ROCKERVERB 100 MKIII

POSSIBLY THE ONLY 100 WATT HEAD YOU’LL EVER NEED.

Powerful and Versatile

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2014, the Rockerverb Series demonstrates better than anything else that a workhorse amp can be a master of all trades. The original Rockerverb was actually our first ever ‘high gain’ amplifier, with a unique voice that quickly became a firm favourite amongst the heavy crowd. However, its supreme versatility and dependability meant the series has been a mainstay for touring artists and session aces, both on the road and in the studio.

The Rockerverb 100 MKIII head combines over a decade of user feedback with a number of new details and improvements. In a first for the Rockerverb Series, the MKIIIs include selectable output power options to manipulate headroom and volume, switching down to 70, 50 or 30W. The MKIII also features the same footswitchable attenuator that has been so popular with users of our Thunderverb and Dual Dark Series amps.

The Clean channel has been revoiced on the new MKIIIs for a more ‘chimey’ response, but still retains the warmth and vintage character of a non-master volume design. The new models now have even greater headroom than previous versions, whilst the valve driven spring reverb now has a more extensive range with a brighter trail. Add to this a host of other hidden refinements and you have the finest sounding and most feature-laden Rockerverb to date.

KEY FEATURES:

HIGHLY VERSATILE TWIN CHANNEL DESIGN

The original Rockerverb gained a cult following on account of its iconic high gain tones. The MKIIIs of course continue this tradition, but these amps are immensely flexible. The Dirty channel goes anywhere from clean to crunch to the very heaviest modern saturation, and always maintains outstanding clarity. The non-master volume Clean channel has been re-engineered to take on a more ‘sparkly’ and ‘crisp’ nature but with greater control through a revoiced two band EQ section. The MKIIIs have even greater headroom and volume in full power mode should you need it but this can now be manipulated with the amp’s output power and Attenuator controls.

FOOTSWITCHABLE ATTENUATOR CONTROL

Cranked amp tones at ‘conversation volumes’. The Attenuator circuit is located after the master volume controls and determines when and how the amp distorts after the preamp stage. This means the overall volume level can be reduced, whilst keeping control over the entire amp’s clipping characteristics. Unlike a loadbox, our design ensures the all-important relationship between the output transformer and the speaker remains intact so, even at very low volumes, the amp remains springy and responsive. Turning the Attenuator control clockwise reduces the overall output level (i.e. increases the attenuation), which can be remotely defeated via a footswitch for a volume boost on either channel for lead lines.

SWITCHABLE OUTPUT POWER

Switching the amp’s output power allows for more control over the headroom and breakup from the output valves. Reduce the output for greater output valve clipping and saturation at lower volume levels. The Rockerverb 100H MKIII features both a ‘half power’ mode which drops the plate voltage on the output valves, and a 2 or 4 valve selector switch for a choice of 100, 70, 50 or 30 Watts.

FOOTSWITCHABLE VALVE DRIVEN SPRING REVERB

Driven by an ECC83/12AT7 valve and a custom transformer, the spring reverb circuit in the MKIII has undergone significant upgrades. Brighter and more controllable than its predecessor, this lush spring reverb circuit covers everything from ‘air’ to full-on surf.

VALVE BUFFERED FX LOOP

For the purist who loves their pedals, our highly transparent effects loop is buffered by a single ECC81/12AT7, ensuring an all-valve signal path from input to output.

I tried not to change too much to the clean channel from the MK2 but it has more chime and headroom as players asked for.

