Fender Roc Pro 700

70W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Fender

Description This is a "hybrid" power amp made by Fender.
Posted By Michael Paetz (216)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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On 2/14/2004, Carlos Eduardo Seo (900) posted:
Overall Rating:
It's a good amp for my music. But I'll surely buy another amp and make a dual amp setup because I really like its clean channel, but the overdrive isn't that marvelous.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $600.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Timbres Instrumentos Musicais
Features:
- Amp: hybrid, with a 12AX7 tube in the preamp section and a solid-state power amp section.
- Controls: the front panel has independent 3-band EQ controls for each channel (clean/dirty), reverb control, gain control (dirty channel) and a channel switch button.
- Footswitch: included, for channel switch and reverb.
- Connections: single input, effects loop (with level control) and line out.
- Speaker: 12" Fender speaker.
- Power: 70 W RMS, enough to play at small gigs, rehersals and practicing.
Sound Quality:
The clean channel is excellent: the nice Fender sound. The dirty channel delivers a nice, warm overdriven tone. Although it's a good sounding amp, it becomes a lot better with all the effect pedals I use. After using this amp for a while, I must say it isn't a 'plug and play' amp (like the 5150). I really need my effect boxes to achieve the sound quality I want.
Ease of Use:
It's very easy to use. Features simple controls and footswitchable overdrive and reverb.
Durability:
It's built like a rock and is reliable enough for live playing. Just remember to replace the preamp tube when the time comes.
On 1/29/2002, John America (10) posted:
Overall Rating:
It sounds like crap and is way overpriced. I feel stupid for buying it. Just get an all tube and you'll be set. Do not buy this amp.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $432.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Local Store
Features:
70W, 1x12, tube preamp on drive channel, three tone controls and a volume for each of the two channels. It has an effects loop and some other lines out on the back. Basic stuff, but no headphone jack.
Sound Quality:
Ultra stale, crap distortion. For 400 bucks you'd expect better. The distortion is not well defined at all, just really extra crunchy and kind of buzzy. It really isn't well suited for anything. Too flat for playing clean and too bland and over distorted if you can believe it for metal. And it's just way too loud for it's own good. It only come close to sounding decent in the 1 to 2 range. Turn it up and you multiply the crappiness. The balance gets thrown all out of whack.
Ease of Use:
It's really basic. Plug it in and play. Not much to it.
Durability:
Heavy duty. You won't break this mofo. But you'll wish you could.
On 9/25/2000, Phillip Diaz posted:
Overall Rating:
Dont buy this amp!! Buy another one!
Price: $385.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musisicans Friend
Features:
This amp is rugged I will give it that but it has a very stale sound!! The amp distortion sounds like "Attack of the Ants" and not very good at all even if it does have one little tube. The Clean tone is ok but still stale. The Reverb is nice. I have plugged just about every kind of effect you an imagine to get this amp to sound good but yet it still cannot deliver!! Also there is absolutely NO BOTTOM END at all to this thing! You can have the bass up on 10 and it you still cannot hear the bass. In other words just buy a new amp. I know I will when I get the money!!
Sound Quality:
I've used it with every Boss effect and the Boss GT-3 and a Morely Wah .
Ease of Use:
Its easy to use but it wont do you much good cause you cant get a good sound no matter how many of the knobs you turn.
Durability:
Its very rugged and reliable but it weighs a ton for such a little thing.
On 9/18/2000, Michael Paetz (216) posted:
Overall Rating:
Honestly, if you want a good practice amp, buy a Crate or something else, I wouldn't even pay the $385.00 I wish I didn't pay the $265.00 that I did. I would pass if I were you. Crate has some good amps out there right now, and the Crate GFX-50TT would be my next choice because you can have two people plugged in at the same time. Great for rehearsels! And you get 50 watts RMS of power That's enough for my practice sessions.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $265.00
Where Obtained: Private party
Features:
This amp has two channels clean and tube drive. It is a hybrid meaning that it has the solid state sound, as well as the tube driven built in. It has tow channels, and the effects loop inputs in the back of amp. It comes with a 2 switch foot pedal, and has 70 watts RMS of power. Very loud! I haven't turned it up past 4.
Sound Quality:
I use an ESP elcectric six string, and sometimes I will hook up my Line 6 POD 2 device to it to get a wide variety of sounds from bluesy to just plain heavy metal. The Roc Pro sounds well by itself. Even better when in Tube drive mode. It's shielded pretty good, but once in a while it will get a little noisy, but that could be due to the fact that I have it near my t.v. and my computer. It's great for practicing, but I think that's about all I would use it for. they sell new for $385.00 but I bought mine for $265.00 through a private party.
Ease of Use:
You don't have to fiddle with it much to get a decent sound, but it all depends of you use stomp boxes. Theres only 10 knobs, so it's not too much of a hassle. I've used a Line 6 Spider 110, and it was ok if you want to spend around $400 dollars for a new one, that's why I bought the Line 6 POD 2, so I can take it on the go, and just use headphones or I can plug it into my computer. (Sounds superb!) I'm giving pluggins for Line 6, can you tell.
Durability:
The Fender Roc Pro 700 is built really well, and weighs around 28 pounds. The covering is Tolex, and I haven't had any problems with it falling apart on me.