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Orange Amplifiers with Minimoog

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:50 pm
by Tayndis
I'm looking at buying a old vintage Minimoog Model D. I'm wondering what affordable amp manufactured by Orange Amplifiers https://waveadvice.com/orange-amps/ would be a good match for the Minimoog.

As an added criteria, I want to be able to run a bass guitar through the same amp (though not simultaneously).

I would post this same question on the Orange Amp forum, but I want only Moog enthusiasts to help me on this one.

Thanks!

Re: Orange Amplifiers with Minimoog

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:39 am
by Telemnemonics
Hmmm, I'm not qualified as a Moog enthusiast, but I did have a RS micro moog and a couple of old Rolands with actual knobs and sliders.
As far as Orange amps suitable for synth, I own an OR15 and an AD30, and would not suggest either of them.
The best suited Oranga amps for synth/ Moog would be the big ones which are not cheap.
Or the big SS ones which are cheap but I've never tried.
To amplify a Moog for the Moog sounds I love I'd want massive clean bass output, and Orange is more about the dirt.
A Hiwatt would be a good guitar amp for a Moog, or maybe an old Marshall Super Bass 100/ Super Lead 100.
The Orange OR120 might sound pretty good but again, it will have distorted low end, so when you want to hear Moog you'll hear Orange.

The SS Orange amps are pretty well regarded and affordable, maybe the 60 or the 120 would sound good.

Edit: Googled and discovered Orange makes affordable SS bass amps.
For synth and bass guitar with an Orange amp those might be the way to go.

Re: Orange Amplifiers with Minimoog

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:45 am
by mbene085
Agree 100% that solid state bass amps are the only Oranges I would personally run a Moog through unless you're springing for the massively powered Matamp models, which have enough low end and power for the job.

I have to ask though...why Orange in particular? They're not the first company that springs to mind for synth amplification.

Re: Orange Amplifiers with Minimoog

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:17 pm
by cheese129
I don't know much about using moog with amps, not either orange amps in particular, but the Rocker 32 is stereo. Maybe that's something you find important? But it ain't cheap, though.

Re: Orange Amplifiers with Minimoog

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:21 pm
by rumfoord

Re: Orange Amplifiers with Minimoog

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:49 pm
by Grey
Found the bot. They will often copy old posts to appear legitimate at first.

Either that or this guy has been trying to get the same question answered for 14 years and still hasen't bought that Minimoog.

Re: Orange Amplifiers with Minimoog

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:20 pm
by Telemnemonics
Grey wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Found the bot. They will often copy old posts to appear legitimate at first.

Either that or this guy has been trying to get the same question answered for 14 years and still hasen't bought that Minimoog.
Got played!
I feel so dirty now...

Re: Orange Amplifiers with Minimoog

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:50 am
by Horsefeather
That bot needs to get itself a keyboard amp or it's gonna be losing highs!