Lightweight Orange Amplification Rockerverb 50 Mk III Combo Neo
When originally launched, the Rockerverb series quickly became one of the most popular dual-channel analogue amps around. Fast-forward to 2023, and the use of new technology and design tweaks has seen the Rockerverb 50 combo placed on a crash diet, losing nearly 8 kg.
Where has all the weight gone?
Orange first revisited the cabinet construction for the Rockerverb 50 Mk III Combo Neo, slimming the high-quality Baltic birch plywood from 18 mm to 15 mm. Those slimmer walls removed approximately 2 kg without compromising build or sound quality, making it one of the lightest 2 × 12” speaker cabinets on the market.
The existing V30 speakers have been replaced with new UK-built Celestion Creambacks. The neodymium in these speakers is more magnetic than standard ferrite, so less metal is required for the same job, meaning that, at only 1.9 kg each, the Creambacks perform like speakers three times their weight.
The hugely versatile twin-channel design of the Rockerverb 50 Mk III Combo Neo retains all the tone-shaping abilities and outstanding clarity of its bigger brothers, from sparkly cleans through to ultra-saturation. It also keeps the much loved long footswitchable spring reverb, a built-in attenuator that offers maxed-out textures at neighbour-friendly volumes, switchable power options (25 W or 50 W) and a near-transparent buffered valve-driven effects loop for pedal purists. It’s now just leaner, slimline and easier to carry.
Touring players, session aces and many more can now take a load off with the lighter Rockerverb 50 Mk III Combo Neo while retaining all the Orange tone they love.
To find out more, please go to www.orangeamps.com/rockerverb-50-mkiii-combo-neo/
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