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Egnater Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black/Biege 

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  • Two Independent Channels Each With:
  • Volume, Gain, 3-Band EQ
  • Tight and Bright Voicing Switches
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An amp that offers all the great tones that a pro could ask for.

The Egnater Renegade Tube Guitar Amp Head is an incredibly versatile 2-channel powerhouse. The amp's 65W give you the tools to forge your sound and the power to move some serious air in any size performance venue. The Renegade amp's Channel 1 produces lush, 3-dimensional clean tones with just a bit of grunt when you dig in. Channel 2 starts with a sweet, bluesy overdrive, but pushing the gain opens the floodgates, unleashing enough thick, harmonically rich distortion to satisfy the most demanding player. Both channels offer an independent 3-band EQ, Egnater's BRIGHT and TIGHT switches and a Wattage Selector switch that lets you choose between an intimate 18W or a wall-shaking 65W. Master Presence and Density knobs let you sculpt the high and low-end response.

At the heart of this Egnater tone machine, you'll find 5 - 12AX7 preamp tubes and a power section fueled by 2 - 6L6s and 2 EL34 valves. The Renegade Head features the ground-breaking TUBE MIX function on each channel, allowing you to blend the deep Californian character of the 6L6s with the aggressive British midrange punch of the EL34 tubes. The Renegade Tube Amp has independent reverb controls for each channel, dual footswitchable master volumes and a speaker-emulated line out. The included 4-button footswitch controls much more than just channel switching. Use the switch to also engage the on-board reverb, effects loop and secondary master volume with channel-assigning switches for all 3. Run them on both channels or just the one you choose. Egnater includes a heavy duty cover with the Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head.


Features 65-Watt All-Tube Head
  • Two Independent Channels Each With:
  • Volume, Gain, 3-Band EQ
  • Tight and Bright Voicing Switches
  • 18w / 65w Wattage Selector Switch
  • Tube Mix Blends 6L6 and EL34 Power Tubes
Master Controls:
  • Presence & Density
  • Individual Reverb on Each Channel with "Spillover"
  • Main and Secondary Master Volumes
  • Four-Button Footswitch with Channel Select Plus:
  • Assign the REVERB, EFFECTS LOOP and MAIN 2 Volume to Just Channel 1, Just Channel 2 or Both - Right From the Pedal
  • Simple Master Bias Adjust with External Test Points
  • Buffered Effects Loop
  • Balanced XLR / ¼" Cabinet Voiced Line / Recording
Output:
  • 100V / 115V / 230V Voltage Selector
  • Heavy Duty Cover Included

Plug in to all-tube tone that takes no prisoners! Order now.

 

Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head Specifications:

  • Renegade Tubes:
  • 6 x 12AX7
  • 2 x 6L6
  • 2 x EL34
  • Dimensions: 25" (L) x 10" (W) x 10" (H)
  • Weight: 35 lbs
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EgnaterRenegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (4)
    • Home studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Really three power amps in single head

    There is 2 major types of big bottle tube amps. The power amp section is usually driven by 6L6 or EL34 tubes. 6L6 tubes amps are known for the Fenderish american sound and EL34...Read complete review

    There is 2 major types of big bottle tube amps. The power amp section is usually driven by 6L6 or EL34 tubes. 6L6 tubes amps are known for the Fenderish american sound and EL34 tubes for the Vox/Marshall British invasion tones.

    The Egnater Renegade is really 3 amps in one by providing a knob allowing selection of the 6L6 or EL34 power amp or blending each power amp together using all the power tubes. This gives you Fenderish american rock, Vox/Marshallish tones and a 3rd combination blending the two from one single amp in actual pure tube glory at the turn of a knob.

    I run my heads through Egnater Tourmaster 2x12 cabs but it sounds excellent through any cab I've tried. One of my heads has a 8 ohm 4x10 cab in parallel with 2x12 cab and the head drives that no problem setting the load at 4 ohms.

    I use a BOSS ME-70 as a stomp box for FX. I only use the delay, modulation, compression and sometimes distortion through the FX loop. Never spoil my pure natural tube tone with amp or cab emulations. Never spoil my pure tube reverb with a pedal.

    Counting the Boost pedal function you could say this is a 4 channel amp, ch1, ch1+boost, ch2 & ch2+boost. The reverb is also channel assignable, all on, only ch1 or ch2.

