Like many guitarists, I’ve spent years in search of the perfect small tube amplifier. In guitar amps, as in all things, there is no perfect. But the Orange Amplifiers Rocker 15 stands a good chance of being your favorite one.
You want to be heard when you play guitar, but your amp is just too loud. And it takes up a lot of space! Imagine a lightweight, compact solution that delivers big sound. The Rocker 15 amp can go anywhere and still sounds big and full thanks to its low-wattage design. Its small size won’t take up precious space in your house or apartment.
Features Of The Orange Rocker 15
The Rocker 15 is a two-channel, small-sized combo amplifier with up to 15 Watts of power (switchable from 1, 5, 7 or 15 watts of power). It has an 10-inch speaker, three 12AX7, one 12AT7 (preamp); two EL84 (power amp) tubes, and a standby switch that mutes both channels when engaged.
The amp has a pure, single-ended design that gives it more headroom, higher sound quality, and better performance than many other amps; even when playing at low volumes. Through its versatile EQ contour control, the Rocker 15 can be easily adjusted to sound great at any volume you like.
The Orange Amplifiers Rocker 15 is constructed of heavy-duty die-cast zinc alloy, a material that has been used in aerospace and vehicle applications like spaceship control panels. The Rocker 15’s steel chassis is finished with black powdercoat paint for a rugged, durable look and feel.
Listen To This Amp
- Sounds great at low volume levels.
- Very portable and takes up very little space in your house/apartment.
- Consistent tone with only a few controls on the amp; you won’t have trouble getting this amp to sound like what you want. The controls are simple, yet effective, so there is no need to worry about fiddling with settings all day every day.
- The Rocker 15’s EL84 power tubes give it a decent amount of power (5 watts), but I find the tone to be somewhat lacking. It is hard to get a decent bluesy tone. However, the tube amp sound is getting popular right now. If you want a great-sounding tube amp that looks cool, then this is the one for you.
This Orange Amplifiers Rocker 15 Review has explained that the two-channel, bedroom-friendly all-tube amp that you can legitimately gig. With the Rocker 15 set wide open, smaller venues are comfortably taken care of despite the amp’s miniature size. It is a simple, easy-to-use amplifier that offers plenty of volume and tone to spare and it’s perfect for small venue gigs or for home practice.