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by Ade
Wed May 02, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: AD15 valve rattle
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: AD15 valve rattle

Just replaced them. If you do replace than, I've just switched from EL84 to Russian 6P14P EV NOS valves. Just bought 12 via an eBay seller. Cost the same as regular EL84, but should last 10 times as long as they are military grade valves. They are rated for 5000 to 10000h, but I can't couch for the...
by Ade
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: AD15 valve rattle
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: AD15 valve rattle

Hi and thanks for the replies. I should clarify; it definitely is one of the EL84s that is rattling. In the past I’ve noticed the little wire valve retainers rattling but I’ve been able to isolate and stop that. In this instance it’s something inside one of the EL84s, so much so that when it cools d...
by Ade
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: AD15 valve rattle
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

AD15 valve rattle

Hi I understand valve rattle is not uncommon in combos and I’ve just noticed one of my EL84s rattling on my AS15. When playing, the rattle is most evident as a lower note decays. I suppose that makes sense. I should also add, these are EHX EL84s and they’d only be about six months old. Otherwise I’v...
by Ade
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Zvex Distortron or BoR
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Zvex Distortron or BoR

I think so Ant. I think the boost side of the BOR is a SHO and the other side is essentially the Distortron. I didn’t mind the SHO I had and used it exactly as you say with both my AD15 and AD50 but I ultimately sold it as I had other boosts I preferred. I’ve been playing around with the Distortron ...
by Ade
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: orange ad50 custom shop
Replies: 25
Views: 8106

Re: orange ad50 custom shop

Thanks, 5751, that now makes sense.

Ade
by Ade
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Zvex Distortron or BoR
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Zvex Distortron or BoR

Anyone having any luck using either of these with their Oranges? I just picked up a Distortron and to be honest, I’m pretty underwhelmed. I’m playing a P90 Special into either my AD15 or AD50. It seems okay at low gain levels (below 10:00) but beyond that just doesn’t work for me. Sounds harsh and u...
by Ade
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: orange ad50 custom shop
Replies: 25
Views: 8106

Re: orange ad50 custom shop

I changed the orange ecc83 preamp tube in v1 with an old stock rca 5781 with a gain factor of 70 %. Hi Pardon both my ignorance and reviving this old thread (there aren’t too many on the AD or Retro 50s), but what’s an RCA 5781? Is a 5781 the same as an ecc81 which is a 12at7? I’m thinking of tryin...
by Ade
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is an AD15TC possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 2010

Re: Is an AD15TC possible?

bclaire wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:29 am
Sounds interesting but I really like the AD's twin channel voicing...
That’s cool Billy. Out of curiosity, why the interest in the AD15? Are you finding the AD30TCs too loud or just looking for the same tone in a smaller package?

Ade
by Ade
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tone Stack Bypass in AD15
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Re: Tone Stack Bypass in AD15

The way the tone stack works on the AD15 (like the tone stack on the R30 dirty channel) you could get a significant boost too when bypassing the EQ depending on where you set it at. Could be a pretty useful setting. That’s what I was wondering and I suppose hoping. The volume jump on the AD50 when ...
by Ade
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is an AD15TC possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 2010

Re: Is an AD15TC possible?

What about modding an AD15 for a tone stack bypass like in the AD50 as opposed to a second channel? I posted this question in the technical area and was reminded of this thread. In the AD50 the TSB is an excellent and eminently usable feature in an otherwise single channel amp. In an AD15, if not a ...
by Ade
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tone Stack Bypass in AD15
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Tone Stack Bypass in AD15

Why hasn’t Orange employed a tone stack bypass circuit in more of their amp designs? Lately I’ve really been enjoying my AD15 (after a new set of EL84s). But I can’t help think it would be even better if it had a footswitcable tone stack bypass like my AD50. In the AD50 it gives a great volume boost...
by Ade
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is an AD15TC possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 2010

Re: Is an AD15TC possible?

I can’t comment Billie other than to say I’ve recently fallen back in love with my AD15. It was my first Orange purchased in 2004. I liked it so much I later “upgraded” to an AD30TC but after a few years found I preferred the single channel AD15 and sold the AD30TC. But then I felt the AD15 wasn’t l...
by Ade
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: From covers to originals
Replies: 23
Views: 4206

Re: From covers to originals

Billy's point all the way. And in my own experience, I've never heard an established cover band break out an original that was any good; it seems the better the cover band, the more uninspiring their original fare. Be a great cover band and accepted it for what it is, or back yourself as an "origina...
by Ade
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: foot-switch doesn't light-up... (AD50)
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: foot-switch doesn't light-up... (AD50)

And these are the two previous posts I could find.

viewtopic.php?t=48828

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=50368

Ade
by Ade
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: foot-switch doesn't light-up... (AD50)
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: foot-switch doesn't light-up... (AD50)

I seem to remember a "how to fix a footswitch that doesn't light up" article/post... but can't seem to find it. I seem to recall it being a minor/easy fix, but can someone help a brother out here.... AD30s both worked fine, and I've tried 3 switches with the AD50, and no-bueno.... Hi Dark Helmet I ...