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Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp 

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The Velocity V50D guitar combo amplifier provides 50 watts (25 per side) of power into two specially designed 8" Rocktron Velocity VSG8 Custom Voiced...Click To Read More About This Product

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World-famous Rocktron distortion, plus killer chorus and delay!

The Velocity V50D guitar combo amplifier provides 50 watts (25 per side) of power into two specially designed 8" Rocktron Velocity VSG8 Custom Voiced speakers.

Effects include Digital Delay and Chorus with select controls on the front panel. (Both effects are also footswitchable with optional Rocktron RFS2 footswitch).

Hi and low impedance inputs are provided with 1/4" jacks.

The V50D offers 2-Channel operation (footswitchable or use front Channel selection switch) for Distortion and Clean Channels. Both channels have separate Gain and Level controls.

EQ includes Bass, Mid, and Treble controls. Presence control lets you boost the Presence of both the Clean and Distortion Channels.

The Chorus features both Rate and Depth controls, with Depth allowing you to adjust the amount of modulation and Rate allowing you to adjust the speed of modulation. The Digital Delay offers Delay Time control to determine the length of delay, plus Delay Regen (regeneration) control to adjust the number of repetitions of delay effect. A Delay Mix control adjusts the overall volume of the delay effect mixed in with the dry signal.

A Headphone jack on the front panel allows private practice.

Two Speaker Out jacks (right and left) can be used to connect additional speaker cabinets. Two 1/4" Line Out jacks allow you to plug directly into a recording device, power amplifier, speaker simulator, PA system and so on.

Footswitch jacks on the rear panel allow use of Rocktron's optional RFS1 (to control channel switching between Clean and Distortion) and optional Rocktron RFS2 footswitch for controlling on/off of Delay and Chorus effects.
An awesome looking lighted Rocktron logo showcases the front of the amplifier. This amplifier weighs approximately 34 pounds.

FEATURES
  • 50 watts
  • 2 x 8" Rocktron Velocity VSG8 Custom Voiced speakers
  • Footswitchable Digital Delay, Chorus
  • 2 channels
  • Gain and Level controls
  • 3-band EQ
  • Headphone jack
  • 2 Speaker Outs
  • 2 Line Out 1/4" jacks

Great sound, great features, great price! Put it in the cart.

SPECIFICATIONS

V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp

  • 34 lbs.
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RocktronV50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Portable (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

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  • Performances (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Amp

Not to keep repeating myself ad nauseum, but I searched for weeks before I finally bought the Rocktron. Guys my age don't do impulse buying; that's a game for teenage wannabe rock stars,...Read complete review

Not to keep repeating myself ad nauseum, but I searched for weeks before I finally bought the Rocktron. Guys my age don't do impulse buying; that's a game for teenage wannabe rock stars, and others who are legends in their own minds. IF you are looking for a good starter amp that provides great quality, great sound, and is very portable, the Rocktron is it. Don't be afraid because you may not have heard of the name; believe it or not, at one time, Marshall and Fender were both unknowns too. Everthing starts somewhere, and I think Rocktron could become a big thing one day. I notice that they don't really have much in the way of huge amplifiers, but from these small ones, I think perhaps they should.

Final note: The amp itself does have a coupe of "speaker out" jacks in the back. I presume this means it can push one or more external speakers, though to be honest I have not as of yet tried this feature, nor do I actually need to. The twin 8" "special design" drivers it contains are perfectly adequate for my modest needs, but I am sure there are some of you kids out there will want to put hairs on your chest by killing your neighbors during the wee hours. You'd know better than I, but I've seen the type. I suppsose if one must drive the neighbors crazy, it's better to do so with loud music than by failing to shower at least once a week. (I mention only for the benefit of those trying in vain to revive the grunge thing...)
I've been playing guitar now for about 39 years, and I tend to gravitate towards the Fender brand, althought I've owned quite a few others. But I am no rock star, wannabe or otherwise; I'm merely a consumer and hobbiest in search of better value.

This amp, the V50D Velocity guitar amp, is the best value I've found in a long while. The flexibility of the sound possibilities is equal to all of the amps in the much higher price ranges, and the sound effects are really quite good. The clean channel is exceptionally crisp, yet warm, rivaling and even surpassing any tube amp. The most amazing thing is that this amp, which is physically pretty small, manages to sound HUGE. The loudness is more than adequate. While it's not a Marshall stack, it's most definitely up to any gig in a small venue, and certainly more than excellent for my family rec room.
The cabinet is a very sturdy construct with metal corner reinforcements and smoothly operating controls. The "Rocktron" LED logo on the front is awesome to look at, a much flashier name plate than to those I am accustomed.

Fact: My guitar is really cheap. You'd be surprised. I got it off of Ebay, put a couple of DiMarzio pickups on it, bought a generic Les Paul-type case from Musician's Friend, With this amp, it sounds like a million bucks.

