t need a Masters degree to figure it out. The Fender vs. Marshall sound argument. Yes, this head does have the 6V6/EL84 knob to play with ?blending? the two tube sounds. There?s not as much difference as most people believe, but here?s your chance to find out for yourself. I play mostly jazz guitar, so yeah, I can hear some things on the low end even at lower volumes. As a repairman, I love this amp because all four power tubes are going and will eventually have to be biased and replaced. Think about that before buying if you?re on a tight budget.People ask me what does it sounds like ? a Fender Blackface Twin, a vintage Marshall head, a Silverface Vibrolux Reverb, what? Folks, there?s no way of really knowing. Those things were made 40-50 years ago. Even if a new one was put away in a closet, it?s still 40-50 years old! It wouldn?t sound the same today. Age eats away at all of us in different ways. The glue holding the paper speaker cones isn?t the same nor are the capacitors. Mute point. We got what we got today, and it?s not what they had then, for better or worse.Bottom line ? the Egnater 30 Head is what it is. It?s not designed to emulate 450 different head/cabinets and combo amps. It can fill a bedroom or fill a fairly large hall with sound. The 1-30 wattage knobs don?t really do anything until the volume demand is there. From a repairman?s point of view, the Egnater line is top notch. I see very few of this brand on my bench for repairs. These are designed and constructed well, something I can?t say for the competition. Even when something does break down, it can most likely be easily traced and repaired quickly. Tubes? That?s different ? one might last one hour or a thousand just like a light bulb. Always keep a spare on hand.But if the amp starts blowing fuses, different story. Send it back or see a repairman. This head isn?t life-changing, so don?t expect miracles to happen. If you want good tone, look to your speakers and expect to spend big there. That?s where the sound comes from, YOUR sound. Never skimp on speakers. If you have to, save and buy the best.

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