    The 18/65 watt selector switch should be renamed the approximately 18/65 watts or power tubes to eliminate from signal switch and requires some understanding of how the power tube mixing works. To get 65 watts the tube mix is set in the middle causing use of all 4 power tubes at once. If you set the switch to one side or the other, then you're using only those powers tubes selected. If it is set to EL34, the 6L6s are not providing power to the signal. Only the 6L6's in use then about 30-50 watts, only the EL34's in use then about 30-60 watts. The 18 watt mode requires that the tube mix switch be in the middle by using only one 6L6 and one EL34. If you have the tube mix to only one side, then you'll only be using one power tube in the side selected by the tube mix knob. Research internet for a better understanding of how much signal amplification a single 6L6 or EL34 can produce and why as wattage increases so does the number of power amp tubes.

    Now add the other features like tight/bright, presence, 3 band equalizer, the fact you're getting a 6L6 power tube and a EL34 power tube platform all in one package and this is the obvious choice. Why have a twin reverb and an AC50 and a JVM when this one head will provide all those same tones?

    To save weight, my back and setup time I got this amp to replace my rack setup, Randall RT2/50 power, Engl 530 pre and a BOSS GT Pro FX along with rolling rack case. The RT2/50 power amp is Egnater designed also providing the ability to blend 6L6 and EL34 power amp sections or select them individually. While this amp is heavy, it is much lighter than all that rack stuff producing the same quality tone.

    I must really like the Renegade because I own two and also got one for my son as a gift. I guess the only thing that could be done to improve this amp would be to include a EL84/QB65, KT66 and a KT88 power amp section too. Then you would have all the amps in one head. How you going to pull that off Bruce?

    Get it. If you can get a referb or condition 1-2 one then all the better. If you're on a more serious budget look at my best bang for the buck amp, the Peavey Valve King 100 watt head and even a refurb or condition 1-2 return on these is a bigger bang for buck deal.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    DONT BUY THIS THING

    First of all let me say this amp has great tone and a ton of very useful features which I was really pumped about when I bought this... the problem is how unreliable...Read complete review

    First of all let me say this amp has great tone and a ton of very useful features which I was really pumped about when I bought this... the problem is how unreliable this amp has been for me. In the middle of a show the clean channel got very weak and crackly. Turns out the overdrive channel was bleeding through. I sent it back to egnater who had it fixed and back to me in a timely month and a half. Once I got it back it worked great... until two months later! Same thing happened and when I called egnater thinking they would fix it for free this time they said no, it'll be another 250 big ones. On top of that my foot pedal stopped working properly. And let me say I take great care of my equipment and cables. As much as I would like to stick with egnater I don't think i'd ever get something from them again. Moving back to fender!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Great sound! But customer NO SERVICE!

    By Prof

    from Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Bad Service
    • Excellent Sound
    • Get The Warranty
    • Good Warmth
    • Lousy Suppoort
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Lousy Service
    • No Support
    • Throw Away Amp

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Egnater Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    Brought in 2009. It became my favorite gigging amp. Held up pretty well. The problem is no service from GC/Musicians Friend if you don't buy the warranty. Tried for Six months calling Egnater service, emailing and writing. NO RESPONSE, CALL BACK OR ANSWER!

    This amp is now a piece of junk sitting on the studio floor. Needed a new amp and just brought a Blackstar. Hope it works better.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Forever at the shop

    By T-rankin

    from Wichita ks

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Great tone

    Cons

    • Breaks Frequently

    Best Uses

      Comments about Egnater Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I loved this amp until a tube shorted. But since then it has been one problem after another. After the tube went it was the power transformer. I've had it to the shop seven or eight times in the last year.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      renegade

      By fredtheman

      from nj

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Egnater Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      problems, fail, poor customer service

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      DONT BUY THIS THING

      By gibender11

      from minneapolis, mn

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Great Sound And Features

      Cons

      • Constant Problems
      • Terrible Quality

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Egnater Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      First of all let me say this amp has great tone and a ton of very useful features which I was really pumped about when I bought this... the problem is how unreliable this amp has been for me. In the middle of a show the clean channel got very weak and crackly. Turns out the overdrive channel was bleeding through. I sent it back to egnater who had it fixed and back to me in a timely month and a half. Once I got it back it worked great... until two months later! Same thing happened and when I called egnater thinking they would fix it for free this time they said no, it'll be another 250 big ones. On top of that my foot pedal stopped working properly. And let me say I take great care of my equipment and cables. As much as I would like to stick with egnater I don't think i'd ever get something from them again. Moving back to fender!

