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Egnater Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head  

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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.

     

    Rebel-30 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head Specifications:

    • 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

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    5.0

    Versatile, Unique, New Vintage

    By Jmoon79

    from Birmingham, Al

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

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

      Versatile: Look, this can do clean, crunch, drive, rock, blues, hard rock, metal, whatever. But here's the thing. It can do them all really, really well.
      It has 6V6 and EL84s, and you can switch them, or BLEND them...

      Unique: I don't know of any other amp that has this many features, or sounds this way. People say you can get Fender or Marshall tones, and yeah, I agree, but it's not like it has a Fender switch, and a Marshall switch, and it's trying to emulate or model something, it's not. It has it's own sound in every setting. The tonal possibilities are VAST.

      New Vintage: In no time, these will be viewed in the same way as the old Fender's, Marshalls, and Voxs. Watch and see. A brand is just a logo that has been effectively marketed.

      These amps sound incredible, and are as versatile as the musicians that choose them.

      I tried ac 30s, marshalls, fenders, mesa boogies, and Peaveys, this smoked them all for what I was looking for. And that is key. Tone is subjectuve, but it allows me the tonal superiority that I want, and the versatility to change styles for different gigs.

      Buy it. Hold onto it.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it despite one quirk

      By jamn4jc

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Experienced

      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.

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      rebel 30 head

      By jams

      from Hampton, virginia

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      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.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      model REBEL 30 head

      By jams

      from Hampton, virginia

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      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.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Value

      By Sethro Schwiet

      from chicago

      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.

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      (3 of 3 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.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Sethro Schwiet

      from chicago

      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.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great amp at a great price

      By WarrenHaynes4Prez

      from Wilmington, DE

      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!

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      (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

      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

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it, but too much for the home?

      By PaoloNYC

      from New York City

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

      I've owned this plus the 1x12 cab for the past year. I'm a bedroom hobbyist player and wanted to upgrade my amp in this era of 'boutique tubes' :)The QUALITY of sound is just gorgeous - I'd tried it at a GC store before I bought on here - plus I wanted two-channel switching and reverb. But christ it is loud ... I never get beyond level 1! Also, if I had my time again I would buy the combo version just for ease of moving it around the house; yes, the head & cab version looks drop-dead, and to my ears in the GC store it had a very slight edge in sound over the combo, but I reckon the latter would be more practical overall.But to buy gear this quality at these prices ... how lucky are we to live in this age?!

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