Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by OffYourFace » Sat May 12, 2018 5:26 pm

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Sat May 12, 2018 2:39 pm

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.
There have been very few times where I liked the 75s, usually older ones broken in from 1983-85. I prefer the V30s. But then again, there are a few variations. The Marshall proprietary versions (they simply say 'Vintage' on them) from the mid 90s are my favorite. The current MIC ones aren't terrible. They're ok.

The MIC G12H and G12M are pretty good, I prefer the H. The Heritage MiUK just has that special thing, especially after they've been broken in.
If I really think about it, going with the G12H.... the Chinese made ones are a little more scooped so they may appear a tad brighter. The UK ones have that nice midrange that just sits in a mix well without being fatiguing. IME anyway.

IMO, the G12H is THEEE all-time best rock'n'roll speaker when it comes to British crunch.

One more thing, I think you'd like the original G12-65 from the early 80s. (1982-83). It's one of my favorites and the favorite of many others.
The G12-80 is another interesting one. They sound great in something like a twin reverb when you don't want such a scooped sound but don't want to totally change course. They have a big 'cleaner' sound compared to others in British amps (i.e. Eric Johnson used to favor them in the 80s).
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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by øøøøøøø » Sat May 12, 2018 11:56 pm

Great info thanks!!

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by sa1126 » Sat May 19, 2018 1:13 pm

ME!
Gibson Les Paul Custom --> Orange AD30

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by Grey » Sat May 19, 2018 1:20 pm

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by Domm » Sat May 19, 2018 5:53 pm

I just picked up a matamp gt40 and it's awesome!!

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by øøøøøøø » Sun May 20, 2018 10:56 am

Picked up an older PPC-412 today; it has the UK-made V30s in it. A great match for the OR50

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by StevenO » Sun May 20, 2018 12:47 pm

Can't speak to too much of the other models, but the TH100 amp has become a bit of an enemy. The rehearsal spaces all around Toronto have those but man, there's barely a workable sound in them.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by sa1126 » Sun May 20, 2018 3:00 pm

I own/have owned the following:

tiny terror: great amp with a solid body guitar, but not enough volume to play live or in a band and too loud to play at home

or15: meh clean, amazing high gain, nothing in between. i've hear better tubes help but i sold it before i got the chance.

ad30 single channel. my desert island amp. just perfect in every way.

rocker 30: my 3rd backup desert island amp. favorite cleans of any orange.

or120 (pics only): all ur d00m are belong to us

ad140: amazing british toan. backup desert island amp. can roar.

or100: pretty bland, sounded too modern for my taste
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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by Arthon » Mon May 28, 2018 5:02 am

sa1126 wrote:
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I own/have owned the following:

tiny terror: great amp with a solid body guitar, but not enough volume to play live or in a band and too loud to play at home
True if you match the Tiny Terror with a PPC112 cab, but with diffirent cab, it can be loud enough for a band, or quiet enough for home. I played a Tiny Terror with a ppc410 in a punk rock band and it was loud enough. For home, I play my TT thru the ppc8 Micro cab (it's not the best sound out there but it works).

Now, I play a Rocker 15 in a Indie Rock band and it's also loud enough (but we dont play very loud).
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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by i love sharin foo » Thu May 31, 2018 1:45 pm

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Picked up an older PPC-412 today; it has the UK-made V30s in it. A great match for the OR50
I have a couple of those cabs (and a '70s 4x12 and a 2003 PPC212) and they are great. I've found that both my Oranges and my Green Matamp sound best through Orange cabs. The lowend seems to hold together better than a Marshall or Fender cab. Most of mine are loaded with V30s except for the '70s cab having a pair of Greenbacks and a couple Webers of one type or another.

I have a tiny little Orange AD5 which I've owned for about ten years now. It's a great little amp! I use it all the time.
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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by øøøøøøø » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:01 am

The orange cabs have a bit more air volume inside than a Marshall cab. They're a little deeper.

This changes the tuning of the system considerably.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by green_mario » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:44 am

I owned an OR15 and matching 1x12 cab for a little while. I loved the way it looked and sounded on it's own for dirt, but coming from a long history of fenders I kept getting bummed out that it made pretty much all of my pedals sound weird or bad, even set pretty clean. Still miss it sometimes though. If I find the magic formula of one too many beers + a cheap late night reverb price, I may end up with one again.

Also, I've read some mixed reviews on the AD5, but such is the internet. Would love to hear more about that dude, seems like a fun little amp.
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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by DWO » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:33 am

I’m using an Orange Terror Bass 1000 amp through a Barefaced Super Midget 112 Bass cab. 1000 Watts is a bit much but it actually sounds pretty good.

I usually use this setup for bass.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by Hiwatt Bob » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:11 pm

i have a very early Matamp/Orange ORST:

https://youtu.be/F4ae_BsNHx0

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by Snake Hips » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:32 pm

I have an OD120 I play it through a 1x15 cab that I build out of 3/4 inch birch. It is the size of the 2x12 Orange cabs (wrapped in fawn)
I have played this thing with 2x15 Fender Bassman, Marshall 4x12, Avatar 4x10, and Acoustic 1x15. It is a beast and is great with both bass and guitar.

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