FEATURES:TWIN CHANNEL CLASS A/B GUITAR AMP HEAD, FOOTSWITCHABLE VALVE DRIVEN REVERB, VALVE BUFFERED EFFECTS LOOP, FOOTSWITCHABLE ATTENUATOR & SELECTABLE OUTPUT WATTAGE
TOP PANEL (RIGHT TO LEFT):INPUT, CLEAN CHANNEL: VOLUME, BASS, TREBLE | DIRTY CHANNEL: GAIN, BASS, MID, TREBLE | REVERB, ATTENUATOR | CLEAN/DIRTY SELECTOR, FULL/STANDBY/HALF POWER, MAINS SWITCH
FINISH OPTIONS:Orange or Black basketweave vinyl
VALVES:Preamp: 4 x ECC83/12AX7 & 2 x ECC81/12AT7
Power Amp: 4 x EL34
OUTPUT POWER:100 WATTS: 4 VALVES (FULL POWER)
70 WATTS: 4 VALVES (HALF POWER)
50 WATTS: 2 VALVES (FULL POWER)
30 WATTS: 2 VALVES (HALF POWER)
SPEAKER OUTPUTS:1×8 OHM OR 1×16 OHM OR 2×16 OHM
UNBOXED DIMENSIONS (W x H x D):55 × 27X 28CM (21.65 X 10.63 X 11.02″)
UNBOXED WEIGHT:24.75KG (54.56LB)

This is traditional British amp building at it’s best.

SWITCHABLE OUTPUT POWER | VALVE BUFFERED EFFECTS LOOP | FOOTSWITCHABLE REVERB

ONE OF THE FINEST VALVE COMBOS IN THE BUSINESS

The Rockerverb Series demonstrates better than anything else that a workhorse amp can be a master of all trades. The original Rockerverb was actually our first ever ‘high gain’ amplifier, with a unique voice that quickly became a firm favourite amongst the heavy crowd. However, its supreme versatility and dependability meant the series has been a mainstay for touring artists and session aces, both on the road and in the studio.

The previous MKII version was voted in the top ten of Music Radar’s ‘Best Valve Combo Amps’ list, but the new Rockerverb 50 MKIII 2×12″ combines over a decade of user feedback with numerous improvements to the design. In a first for the Rockerverb Series, the MKIIIs include selectable output power options to manipulate headroom and volume. This 50 Watt version switches down to 25W in half power mode, whilst the mains transformers have also been upgraded for better low end response and articulation. The MKIII also features the same footswitchable attenuator that has been so popular with users of our Thunderverb and Dual Dark Series amps.

The Clean channel has been revoiced on the new MKIIIs for a more ‘chimey’ response, but still retains the warmth and vintage character of a non-master volume design. The new models now have even greater headroom than previous versions, whilst the valve driven spring reverb now has a more extensive range with a brighter trail. Add to this a host of other hidden refinements and you have the finest sounding and most feature-laden Rockerverb to date.

HIGHLY VERSATILE TWIN CHANNEL DESIGN

The original Rockerverb gained a cult following on account of its iconic high gain tones. The MKIIIs of course continue this tradition, but these amps are immensely flexible. The Dirty channel goes anywhere from clean to crunch to the very heaviest modern saturation, and always maintains outstanding clarity. The non-master volume Clean channel has been re-engineered to take on a more ‘sparkly’ and ‘crisp’ nature but with greater control through a revoiced two band EQ section. The MKIIIs have even greater headroom and volume in full power mode, should you need it, but this can now be manipulated with the amp’s output power and Attenuator controls.

FOOTSWITCHABLE VALVE DRIVEN SPRING REVERB

Driven by an ECC83/12AT7 valve and a custom transformer, the spring reverb circuit in the MKIII has undergone significant upgrades. Brighter and more controllable than its predecessor, this lush spring reverb circuit covers everything from ‘air’ to full-on surf.

FOOTSWITCHABLE ATTENUATOR CONTROL

Cranked amp tones at ‘conversation volumes’. The Attenuator circuit is located after the master volume controls and determines when and how the amp distorts after the preamp stage. This means the overall volume level can be reduced, whilst keeping control over the entire amp’s clipping characteristics. Unlike a loadbox, our design ensures the all-important relationship between the output transformer and the speaker remains intact so, even at very low volumes, the amp remains springy and responsive. Turning the Attenuator control clockwise reduces the overall output level (i.e. increases the attenuation), which can be remotely defeated via a footswitch for a volume boost on either channel for lead lines.

SWITCHABLE OUTPUT POWER

Switching the amp’s output power allows for more control over the headroom and breakup from the output valves. Reduce the output for greater output valve clipping and saturation at lower volume levels. The  Rockerverb 50 MKIII features a ‘half power’ mode which drops the plate voltage on the output valves, reducing the output power to 25 Watts.

