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A hard rock powerhouse with aggressive distortion!

The Raven RG100 is a solid-state, hard rock amp that's easy-to-use, looks great,and has a killer price. With more power and bigger speakers than many amps that cost a lot more, the RG100 amplifier is designed to work well with your effects pedals. The 2x12 amp switches easily from rhythm to lead with an optional 2-button footswitch.

FEATURES
  • 100 Watts RMS
  • Twin 12" Speakers
  • Channel Switching (two button footswitch NOT included)
  • Gain / 3 Band EQ / Level in Distortion Mode
  • Clean Level with 3 Band Separate EQ
  • Reverb (footswitchable)
  • Built-In Chromatic Tuner
  • Extension Speaker Jack
  • Effects Loop

Order today and get a lot of amp for a little money.

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RavenRG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

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Better Than I Expected.

The funny thing about this amp, is that i ordered something completely different and this is what i got in the mail... I'm really glad i did. I ordered an Amp to...Read complete review

The funny thing about this amp, is that i ordered something completely different and this is what i got in the mail... I'm really glad i did. I ordered an Amp to get me through my 12 month Afghanistan deployment. This baby never let me down. Its been thrown into conexes and 3 occasions and was on the truck with me when we got hit with an IED. This thing kept on rockin.This amp is LOUD. The speakers NEED NEED NEED to be worn in first before any review should be done. (Like with any other product involving speakers)The Drive channel lacks (not just gain, the overall sound) But that is nothing a TS-9, Rocktron Zombie, or, everybodies favorite, Boss MT-2 can take care of!The Clean channel is awesome. Crisp, Clean, no disappointing noise coming from nowhere. Hook one of them pedals I listed above to this puppy and you got your self a solid piece of guitar equipment.I really like the fact you can run this thing through a cab. 2x12 would be adequate. I like this amp so much i bought myself a Boss selector A/AB selector so i can run this as my clean channel.For my drive channel i use a Peavey XXL Head sittin on a Peavey 6505 cab. No Dist Pedals (Who ever says Peavey's distortion sucks, can eat a dick) Just a Boss CS-3, Boss NS-2, and an MXR 10 band EQ.... So i'm well taken care of on my Drive end.This is a very underrated amp and should be looked at with high regard. I'm sure the RG100 Head is just as good if not better.

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Spread your wings

Excellent amp. I run a Fender Strat thru a couple of digitech effects and into this thing--and man is it sweet. It's not a marshall, but It's a good amp. A...Read complete review

Excellent amp. I run a Fender Strat thru a couple of digitech effects and into this thing--and man is it sweet. It's not a marshall, but It's a good amp. A lot better than similar Berhinger and Crate models that I've used. Good clean sound (try cutting the treble a little)and nice reverb. It has an external speaker jack and a footswitch jack--which are nice, but it doesn't have a line out or headphone jack, and the footswitch is not included (hence the 4.5 on features. The overdrive sounds like garbage (get a stompbox like everyone else in the free world). A great amp at a great price. I hope they start making a head and cabinet so I can get them.

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5.0

Better Than I Expected.

By Riff Raff-q4qsI

from From AZ, stationed in Germany.

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

The funny thing about this amp, is that i ordered something completely different and this is what i got in the mail... I'm really glad i did. I ordered an Amp to get me through my 12 month Afghanistan deployment. This baby never let me down. Its been thrown into conexes and 3 occasions and was on the truck with me when we got hit with an IED. This thing kept on rockin.This amp is LOUD. The speakers NEED NEED NEED to be worn in first before any review should be done. (Like with any other product involving speakers)The Drive channel lacks (not just gain, the overall sound) But that is nothing a TS-9, Rocktron Zombie, or, everybodies favorite, Boss MT-2 can take care of!The Clean channel is awesome. Crisp, Clean, no disappointing noise coming from nowhere. Hook one of them pedals I listed above to this puppy and you got your self a solid piece of guitar equipment.I really like the fact you can run this thing through a cab. 2x12 would be adequate. I like this amp so much i bought myself a Boss selector A/AB selector so i can run this as my clean channel.For my drive channel i use a Peavey XXL Head sittin on a Peavey 6505 cab. No Dist Pedals (Who ever says Peavey's distortion sucks, can eat a dick) Just a Boss CS-3, Boss NS-2, and an MXR 10 band EQ.... So i'm well taken care of on my Drive end.This is a very underrated amp and should be looked at with high regard. I'm sure the RG100 Head is just as good if not better.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