You know, like many of you, I was "sold" on certain brands of guitars being "the best". Today, I am no longer certain that the old wisdom is or was really all that smart. Because side-by-side with a Gibson Les Paul, I cannot tell the difference in sound. The Gibson plays a little smoother, but then it was over $3000, whereas my Ebay special was barely $140, and less than $300 by the time all modifications were complete. The Ebay special does not have gold plating, that is true. But that crap rubs off anyway, so who cares? The point is, with this amp, it's ALL good. Do I have a "tin ear"? No. In fact, I've played in a chamber orchestra before. Not a guitar, of course. But strings and brass, yes. My ear is far more tuned than you might imagine.

So, in my view, quality here can be matched, but not beaten.
Overall, the value this little amp provides is very near the top. If I had a wish that would make it perfect, I think slightly bigger speakers (10" or 12") might be marginally better, but then again it might dull the bright tone too. On that, I really don't know; I am not an engineer. Like I said, volume and sound are both excellent. It might be just a man thing, you know, bigger is better.

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Sadly Disappointed

This is not a metal amp, by any means. The bottom-end is fairly transparent, and the distortion is only good for those interested in AC/DC, Zeppelin, April Wine, etc. There's...Read complete review

This is not a metal amp, by any means. The bottom-end is fairly transparent, and the distortion is only good for those interested in AC/DC, Zeppelin, April Wine, etc. There's not a thing wrong with the sounds of these bands, but as those of us who play metal know, we need more power. The cleans are fairly weak; not at all warm or crystal clear. On the plus side, I did enjoy the effects. The chorus is surprisingly good, and the delay impressed me. For those of you who rely on effects, you may need more options, but for those of us who throw them in every once in a while, they are more than fine. Also, this is one of the loudest amps in it's class that I have played. The loudest I could go without my ear plugs was about 4. With my ear plugs in, and the amp cranked to 9-ish, I was impressed that she maintained the exact same sound as when she was on two or three. If you don't play anything even remotely heavy or clean, and just need a practice amp with good volume and decent chunk, you will be more than happy.

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(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Amp

By Jeff McCauley

from Smithville, MO

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Comments about Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp:

Not to keep repeating myself ad nauseum, but I searched for weeks before I finally bought the Rocktron. Guys my age don't do impulse buying; that's a game for teenage wannabe rock stars, and others who are legends in their own minds. IF you are looking for a good starter amp that provides great quality, great sound, and is very portable, the Rocktron is it. Don't be afraid because you may not have heard of the name; believe it or not, at one time, Marshall and Fender were both unknowns too. Everthing starts somewhere, and I think Rocktron could become a big thing one day. I notice that they don't really have much in the way of huge amplifiers, but from these small ones, I think perhaps they should.

Final note: The amp itself does have a coupe of "speaker out" jacks in the back. I presume this means it can push one or more external speakers, though to be honest I have not as of yet tried this feature, nor do I actually need to. The twin 8" "special design" drivers it contains are perfectly adequate for my modest needs, but I am sure there are some of you kids out there will want to put hairs on your chest by killing your neighbors during the wee hours. You'd know better than I, but I've seen the type. I suppsose if one must drive the neighbors crazy, it's better to do so with loud music than by failing to shower at least once a week. (I mention only for the benefit of those trying in vain to revive the grunge thing...)
I've been playing guitar now for about 39 years, and I tend to gravitate towards the Fender brand, althought I've owned quite a few others. But I am no rock star, wannabe or otherwise; I'm merely a consumer and hobbiest in search of better value.

This amp, the V50D Velocity guitar amp, is the best value I've found in a long while. The flexibility of the sound possibilities is equal to all of the amps in the much higher price ranges, and the sound effects are really quite good. The clean channel is exceptionally crisp, yet warm, rivaling and even surpassing any tube amp. The most amazing thing is that this amp, which is physically pretty small, manages to sound HUGE. The loudness is more than adequate. While it's not a Marshall stack, it's most definitely up to any gig in a small venue, and certainly more than excellent for my family rec room.
The cabinet is a very sturdy construct with metal corner reinforcements and smoothly operating controls. The "Rocktron" LED logo on the front is awesome to look at, a much flashier name plate than to those I am accustomed.

Fact: My guitar is really cheap. You'd be surprised. I got it off of Ebay, put a couple of DiMarzio pickups on it, bought a generic Les Paul-type case from Musician's Friend, With this amp, it sounds like a million bucks.

You know, like many of you, I was "sold" on certain brands of guitars being "the best". Today, I am no longer certain that the old wisdom is or was really all that smart. Because side-by-side with a Gibson Les Paul, I cannot tell the difference in sound. The Gibson plays a little smoother, but then it was over $3000, whereas my Ebay special was barely $140, and less than $300 by the time all modifications were complete. The Ebay special does not have gold plating, that is true. But that crap rubs off anyway, so who cares? The point is, with this amp, it's ALL good. Do I have a "tin ear"? No. In fact, I've played in a chamber orchestra before. Not a guitar, of course. But strings and brass, yes. My ear is far more tuned than you might imagine.

