Orange AD15/12 vs. Vox AC 15

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Post by voodoochild292 » Wed May 01, 2002 11:23 pm

I'm pretty sure that I'll be buying one of these amps some day soon. Can anyone compare their experiences with both of them. I am wondering in particular if the Orange is a little more versatile. I have found that it's hard to get a Vox to sound like anything but a Vox. I'm thinking with the added mid control in the Orange and the active tone controls, the Orange might be a little more versatile.

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Post by gearnut » Thu May 02, 2002 11:20 am

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I'm pretty sure that I'll be buying one of these amps some day soon. Can anyone compare their experiences with both of them. I am wondering in particular if the Orange is a little more versatile. I have found that it's hard to get a Vox to sound like anything but a Vox. I'm thinking with the added mid control in the Orange and the active tone controls, the Orange might be a little more versatile.

Thanks!

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Well, I think in some ways the two are very similar. Oranges definitely sound like oranges, although tonally you might have just a bit more flexibility than the vox. But both are one trick ponies. If you're looking for lots of flexibility, this might not be the amp for you.

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Post by voodoochild292 » Thu May 02, 2002 4:42 pm

Thanks!

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Post by davidofdavidom » Sun May 05, 2002 12:13 am

the Vox is not a one trick pony, uts a versitile senstive amp, dependent on guitar, pick up, dynamics, and Lastly EQ!
I have a 62 AC30, an OR120, and a RI AC15, and its amazing, and I have tried the orange, very difficult to work on, and lack of Mojo.

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Post by gearnut » Sun May 05, 2002 11:29 am

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the Vox is not a one trick pony, uts a versitile senstive amp, dependent on guitar, pick up, dynamics, and Lastly EQ!
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I'd say the same thing about my Orange. What I meant was that they each have their own specific sound and character and no matter how you eq it, it's still a vox or orange. That's not a bad thing either! Nothing sounds like a vox or an orange, as opposed to say a Rivera that has channels voiced like a fender and marshall.

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Post by voodoochild292 » Mon May 06, 2002 5:15 am

I guess any amp that's not a "modeling" amp is going to be a "one-trick-pony" so to speak. I mean every amp has it's own characteristics. You can't get a JCM 800 to sound like a Twin Reverb. It sounds like an 800. I just meant that sometimes Vox amps have more midrange than I want for a specific sound and I thought maybe the Orange has better tone-shaping abilities because of the mid-range control (which the AC 15 doesn't have) and the active tone controls. I've heard that Oranges sound similar to Voxs so this would make a lot of sense for me.

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Post by gearnut » Mon May 06, 2002 2:04 pm

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I guess any amp that's not a "modeling" amp is going to be a "one-trick-pony" so to speak. I mean every amp has it's own characteristics. You can't get a JCM 800 to sound like a Twin Reverb. It sounds like an 800. I just meant that sometimes Vox amps have more midrange than I want for a specific sound and I thought maybe the Orange has better tone-shaping abilities because of the mid-range control (which the AC 15 doesn't have) and the active tone controls. I've heard that Oranges sound similar to Voxs so this would make a lot of sense for me.

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That's true. They are similar. The orange still has that warm/midrangey feel. No scooped mids here really. It's a neat amp in that it's especially sensitive to tube switching and speakers. You can definitely fine-tune by switching tubes or speakers. I've been thinking about getting some greenbacks to try...

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Post by davidofdavidom » Tue May 07, 2002 9:14 pm

sorry I just wanted an arguement, actually the tone pots on an ac15 increase gain too I think...

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