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Post by pegboy » Thu Nov 14, 2002 10:51 pm

can anyone tell me if the new oranges have printed circuit boards, or are they hand wired? just curious.

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Post by geertjacobs » Fri Nov 15, 2002 4:43 pm

To prevent the next question (" And what about the old amp?")

Orange amps are PCB amps, but they are the good kind of PCB amps.
This means that they mount the tubes on the chassis on not on the PCB. (That would be bad because shaking tubes can strain a pcb 'till something goes wrong.)

1. the new custom shop amps are handwired (PTP or point-to-point)
2. Maybe some very old Matamp Orange amps (before 1970 or so)might have been PTP
3. there were some amps in the early '70's that had the preamp tubes mounted on the PCB.

This should be close, I think.


P.S. if you want to see the inside of the new Orange amps, look at

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Post by lix » Fri Jan 24, 2003 9:03 pm

Don't confuse "hand wired" with "point to point wired".
An amp *can* be a printed circuit board amp & be hand wired.
An amp that's point to point *is* hand wired.

Custom Shop Orange amps are point to point wired, which is
hand wired.
All others are printed circuit board. Are they hand wired printed circuit board amps? Hmmmm????


Edited by - lix on 24 Jan 2003 21:04:43

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Post by voodoochild292 » Sat Jan 25, 2003 12:01 am

Check out this link for some pics/sound clips of some Orange (and tons of other kickass) amps. ... eAmps.html

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