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by dreamdistortion
Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Best value in instrument cables?
Replies: 25
Views: 2846

Re: Best value in instrument cables?

I've been using Fulltone cables for several years now and they've never failed and have always sounded great. Very well priced for the quality, too.
by dreamdistortion
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: OTR 120
Replies: 65
Views: 12701

Re: OTR 120

Looks like a gorgeous amp. Much better construction than the new ones. Here's some info from the Orange site: This amplifier is the Overdrive 120 4 x EL34 enhanced by eighteen modifications. Introduced in 1997, OTR stands for Oscillatory Transition Return. The OTR 80 is the 2 x EL34 version. The ver...
by dreamdistortion
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: 12ax7 Comparison
Replies: 0
Views: 959

12ax7 Comparison

I've accumulated a modest stash of preamp tubes (mostly NOS or ANOS) over the past couple years, and yesterday I finally got around to comparing a few of them in V1 of my Retro 50. I figure I'll roll a few at a time and post my results over the next couple of weeks. Guitars used were: -1984 MIJ Fend...
by dreamdistortion
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Unmolested OR120?
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Unmolested OR120?

Wow. Amazing reply. Thanks a million. Saved it should be, but unfortunately I'm not the one to do it -- unless I can get them to drop at least $500 off the price tag.
by dreamdistortion
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Unmolested OR120?
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Unmolested OR120?

Attention tech guys: Can any of you tell me if this amp has had any mods or replacement parts? Thanks!

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by dreamdistortion
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: little rattle buzz bugging me.
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: little rattle buzz bugging me.

Do you hear it when you play clean at the same volume?
by dreamdistortion
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: OR100H and Custom 50 vid from NAMM
Replies: 42
Views: 3724

Re: OR100H and Custom 50 vid from NAMM

[quote="dreamdistortion" If the HF drive defeats the master volume like on the OR50, that would be a huge plus. I don't quite understand what you mean by this, can you explain a little more? Turning the HF all the way up doesn't turn off the MV, which is what I think of when I read "defeat". It jus...
by dreamdistortion
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: OR100H and Custom 50 vid from NAMM
Replies: 42
Views: 3724

Re: OR100H and Custom 50 vid from NAMM

I'm sure the Custom 50 will sound amazing. If the HF drive defeats the master volume like on the OR50, that would be a huge plus. I consistently run my Retro 50 with the volume cranked. You can hear and feel the master "engage" at about 12 o'clock and start adding clarity, punch and thickness to the...
by dreamdistortion
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: OR100H and Custom 50 vid from NAMM
Replies: 42
Views: 3724

Re: OR100H and Custom 50 vid from NAMM

Orange also seems to be going astray from it's philosophy of simple designs, in an effort to make Swiss Army Knife amps like the OR100H. A certain market will segment will always demand feature-packed gizmo amplification, but appeasing that demographic puts the essence of Orange at stake, IMO.
by dreamdistortion
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: OR100H and Custom 50 vid from NAMM
Replies: 42
Views: 3724

Re: OR100H and Custom 50 vid from NAMM

Ade did not compare the Custom 50 to the OR50, as folks on the board are doing (though it's understandable given that controls are the same). He said that it's basically a Retro 50 with presence and HF drive. The Retro was designed to sound like a Pix Only, so the vintage flavor is there. It is a bi...
by dreamdistortion
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Spongy powertubes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Spongy powertubes?

Speakers have a huge effect on the amp feel too. Small magnet speakers (g12M or g1265) will make the amp much more spongy feeling than, say, V30s. Compressor is probably the best suggestion, though.
by dreamdistortion
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Orange OR50 Custom Shop comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 4187

Re: Orange OR50 Custom Shop comparison

Beautiful. Thanks for posting. Since they are virtually identical, you should "free" one to the market for someone else to enjoy.
by dreamdistortion
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Starting to GAS for a Retro 50
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: Starting to GAS for a Retro 50

I love the Retro. It's full of tones, from sweet, chimey cleans to snarling overdrive. Handles dirt pedals with aplomb, as well. I've been feeding a Big Cheese and Barber LTD into it. Souns killer, even with the amp set to deliver some grit. I was actually able to compare the Retro directly with a "...
by dreamdistortion
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Best 2x12 cab (and speakers!!) for a retro 50 and TTHW
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Best 2x12 cab (and speakers!!) for a retro 50 and TTHW

Grab an Orange cab, sell the V30s and replace them with something else. I'm loving the Weber Legacys with my Retro. I've got the M style, 30oz., 65w versions with 55hz cones. They sound fat and sweet. HUGE HUGE HUGE improvement over the V30s I had before. Not sure if you can get them in the UK, thou...
by dreamdistortion
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: OFFICIAL ORANGE SOUND CLIP THREAD
Replies: 219
Views: 404941

Re: OFFICIAL ORANGE SOUND CLIP THREAD

Orange Retro 50, Weber Legacy speakers and a Jazzmaster built from parts. Enjoy!

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