Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by Sid Nitzerglobin » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:33 pm

Love my OR50 and PPC212 (got a Heritage G12H 55Hz and an Alnico Gold in it currently as the V30s took it to a a more metally/doomy place that limited it's potential uses to my ears):
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With the HF Drive up it starts getting a (to my ears) almost top boost-y quality and will cop a very muscular version of Vox chime/jangle/crunch. I don't find a lot of Marshall kerang in it, but then again I've been too happy w/ the Orange-y/Vox-y sounds to go looking too extensively. It'll sludge too if you want it to, and it was actually working great as the driven side of my bass biamp setup too before I got an OB1-500.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by MechaBulletBill » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:17 pm

I plugged into an orange at an impromptu set the other night. I think it was a Th30, just used the clean channel. It was really nice, paired extremely well with the broadcast in front.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by loudwizard » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:49 pm

another sometimes Orange user here.
OR50 with an old Orange 4x12.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by postpostrock » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:59 pm

I don't anymore, but I had an Orange AD30R 2x12 combo. I loved it. It was heavy, but it did everything I wanted it to. I regret selling it. Mine had Vintage 30's in it. I sold it because I needed money, and then I fell down a Fender amp hole that I've been stuck in for like 10 years.

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by Arthon » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:20 am

Need advice...

I have a Rocker 15 that do pretty much what I want it to do in my band, recording, rehearsal and gigs when the amp is miced. I use it thru a 4x10 Orange cab for more a large sound spectrum. I also have a Tiny Terror, but I dont use it often since I need the effect loop for reverb, delay and echo.

But... I need more volume/presence when we are doing unmiced gig. I am in a 5 pieces band and my 15 watts dont stand-out enough for the audience. There is a great deal on a TH30 head near me. It's nice, but I dont need a 4 stage gain (I dont play metal or even Hard rock). I heard great things about the Rocker 30. Should I try to find one used? It's made in UK but doesnt have a effect loop. Since I have the 4x10 cab, I will be playing the head thu it. I would have thought about the Rocker 32 if they made a head version; I dont need another Orange combo. I want a Orange, to keep a certain constancy in my sound.

What do you think? Or maybe someone will say that going from a 15 watts to a 30 watts wont help me get heard more in a unmiced gig.
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(sorry for the spelling, I speak french)

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by mbene085 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:51 am

Arthon wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:20 am
What do you think? Or maybe someone will say that going from a 15 watts to a 30 watts wont help me get heard more in a unmiced gig.
Well, that depends. Are you using a very clean tone? 30W will get you farther than 15 for clean headroom, but if you're into power tube OD territory, it won't be a dramatic difference.

It depends on the size and shape of the room, but often, it's more an issue of sound dispersion than pure decibels at the speaker. For example, 30W with two cabs (one on each side of the stage) will probably be better heard in many locations in the room than a 50W combo amp.

How big are these gigs? Who else is playing? And are audience members commenting that they can hear you, or are you basing this on your listening position on stage?

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Re: Who's rocking an Orange amp here?

Post by Arthon » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:56 am

mbene085 wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:51 am
Arthon wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:20 am
What do you think? Or maybe someone will say that going from a 15 watts to a 30 watts wont help me get heard more in a unmiced gig.
Well, that depends. Are you using a very clean tone? 30W will get you farther than 15 for clean headroom, but if you're into power tube OD territory, it won't be a dramatic difference.

It depends on the size and shape of the room, but often, it's more an issue of sound dispersion than pure decibels at the speaker. For example, 30W with two cabs (one on each side of the stage) will probably be better head in many locations in the room than a 50W combo amp.

How big are these gigs? Who else is playing? And are audience members commenting that they can hear you, or are you basing this on your listening position on stage?
1- I use my Rocker in light/medium OD territory. The gain is around 12 on the amp, and the volume around 10; it's about the end of the headroom. After that, it just gest more distorted.
2- Maybe I could try to separate my 4x10 from my Rocker 15. I have a long speaker cab, so it should be possible
3- Bar gigs. I hear myself very well on stage (my Rocker 15 is on a amp stand); it's the audience that complain that they dont hear me. That's why I think I need more presence.
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