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Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by carabo » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:58 am

Hi, I bought my Rocker 30 combo a year ago and it's a great amp. We play small gigs, clubs etc. My sn is 03192-1209. I believe it was made in Dec 2009. Were all Rocker 30s made in England and when did the production end?

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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:05 pm

Hi,

Yes all R30's we're made in the UK.

Orange stopped making them when they introduced the Thunder th30 which as far as I can remember was around 2010.

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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by carabo » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:45 pm

Thanks for the information. Ps. I will never sell this amp :)
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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by Mystic38 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:11 pm

Congrats.. though a year late?..

Enjoy.. its a great amp
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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:54 pm

Congrats!!!! As one of the later years of production of the Rocker 30, yours has slightly better transformers than the early runs too.

I believe they sourced better transformers around 2006.

Got one too, though I only bought mine to flip as I scored it so cheap on ebay...... And It never left. I plugged in and loved it. It's on regular rotation between my 3 amps now.
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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by BlackArrow » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:31 pm

Congrats and keep it !!
I've recently changed my TH30 to a R30 head.

The only thing I can say: wooooh !!! what a difference, I couldn't believe it. I do not understand why Orange decided to discontinue it. Okay it has no reverb and no effect loop but it kicks ass without them. Impressive :D :D

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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by Les Paul Lover » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:44 pm

The dirty channel is fantastic for sure, but I'd prefer more control over the clean channel, and a more balanced output too.

Great amp though.
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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by Bensnake » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:05 pm

Les Paul Lover wrote:...but I'd prefer more control over the clean channel...
It isn't clean. It is natural! :mrgreen:
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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by BlackArrow » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:57 am

yes, it's called "Natural" on its face which fits with the sound !!

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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by carabo » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:12 am

Many thanks for all the answers!

Our experienced american bass player said it's one of the best sounding amps he's ever heard when I got the R30 a year ago. And I agree :)
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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by misterfolkertsma » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:44 pm

Great amp!

Now can we collectively interest you in getting a telecaster? It's a perfect match!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:19 pm

Bensnake wrote:
Les Paul Lover wrote:...but I'd prefer more control over the clean channel...
It isn't clean. It is natural! :mrgreen:
BlackArrow wrote:yes, it's called "Natural" on its face which fits with the sound !!
Ah ah!!!!

I don't mean to say it sounds bad, but it's shame they bypassed an EQ to make it fit a price point. After that, calling it natural is just clever marketing. Still, I'm pretty sure the the lack of EQ was a reason behind low sales and the fact it was discontinued. And the volume difference between clean and dirty channel is thing that's a bit amiss with this amp.

But hey ho, I'm saying that, I'm still keeping mine....!!!!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:21 pm

carabo wrote:Many thanks for all the answers!

Our experienced american bass player said it's one of the best sounding amps he's ever heard when I got the R30 a year ago. And I agree :)

Not surprised. It really is a great amp!
misterfolkertsma wrote:Great amp!

Now can we collectively interest you in getting a telecaster? It's a perfect match!!! :mrgreen:
Ah ah!!! I love this forum !!!!
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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by carabo » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:18 pm

I have a 1950s reissue telecaster and that's what I'm using all the time... :D
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Re: Rocker 30 serial numbers

Post by jesperbc » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:14 pm

I sold my TH100 a couple months after getting the Rocker 30. The two-band EQ on the TH100 was good, but the natural channel on the Rocker 30 just sounds way better on it's own - more 3-dimensional. I give it a little kick with a T-Rex Møller overdrive, but a much lighter kick that I gave the TH100 with the same pedal.

The dirty channel on the R30 is much more useful than the TH100, even though it has less gain. I boost the dirty channel with a MXR 10-band EQ and a T-Rex Dr. Swamp distortion with the gain all the way down and the volume rather high - like the classic TS9 boost. :)
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