      Comment on this review

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really three power amps in single head

      By OttoMatick-o23Xt

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Bias Adjust
      • Dual Watt Operation
      • Excellent Sound
      • Foot Switch Incl
      • Gain
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Foot Swincl
      • Zero Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Egnater Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      There is 2 major types of big bottle tube amps. The power amp section is usually driven by 6L6 or EL34 tubes. 6L6 tubes amps are known for the Fenderish american sound and EL34 tubes for the Vox/Marshall British invasion tones.

      The Egnater Renegade is really 3 amps in one by providing a knob allowing selection of the 6L6 or EL34 power amp or blending each power amp together using all the power tubes. This gives you Fenderish american rock, Vox/Marshallish tones and a 3rd combination blending the two from one single amp in actual pure tube glory at the turn of a knob.

      I run my heads through Egnater Tourmaster 2x12 cabs but it sounds excellent through any cab I've tried. One of my heads has a 8 ohm 4x10 cab in parallel with 2x12 cab and the head drives that no problem setting the load at 4 ohms.

      I use a BOSS ME-70 as a stomp box for FX. I only use the delay, modulation, compression and sometimes distortion through the FX loop. Never spoil my pure natural tube tone with amp or cab emulations. Never spoil my pure tube reverb with a pedal.

      Counting the Boost pedal function you could say this is a 4 channel amp, ch1, ch1+boost, ch2 & ch2+boost. The reverb is also channel assignable, all on, only ch1 or ch2.

      The 18/65 watt selector switch should be renamed the approximately 18/65 watts or power tubes to eliminate from signal switch and requires some understanding of how the power tube mixing works. To get 65 watts the tube mix is set in the middle causing use of all 4 power tubes at once. If you set the switch to one side or the other, then you're using only those powers tubes selected. If it is set to EL34, the 6L6s are not providing power to the signal. Only the 6L6's in use then about 30-50 watts, only the EL34's in use then about 30-60 watts. The 18 watt mode requires that the tube mix switch be in the middle by using only one 6L6 and one EL34. If you have the tube mix to only one side, then you'll only be using one power tube in the side selected by the tube mix knob. Research internet for a better understanding of how much signal amplification a single 6L6 or EL34 can produce and why as wattage increases so does the number of power amp tubes.

      Now add the other features like tight/bright, presence, 3 band equalizer, the fact you're getting a 6L6 power tube and a EL34 power tube platform all in one package and this is the obvious choice. Why have a twin reverb and an AC50 and a JVM when this one head will provide all those same tones?

      To save weight, my back and setup time I got this amp to replace my rack setup, Randall RT2/50 power, Engl 530 pre and a BOSS GT Pro FX along with rolling rack case. The RT2/50 power amp is Egnater designed also providing the ability to blend 6L6 and EL34 power amp sections or select them individually. While this amp is heavy, it is much lighter than all that rack stuff producing the same quality tone.

      I must really like the Renegade because I own two and also got one for my son as a gift. I guess the only thing that could be done to improve this amp would be to include a EL84/QB65, KT66 and a KT88 power amp section too. Then you would have all the amps in one head. How you going to pull that off Bruce?

      Get it. If you can get a referb or condition 1-2 one then all the better. If you're on a more serious budget look at my best bang for the buck amp, the Peavey Valve King 100 watt head and even a refurb or condition 1-2 return on these is a bigger bang for buck deal.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      REALLY GREAT SOUNDING AMP

      By VRDJS

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Egnater Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          i used this amp at a rehearsal studio today for the first time and I have to say I was completely blown away. I LOVE the idea that you can dial in the amount of 6L6 vs EL34. It's pretty ingenious if you ask me. The amp was set by the person who had the room before us and it was pretty much perfect. I got a nice warm barely broken up sound for the rhythm and then used my Ibanez Tube screamer for solos and it was really amazing. I REALLY like this amp.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Renagade