simple, no frills, no headphone jack-still awesome

By t-doge

from new orleans, LA

Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

saw the amp on sale, liked the specs and reviews. ordered it online sunday night and it was in new orleans by thursday morning. had it for a couple weeks now and am VERY pleased. with 100watts and 2 twelves, it pushes harder than i expected for $199..for any level player, as a practice amp, backup amp, or small gig amp you cannot go wrong. 1 drawback, no headphone out.. not a huge deal, but makes it harder for quiet practice while the wife is asleep. no frills, simple powerhorse.

 
4.0

So Far So Good

By Ace-v801y

from Florida

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

Picked it up 3 weeks ago because of a last minute outdoor festival show that came up on May 2nd and I have not set my mind yet on an good new all around tube set-up for my Fall lineup....So far so good in terms of large room rehearsals with the band. Running an AMSE Strat and Digitech RP500 with it and it actually sounds quite good running the effects through the clean channel. Our other guitarist is running his AMSE Strat (with Texas Specials) through a nice Engl all tube amp and has commented that there is not a lot of difference in the room between our respective sounds when playing rythm; the clean channel is crystal clear and sounds great; he assumed it was a tube amp when he joined the rehearsals last week. The lead channel is a bit weak (completely sucks in high gain IMHO) but with the gain turned way back, you can get a decent tone and use it as a boost for leads if your base tone is working for you. Now lets see how it sounds in a few weeks on a outdoor stage, miked, through the PA.

 
4.0

It's aight

By WhosTheBoss

from California

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I've had this amp for about 3 weeks and it's OK. The clean channel is great-- very responsive to the EQ making easy to dial in thousands of different sounds. The drive channel is not that great though. It's really only good for bluesy, mild-drive, type of sounds. But it's kinda flat (no depth, no feeling). Here's where it all went wrong for me. I use an Epiphone Dot Studio and I run that through a Boss ME-50, to an ART tube preamp. BUT, I have to run all this through the effects loop and not the front. This is bad because I like to run things through the front so that I can further shape my sound. The reason I have to run things through the loop is that the amp doesn't do well when you run a drive pedal on the clean channel. You start getting speaker distortion and that blends with your drive (NOT GOOD). I tried soloing like that but the notes were all fuzzy. And no, I did not have the drive on the pedal too high, I'm talking about low, mild drive. I had to turn on the drive channel, put the gain down, and crank the volume up. This doesn't work for me because I need to go from clean to drive quickly and I don't have time to switch settings on my pedal AND switch channels on the amp. The reason I don't rely on the loop alone, is that I don't have a separate EQ. I'm not going to buy one because: 1.)The presets on the ME-50 work just fine 2.) I haven't needed one up to this point. I'd say, go try it out and see if this amp is what you need. I do a lot of switching between clean and drive, so this amp doesn't help much. It probably works best for studio situations. And for the price...couldn't they put some wheels on this thing?

 
3.0

Not for sound freaks.

By xXxJordison, Joey JordisonxXx

from Kansas City, KS

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

The guitarist in my band recently bought this and is now returning it. He is a very very overly picky person when it comes to tonality, but then again so am I when it comes to my drums. The tones and overall sound is very good, and it is quite powerful, but as he puts it, "it is extremely directional." I noticed this too, from my kit it sounds pretty rough, but if I am right in front of it, it sounds amazing. I would say it's a good cheap amp that has nice sound and power-o-plenty, but if you are playing any gigs with it, you will want it miked or else you won't get that nice tone.

