Orange Rocker 15, 1 x 10 Combo Guitar Amplifier
Capable of 0.5, 1, 7 or 15 Watts of output the Orange Rocker 15 is an extremely portable combo that moves seamlessly from the home, to the studio, to the stage.
- Twin channel 1×10 guitar amp combo
- Valve buffered effects loop
- Half power mode and 'headroom/bedroom' attenuator switch
- Orange vinyl finish
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With the Rocker 15 set wide open, smaller venues are comfortably taken care of despite the amp's miniature footprint. Thanks to a custom Voice of the World Gold Label speaker and beefy transformers, the Rocker 15 has a remarkably potent delivery which takes full advantage of its EL84 output section. Even when scaling back the power, the amp's tone stays fat and full, oozing warm valve compression and saturation without disturbing the neighbours.
Clever options aside, the Rocker 15 has real character – a twin channel design with a twist. The Natural channel is a purist's dream with just a single knob: Volume. Finely balanced and supremely playable, this channel is perfectly voiced to bring out the 'natural' sound of the instrument under your fingers (or the pedals under your feet). The 'Dirty' channel is a more familiar affair with controls for Gain, Volume and a three band EQ section. Both channels are very sensitive to touch and playing dynamics, making Rocker 15 very versatile despite its straightforward, player-friendly layout.
The amp also features a proper valve driven effects loop for total purity from input to output. So, whether you need a rig for low-volume practising, recording, or to be heard on the club circuit, the shape-shifting Rocker 15 will show itself to be the amp for every occasion.
From Bedroom To Headroom
Between the Rocker 15's full and half power modes – plus the aptly named 'Headroom/Bedroom' attenuator switch – the amp switches between 15, 7, 1 or even half a Watt. When in Bedroom mode, the circuit has been designed to retain the springiness and feel that you love about valve amps, a sensation that often gets lost with some attenuator designs. The result is this little combo sounds and feels more like a big amp, even in the lowest power modes. This makes for great tones in the practise room or in the studio, with the option to step up a gear to full power 15 Watt mode for the stage.
Unique Twin Channel Design
If you've ever wondered what your guitars or your pedals actually sounded like, the Rocker Series amps are a joy to play. The 'Natural' channel features just one control for volume and is voiced for absolute transparency. Single coils ring out with true clarity and humbuckers sing with woody overtones. Cleaner settings produce clear, glistening tones whilst cranking the volume reveals a bluesy crunch that loves to be kicked harder with boost and overdrive pedals. Quite literally, you get out what you put in. The 'Dirty' channel has a more traditional look with Gain, Master Volume and a three band EQ. It too can be set on the cleaner side as a second rhythm sound, or dialled for various flavours of British grit for leads. (Optional FS-1 footswitch sold separately)
Custom Orange Voice Of The World Gold Label Speaker
EL84 valves and 10 inch speakers are a time-honoured combination for classic guitar tone, but in order to make the smallest possible gigging combo Orange decided to develop their own custom driver. With a sensitivity of 101dB, the Voice of the World Gold Label 10 makes the most of every available Watt, and you'll soon notice the extra clout on stage. This high level of efficiency, plus a surprisingly gutsy bottom end means maximum projection from this tiny combo, whilst retaining the crisp, bell-like chime of a great 10 inch speaker.
Engineered To Be Played
For the best possible tone and durability, the Rocker 15 uses the same proprietary transformers found in their iconic Terror Series. Like the latest flagship valve amp heads, the Rocker combos do away with plastic connector blocks and ribbon cables in favour of hand-soldered flying leads. The chassis-mounted switchgear is secured to a welded steel enclosure and housed in a sturdy 18mm plywood cabinet. As for the amp's effects loop, they've opted to keep the signal path all-valve to preserve the amp's tonal integrity.
Orange Rocker 15 Specifications
Controls (right to left): Natural channel: volume ｜ dirty channel: gain, bass, middle, treble, volume｜ chanel selector, half/stby/full power selector｜ power switch
Output power: 0.5, 1, 7 or 15 watts (switchable)
Effects loop: Yes (valve buffered)
Speaker: 1 x Voice of the World Gold Label 10 inch
Dimensions (W x H x D): 47 x 41 x 26cm / 18.50 x 16.14 x 10.24 inches
Weight: 13.6kg / 29.98lb
Finish: Orange basketweave vinyl
Preamp valves: 3 x ECC83 (12AX7), 1 x ECC81 (12AT7)
Power amp valves: 2 x EL84
Weight 0.8kg / 1.76lbs