VALVE BUFFERED FX LOOP

For the purist who loves their pedals, our highly transparent effects loop is buffered by a single ECC81/12AT7, ensuring an all-valve signal path from input to output.

CELESTION SPEAKERS

The Celestion Vintage 30 is one of the most popular drivers in the world today, and with good reason. A pair of these, housed in a rugged open-back plywood combo cabinet, take the Rockerverb MKIII to another tonal dimension.

“I chose Orange amplifiers because for me, it is the only brand that can provide a vintage tone that sounds really fat ! I always thought that ‘vintage’ lacked thickness… But Orange proved me wrong … I finally found my tone.
My band plays Blues and Southern Rock as well as Hard Rock, so I needed a versatile amp. The Rockerverb 50 MKIII can do it all ! I plug my Bacchus Duke Laura Cox, I set the gain just before noon for a thick crunch tone, and it’s as simple as that.”

Features:Twin channel Class A/B 2×12″ guitar amp combo, footswitchable valve driven reverb, valve buffered effects loop, footswitchable attenuator & selectable output wattage
Top Panel (Left to Right):Input, Clean Channel: Volume, Bass, Treble | Dirty Channel: Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble | Reverb, Attenuator | Clean/Dirty selector, Full/Standby/Half Power, Mains switch
Finish Options:Orange or Black basket weave vinyl
Output Power:50 Watts: Full Power
25 Watts: Half Power
Speakers:2 x 12″ Celestion Vintage 30 (16 Ohms total)

Extension Cabinet?Yes, see user manual
Valves:Preamp: 4 x ECC83/12AX7 & 2 x ECC81/12AT7
Power Amp: 2 x EL34
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D):66 × 54 × 30.5cm (25.98 × 21.26 × 12.01″)
Unboxed Weight:37.6kg (82.89lb)

“If you’re after classic heavyweight British tone and iconic styling, the new Rockerverb doesn’t disappoint.”

“A remarkably versatile amp”

TWIN CHANNEL | ATTENUATOR CONTROL | ALL VALVE

The definitive two channel 50W head, made better

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2014, the Rockerverb Series demonstrates better than anything else that a workhorse amp can be a master of all trades. The original Rockerverb was actually our first ever ‘high gain’ amplifier, with a unique voice that quickly became a firm favourite amongst the heavy crowd. However, its supreme versatility and dependability meant the series has been a mainstay for touring artists and session aces, both on the road and in the studio.

The Rockerverb 50 MKIII head combines over a decade of user feedback with numerous improvements to the design. In a first for the Rockerverb Series, the MKIIIs include selectable output power options to manipulate headroom and volume. This 50 Watt version switches down to 25W in half power mode, whilst the mains transformers have also been upgraded for better low end response and articulation. The MKIII also features the same footswitchable attenuator that has been so popular with users of our Thunderverb and Dual Dark Series amps.

The Clean channel has been revoiced on the new MKIIIs for a more ‘chimey’ response, but still retains the warmth and vintage character of a non-master volume design. The new models now have even greater headroom than previous versions, whilst the valve driven spring reverb now has a more extensive range with a brighter trail. Add to this a host of other hidden refinements and you have the finest sounding and most feature-laden Rockerverb to date

Highly Versatile Twin Channel Design

The original Rockerverb gained a cult following on account of its iconic high gain tones. The MKIIIs of course continue this tradition, but these amps are immensely flexible. The Dirty channel goes anywhere from clean to crunch to the very heaviest modern saturation, and always maintains outstanding clarity. The non-master volume Clean channel has been re-engineered to take on a more ‘sparkly’ and ‘crisp’ nature but with greater control through a revoiced two band EQ section. The MKIIIs have even greater headroom and volume in full power mode should you need it, but this can now be manipulated with the amp’s output power and Attenuator controls.

Footswitchable Valve Driven Spring Reverb

Driven by an ECC83/12AT7 valve and a custom transformer, the spring reverb circuit in the MKIII has undergone significant upgrades. Brighter and more controllable than its predecessor, this lush spring reverb circuit covers everything from ‘air’ to full-on surf.

