Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by O Drones » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:29 am

OR50 here :-*

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by theconsultant » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:34 am

I've got the Retro 50.

5 knobs, no effects loop and The Truth.

Love it so hard.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by mbene085 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:16 am

Loving all the amp-porn and discussion in this thread, so here's a follow up question: for dirty tones, are you using any pedals, or just the amp? Boosts? Fuzzes?

I've heard some great, fuzzy tones coming from bands using Orange amps, but it's always hard to tell how much of the tone is the amp itself vs pedals.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by øøøøøøø » Wed May 09, 2018 2:44 pm

I bought an OR50 today.

They make the CS50 "hand-wired" version. I didn't get that one.

I found I actually like the sound of the regular PCB OR50 more.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by MechaBulletBill » Thu May 10, 2018 6:09 am

øøøøøøø wrote:
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I bought an OR50 today.

They make the CS50 "hand-wired" version. I didn't get that one.

I found I actually like the sound of the regular PCB OR50 more.
I think I've heard one or two other people say much the same, that the pcb one is as good if not better.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by øøøøøøø » Thu May 10, 2018 7:13 am

I'm not sure what's different beyond the construction. I can't find schematics online for either.

But sometimes things just come together right, and I get the sense that's true with the production model OR50.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by Arthon » Thu May 10, 2018 1:00 pm

øøøøøøø wrote:
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I'm not sure what's different beyond the construction. I can't find schematics online for either.

But sometimes things just come together right, and I get the sense that's true with the production model OR50.
I remember you said some years ago that you didnt like Orange amp. I think you said it was more about the look and the marketing then the sound. What made you change your mind?

I have the small Rocker 15 and I really really like it. It have all the things I like in a 15 watts combo, except the reverb. Since it have a good effect loop, I put a reverb pedal in it and it's great. ( I still have my Tiny Terror, but without and effect loop, reverb sound very bad in it)
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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu May 10, 2018 5:04 pm

calling arri so he can show off his modded orange.
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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by øøøøøøø » Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 am

Arthon wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 1:00 pm
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Thu May 10, 2018 7:13 am
I'm not sure what's different beyond the construction. I can't find schematics online for either.

But sometimes things just come together right, and I get the sense that's true with the production model OR50.
I remember you said some years ago that you didnt like Orange amp. I think you said it was more about the look and the marketing then the sound. What made you change your mind?

I have the small Rocker 15 and I really really like it. It have all the things I like in a 15 watts combo, except the reverb. Since it have a good effect loop, I put a reverb pedal in it and it's great. ( I still have my Tiny Terror, but without and effect loop, reverb sound very bad in it)
I always liked the original 1970s-era OR80 and OR120 "graphic" amps, which I thought looked cool and sounded awesome.

I couldn't ever manage to like the newer Orange amps. I'm loath to elaborate too much in a thread about people who love Orange--why rain on the parade?

But let's just say that the originals were so iconic that the new stuff disappointed me by comparison (in terms of both aesthetics and sound). Many models also felt a bit overwrought to me; lots of knobs and features and 'options,' and I seldom like channel-switching amps or things intended to be versatile. Really just a personal taste thing.

The regular production models are also built in a way I don't prefer... PCB mounted output tube sockets, etc.

But I was backlined an OR50 at a festival and it was so good. I instantly fell in love with its sound, which is at the same time both very unique and also recognizably British, in a good way. It doesn't sound like the old Oranges. But that's fine-- I might actually find it even more useful. I will grudgingly accept a few potential reliability issues-- I'm unlikely to tour with it; it will mostly sit in my recording studio.

It will be my only master volume amp at this point. I don't normally find master volume amps to sound all that good, but... the OR50 is just incredibly musical, to me--good enough to have overcome my biases against: 1) new Orange, 2) master volume amps, and 3) (grudgingly) amps with PCB-mount output tubes.

Even the cab with the Vintage 30s... the Vintage 30 is not my favorite Celestion. But it's a great match for this amp. I can't really explain, but there are multiple things about the OR50 + PPC412 that I "shouldn't like" and it doesn't matter. As a system it's just fucking great.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri May 11, 2018 7:10 am

...i fixed the pic above that photofuckit had kidnapped.


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i also own this (with its jeans-clad 4x12 also seen.... but have to pick it up in Hamburg still.
in fact, Orange just posted about these a couple days ago!
here: https://orangeamps.com/articles/1975-jimmy-bean/

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by Arthon » Fri May 11, 2018 10:55 am

øøøøøøø wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 am
But it's a great match for this amp. I can't really explain, but there are multiple things about the OR50 + PPC412 that I "shouldn't like" and it doesn't matter. As a system it's just fucking great.
There are many example in life where we shouldnt like things, but for obscure reason, it works. Sometimes, the sum is better then the parts.

Me too, I dont like V30. Not my type of sound. But for whatever reason, they work in Orange.

The Rocker 15 is suppose to be a 70's classic/hard rock amp. I dont even play in that style. I play in a Indie rock band where Vox or Fender would be more conventionnal; but the Orange works better for me.
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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by øøøøøøø » Fri May 11, 2018 12:06 pm

Arthon wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 10:55 am
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Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 am
But it's a great match for this amp. I can't really explain, but there are multiple things about the OR50 + PPC412 that I "shouldn't like" and it doesn't matter. As a system it's just fucking great.
There are many example in life where we shouldnt like things, but for obscure reason, it works. Sometimes, the sum is better then the parts.

Me too, I dont like V30. Not my type of sound. But for whatever reason, they work in Orange.
All very true!

I'll also say that to me the OR50 is very much a "one-trick pony." But I tend to like specialized gear, more than "general purpose" gear.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by OffYourFace » Sat May 12, 2018 2:21 pm

øøøøøøø wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 am
t a personal taste thing.


Even the cab with the Vintage 30s... the Vintage 30 is not my favorite Celestion. But it's a great match for this amp. I can't really explain, but there are multiple things about the OR50 + PPC412 that I "shouldn't like" and it doesn't matter. As a system it's just fucking great.
wow, you're rockin' a half stack?? are you touring with this rig?

In SP, I put together a few custom Black angled Orange 412s with heritage G12Hs. Those cabs sounded amazing.
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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by øøøøøøø » Sat May 12, 2018 2:39 pm

OffYourFace wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 2:21 pm
øøøøøøø wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 am
t a personal taste thing.


Even the cab with the Vintage 30s... the Vintage 30 is not my favorite Celestion. But it's a great match for this amp. I can't really explain, but there are multiple things about the OR50 + PPC412 that I "shouldn't like" and it doesn't matter. As a system it's just fucking great.
wow, you're rockin' a half stack?? are you touring with this rig?

In SP, I put together a few custom Black angled Orange 412s with heritage G12Hs. Those cabs sounded amazing.
Haha nooooo!

I'm touring playing backlined Princeton Reverbs (or Deluxe Reverbs, commonly, when they somehow can't be bothered to find me a Princeton).

But if I were playing heavier music, I would damn sure use one of these. I actually did use one with Kimberly Nichole in Atlanta last week. They're so good.

I just got mine, though. I don't even have a cab yet.

What's your opinion of the G12T-75 vs the V30?

Also, what's your opinion of the change from "Made in UK" versus "Made in China" Celestions? People love to debate the differences (or lack thereof) but I was such a Fender guy for so long I'm kind of ignorant of the finer points of Celestions.

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