A scorching hot summer day. Work ends and the party begins. I head down to the local Guitar Center with one of my musician buddies. I am telling him on our way down about some research I have been doing on budget tube amps and one that I especially wanted to try.
We walk through the front door and low and behold the first thing I see is a prepared Egnater Renegade. I walk over in a fog of excitement and the shredder who was occupying this beauty and I get to talking. He tells me about how much he enjoys the amp and some of his favorite features.
He plays for a little longer and gestures that it is my turn as he walks away to a different room. I grab an axe and get to work. The tone that my new friend got from the amp was pretty good, so I start playing making adjustments as I go. The first thing I notice is the ability of the amp to give every note the spotlight, from the low to high E.
Channel 1 gives one of the most full, luscious clean sounds I have ever heard with the ability to push into a crunch admirable for any blues player. Channel 2 kicks the amp into rock mode. At this point any classic or hard rock sound is easily attainable by the renegade.
Now, if you’re me this is your favorite part; the dessert if you will. This is the point that you have put the cleans and crunch to the test and have one more trial that creates unbearable suspense. I turn the gain up to 11 and begin throwing some metal licks at this baby.
My goodness, it took them like a champ. To my surprise and delight I was able to get the most inspiring power metal sound to the most brutal death metal sound with ease. I was one happy metal head and couldn’t help but grin in that moment with the renegade.
My favorite part about the amp features is most definitely the tube mix. This allows the player to get the fullest western sound of the 6L6’s to the boldest English sound of the EL34’s and anywhere in between and beyond. Incredible innovation at its finest.
There is not enough space to give the renegade justice to each of its goodies. From the tight and bright voicing switches to the individual reverb with the spillover feature to the presence and density controls this amp will most assuredly provide the best tones you have heard for any genre of music. The renegade is among titans in budget amps.
Egnater Renegade 212 65W 2×12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Features:
- 65-Watt All-Tube Amp
- Two Independent Channels Each With:
- Volume, Gain, 3-Band EQ
- Tight and Bright Voicing Switches
- 18w / 65w Wattage Selector Switch
- Tube Mix Blends 6L6 and EL34 Power Tubes
- Master Controls:
- Presence & Density
- Individual Reverb on Each Channel with “Spillover”
- Main and Secondary Master Volumes
- Four-Button Footswitch with Channel Select Plus:
- Assign the REVERB, EFFECTS LOOP and MAIN 2 Volume to Just Channel 1, Just Channel 2 or Both – Right From the Pedal
- Simple Master Bias Adjust with External Test Points
- Buffered Effects Loop
- Balanced XLR / ¼” Cabinet Voiced Line / Recording
- 1 x Celestion Vintage-30 & 1 x Egnater Elite-80 Speaker by Celestion
- Side Handles & Detachable Casters
- Rugged Birch Construction
- 100V / 115V / 230V Voltage Selector
- Heavy Duty Cover Included
Egnater Renegade 212 65W 2×12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:
- Renegade Tubes:
- 6 x 12AX7
- 2 x 6L6
- 2 x EL34
- Dimensions: 25″ (L) x 10″ (W) x 19″ (H)
- Weight: 75 lbs
Egnater Renegade 212 65W 2×12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Includes:
4-button footswitch, heavy duty cover