Footswitchable Attenuator Control

Cranked amp tones at ‘conversation volumes’. The Attenuator circuit is located after the master volume controls and determines when and how the amp distorts after the preamp stage. This means the overall volume level can be reduced, whilst keeping control over the entire amp’s clipping characteristics. Unlike a loadbox, our design ensures the all-important relationship between the output transformer and the speaker remains intact so, even at very low volumes, the amp remains springy and responsive. Turning the Attenuator control clockwise reduces the overall output level (i.e. increases the attenuation), which can be remotely defeated via a footswitch for a volume boost on either channel for lead lines.

Switchable Output Power

Switching the amp’s output power allows for more control over the headroom and breakup from the output valves. Reduce the output for greater output valve clipping and saturation at lower volume levels. The Rockerverb 50 MKIII features a ‘half power’ mode which drops the plate voltage on the output valves, reducing the output power to 25 Watts.

Valve Buffered FX Loop

For the purist who loves their pedals, our highly transparent effects loop is buffered by a single ECC81/12AT7, ensuring an all-valve signal path from input to output.

I tried not to change too much to the clean channel from the MK2 but it has more chime and headroom as players asked for.

Features:Twin channel Class A/B guitar amp head, footswitchable valve driven reverb, valve buffered effects loop, footswitchable attenuator & selectable output wattage
Top Panel (Right to Left):Input, Clean Channel: Volume, Bass, Treble | Dirty Channel: Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble | Reverb, Attenuator | Clean/Dirty selector, Full/Standby/Half Power, Mains switch
Finish Options:Orange or Black basket weave vinyl
Output Power:50 Watts: Full Power
25 Watts: Half Power
Speakers Outputs:1×16 Ohm or 1 x 8 Ohm or 2 x 16 Ohm
Valves:Preamp: 4 x ECC83/12AX7 & 2 x ECC81/12AT7
Power Amp: 2 x EL34
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D):55 × 27 x 28cm (21.65 x 10.63 x 11.02in)
Unboxed Weight:20.75kg (45.75lb)

In an amp category full of one-trick ponies, the Rockerverb MKIII stands as a versatile jack-of-all-trades.

“If you’re after classic heavyweight British tone and iconic styling, the new Rockerverb doesn’t disappoint.”

The Rockerverb is one of the flagship amps from Orange and the most versatile one… it has a “real” clean channel and the drive channel has a huge range of great sounds!

HAND WIRED PERFECTION

Our Custom Shop Series represents over forty years of craftsmanship, creating some of world’s very finest amps in limited numbers.

Combining a beautifully straightforward front panel, elegant construction and exquisite Blues-Rock tones, the Custom Shop 50 is the quintessential ‘player’s’ amp. Meticulously hand wired using premium grade components and heavy gauge copper wire, the internals are nothing short of a work of art.

Sonically, this single channel gem caters for those guitarists pursuing pure and unadulterated tonal refinement. Switching between 30 Watts Class A and 50 Watts Class A/B output alters the amp’s feel and response, with a wonderfully sensitive chime in Class A mode. In the Class A/B setting, the mids open up, for a more aggressive, full-bodied kick.

The EQ section is highly responsive, and interacts brilliantly with the Gain control, going from round and smooth, to bold and snarly. Our unique HF Drive control allows for fine tuning of the upper harmonics. As the HF Drive reaches 3 o’clock on the dial, it adds negative feedback at the output stage for a rich, thick overdrive which sails through any mix. A footswitchable EQ lift provides an awe-inspiring canvas for lead work, adding fullness and singing sustain. For classic British tone, it doesn’t get any better than the Custom Shop 50.

KEY FEATURES:

Handwired, single channel: 

“Old School” Tonal purity.

50W Class A/B & 30W Class A modes:

Brighter & Sweeter in 30W. More ‘girth’/low mids in 50W

HF Drive Control:

Fine tune the upper mids and saturate the output valves. Works particularly at high volumes (negative feedback)

Footswitchable EQ Lift:

Providing an awe-inspiring canvas for lead work, adding fullness and a singing sustain.

