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  • Raven amps the worst ever?

    I was in Guitar Center and decided to try this amp I had never seen before called a Raven. I plugged in a standard Ibanez guitar and, I swear this amp had to be the worst I've heard in years. It sounded like complete ASS. On the upside, the built-in tuner was nice. I hope they are giving those away free with the purchase of a 5 pack of strings, otherwise somebody's getting ripped off. Anyone else played one of these?

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    i've never heard of Raven
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    • #3
      I think Gorilla still hold the title of worst sounding amp. Never played a raven.

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      • #4
        I think Gorilla still hold the title of worst sounding amp. Never played a raven.


        I'm starting to think that all of these amps are made by the same company and they just change the name from time to time to a different random animal ... my first amp was a 10 watt Tiger (I still have it, because I can't give it away), then Gorilla, Rhino, and now Raven ... it's a conspiracy of bad tone.
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          reddt1 wrote:
          I think Gorilla still hold the title of worst sounding amp. Never played a raven.


          I'm starting to think that all of these amps are made by the same company and they just change the name from time to time to a different random animal ... my first amp was a 10 watt Tiger (I still have it, because I can't give it away), then Gorilla, Rhino, and now Raven ... it's a conspiracy of bad tone.

          I'd like a 10 watt Wombat.

          Edit: Holy crap! I just posted in a necro thread. Facepalm.


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        Unfortunately I had the experience of hearing a Raven amp in action last night at GC.

        However, even more annoying was the kid who I think did 729 dive-bomb harmonics in the 15 minutes I was there.
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          I'm starting to think that all of these amps are made by the same company and they just change the name from time to time to a different random animal ... my first amp was a 10 watt Tiger (I still have it, because I can't give it away), then Gorilla, Rhino, and now Raven ... it's a conspiracy of bad tone.


          I thought the same thing. As a general rule, amps named after animals suck (except maybe red bear, cobra, dragon, etc??). Anyway, I bet all this SS ****************boxes are all made by the same company.

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          • #7
            Anyone remember those Rhino amps?

            I knew someone that endorsed them! His Bad Boy sounded good though. Too bad for the rest of the customers that got screwed.

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            • #8
              Hellstrume has one and likes it.

              I dunno
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              • #9
                I worked at Guitar Center, and the store manager told me Bruce Egnater (think Mesa Rectifiers, B52 AT100s, and his own line of amps) designed these. Of course, he has said some pretty wrong stuff before so it might have just been crap.

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                • #10
                  I couldn't disagree more. I think this amp sounds great. I have the RG60. It's light weight has a 12" speaker with an effects loop. With other amps I would have had to pay for a 2 12 to get an effects loop. Weird. Anyway I think the tone is tight and punchy. It also has a very nice clean channel. I have noticed that my ESP sounds better on this amp than my Ibanez. Its often a case of the right combination of guitar amp and effects to get the best tone for yourself.

                  Here is a link of some samples. Judge for yourslef.
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                    I'm starting to think that all of these amps are made by the same company and they just change the name from time to time to a different random animal ... my first amp was a 10 watt Tiger (I still have it, because I can't give it away), then Gorilla, Rhino, and now Raven ... it's a conspiracy of bad tone.


                    I'll take the tiger.
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                      I worked at Guitar Center, and the store manager told me Bruce Egnater (think Mesa Rectifiers, B52 AT100s, and his own line of amps) designed these. Of course, he has said some pretty wrong stuff before so it might have just been crap.


                      I'm relatively sure that Bruce has never worked for Mesa.
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                        I'm relatively sure that Bruce has never worked for Mesa.


                        Yes he has. Where do you think the B in Boogie comes from? Bruce!
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                          Yes he has. Where do you think the B in Boogie comes from? Bruce!


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                            I couldn't disagree more. I think this amp sounds great. I have the RG60. It's light weight has a 12" speaker with an effects loop. With other amps I would have had to pay for a 2 12 to get an effects loop. Weird. Anyway I think the tone is tight and punchy. It also has a very nice clean channel. I have noticed that my ESP sounds better on this amp than my Ibanez. Its often a case of the right combination of guitar amp and effects to get the best tone for yourself.

                            Here is a link of some samples. Judge for yourslef.
                            http://boomp3.com/visitor/d707d55e6c5e/files


                            That sounds pretty cool... but the "heavy rhythm" track isn't even remotely heavy. Chuck Berry is NOT heavy metal.


                            I really dig the clean clip.

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