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

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:22 am
by ReggaeJoe
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.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:05 pm
by Sootio
The BB Preamp works incredibly well with Orange amps, plus it's orange. A match made in heaven.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:25 am
by CalgaryBen
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.

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

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:11 pm
by NJD3VIL77
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.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:29 pm
by RSWRecording
CalgaryBen wrote:
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.
That's so interesting...I also have the OR15 and RK50 Mk II. They've never failed me, and always add something extra to the mix.

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

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:44 am
by stargazer747
WHICH ORANGE AMP DO YOU USE?
I have the following Orange amps:
Rocker 15 Terror
Brent Hinds Terror
Jim Root Terror
Dark Terror
Micro Dark Terror
I use them thru the following 3 cabs:
custom Marshall 412 with Celestion Vintage 30s @ 8 Ohms
EVH 5150 III 212 & 112 with Celestion 70th Anniversary both 16 Ohms

WHICH OVERDRIVE PEDALS WORK BEST FOR YOU?
Built 2 pedalboards both have split signal chain for preamp pedals and FX Loop using 4-cable method:
Board #1
for low gain - MXR Micro Amp
for medium gain - MXR il Diavolo Overdrive - essentially an MXR GT-OD on steroids has switch to choose between 3 clipping modes
for high gain - MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive - based on EVH 5150 III amp's "Blue Channel" has the 3 band EQ, built in adjustable Smart Gate great at taming unwanted noise, and 6dB Boost button that fattens up the mids
Board #2
for low gain - Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9 re-issue, the iconic vintage pedal of the 70s & 80s Classic & Hard Rock era
for medium gain - Analog Alien Fuzzbubble-45 a dual overdrive/fuzz pedal vintage voiced with an organic tone
for high gain - Way Huge Saucy Box also vintage voiced but can get a hint of modern out of it, very warm tone

REASONS FOR YOUR CHOICE:
see question 2 for description of each of my overdrive choices

PEDALS YOU RECOMMEND STAYING CLEAR OF:
For Orange amp which have their own unique classic British Crunch and typically loads of gain, I never use distortion pedals, in my opinion, does not complement the amp's gain nor is it a good combination tonally, just a boost (clean or dirty) and overdrives

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

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:41 pm
by Vanilla Latte
WHICH ORANGE AMP DO YOU USE?
OR 15
CR-60C Pro

WHICH OVERDRIVE PEDALS WORK BEST FOR YOU?
Fulltone OCD - It's super transparent. Just gives you more of what you already have, without coloring the signature Orange sound.
MI Audio Crunch Box - If you like your mids peaked a little. Just a great sounding pedal.

PEDALS YOU RECOMMEND STAYING CLEAR OF:
Any modeling pedals like stuff from Tech 21 or "amp in a box" pedals like some the Wampler pedals (Triple Wreck, Pinnacle, etc.). Can't beat a good old school OD for pushing an amp into sonic mayhem. :wink:

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

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:39 pm
by bclaire
A lot has changed since I first posted, so here goes part II:

WHICH ORANGE AMPS DO YOU OWN?
2007 Orange AD200B MK 3
2001 Orange AD30TC
2013 Orange AD30TC
2001 Orange AD140TC
2012 Orange OR15
1978 Orange OR80M
1991 Orange OR80M
2006 Orange Micro Crush
2012 Orange Micro Terror
2012 Orange Stereo Micro Crush
2007 Orange Tiny Terror
1975 OMEC 150EQ
1975 Jimmy Bean JB150

WHICH ORANGE AMP DO YOU USE?
AD30TC combo

WHICH OVERDRIVE PEDALS WORK BEST FOR YOU?
OR80M- none work
AD140TC- Marshall Drivemaster (original), Danelectro Cool Cat Drive (both discontinued)
AD30TC- I use a TC Electronics G-System. I have a Nova Drive in the rack which works well, also a VoodooLabs Proactavia
OMEC 150EQ - I use a Seymour Duncan Twin Tube Classic that sounds fantastic

REASONS FOR YOUR CHOICE:
only ones I found that work and sounded natural

PEDALS YOU RECOMMEND STAYING CLEAR OF:
MXR's