Rogue CG-50R Reviews
Bought this "Amp" for $129.99 from Musicians' Friend. Needed an amp for practice purposes; didn't realize what I'd gotten.
The clean channel is "OK"; can't really mess THAT up. The price initially, but, like they say, "You get what you pay for"...
The 2nd channel w/ distortion is weak. Weak distortion. Sounds more like the early fuzz tone ala the Kinks in the early 60s. When Dave Davies took a razor blade and cut the cone in the speaker to give a "fuzz tone" and recorded "You really got me" and "All day and all of the night". (History lesson I read somewhere from a rock n roll book on the beginnings of distortion). The eq: High Mid Low and Prescence, they ACTUALLY WORK. The reverb is weak. Don't know if it's digital or spring reverb; there is a small box unit in the cab, so maybe spring. But it's weak reverb sound. 12" speaker sucks; it's 4 ohm, and should be 8. All around crappy sounding amp. I'll sell it, and hopefully get $50 for it.
The cab looks to be made of weak ass particle board. If I kick it, it might crumble. I mean, any kid in wood shop class could make a cab of better construction. This is horrible; even for the price, one should expect something a little better.
DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT BUY THIS HUNK OF SHIT!!!! Weak distortion, reverb, and construction. Don't say, "Oh, this is all I can afford". Save your money, until you can make a purchase that you can be proud of. Seriously. IT ISN'T WORTH IT. Buy a Crate, a Peavey, whatever, at least they are made better and come with a warranty!!!Jiver
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Bought from Musician's Friend online, $119.00. I had hoped it could be a backup amp for my small club gig, just in case my workhorse goes out. 50 watts , 1X 12" speaker, open back cab.
The only thing good about this amp is the price.
Sound is very thin and brittle. 3-band tone controls do very little. The overdrive channel is just ... plain... 'fuzzy' and the sound has no "cohones". IF I could ignoring the poor sound quality, this amp is still nowhere near loud enough to do any gig - no matter how small. I wish I knew more about how amps can be rated - this one is rated at 50 watts, yet my Fender Super Champ (15 watts) is much louder. Considering the amazing price, I approached the Rogue amp with very low expectations. Even with the lowest of expectations I was still disappointed. Yes, even at a hundred twenty bucks, it's not worth it.
It seems physically rugged enough.
At best, only for beginners. I DO NOT recommend this amp at all. Arbee
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