True Stereo Madness
Many of today’s guitarists are looking for the best partnerfor their pedalboard but ultimately end up with an amp that’s lifeless andlacking in character. With the Rocker 32 however, we’ve nailed the perfectpedal amp. What makes the Rocker 32 so special? Simple. It’s an all-valvestereo 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 youstart experimenting, you’ll soon realise that this is not just another bland,soulless pedal platform, but a serious amplifier in its own right. The Rocker32 has classic Orange mojo in abundance and its 2×10” configuration means afull and fat delivery whilst keeping the footprint small. There’s even someclever circuitry under the hood to give the amp a wider spread of sound thanmost regular twin speaker combos.
At the heart of the Rocker 32, though, is its stereo effectsloop which opens up a world of limitless possibilities for your pedalboard. Ifyou’re into epic panning delays and massive soundscapes, connect the Rocker 32for full stereo operation for enormously spatial tones that wash over theaudience. 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 onthe other. This makes for great separation and clarity on stage.
The front end of the Rocker 32 is one-of-a-kind. The Naturalchannel features just one control (Volume), and has been carefully voiced tobring out every nuance of different guitars, pickups and pedal combinations.There is plenty of clean headroom here but this channel also loves to be hitwith overdrive and distortion stomps.
The Dirty channel has a more familiar look to it with athree band EQ, gain and master volume controls, and can be set clean oradjusted for different flavours of British crunch. There’s also a handy halfpower mode to drop the volume level if you like to push the EL84 output valvesa bit harder for more saturation. This switches the Rocker 32 from the full 30Watts (15W a side) down to a more home-friendly 15 Watts (7W a side).
Mono or StereoOperation
There are some great studio-quality effects for guitaristsnowadays with two outputs for stereo operation, but normally you’ll need a pairof amps to take advantage. The Rocker 32 features a stereo effects return withtwo separate valve output stages, so you can unlock full potential of yourpedalboard with just a single self-contained stereo combo.
If you like to keep things simple, the Rocker 32 can beconnected just like any other mono amp, but the loop can also be patched invarious ways to achieve stereo panning effects, a wet/dry setup or even to runseparate effects chains to each speaker (with the help of a ABY splitter).
Unique Twin ChannelDesign
If you’ve ever wondered what your guitars or your pedalsactually sounded like, the Rocker Series amps are a joy to play. The ‘Natural’channel features just one control for volume and is voiced for absolutetransparency. Single coils ring out with true clarity and humbuckers sing withwoody overtones.
Cleaner settings produce clear, glistening tones whilstcranking the volume reveals a bluesy crunch that loves to be kicked harder withboost and overdrive pedals. Quite literally, you get out what you put in. The‘Dirty’ channel has a more traditional layout with Gain, Master Volume and athree band EQ. It too can be set on the cleaner side as a second rhythm sound,or dialled for various flavours of British grit for leads. (Optional FS-1footswitch sold separately)
Big Sound, SmallFootprint
The Rocker 32’s clever dual output stage design and 2×10”speaker configuration means this amp sounds much bigger than its dimensionswould suggest. One output stage features its own cathode follower which adds asubtle widening effect and an extra dimension to the sound, even when operatingin mono.
With a sensitivity of 101dB, our custom Voice of the WorldGold Label 10 speakers make the most of every available Watt, and you’ll soonnotice the extra clout on stage. This high level of efficiency, plus a surprisinglygutsy bottom end means brilliant projection whilst retaining the crisp,bell-like chime of a great 10” speaker.
Engineered to beplayed
At Orange, we expect our amps to work for a living. For thebest possible tone and durability, the Rocker 32 uses the same proprietarytransformers found in our iconic Terror Series. Like our latest flagship valveamp heads, the Rocker combos do away with plastic connector blocks and ribboncables in favour of hand-soldered flying leads. The chassis-mounted switchgearis secured to a welded steel enclosure and housed in a sturdy 18mm plywoodcabinet. As for the amp’s stereo effectsloop, we’ve opted to keep the signal path all-valve to preserve the amp’stonal integrity.
Features: All valve twin channel 2×10” stereo guitar ampcombo
Valve buffered mono/stereo effects loop & half powermode
Controls (Right to Left): NaturalChannel: Volume Dirty Channel: Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Volume
Chanel Selector, Half/STBY/Full Power selector PowerSwitch
Output Power: 30W/15W (15W-a-side or 7.5W-a-side,switchable)
Valves: Preamp: 4 x ECC83/12AX7 & 2 x ECC81/12AT7
Power Amp: 4 x EL84
Speakers: 2 x Orange Voice of the World Gold Label 10”
Effects Loop: Yes, valve buffered, mono or stereo return
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D): 58 x 46 x 29cm (22.83 x18.11 x 11.42”)
Unboxed Weight: 23.3kg (51.26lb)Finish Options: Orange or Black basketweavevinyl