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    Default Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    I’m getting it dialed in more. I found the sweet spot where it sounds the best in my room. After a week of being sick I’m finally back to tweaking it. The drive channel sounds good but the clean sounds like there is a thick blanket over it. No matter how I dial it in. What would be some ways to help get rid of this? Would using an eq pedal work or something like an EP booster?

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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by man-in-moon View Post
    I’m getting it dialed in more. I found the sweet spot where it sounds the best in my room. After a week of being sick I’m finally back to tweaking it. The drive channel sounds good but the clean sounds like there is a thick blanket over it. No matter how I dial it in. What would be some ways to help get rid of this? Would using an eq pedal work or something like an EP booster?
    What preamp tubes are you using? I find that JJs tend to do that in my Marshalls; the overdrive channels will sound good, while the clean is dull and rather lifeless.
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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by man-in-moon View Post
    I’m getting it dialed in more. I found the sweet spot where it sounds the best in my room. After a week of being sick I’m finally back to tweaking it. The drive channel sounds good but the clean sounds like there is a thick blanket over it. No matter how I dial it in. What would be some ways to help get rid of this? Would using an eq pedal work or something like an EP booster?
    EP Booster won’t help - it noticeably fattens the low end of signal. EQ would be my suggestion if you go pedal route.


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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dystrust View Post
    What preamp tubes are you using? I find that JJs tend to do that in my Marshalls; the overdrive channels will sound good, while the clean is dull and rather lifeless.
    This is my thought too. I find that the RI Mullard has nice chime and sparkle in a clean channel. At least it does in my Splawn.

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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    What speaker/cab are you using? Are you using it at bedroom levels? It might not open up until past that, I wouldn't consider that a bedroom amp.

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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    Right now it has EH pre tubes in it. The speakers are the stock vintage 30’s it’s a 2x12 combo. I’ve been reading online where people talked about the mkI series sounding like that on the clean channel. They were supposed to have fixed it with the mk2 And mk3 series. I’m sure the size of the whole amp might have something to do with it the cabinet isn’t much bigger than a standard 2x12 and has all the stuff crammed in there. It’s a partial open back which I’m sure helps some.
    I am able to crank it alittle but I usually stay around 2-2.5 on the volume.

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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    I’ve never played a Rockerverb; but I think a duller sound is sort of Orange’s ‘thing?’
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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Kid View Post
    I’ve never played a Rockerverb; but I think a duller sound is sort of Orange’s ‘thing?’
    I always felt the Orange voicing was kinda fizzy/raspy amps with bassy-sounding cabs?
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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    My peavey triple xxx is the same way clean. I either soak it with effects, or just roll down the volume on the crunch channel and play cleanish stuff. Havent found a good way to deal with it.

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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    You're not playing it loudly enough. If you're using a 50w amp on 2 you ought to sell it and get a 5w amp you can crank.
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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty Pockets View Post
    You're not playing it loudly enough. If you're using a 50w amp on 2 you ought to sell it and get a 5w amp you can crank.
    I agree. If the Rockerverb does not work for the OP, perhaps selling it off for a decent amount and getting a 5 to 15-watt amp would work out. I find it's better for my practice room if I work with my Dark Terror in the 7 or 15-watt modes to get the tones I want and yet the amp has plenty of highs so that my tone is far from dull sounding. The amp has to work a bit to get to or above its ideal tone.


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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    I do get to crank it sometimes when the wife is at work. I generally try to stay around 20 watts or less. I have it up for trade locally but if I can’t find anything i will probably keep it just for the drive channel. And get something else just for cleans. I do want to try different preamp tubes.

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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    For what it's worth, the OR15 and Jim Root heads are basically 15w Rockerverb gain channels.
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    Default Re: Rockerverb mkI 50 getting closer but still sounds like there’s a blanket over it.

    If the Rockerverb sounds like the one in this video, I guess that's pretty dark; I actually like that though.

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