 
4.0

deffinetally a good buy

By Jesstheripper666

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I bough this amp early summer 2010 and totally love it! its external speaker jack makes it perfect for shows in any venue, considering once you get to the big venues they usually mic you anyway. its distortion is pretty nice once you figure out what you're doing, but you should deffinetaly run your own effects through the clean channel, which is FENOMINAL by the way! best sounding clean channel i've ever used, and i started out using marshals. only thing is, i've already blown one up by cranking it to its max in my basement. and my new one is about 3 months old and sounds like its almost ready to blow next, and i've been careful with it. but it comes with a warrenty, so thats cool.

 
5.0

POWER FOR PRICE

By Telefan045

from Redkey

Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I bought this amp looking for a lot power but with a good price, and this thing didn't let me down. I got home and plugged in my guitar and it just ripped! You can get any sound out of this amp from NOFX to Metallica. I highly recommend to a musician who needs a solid affordable amplifier.

 
4.0

Good for price

By Corey Youngblood

from Albuquerque, NM

Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I bought this amp because i was on a budget and needed a stage quality amp, soon after i got it it started cutting out and was sounding staticy. Then that stopped and was fine for a while. Then just recently it started doing that agian and was beyond repair. The amp sounded great for my style of music but couldnt be turned up past a half our it would start sounding bad. the overall sound was good and was loud, i liked the amp for the time it actually worked but i upgraded to a stack.

 
5.0

Let me tell you something about this amp

By up.the.punx

from on yeranis

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I went to my best friends house a couple months ago because he called me about this new amp he bought. He told me to bring my pedalboard and ESP ltd AX (EMG 81-81 with gain boost afterburner). After 45 minutes of hogging this amp, I told him that I was gonna own one too... So I went out and emptied my savings account for one of these. IT WAS THE BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT! =]I scoop the mids, and run a Boss HM-2 or MT-2 with a holy grail reverb and small clone, Dunlop KFKQZ1 for boost, and a crybaby from hell with skullbusters tuned to drop-c, and it gives me that perfect metal sound... Like Megadeth, Metallica, Lamb of God, and COB all combined. And if you use the distortion that comes with the amp, and you bring out your bass, boost your mids, and back off the treble, you get that classic "Black Sabbath - Paranoid" sound, and with the treble brought out and the bass backed off, you get a "KISS - Strutter" kinda sound.Its such a great amp, and its cheap too =]I recently used it for a small coffee house, and it pwned! You keep the tone even when the volume is barely past one! Whats also great about it is you can esily transfer to bigger gigs with a mic, or some cabs, without hassle. I came back from a battle of the bands thing at my school, and played the main theatre (457 seats), and it was the loudest amp there =]haha, and my sister just said its great for the ska band she plays in if you push back the treble and bass, bring out the mid, and turn up the reverb! =]overall, its an awesome amp, and even if it comes down to this or your rent, you'll look at this amp as you pass out in the back of your '72 C-10 longbed and smile. Its totally worth it