So, in my view, quality here can be matched, but not beaten.
Overall, the value this little amp provides is very near the top. If I had a wish that would make it perfect, I think slightly bigger speakers (10" or 12") might be marginally better, but then again it might dull the bright tone too. On that, I really don't know; I am not an engineer. Like I said, volume and sound are both excellent. It might be just a man thing, you know, bigger is better.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great practice amp

By Mervinator

from Newport, WA

Comments about Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp:

What a great amp! It totally rocks when I threw it in front of a 4x12 cabinet. The clean channel starts to break up nicely at around 4:00, and the distortion channel is classic Rocktron. Don't let the 8 inch speakers fool you, this amp can get loud! The ONLY thing I don't like about this amp is it doesn't have an effects loop. Overall, it's a great amp, and I have gigged with it. (thank you PA system)

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Sadly Disappointed

By Twilight Dagger

from Wisconsin

See all my reviews

Comments about Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp:

This is not a metal amp, by any means. The bottom-end is fairly transparent, and the distortion is only good for those interested in AC/DC, Zeppelin, April Wine, etc. There's not a thing wrong with the sounds of these bands, but as those of us who play metal know, we need more power. The cleans are fairly weak; not at all warm or crystal clear. On the plus side, I did enjoy the effects. The chorus is surprisingly good, and the delay impressed me. For those of you who rely on effects, you may need more options, but for those of us who throw them in every once in a while, they are more than fine. Also, this is one of the loudest amps in it's class that I have played. The loudest I could go without my ear plugs was about 4. With my ear plugs in, and the amp cranked to 9-ish, I was impressed that she maintained the exact same sound as when she was on two or three. If you don't play anything even remotely heavy or clean, and just need a practice amp with good volume and decent chunk, you will be more than happy.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One Kick-Butt Amp

By S, Qin

from Columbia, MO

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Comments about Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp:

Don't let the Rocktron brand turn you off, it is a quality amp and this company's amp division needs some serious publicity for the quality for this price. I got my amp several days ago, and I can tell you that the sound is extremely pleasant. From my Squier (wince) through my Korg preamp to the V50D, nothing seems wrong about it! Without the Korg, the clean channel is very good for folk and country, but a deep bass neck pickup is needed to do some acoustic classical. The distortion channel sounds exactly like the BOSS DS- not so thrashy, but crisp and dirty. The digital FXs are decent enough for gigs. Knobs are top quality, and the rubbery leather (I don't know which) cover can take some beating. If you have a stomp box/board or a preamp, then the amp is awesome! It does gets loud and I recommend a ramp rack to lift it for premium sound haha.Summary: Clean sounds like a Fender FM, Distortion sounds like BOSS DS-1. Quality setting and built-in FX. Responsive knobs and outstanding PRESENCE knob for crunchy leads. Preamp stomp boxes and multi-FX pedals are recommended.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice chorus

By Scorpion28

from Red Lion, PA

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Comments about Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp:

I watched the demo video of this amp about 10 times before I bought it. Once i got it, Iwas impressed b the chorus and the delay-very useable. I also really do like the clean channel. Distortion channel is geared towrad classic rock. I was hoping for heavier, but whatever, this isn't my only amp. Distortion tends to be midrangey and vocal like-kinda like if you were running a wah through it all of the time. Reminds me of a 70's marshall. Distortion notes tend to unnaturally decay-not much sustain. Good amp though.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GET THIS AMP!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is insane! It is a little heavy but the two speakers make the chorus sound really nice. The distortion is nice and crunchy and it can get loud. Get this amp now!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great SFX and Distortion

By S, Qin

from Columbia, MO

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Comments about Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp:

Most Rocktron stuff are mainly metal based, so the distortion is very nice for this price. The 2 by 8 is small at first perception but they are LOUD. The delay and chorus is versatile and can be altered (time, mix, etc.) for the perfect tone. The light is white and looks cool, but looks small from above. I personally like the new speakers but would change them to Jensen Ceramics for purism. The clean is, uh, clean and responsive to your guitar. I connect a Squire through AX5G Korg Tonework multi-FX to the Velocity on clean channel and it sounds great (perfect with volume on half, too loud though...).

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what the doctor ordered!

By ARCHMZK123

from Eureka, CA

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Comments about Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp:

I own the digitech gnx4000, all ya need right? I tried a wide variety of combo amps, this is THE ONE!!!I run my gnx thru the clean channel for both clean & lead tones, then use the dist channel w/rocktrons chorus & delay for a warm rythm tone. This, along w/the amps ability to go direct to PA or recording device makes this amp the absolute perfect rig for me both live & in studio. GREAT AMP ROCKTRON!!!!

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp for the Money

By Bob Hargreaves

from SC

Comments about Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp:

Lots of feaures and a good clear, quality sound. Well worth the money.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!!!

By Hawkfivetwo

from Arkansas

Comments about Rocktron V50D Velocity 50W Guitar Combo Amp:

I'm not the most experienced person with amps because I haven't owned very many but this one is awesome! It's not hard to see that this is a great amp! the distortion is amazing, as are all of the effects! The only thing I didn't like was the clean on it but even the sounded fine! All in all this is my favorite amp I have ever played on and I would but it for twice as much as it is!

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