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by jamison162
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Should I look at the ad30?
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: Should I look at the ad30?

I just sent back an AD30HTC and have owned an RV50 since 2007. The AD30 is much fizzier, but I did not have the chance to experiment with changing out the stock "PM" chinese preamp tubes. The AD30 runs pretty hot and was/is much louder than my RV50 biased at 20mA. So don't think the AD30 is a quiet ...
by jamison162
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: AD30TC 2x12 combo, in depth review
Replies: 20
Views: 11549

Re: AD30TC 2x12 combo, in depth review

Huh. I always thought Ade's demo was a pretty accurate demonstration of the amp, and more so Andy from PGS's demo (but he can make ANYTHING sound good). Different strokes I suppose. I like those demo's - that's why I decided to give the AD30 another shot since first playing one in 2006. But it didn...
by jamison162
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: AD30TC 2x12 combo, in depth review
Replies: 20
Views: 11549

Re: AD30TC 2x12 combo, in depth review

Well, I've had an AD30HTC at home to demo for the past 30 days and....it's going back. The RV50 is still king for my tonal needs. I guess I'm not al EL84 kind of guy, those "PM" branded chinese tubes sound awful to me. The AD30HTC was a fizzy, awful sounding mess to my ears. And harsh. Makes me scra...
by jamison162
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: TH30 vs. Rockerverb 50 MK II. Just asking for advice.
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Re: TH30 vs. Rockerverb 50 MK II. Just asking for advice.

Bought my RV50 in 2007. I've since tried a Rocker 30, TH30, AD30HTC. Rockerverb 50 is better sounding gain for sure. I would look for a used RV50 (original with 6V6's). You'll love it.
by jamison162
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Which Orange amp head would you buy, if..........
Replies: 14
Views: 1957

Re: Which Orange amp head would you buy, if..........

I'm a huge fan of the RV50; I've owned mine since '07 (bought new). It's got a great master volume and gain knob and can be dialed in to do any of the styles you mentioned. I've tried the RV50 mkII, Rocker 30, TH30 and just the other day bought an AD30HTC. The RV50 sounds better than all of those IM...
by jamison162
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: I..don't think I like V30's?
Replies: 30
Views: 2610

Re: I..don't think I like V30's?

You can take the grill off the sm58 and it will be a sm57. They are the same mic, not sure if you knew that or not but figured I'd let you just in case. I do it all the time when my 57 isn't at my studio. This is huge misinformation. They sound different. May use the same capsule but the transforme...
by jamison162
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Orange Rockerverb 100 VS AD140. Advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 6938

Re: Orange Rockerverb 100 VS AD140. Advice?

Possibly. I like keeping my rig on the small side. But a 4x12 might be my best option for this guy. It was plenty loud, but if I need a little extra juice at a gig, it won't have it. If you need a little more power, put a solid state rectifier in for the GZ34, they run about $10 and won't wear out....
by jamison162
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: audix om2
Replies: 19
Views: 1777

Re: audix om2

Check out the Heil mics, wow! I just bought 3: PR-20UT, PR-35 for vox, PR-30b for cab. Hamcity.com
by jamison162
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Rockerverb, AD30 and pedals
Replies: 44
Views: 6255

Re: Rockerverb, AD30 and pedals

My RV50 has always been "picky" when it comes to pedals. The clean channel has so much headroom, it's very hi-fi sounding, can be somewhat steril if you are not careful with tube/speaker selection. It is just VERY revealing....i.e. garbage in, garbage out. It makes pedals, well....sound like pedals....
by jamison162
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Marshall JVM205H
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Re: Marshall JVM205H

The JVM205H had my interest, but after checking out tons of reviews/demos, I've pretty much decided it's not for me. The gain just doesn't sound all that great, the same bright somewhat harsh grating tone (at least to my ears).
by jamison162
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: The story of your first Orange
Replies: 28
Views: 4924

Re: The story of your first Orange

2001. I was playing in an indie rock band and wanted a nicer amp to replace my Peavey classic 100 head. I had seen OR-80s and OR-120's being played by a few bands I liked. Namely Jimmy Eat World, and a band called Engine Down from VA (great band!). That sound! I never heard an amp that sounded anyt...
by jamison162
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: AD30TC 2x12 combo, in depth review
Replies: 20
Views: 11549

Re: AD30TC 2x12 combo, in depth review

... (1) Are the clean and edge of breakup tones on the AD30HTC "sweeter" than the 6V6 RV50? (2) Is the gain on the AD30 more open, less aggressive, more "vintage" sounding if you will than the RV50? (3) Does the AD30 "take" pedals better than the RV50?... (1)yes (2)yes (3)no Thanks for the input Be...
by jamison162
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: AD30TC 2x12 combo, in depth review
Replies: 20
Views: 11549

Re: AD30TC 2x12 combo, in depth review

Looks like everyone jumped ship on this thread.

Can the AD30HTC do Jet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iay9gyLNdBw
by jamison162
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Barber Dirty Bomb, Anyone using this pedal with an Orange??
Replies: 0
Views: 649

Barber Dirty Bomb, Anyone using this pedal with an Orange??

RV50 or AD30 particularly? I set my rig up for low gain, classic rock for most of our set and want to add a really good high gain box to tightern everything up, any ideas besides the Dirty Bomb??
by jamison162
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New speakers for AD30htc
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: New speakers for AD30htc

I've tried most of the WGS speakers (and Celstions, Scumback, Eminence, ASW, etc.). The Invader really did nothing for me. My fave WGS would have to be the Blackhawk 50 alnico, but it's $$$. There are better greenback, g12h, etc. speakers to be had. The Retro 50 was cool but has a huge bottom end an...