FeaturesSingle channel hand wired head, 50W Class A/B and 30W Class A modes, footswitchable EQ defeat and HF Drive control.
Front Panel Controls (Right to Left) Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, HF Drive, Master Volume
Rear Panel Controls50W Class A/B / 30W Class A switch
Valves2 x ECC83/12AX7 | 2 x EL34
Speaker Output Options1×16Ω, 1×8Ω or 2×16Ω
Dimensions (W x D x H)55×27x24cm (21.65×10.63×9.45in)
Weight18.55kg (40.9lb)

This level of care and workmanship is rare, but more importantly, it’s done so that your amp can outlast you and a lifetime of pro use.

The thick, juicy overdriven tones that this beast of a head kicks out are some of the most satisfying we’ve heard from any amp.

The CS 50 stands proudly and resolutely unique, and for that we like it a lot. In fact, we might just love it.

stars

It sounds, in a word, Orange: big, loud and solid, with a strong, oaky ‘clonk’ in the midrange and plenty of clarity at the top.
gandb score

The first thing you’ll notice about the CS50 when you see one is the bulletproof construction and and superb build quality.

The detail and pick response is nothing short of astounding and makes you play better as you listen much more to your sound and the way it is interpreted by the amplifier.

I LOVED working with this amp.

SHORT SIGNAL PATH | UNCOMPLICATED DESIGN | OUR FLAGSHIP BASS AMP

PURE BASS

The AD200B MKIII is quite simply one of the purest valve bass amplifiers ever produced. Designed on the premise that the best tone often comes from the shortest signal path from guitar to speaker, this classic, uncomplicated design features inputs for both active and passive instruments and a simple but effective EQ.

With four 6550 output valves pushing 200 Watts of power, the AD200B has a deep, dynamic low-end with a creamy yet focused mid-range. The now-iconic gain structure reveals a wide spectrum of vintage and modern tones, from mellow hues perfect for flatwound strings, through to heavy, percussive growl. Whatever the situation, there is no shortage of punch, which is just one of the reasons why the AD200B has appeared on some of the world’s biggest stages.

Short Signal Path

A well thought out design and carefully positioned components allow for some of the most organic tones you’ll find in any of the world’s best bass amplifiers. Whatever bass or style of music you play, the character of your instrument is always faithfully retained.

A Modern Classic

Vintage Soul to Classic Rock, high-fidelity Funk to grinding Metal, decades of great valve bass sounds are instantly available from the only five controls you’ll ever need.

Slave Output

Expand your rig by connecting this line-level output to a D.I. or another power amp (a load of the correct impedance must be connected to the Speaker Output).

This is the only tube bass amplifier we make. It’s probably the simplest bass amp on the planet.

FeaturesSingle channel, all-valve, inputs for active or passive basses, slave output
Controls (Right to Left)Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Volume
Output Power200 Watts
ValvesPower amp: 4 x 6550
Preamp: 2 x Ecc83/12ax7 and 1 x Ecc81/12at7
Speaker Output options1 x 8 Ohm cabinet connected to the 8 Ohm output
1 x 4 Ohm cabinet connected to one of the 4 Ohm outputs
2 x 8 Ohm cabinets each connected to one of the 4 Ohm outputs
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D)55 x 27 x 28 CM (21.65 x 10.63 x 11.02″)
Unboxed Weight26.25 KG (57.87 lb)

Quite literally, plug in and kick ass.

BUILT IN ENGLAND | CLASSICAL STYLE | LEGENDARY PLAYERS

30 WATTS OF BRITISH CHIME

The AD30 really is a one-stop shop for all shades of pure British chime and crunch. Every retro, Class A tone you need is right here, thanks to four EL84s, a GZ34 (5AR4) valve rectifier and a pair of 2-stage channels, each providing a different flavour of no-nonsense Orange tone. Whether you’re looking for shimmering cleans, edge-of-breakup jangle or fire-spitting classic crunch, the AD30 has it all in a simple, road-proven package.

TWO CHANNELS – VINTAGE AND VERSATILE

Two completely independent channels, each with two stages of gain and and a straightforward control layout, make it effortless to dial in any combination of vintage tones. Voiced to be similar enough to work together but different enough to have their own characters, both channels will go from crystal-clean to thick-and-filthy, or anywhere in between.

