Egnater Rebel 20 MKII Head
The original Egnater Rebel 20 was a very popular small guitar amp head that like all Egnater amps had a couple of very cool features. The Rebel 20 Mark II introduces a couple more options with two different gain structures called Classic and High Gain.
Small Amp, Lots Of Tones
While it may not be as modifiable as something like the Egnater Tweaker the Rebel 20 still has an incredible range of tones under the hood. The key to this range comes in the two different gains structures and the ability to blend between sets of 6V6 and EL84 power amp tubes to get the response you want.
In Classic mode the internals are very similar to the original Rebel going from a beautiful warm clean to a mid/high gain tone perfect for classic rock and blues. Chuck it in to HG or High Gain mode and you unleash a more metal friendly tone shaping with a lot of gain on tap.
Egnater build all of their amps for the road no matter how big or small, So they need to be tough. One of the biggest improvements with the Mark II version of the Rebel 20 is just how strong it is. With all new 'Elite Transformers', industrial grade glass epoxy circuit board and much bigger lines of copper as well as other adjustments this guitar is sure to last a long time.
From Club To Bedroom
While 20 watts may not sound like a lot this all valve amp can really push a lot of power out with the right cab. It can work equally as well at home though as you can turn down the power all the was from 20w down to 1w. So no matter even if you have the most annoying of neighbours you will be able to practice without bothering anyway down at 1w.
Here's what Egnater say about the Rebel 20 MkII Amplifier Head
The original Rebel-20 launched in 2008, took the amp industry by storm and in the process helped create the now popular "lunch box" amp category. With over 10,000 satisfied players and countless worldwide accolades including Guitar Player's Editors pick, Guitar World's Platinum award and Premier Guitar's Premier Gear honor, the Rebel-20 was truly, in the words of Premier Guitar "paradigm changing gear".
The new Rebel-20 MARK II still has the same features which made its predecessor such a huge success, including the now famous Tube Mix knob which allows you to blend a pair 6V6 and EL-84 power tubes. While many amp companies try to emulate this effect, only in the Rebel series are you able to actually blend "British" and 'American" tube tone in real time. The variable Watts knob which varies the wattage from 1W to 20W, Egnater's signature tone shaping TIGHT and BRIGHT switches, the wide-range gain control which takes you from sparkling clean to a ferocious roar and everything in between, as well as the great effects loop are still found on the REBEL-20 MARK II.
The REBEL-20 MARK II starts where the REBEL-20 left off and delivers substantially higher gain than its predecessor and includes a new CLASSIC/HG switch which selects between Classic Rebel-20 and the new higher gain structure. Under the hood you will find the new Elite Transformers with substantially greater headroom and industrial grade red FR4 glass epoxy circuit boards with beefed up copper traces to name just a few of the improvements.
Plug in to the REBEL-20 MARK II and hear what the hype is all about.
Rebel-20 Mark II Features and Information
- 20-Watt All-Tube Head
- Variable Wattage Control from 1W to 20W
- Tube Mix Blends 6V6 and EL84 Power Tubes
- Master Volume, Gain, Three-Band EQ
- Tight and Bright Voicing Switches
- Ultra Transparent Effects Loop
- 100V / 115V / 230V Switchable
- Rugged Shoulder Bag Included
- Dimensions: 14.25" (W) x 8.25" (D) x 7.5" (H)
- Weight: 16 lb
Rebel-20 Mark II Upgrades
- Redesigned with Significantly Higher Gain
- Classic/HG Gain Switch Selects Classic Rebel-20 or New HG Gain Structure
- Industrial Grade Red FR4 Glass Epoxy Circuit Boards
- Elite Transformers with Substantially Higher Headroom
- TAD Ultra Low Noise Tube in First Gain Stage
Rebel-20 Mark II Tubes
- Power Tubes: 2 x 6V6 and 2x EL84
- Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7