 
5.0

Redefines bang-for-buck

By Cameron Fischer

from Fort Collins, CO

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I picked this guy up on an impulse after Christmas. I was in need of a clean amp that would be useful for recording and also something loud enough for gigging every now and then. Saw this 100W 212 and it was exactly what I was hunting for. I don't know why it's just got 3 stars so far, you don't get a Mesa or Bogner for this price, sorry folks! But for what this guy is worth, it sure is worth it! The clean channel is VERY sweet, I find the distortion to be very useable IF you have the right setup. With a Fender strat it probably sounds like poop, but with a Les Paul custom with active EMG 81/85's it is awesome! it produces a very natural distortion compared to the "fuzzyness" commonly associated with transistor distortion. I have preferred the amps distortion over my Boss GT-6 distortion simply for the sake of simplicity, I might compare a little more in depth later, but the amp itself gets the job done for hard rock and metal. Biggest downside, the reverb. It's alright on the clean channel, but sucks the tone dry on the distortion channel, but most people use outboard reverb anyways. As far as available footswitches, I'v constantly heard that the Boss double footswitch is good because it has polarity switches, so go there for one. I did have some issues with feedback at a gig recently, but I didn't even have a noise gate and I know that would have helped greatly. But people commonly fail to associate the fact that when you have feedback, you are trying to make your amp loud enough to fill a space too big for it. If you expect to use this in a room of 200+ people and have it fill the space, you'll need to have it mic'd, period. But any combo amp has that tendancy none the less. As far as noise on the gain channel, none. Not kidding it isnt there! I get buzz in my house simply because the room i prectice in has bad wiring (i can turn my guitar at a 90 degree angle to my computer and the buzz vanishes) But anytime i've taken it out to gig with the buzz is almost non-existant. If you are expecting to have your mind blown by a 212 combo that will render your Mesa to collecting dust in the closet, no budjet amp will achieve that. (And if you have a Mesa you shuoldnt be looking to buy anything like these besides use as a practice amp anyways). But if you want a nice amp for smaller gigs and practices, or are looking for something to satisfy you until you can take a step to a nicer tube amp, this thing will hold you over for a while! I know it will for me.

 
4.0

Be careful

By Sonofajole

from Wisconsin

Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

This amp is fairly awesome in the way that it has a really REALLY cool and deep reverb, it also is an easy way to wake the neighbors, but it is a little touchy, and if your not careful and use an effects system, you might do what I did and blow the second channel, which now when ever I go to which to begins to fizz and scream and my lights start to dim, you have to be careful.

 
4.0

Great for rehearsals

By Harliament

from Sacramento,CA

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

My Marshall TSL 100 died and I really needed an amp so my friend gives me the RAVEN RG100 2x12 combo. I was really impressed with the dry gain channel. I tune to drop A (A-E-A-D-Gb-B)and was surprised at how clear the baritone range is. Lots of thump without drowning out the upper register. I rehearse with this combo through a Marshall JCM900 1960 A cab and it is loud enough to match up with my bass player's Ampeg SVT4Pro head through 2 4X10 cabs. I did realize that anything above 3 O'clock on the the gain channel volume is a bit muddy. Rolling off the gain helps a little, but it just couldn't cut through at a show. I recommend this amp for reheasals and home practice because it sounds quite clear at lower volumes.

 
5.0

Lots of power with good sound

By The bluesyshred

from Trenton, New Jersey

Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

The tones out of this are really nice. The clean comes up a tad weak but sounds great. The drive is nice and heavy; kind of a dark yet powerful sound behind them. The reverb sounds great. The tuner is always nice. I use a GNX3000 guitar workstation. It sounds very good, but at higher volumes the sound shrills a bit. I believe this to be a reverb problem in my basement. Overall this amp has great value, decent tone, and power that might make your head hurt in the end.

 
5.0

Awesome sound for price!

By spaceman69

from INDIANA

Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

Well I don't own one, but I did get a chance to play on one. Now just like any amp you have to set your tone to your preference. Once I got the right settings set on the overdrive channel I was blown away. I mean for that price I was amazed at how clean the overdrive channel was, and loud too. The clean channel was nice too. Didn't care much for the reverb, kind of like the older Randall type reverb, which goes from little to way too much, but I never use the amps reverb anyway. My main amp is the Randall Warhead amp, and it's hard to go from that to just any practice amp, but I am definitely going to get one of these babies! Same say it's a good beginner amp, well it's a great practice amp, and I would most likely use it at those small gigs where my Warhead stack is too much. GREAT AMP

 
5.0

It Actually Has TONE!

