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New Member & NAD Tiny Terror Combo

Post by Gridlock » Sat May 10, 2014 2:27 am

Hi all,

New here. I have wanted to own an Orange amp for sometime and picked up a minty used TT combo last weekend. Got to crank it last weekend and loved the sound. AC/DC and Zeppelin all day long with my eyes closed. Used a reverb and a delay pedal. I noticed that the TT sounds better with humbuckers than it does with single coils.

Played it again last night in a much larger room and the tone wasn't the same or as nice. Can't figure out the difference in tone from the two different days. Maybe its just my lacking guitar skills.

I will try it again tomorrow and try to figure the reason for the different tones.

Tried to upload a picture with no success.

Glad to be here.
Thanks
Gridlock
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Re: New Member & NAD Tiny Terror Combo

Post by myboss57 » Sat May 10, 2014 10:04 am

Welcome to Orange! I used to have a TT combo (the 1x10, not 1x12 speaker - which one do you have?). Anyways, it was way too loud for my townhouse so I sold it. Sort of regret it now that my only practice amp is a little solid state Crush that I bought used.

But yes, the TT is a great little beast and can provide hours of wonderful tone! Not sure why it suddenly sounded bad in a bigger room, but my first guess is just the acoustics of going from one room to another. Where do you typically play it? Is the space carpeted, concrete, tile, plaster walls, drywall, etc? If the other room was different from your usual space it will sound different.

Otherwise, check the tubes, maybe swap some out if you have any on hand. I can say though, it takes a while to get into the chassis - there's about 14 screws or something in all. It's likely just the room acoustics differences though, and not the tubes.

To upload a pic, at least for me, I post from a photosharing site like Flickr. You use the [IMG] tags and it should work. I can never remember exactly and have to fumble myself.
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Re: New Member & NAD Tiny Terror Combo

Post by a.hun » Sat May 10, 2014 10:40 am

Yep, room acoustics. Placement in relation to the room boundaries (floor, walls) will make a big difference to the sound.

What happens is that the close you place a speaker (combo) to one or more of the boundaries the more lower frequencies you'll get. Move the amp until it sounds best, not just looks good! :wink:
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Re: New Member & NAD Tiny Terror Combo

Post by Gridlock » Sat May 10, 2014 1:16 pm

Thanks guys. I have 30 days to keep or return the amp for a full refund. Kind of on the fence right now. The amp sounded kind of raspy the other day. Probably something a good preamp tube change might correct. I'm going to try it again today when the wife runs off to yoga, through the combo speaker, and through my 4x12 cab with Greenbacks.

I love the size, look, speaker, wattage, and concept of this amp. Just wish that it was running EL34's VS EL84's.

If I do return the amp I'll hold off and watch for a used Orange Rocker 30 with EL34's.

I am guessing that I'm going through the standard new member hold that won't allow me to attach photos. I'll attempt to attach some photos again later today.

Thanks again. Seems like a good group of people here.

Grid
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Re: New Member & NAD Tiny Terror Combo

Post by a.hun » Sat May 10, 2014 1:49 pm

Post photos by hosting them somewhere online first (eg Photobucket) and then linking to the pics using the <Img> button on the forum posting page.

There was some forum pics hosting but it ran out of space in no time... :roll:

Sounding raspy? Might be a valve thing, but probably just needed some subtle tweaking eg from your guitar tone control(s). This sort of thing:
http://forum.orangeamps.com/viewtopic.php?t=18408" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

You'd (probably) love the R.30 though. Different league IMO. Also the TT combo is a complete nightmare for getting at the valves. May sound great but it seems pointlessly difficult to get into IMO.
http://forum.orangeamps.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41442" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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Re: New Member & NAD Tiny Terror Combo

Post by Gridlock » Sat May 10, 2014 2:55 pm

a.hun wrote:Post photos by hosting them somewhere online first (eg Photobucket) and then linking to the pics using the <Img> button on the forum posting page.

There was some forum pics hosting but it ran out of space in no time... :roll:

Sounding raspy? Might be a valve thing, but probably just needed some subtle tweaking eg from your guitar tone control(s). This sort of thing:
http://forum.orangeamps.com/viewtopic.php?t=18408" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

You'd (probably) love the R.30 though. Different league IMO. Also the TT combo is a complete nightmare for getting at the valves. May sound great but it seems pointlessly difficult to get into IMO.
http://forum.orangeamps.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41442" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Andy.
Andy,
I think that I am going for the Rocker 30. I have never been a fan of EL84 amps and I think that the EL34's in the Rocker 30 will be the deal breaker. Going to go looking today.

Thanks for your help.
Grid
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Re: New Member & NAD Tiny Terror Combo

Post by Gridlock » Sat May 10, 2014 7:04 pm

FYI. Just returned the TT Combo and purchased a Rocker 30 Combo. Will receive the amp mid week.
2013 Orange Rockerverb 50 MKII
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Re: New Member & NAD Tiny Terror Combo

Post by myboss57 » Sat May 10, 2014 8:06 pm

Well that was quick! Sounds like the Rocker was what you were really after in the first place. That sounds great, and I've heard nothing but good things about the Rocker 30!
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Re: New Member & NAD Tiny Terror Combo

Post by OrangePaul » Sat May 10, 2014 8:12 pm

myboss57 wrote:.....I can never remember exactly and have to fumble myself.
:oops: :lol:
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Re: New Member & NAD Tiny Terror Combo

Post by Gridlock » Sat May 10, 2014 8:36 pm

myboss57 wrote:Well that was quick! Sounds like the Rocker was what you were really after in the first place. That sounds great, and I've heard nothing but good things about the Rocker 30!
Yea, I had my doubts about another EL84 amp.

I have bought and sold a few EL84 amps over the years and need to stick with the big bottle amps that I prefer.

Thanks
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