Egnater Rebel-30 MKII 30-watt Tube Head

30W, 2-channel All-tube Guitar Amp Head with 6V6 and EL84 tubes, Variable Wattage Control, Voicing Switches, Effects Loop, and Gig Bag
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Massive Tone in a Compact Amplifier

The updated Egnater Rebel-30 Mark II guitar amplifier head serves up a huge palette of tube tones and some innovative ways to shape them. Stomp on the rugged metal footswitch to go from shimmering cleans and touch-responsive overdrive to full-on metal. Dial in your custom British/American ratio between dueling pairs of EL84 and 6V6 power tubes. Record silently or plug straight into the PA with the Rebel-30's speaker-loaded direct output. Independent reverb controls for each channel and a buffered effects loop give you even more control over your sound. The Egnater Rebel-30 Mark II amp head is affordable, great-sounding, and eminently useful. You need one.

Egnater Rebel-30 Mark II 30-watt 2-channel All-Tube Guitar Amp Head at a Glance:
  • Big gain in a tiny amp
  • Tube Mix control to dial in your ideal amp sound
  • Flexible sound-sculpting tone controls
Big gain in a tiny amp

Egnater's updated Rebel-30 Mark II amp head is an all-around performer. The clean channel has been redesigned to offer tons of clean headroom with a very low noise floor. The Rebel-30's overdrive channel has been tweaked to give you massive amounts of gain. Egnater fitted the Rebel-30 with a new Elite transformer for higher headroom and better performance. Whether you want a slight crunch or heavy drop-tune metal riffs, this amp has the gain you need. Bring your dream tones to life with an all-tube head that fits in a gig bag - the Egnater Rebel-30 Mark II guitar amp head.

Tube Mix control to dial in your ideal amp sound

We've all run across situations where we want amps with American and British voicings. The Egnater Rebel-30 Mark II amplifier head brings you both with the innovative Tube Mix control. This isn't just some EQ control - it actually lets you dial in precise amounts of true 6V6 and EL84 power tubes. Some of the most beloved tube amps in the world features these two types of tubes. Go from a pure 6V6 American amp sound to straight British output with EL84 tubes. Best of all, you can blend the tubes together in the Egnater Rebel-30 Mark II guitar amp head to create new voicings.

Flexible sound-sculpting tone controls

The Rebel-30 Mark II amp head features a ton of tone-sculpting controls so you can really dial in your perfect sound. Besides the typical 3-band EQ, you get a dedicated bright switch to add sparkle to your tone, and a tight switch that lets you control the feel of the low end response. The innovative Tube Mix knob also helps dial in British or American flavors of real tube tone. Each channel has its own reverb control, bright switch, and tight switch. Take it from Sweetwater - the Egnater Rebel-30 Mark II guitar amplifier head is a flexible and great-sounding amp, no matter what tone you are looking for.

Egnater Rebel-30 Mark II 30-watt 2-channel All-Tube Guitar Amp Head Features:
  • All-tube amp head with a small footprint
  • Upgraded and redesigned for higher gain
  • Industrial-grade circuit boards and Elite transformers that offer higher headroom
  • Redesigned amp channels for higher clean headroom and more gain
  • Tube Mix blends 6V6 and EL84 power tubes
  • Variable wattage control (per channel) from 1 watt to 30 watts
  • Individual reverb on each channel with spillover
  • XLR direct record output with play and silent recording mode
  • Tight and bright voicing switches
  • Independent reverb controls for each channel
  • Buffered effects loop
  • Footswitch (included) for channel select and reverb on/off
  • Roadworthy birch plywood construction
  • Rugged cover/carrying bag included
The Egnater Rebel-30 Mark II: tons of tone from clean to shred!

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 30W
Reverb Yes
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 5 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL84, 2 x 6V6
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 2 x 1/4" (Speaker), 1 x XLR (Line)
Effects Loop Yes
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 8.5"
Width 17"
Depth 11"
Weight 23 lbs
Manufacturer Part Number Rebel-30 MkII

Customer Reviews

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Versatile and lightweight, fantastic clean tones!

I've had mine a week now, and I'm still finding cool new things this amp can do. As for the basics, AMAZING Fender- and Vox-style clean tones with headroom galore, especially if you leave the clean channel unattenuated. I got mine with a Yamaha cab featuring an Eminence Legend 12", and this speaker plays very, very well with the clean tones the Rebel serves up. The dirty channel has a vintage vibe to it, and it's easy to dial up 70s Plexi/Blackface to 80s Marshall/Mesa sort of tones. You can tweak so many things on this amp, yet the controls themselves are very simple and straightforward. Both channels have their own tight/bright switches; the tight switches act like a compressor with level volume and squash, while the bright switches kick your presence up a notch like the Top Boost on a Vox. Other nice touches include separate attentuators for the clean and dirty channels, the ability to change up your attack response and low end feel with the tube blend, and the wide range of shaping that 5-tube preamp gives you. The digital reverb sounds nice at least up to halfway, I haven't really dialed it past that point yet to speak to more extreme settings. Each channel again has its own reverb knob. The head takes pedals very well, especially in the clean channel. I'm running a wah straight in and then an OD, fuzz, delay, chorus, and compressor in the loop, works like a charm. My favorite feature early on is actually the silent recording mode, where I can run a mic cable from the amp to my I/O box and play with full volume tones at modest level through my cans. The padded gig bag that comes with the head is very nice, but fair warning that the nylon knob-style feet on the bag do not offer much resistance to bumping and you may not want to leave it on top of your cab if it's in the bag. My only real gripe is that the tiny reverb dials are on the back of the amp. I think if the reverb knobs were switched location-wise with the attenuators, the ergonomics of the controls would be just about perfect.