By Evil Steve

from Indianapolis

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I was looking for a combo amp for smaller venues and to take to practice. Just got tired of lugging a half stack all the time. I looked at all the tube amps, and just could not justify the expense. The guy at the music store told me about this amp. Being a victim of Crate Amps not having any bass or any tone at all, I was a skeptic. He got me a Les Paul and I plugged in. I messed around and started dialing it in and I was AMAZED! There it was! TONE! I thought that had died in the late 70's! I got beautiful base response, beautiful highs, and the mid-range control actually worked!I went dirty with it, and for the type music I do with the band, the distortion was GREAT! The reverb unit is good as well.I took it home and plugged in an old Marshall footswitch I had. It worked the channels like I was hoping, and left the reverb alone.This is a good little amp. Much lighter than my 100 watt Tube head and cab. It doesn't have the tube tone, but it has a better tone than anything else I have heard or tried that is solid state. I think you would be wise to give it a try. If you do metal or shred, you probably won't like it, but if you do anything else, you will!

 
4.0

Well put together

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

Long story short, great product for the money. The clean is spot on to a tube amp, built in tuner is a nice touch. Downside is the distortion is horrible. Buy this amp save yourself hundreds, just supply your own pedal for distortion.

 
5.0

Great Amp!

By Sweet Hellraiser O' Mine

from Chico, Ca

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

I just bought this and love it! I have it 5 for all but overall because I think its great for effects due to its simplicity, its well built and feels nice and sturdy plus it sounds great. I give it a 4.5 overall just because the stock speakers are a little flat sounding, nothing bad about them, they just lack character. I plan to swap them out with some Celestion Vintage 30's.

 
5.0

Fantastic Amp

By Stryc

from Philadelphia, PA

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

There are 3 amps that have ever absolutely blown me away with their sound. This is one of them.I was initially attracted to it for cost and size reasons, trying to replace a Cube 30x that was OK, but that wasn't giving me the sound I wanted. Part of what I was looking for was simplicity: I didn't want a ton of overwhelming options I would never use, I just wanted an amp that did what I wanted, when I wanted, without forcing me to keep messing with the controls. As for sound, the clean channel on this amp is fantastic (I play a Strat through it), going from soft and subdued to bright and sparkly without much effort, with a whole range of great sounds in between. One of the great things about the amp is that the controls are extremely effective; it's cake to dial in the sound I want. As some of the other reviewers have mentioned, the distortion channel will be pretty weak to the metal heads out there, and gives you more of an overdrive than gritty distortion. I was looking for a bluesy overdrive when I bought the amp though, so that?s pretty much perfect for me (I run through a big muff when I need the extra punch). I have yet to find a tone from this amp I don't like. I gave it a 4 for quality because there are a few weak points in the construction: it?s pretty solid, but I wouldn?t recommend jumping up and down on top of it.Overall, I can't recommend it highly enough. It's cheap, it's loud, and it sounds absolutely fantastic.

 
5.0

The Raven RG100

By SchecterFan01

from Brazil IN

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

This Raven a very good very affordable amp, and for the price it's a very good amp for the low price, you can hook up an extra cab to it, it has a very usefull effects loop, so you can run a pedal and still have the raven sound, and the raven sound is not bad at all, I will say for the price buy it.

 
3.0

Spread your wings

By Rob the Impaler

from Berzerkistan

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Comments about Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier:

Excellent amp. I run a Fender Strat thru a couple of digitech effects and into this thing--and man is it sweet. It's not a marshall, but It's a good amp. A lot better than similar Berhinger and Crate models that I've used. Good clean sound (try cutting the treble a little)and nice reverb. It has an external speaker jack and a footswitch jack--which are nice, but it doesn't have a line out or headphone jack, and the footswitch is not included (hence the 4.5 on features. The overdrive sounds like garbage (get a stompbox like everyone else in the free world). A great amp at a great price. I hope they start making a head and cabinet so I can get them.

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