Orange’s Rockerverb 50 Mk III Combo Neo has “all the power and definition”, but less of the back-breaking weight

Orange says that new technology and some design tweaks have led to the Rockerverb 50 combo being placed on a “crash diet”, losing nearly 8 kg of its original weight.

Orange slim Rockerverb

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Orange Amplification has introduced its new slimmed-down Rockerverb 50 Mk III Combo Neo amplifier, which is said to still host “all the power and definition”, but is now nearly 20 per cent lighter.

The vibrant brand has named the launch as “the easiest weight-loss plan for this January”, and says that new technology and design tweaks have allowed for the Rockerverb 50 combo to lose nearly 8 kg in weight.

To craft this lighter version, Orange revisited the cabinet construction for the original Rockerverb 50 Mk III Combo Neo, and thinned down its Baltic birch plywood walls from 18 mm to 15 mm, which removed approximately 2 kg of weight.

The existing V30 speakers were replaced with UK-built Celestion Creambacks. And as Orange explains, 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.

Although smaller, the amp is said to retain “all the tone-shaping abilities and outstanding clarity of its bigger brothers”. It also keeps the long footswitchable spring reverb, a built-in attenuator, switchable power options (25 W or 50 W) and a near-transparent buffered valve-driven effects loop.

And speaking of lightweight, the Orange Pedal Baby amplifier was selected as one our 11 best pedal platform amps for 2022, which is compact enough to fit in the front pocket of a gig bag.

Find out more at OrangeAmps.com.

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