Interacting beautifully with the EL84 power amp, Channel One is good enough to be an amp on its own, ranging from bell-like chime to Classic Rock grit. Channel Two is the same personality – but in a bad mood! A touch more gain and a snotty, aggressive edge make this the perfect channel for cutting leads and pounding riffs.

VALVE RECTIFIER

The GZ34 rectifier valve is crucial to the AD30’s great tone. Natural compression and sag in the power stage provide a responsive and dynamic playing experience, adding just the right amount of sweetness to the lively, in-your-face character of the amp.

UK BUILT TRANSFORMERS

Like all Orange valve amplifiers, the AD30 uses our own proprietary transformer design. Built in the UK, this painstakingly developed recipe is what gives the AD30 not only its unrivalled tone but also its reputation as one of the hardiest amps on the world’s biggest stages.

The interesting thing about this amp is that it has two completely separate signal path pre-amps and the master volume is on both of those preamps. If they’re up to 10, they’re out of the circuit so they really are vintage amps.

“My Orange AD30 is the the perfect companion to my lap steel tone. The grittiness of its tube driven overdrive packs the perfect punch. No BS, just badass.”

“The AD 30 is the best and most solid amp I’ve ever used. It’s a great amp to play live with and also works really well in the studio. It has the perfect amount of grit, and has a very wide dynamic range so that low and high sounds are totally clear and audible. It’s a real winner.”

“When the band first started, the AD30R was the first thing that I bought: the first time I plugged into one it was the sound I’d always had in my head. I’ve changed my main guitar, my main pedal over the years but the AD30 is still my main amp and I imagine always will be. I’ve tried pretty much everything else over the years and nothing comes close. It’s reliable too: I’ve put some serious miles on mine, both literally and figuratively and I’m still using the same one I bought all those years ago. It’s done every show and every session since we began and is a vital part of the sound of the band. I wouldn’t feel comfortable using anything else: it’s the sound I love.”
“The AD30 is one of the most versatile amps. Two separate channels with two absolutely different sounds, both vintage and modern-raw at the same time. From the cleanest, sweetest and roundest sound to the dirtiest, meanest and heaviest high-gain blast! Pure valve sensation and Orange’s extra bite!”

“The AD30 is a great amp for me and I got to put it to test. Great low and mids. Lotta punch for a tube amp. Really even tone with a great bite. Matching it with 4×12 cab really worked for me.”

“We have an Orange AD30 in our studio (OVNI Estudio in Llanera – Asturias). We have recorded many times with it because it has a super versatile character and a vintage sound that we all love.”
FeaturesAll valve, two-channel amp with valve rectifier
Controls (Right to Left)Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble and Volume for Channel 1&2
Output Power30 Watts RMS
ValvesPreamp: 4 x Ecc83/12ax7
Power amp: 4 x EL84
Rectifier: GZ34
Speaker Output Options1 x 16 Ohm cabinet connected to the 16 Ohm output
1 x 8 Ohm cabinet connected to one of the 8 Ohm outputs
2 x 16 Ohm cabinets each connected to one of the 8 Ohm outputs
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D)55 x 27 x 24 CM (21.65 x 10.63 9.45″)
Unboxed Weight16.5 KG (36.4 lb)

I use a Gibson Les Paul Studio with stock pickups and it sounds great. I play anything from Death Cab to The Fall Of Troy, but nothing too br00t4lz past that. It’s really great from Indie rock like arctic monkeys to doom metal like the sword. it’s as if Orange modeled it after a Vox AC-30 but gave it more grit. Doesn’t hiss when turned up. People seem to complain about Orange being a one trick pony and I dissagree because it cleans up really well and I can get many different clean and distorted sounds out of it with just the dry signal.

The Orange AD30TC has all the characteristics of the best boutique amps and sounds just as good, so why isn’t it better known? Jimmy Page used two AD30 heads at the Led Zeppelin reunion concerts in 2007 and you can’t get much more exposure than that, but here’s no getting away from the fact that modern hi-gain amps are taking centre stage at the moment, which is a shame, as the sensationally classic guitar tones that the AD30TC produces qualifies it for a piece of the action too.

The AD 30 is an amp that is at home in subtle overdrive and fat rock territory… it offers great sounds for classic rock styles!