          Comments about Egnater Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          Sounds sweet with a strat, sounds good and crunchy with a SG. Got it used on a trade about 1 year ago and no problems. Can get a lot of sounds and different tones. Like it!!!
          love the tube mix, and good foot switch
          seems to be built well no problems
          Just like Marshall kinda PRICEY

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great players amp

          By mic-UDQeR

          from East Coast

          Comments about Egnater Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          My only grip is the clean channel is too clean hardly any crunch to it could use a little more gain, no over lap between the 2 channels, but they both sounds great.
          This baby has a lot go'n for her. 2 channels with plenty of options to tweak your tone. Great foot switch. But the best is the tube mix feature, plus the ablity to swap in alot of different type of tubes. Now the difference between tubes is not night and day, but you can hear and feel them. Ever want to hear the difference between those NOS tubes and current stock, this is the way with instance swaps so you don't have to remember load them both and play away. This amp is not missing to much, one os the best bang for your dollars plus they give you the foot switch and cover.
          It's not handwired, it's made in china, but they are solid, real plywood, they give you preamp tube shields for all the tubes, nice power and output trans, the stock tubes are ok. All the knobs are smooth.
          For the price, you can't go wrong. They give you everything, just plug in and rock

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Don't Believe the Lack of Hype

          By srinivassa

          from Huntsville, AL

          Ask me a question

          Comments about Egnater Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          First off, please don't believe that Bruce Egnater doesn't care about his product or his customers. This is absolutely rediculous. Just go to rig-talk.com and look at the Egnater forum. It's literally riddled with posts from Bruce and Ian trying to help out their customers. Everything from making custom mods people can buy to answering my stupid questions about amp building.Secondly, the amp itself is great. I don't know where the mystical term 'tone' comes from in you mind, but this is definitely a good sounding amp. Highlights are being able to go from a California clean to a Britsh snarl with a press of the footswitch. Guitars really bring out their personality well. I have rarely heard an amp that so vividly brings out a Strat sound, then a full bore smooth humbucker sound with a guitar switch. Also, if you are hurting for 'tone,' I have literally heard from a dozen people that a tube swap does this thing WONDERS. It's also pretty easy on the wallet considering whet you are getting. The stock cabs are actually pretty good as well, though many people scoff at the Chinese-made Celestions.The bad part, there are some reliability and quality issues. I myself have a bad potentiometer that makes my gain knob sketchy. I'm not willing to mail it to a tech for a $3 part, so I will probably ending up voiding my warranty to fix it. Big sacrifice for a trifle like this. There are also a lot of issues with people disliking the reverb and effects loop, both of which I believe Bruce is creating mods for.Overall, I couldn't ask for much more. If I didn't have that bad pot, I could seriously give this a perfect score. I do guarantee you though that Bruce cares about his customers. Get in contact with him or Ian if you have a problem. They do not like leaving issues with quality hanging out there unresolved.

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          (2 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Eganter , a Company you cant trust !!!!!

          Comments about Egnater Renegade 65W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          Bought the Egnater Renegade head on Feburary 1 2011 , it worked for about 2 hours , loud disturbing humm hiss on high , master volume at 9 o clock . I called Egnater we tried a number of quick fixes , none worked I had to pay 58 dollars to ship amp back to Egnater time frame is owning amp 2 weeks playing on amp 3 hours total and eas delivered supposedly fixed first wek in March . I tried amp even more problems know volume fluctuates still loud noise a, this amp can never be used for studio or live not reliable at all . This time Egnater is paying for shipment back to them and they are still insisting on sebnding back same amp to me fixed . My answer is no!! I want a NEW oNE iM TOLD WE WILL SEE . dO NOT BUY FROM ANY COMPANY THAT DOES NOT STAND BEHIND ITS PRODUCT BUT EVEN MORE DO NOT BUY FROM ANY COMPANY THAT WONT EXCEPT THERE FAILURE ON QUALITY CONTROL AS A FAULT !! iF THIS GOES TO COURT I WILL WIN THIS AMP IS A LEMON aND SHOULD BE REPLACED eGNATER i WILL NEVER BUY AGAIN AND I OWN 2 212 CABS AND THERE TWEAKER . jUST THINK 1100 AMP BOUGHT IN fEBURAR AND ALREADY RETURNED 2 TIMES AND A COMPANY WONT EXCHANGEE IT !!

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