Celebrating its 10th anniversary last year, the Rockerverb Series demonstrates better than anything else that a workhorse amp can be a master of all trades. New for spring 2015, 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, with the 100W version switching down to 70, 50 or 30W. The MKIII also features the same footswitchable attenuator that has been so popular with users of Orange' Thunderverb and Dual Dark Series amps.
The Clean channel has been revoiced on the new MKIIIs for a more œchimey response. The clean side now has even greater headroom than previous models, while still retaining the warmth and vintage character of a non-master volume design. Also, 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.
The original Rockerverb gained a cult following on account of its iconic high-gain tones. The MKIII continues this tradition, but these amps are immensely flexible. The Dirty channel goes anywhere from classic British crunch to the very heaviest modern genres, and always maintains outstanding clarity. The non-master-volume Clean channel has been re-engineered to take on a more œsparkly and œcrisp 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' output power and Attenuator controls.
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, while keeping control over the amp' output clipping characteristics. Unlike a loadbox, Orange' 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 Power Output
Switching the amp' 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 œhalf 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.
Driven by a single 12AT7/ECC81 valve and a custom transformer, the spring reverb circuit in the MKIII has undergone significant upgrades. It is our richest sounding spring reverb design to date, with a more intuitive and usable sweep, ranging from subtle œair to full-on surf.
Tube-Buffered FX Loop
For the purists who love their pedals, Orange' highly transparent effects loop is buffered by a single 12AT7/ECC81, ensuring an all-valve signal path from input to output.
Select orange or black from the drop-down menu.
Maximum wattage: 76W“100W; 100W
Tube or solid state: Tube/valve
Number of preamp tubes: 4
Preamp tube type: 12AX7/ECC83
Number of power tubes: 4
Power tube type: EL34
Power attenuation: Yes; Half-power switch and attenuation knob
Impedance: 4, 8, 16 ohms
Number of channels: 2
Number of inputs: 1
Number of modes: 1
Channel 1: Three-band EQ, plus gain and volume
Channel 2: Two-band EQ and volume
Channel 3: Not applicable
Channel 4: Not applicable
Master volume: No
Voicing control: No
MIDI control: No
Footswitch included: No
Effects loop: Yes
External speaker output: Yes
Headphone output: No
Direct output: No
AUX input: No
USB connectivity: No
Built-in tuner: No
Weight: 54.56 lb.
Country of origin: England
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i have owned this 100 watt mark3 for 4 months,, i use an 4-12 orange cabinet..i have been playing over 40 years, all i can say this is a great amp ,,the clean side is good for a rock amp, the fender strat will clean up good on this amp,,but i strongly suggest the 100 watt to get enough volume on clean over the 50 watt head if you dont mike thru a p.a. system. cause you can switch it down to the 50 watt side if you prefer. when its time to rock this baby will do it. i use a prs ce24 guitar with humbuckers to rock and i will put this baby against any marshall jvm. the older jcm models are great. last of all,,this is a keeper.
Orange Amplifiers Rockerverb 100 MKIII 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black