True Stereo Madness
Many of today’s guitarists are looking for the best partner for their pedalboard but ultimately end up with an amp that’s lifeless and lacking in character. With the Rocker 32 however, we’ve nailed the perfect pedal amp. What makes the Rocker 32 so special? Simple. It’s an all-valve stereo guitar amp in a compact and portable combo format.
The Rocker 32 can be run just like a ‘normal’ combo – straight in or with standard mono effects loop connections. Even before you start experimenting, you’ll soon realise that this is not just another bland, soulless pedal platform, but a serious amplifier in its own right. The Rocker 32 has classic Orange mojo in abundance and its 2×10” configuration means a full and fat delivery whilst keeping the footprint small. There’s even some clever circuitry under the hood to give the amp a wider spread of sound than most regular twin speaker combos.
At the heart of the Rocker 32, though, is its stereo effects loop which opens up a world of limitless possibilities for your pedalboard. If you’re into epic panning delays and massive soundscapes, connect the Rocker 32 for full stereo operation for enormously spatial tones that wash over the audience. If you’re more old-school, you can patch your pedals in ‘wet/dry’ mode, with your effects appearing on one speaker and your clean guitar tone on the other. This makes for great separation and clarity on stage.
The front end of the Rocker 32 is one-of-a-kind. The Natural channel features just one control (Volume), and has been carefully voiced to bring out every nuance of different guitars, pickups and pedal combinations. There is plenty of clean headroom here but this channel also loves to be hit with overdrive and distortion stomps.
The Dirty channel has a more familiar look to it with a three band EQ, gain and master volume controls, and can be set clean or adjusted for different flavours of British crunch. There’s also a handy half power mode to drop the volume level if you like to push the EL84 output valves a bit harder for more saturation. This switches the Rocker 32 from the full 30 Watts (15W a side) down to a more home-friendly 15 Watts (7W a side).
Stereo Performance and Classic Orange Tone
The Rocker 32 stereo all-tube electric guitar combo amplifier offers classic Orange rock tones in a package that is much more than meets the eye. Engineered to be a great pedal platform, the Rocker 32 boasts a stereo-ready effects loop to send your signal to each speaker individually. The amp’s clean channel is a single-knob affair that is voiced to take your pedals perfectly. Channel 2 brings the gain in a familiar British way. And best of all, the Orange Rocker 32 can easily be used in standard mono operation to just turn up and rock.
True stereo performance
With the Orange Rocker 32, you can bring a single amp to the gig and still get spacious stereo performance for your tone. You can send the output from your stereo effects to each speaker individually by utilizing the amp’s stereo effects loop. You can also send separate wet and dry signals to the speakers, which gives you another way to pull fantastic tone from the Rocker 32. This delivers precise clarity, while still using your effects to their fullest potential.
Two wide-ranging channels
With the powerful stereo feature onboard, it’s easy to forget how great the Rocker 32 can sound straight up. Its two channels will take you from clean and glassy to aggressive and cutting British gain. Channel 1 is voiced to be a perfect home for your pedals. It remains clean across much of the volume knob’s range while bringing out the nuance from your guitar and playing. Channel two adds a 3-band EQ and piles on the overdrive for that unmistakable Orange grit.
All-tube Orange quality
At its core, the Rocker 32 2 x 10″ stereo combo is a well-made, all-tube electric guitar combo that sounds fantastic in almost any setting. There’s no digital to be found on this amp — only high-quality analog components that have been carefully assembled and powered by those little glass bottles of greatness known as EL84s. Keep the volume low on the clean channel, and you’ll enjoy a pristine clean tone. Crank channel 2, and you’ll be enveloped in the raging, cutting, and aggressive rock tones that put Orange on the map decades ago.
Orange Rocker 32 Features:
- All-tube combo with stereo operation
- Stereo effects loop splits your signal to each speaker separately
- Can be run in mono operation for that classic Orange guitar tone
- Stereo mode allows for stereo effects or wet/dry operation
- Clean channel is voiced to be an excellent pedal platform
- Dirty channel boasts a 3-band EQ
- Power scaling from 30 (15 x 15) watts to 15 (7.5 x 7.5) watts
- Outfitted with Orange’s Voice of the World Gold Label 10″ speakers
|Type||Tube Stereo combo|
|Number of Channels||2|
|Total Power||30W (15W setting)|
|Speaker Size||2 x 10″ Gold Label speakers|
|Preamp Tubes||4 x ECC83, 2 x ECC81|
|Power Tubes||4 x EL84|
|Inputs||1 x 1/4″ (instrument)|
|Footswitch I/O||1 x 1/4″ (footswitch sold separately)|
|Effects Loop||Stereo return, tube buffered|