lilwill000
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Here's the deal. Just ordered a Rebel 30 from GC. They had the Renegade head for $50 more. It's on clearance or something. Anyways. What would you do? I know it's a lot more amp. I do plan to transport the amp at least once a week so that should be taken into consideration. The Renegade is like twice the size, no carrying bag, etc.,

The sound of the two isn't really a big deal as I like each. I'm more concerned with the portability vs the advantage of having a bit nicer of an amp for only $50 more.

Also. Just to throw it out there. For some country-classic rock type sound. Would you have chosen a different amp? If so, which?

Thanks!
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I prefer the renegade over the rebel, but for portabilitys sake, the rebel would win
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ikey_
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for coutrny and classic rock you have a great amp. if portability is needed, i would say stay.

if you need power, flexibility, and higher gain, perhaps you are gigging in all genres, the renegade would be better.

for country and classic rock, i would say you got it perfect.
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lilwill000
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Ah I meant country through classic rock. A little heavier then that even. Nothing heavier then say Soundgarden. Have a few pedals also. Not gigging yet but plan on it some day. For now it's practice in a basement. Guess I could just leave the amp there and practice on something else in my house.
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I have the Rebel in a combo. Great amp. I'd stay with the Rebel - you're going to love the tone.
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well then...if you have that kind of budget you really can just get 1 awesome head and carry it everywhere cant you?

my get something else you mean like another renegade? or like a line 6 spider?

personally i do not consider the rebels high gain at all. i find sound garden is pushing it a bit without a pedal. renegade, no issues there.

rebel sounds good, but i feel like i needed to be about 75% up on the gain to get a really hard rock crunch. to me, that defines a lower gain amp.
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renegade is far more versatile
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Go with the Renegade. You will need to push the Rebel with the on overdrive for Soundgarden.
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i owned a renegade for a while. great amp. i would take on over rebel any day (of which i had played intensively)

good coverage from classic rock, to the touch sensitive picking where you catch a little bite.

the OD channel pretty much can get out does whatever. for some reason it got along with my OCD (most of my other amps i have/had didn't take the OCD well.
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i have twp clips on my profile with it. i think it was either a camera ofr my wives' iphone.

they are at least two years old, i have gotten a lot better since then. but unfortunately dont have a computer i can record with (and i don't have the renegade any more) nothing great but may give you a tiny feel.
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