DEFINITIVE ORANGE GUIDE TO: Overdrive/Boost/Dist/Fuzz Pedals

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Re: DEFINITIVE ORANGE GUIDE TO: Overdrive/Boost/Dist/Fuzz Pedals

Post by ReggaeJoe » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:22 am

Might be a bit late to this, but I'm still gonna dive in.

WHICH ORANGE AMP DO YOU USE?

I roll with a 2013 Gibson SG Standards through a Tiny Terror or a TH30 through a pair of PPC112 cabs. The SG is modded with treble bleeds on the pups, Graphtech saddles, and a bone nut.

WHICH OVERDRIVE PEDALS WORK BEST FOR YOU?

Right now, it's a tie between a Strymon Riverside and my beat-up Boss Blues Driver. I've also got an MXR GT-OD pedal as well, but it's not currently in use.

REASONS FOR YOUR CHOICE:

I dig the Strymon because it's got a lot of tone-shaping options--low, mid, and high knobs, mid-push on/off, and a hi/low gain select. Responds well to tweaking, especially when I pair it with the crunch/dirty channel on the TH30.

On the other hand, I also like the Blues Driver because it really accentuates the amps' natural ranges. I prefer to really crank the volume on both of my amps and not get too crazy with the onboard gain, and then hit the tubes even harder with the pedals--more volume and less drive boost. It REALLY sounds good with the dirty channel on the TH30, which I tend to think responds better to the Strymon. I usually prefer to pair the Blues Driver with the Terror.

PEDALS YOU RECOMMEND STAYING CLEAR OF:

Honestly, the MXR pedal is something that I'm probably going to sell. It's not a bad pedal--but I'm never satisfied with how it responds to the amps, especially with midrange response.
Gibson guitars / Orange amps / Reggae/ Rock and Roll

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Re: DEFINITIVE ORANGE GUIDE TO: Overdrive/Boost/Dist/Fuzz Pedals

Post by Sootio » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:05 pm

The BB Preamp works incredibly well with Orange amps, plus it's orange. A match made in heaven.

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Re: DEFINITIVE ORANGE GUIDE TO: Overdrive/Boost/Dist/Fuzz Pedals

Post by CalgaryBen » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:25 am

WHICH ORANGE AMP DO YOU USE?
I'm currently playing a Tiny Terror and TH30. I have already owned a OR15 and RK50 Mk II.

WHICH OVERDRIVE PEDALS WORK BEST FOR YOU?
So far the best I've played is just a regular Boss SD-1. That pedal really shines with any Orange amp. The very new Horizon Devices Nano Attack is also amazing with both my amps. The OCD is also a proven friend of Orange amps.

REASONS FOR YOUR CHOICE:
The Boss SD-1 adds some light overdrive with a tight bottom end, that works really well with Orange amps gain structure. The Nano Attack basically turns any amp into a modern metal djent machine, and suits Orange really well.

PEDALS YOU RECOMMEND STAYING CLEAR OF:
I don't think tubescreamers tend to work that well with Orange amps. The MXR Dist + didn't work well with any Orange amp I tried either.
Orange TH30 / Orange TT / Horizon Nano Attack / Airis Savage Boost / Dunlop KH95 / Boss NS-2 / Line 6 G30 / Bogner OS 212

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Re: DEFINITIVE ORANGE GUIDE TO: Overdrive/Boost/Dist/Fuzz Pedals

Post by NJD3VIL77 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:11 pm

WHICH ORANGE AMP DO YOU USE?
OR15 with PPC112

WHICH OVERDRIVE PEDALS WORK BEST FOR YOU?
Honestly there is enough gain on tap with this amp to not need one, riding the guitar volume works like a charm. That being said, I have tried a Fulltone Fulldrive 2 Mosfet, Sparkle Drive, and J Rockett Flex Drive with this amp. All sound good but for me unnecessary. Out of these 3 though I would prefer the FD2.

REASONS FOR YOUR CHOICE:
The FD2 is the most transparent of the 3 in Mosfet mode. The Sparkle Drive set to a clean boost was also very good.

PEDALS YOU RECOMMEND STAYING CLEAR OF:
Any full on distortion pedal. Also be wary of TS type pedals with this amp due to the mid hump.

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