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by skylark
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Orange Matamp ORST 50w, ORST 100w?, OR100
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Orange Matamp ORST 50w, ORST 100w?, OR100

Would you say the same about this - is it actually a 50w ORST (with Partridge T151 OT) that someone has been modded to run with 4x EL34?
Did the ORST 50w have also the Partridge T151 OT?

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by skylark
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Matamp 2000 - pics and clips added
Replies: 16
Views: 3215

Re: Matamp 2000 - pics and clips added

A stunning build! So you ended up with 50w version instead of 100w?
Did Mark play the clone or the original in the clip?
by skylark
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Orange Matamp ORST 50w, ORST 100w?, OR100
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Orange Matamp ORST 50w, ORST 100w?, OR100

Hello folks, what is the difference between the ORST with 4x EL34 (has smaller Partridge trasnformers T149 (choke), T150, T151) and the Orange Matamp OR100 series (larger Partridge T147, T148, T149 transformers). What were the Partridge trasnformers on the 50w ORST? Was there a 50w ORST and a 100w O...
by skylark
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Orange by Matamp ORST vs OR120 tone?
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Orange by Matamp ORST vs OR120 tone?

No other way of getting some sneak-peek info beforehand?
by skylark
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Orange by Matamp ORST vs OR120 tone?
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Orange by Matamp ORST vs OR120 tone?

Hi folks, i own a mid 70's OR120 and love the tones it is capable of. I spotted an Orange by Matamp ORST and the question does not leave me alone - how does the ORST with it's fantastic Partridge transformers sound compared to an OR120, what are the main tonal differences? Thanks for any input on th...
by skylark
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mat Mathias design intentions, when building OR100/OR120
Replies: 9
Views: 2521

Re: Mat Mathias design intentions, when building OR100/OR120

Yes, alao there are snippets from the book of orange on premierguitar.com, where the same is stated about the hi-fi amp. And as for the series 2000, it used the Radiospares deluxe OT, which, as we all know, was a hi-fi OT and has a rather even response at the low 20w power rating of the amp. Once th...
by skylark
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mat Mathias design intentions, when building OR100/OR120
Replies: 9
Views: 2521

Re: Mat Mathias design intentions, when building OR100/OR120

Ok, so after reading some more bits and paying a bit more attention, i found that the Series 2000 seems to be based on a Hi-Fi amp design, the Connoisseur HQ20 by Tony Emerson. No idea how much of the design was based on the Hi-Fi amp, but it sure explains some aspects of Matamp and early Orange amp...
by skylark
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Orange OR80 vs. Marshall SL comparison by Johann Segeborn
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Orange OR80 vs. Marshall SL comparison by Johann Segeborn

Hi folks, just wanted to point out a video made by Johann Segeborn recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tzY-jvylnk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; A nice comparison. Unfortunately not through the same cab as even though the speakers are the same or similar, Orange cabs really so...
by skylark
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Orange Tube Reverb Unit schematic
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: Orange Tube Reverb Unit schematic

Btw. how big is the difference of the unit being in front of the amp - as it seems to have been the case with the early Matamp 2000 reverb - or going through the Echo send/return as in the later Ormat models? I guess the echo send/return is after the preamp, before the PI - therefore it should be se...
by skylark
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Orange Tube Reverb Unit schematic
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: Orange Tube Reverb Unit schematic

Thanks for the info bclaire! Sorry, i realized it sounded misleading - i did not buy a unit (or find one) - i meant i stumbled over some pics of the model and some gut-shots on the net. If i had bought a unti i would post pics all over the forum :) I am thinking about building a unit - looks like as...
by skylark
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Orange Tube Reverb Unit schematic
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Orange Tube Reverb Unit schematic

Hi folks, i found this tube reverb unit from Ormat era and am wondering, if there are any schematics available for the tube version? I see a schematic floating around for the solid state version of the later Orange reverb units, but not the tube version. Also the early Matamp 2000 era Reverb Unit wa...
by skylark
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mat Mathias design intentions, when building OR100/OR120
Replies: 9
Views: 2521

Re: Mat Mathias design intentions, when building OR100/OR120

Thanks for the input Gladmarr! will look into the ORST and successor amps a bit more, as they will be probably covered much better than the super rare 2000. I guess you probably know this already, but here is a great article on the VOX amp design: http://www.stevesamps.co.uk/?page_id=287" onclick="w...
by skylark
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mat Mathias design intentions, when building OR100/OR120
Replies: 9
Views: 2521

Re: Mat Mathias design intentions, when building OR100/OR120

:D a good one. Shame on me... Mat Mathias, of course - this just confirms my noobiness to Orange and Matamp. Corrected the title. Thanks for the link! I read that article yesterday and this is where the Matamp 2000 was mentioned. So i am now wondering how much of the initial design went into the OR1...
by skylark
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mat Mathias design intentions, when building OR100/OR120
Replies: 9
Views: 2521

Mat Mathias design intentions, when building OR100/OR120

Hi folks, so i recently got an Orange OR120 that i run in OR80 mode. It is becoming more and more my favorite amp. Hence i was wondering, if you guys know of a good article on the design intentions by Mat Mathews when working on the first Orange by Matamp models - the OR100 and later the OR120? I've...
by skylark
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Run vintage OR120 as OR80 permanently - safe?
Replies: 19
Views: 3536

Re: Run vintage OR120 as OR80 permanently - safe?

Long dely for a reply, sorry about that, guys! Well, i had the tremendous pleasure of cranking the OR120 (OR80 at the moment) without any attenuator through a Hiwatt 4x12 with fanes. Well... This was probably the best live tone i have ever heard. The fanes have a cleaner midrange and they seem to en...