Blended Tube deliciousness

The 1-30watt attenuators are awesome. No more ear piercing loudness yet still a yummy tone. When cranked, this baby sings. Using the blend knob you can get a very Marshall like tone or a Fender like tone or any inbetween. Easily keeps up with a drummer/band application. Better yet, its light. Im older and I dont like carrying heavy gear anymore. The gig bag is a nice touch and pedal switch is of standard variety (metal). Clean tones are sparkly, dirty, jangly, or warmer. Overdrive has excessive gain from 4-10 on the gain dial. Reverb is digital and lush, unlike Marshall DSL series. Played through a Brubaker 2x12 with Warehouse ET65s, 1996 Fender Strat Plus and 2004 Les Paul Standard. Have not tried the recording mode ... yet. However, this is a great head as I have played it.
Music background: 30 yrs guitarist

Great Amp For All I Need

Wow! So many good things to say about this amp. I play at my church weekly and was using amp simulation in my Boss GT100 pedal before getting this amp. Now, I am using the amp to get my base tone and use the GT100 in the 4 cable method with the effects loop on the amp. This works great. I even incorporated a T-Rex Crunchy Frog overdrive pedal in front of the amp as well. Now, using my PRS Custom 24 SE, I can get a great clean tone (which I couldn't with just the Boss pedal to DI), and can actually have use for all 3 of my pickup switch positions. On the clean channel, the tight and bright switches are great for on the fly EQ modification (tight to lose some bottom end to fit better in the mix and bright if I want to stand out more in the mix). I need those switches less on the dirty channel. However, I love that the gain on the dirty channel sounds great across the board. I can do anything from the most chilled out blues to the most wailing metal, and really need no drive pedal to do it. I mainly use an overdrive pedal so I can have 3 gain stages (one with the clean/pedal on, one with dirty/pedal off, and one with dirty/pedal on). At home, I like the wattage at the lowest setting. At church, I go with the highest setting for plenty of headroom. Having the cab separate allows me to keep the speaker muffled in a back room (using the Rebel 112 cab). The tube mix is great. I prefer a middle blend, but can see where certain applications might call for one over the other. The silent record works fine. It still sounds best through a speaker and mic'd, but for scratch recording or night practice, it's very usable. Built in reverb sounds fine, though I use reverb in my Boss pedal for more options. All in all, this allowed me to have a very complete rig for a fraction of what guys pay for boutique amps and tons of stomp pedals. I'd highly recommend it!
Music background: lead guitar in worship band

Stellar Amp

Everything I was hoping it to be! I have a Renegade but had to constantly have it repaired for warranty repairs with the reverb. It has been my experience that Renegade has build quality issues. The MKI of the Rebel was notorious for the power supply failing so I never went for it. However, The renegade 2x12 was way to big and a hassle for my needs. I wanted a stack that was easy to haul around in my little car. This amp has GREAAAAT Tone which is my first and foremost concern in amp buying. The XLR line out and silent recording mode is also perfect for my recording sessions when I don't need a cab. i have had it for a few weeks now and haven't had any issues for build quality. Hoping that the new imporvements to the power supply will keep my new toy running perfectly without issue.
Music background: Professional Musician (15 years), Live and Recording, Rock, Rap, R&B, Blues, Jazz

Not bad, but not 100% good (for me)

I gave it this rating based on who I think would like this amp. I would just give it a good for me. Here's why. To me, a good tube amp should do high gain and low gain well. Low gain is where a lot of mid priced amps fail to my ears. At 12 o clock (mid point on the gain knob) the overdrive sounds very cheap and plastic, like clipping diodes. Not saying that clipping diodes are being used, but based on various amps I've modded and worked on...that's what it sounds like to me. Otherwise, the amp is steller. Cleans have a nice clear bite to them, the high gain tones are very smooth but with aggression. Don't let the wattage control full CANT get a bedroom level with the wattage setting at 1watt and the master pushed for tube clipping. 1 watt is still VERY loud. So if you want an amp that will get power tube clipping at a low volume, look elsewhere. The master control does offer a wide range of adjustment so u can still jam at bedroom levels as long as you are ok with preamp overdrive. The reverb is digital and sounds really good, no complaints there. So if you mainly play high gain and want a clean channel also, this amp is a great buy. If u like an amp to do all levels and amounts of gain, I would look elswhere. Its a two trick hard rock, heavy metal pony.
Music background: numerous amp mods, builds, power attenuators, etc. entrepeneur and musician for over 30 years.
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