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Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by endofall » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:32 am

Hello and thanks for any help. I just sold my Rockerverb MKII 50w and Im in the market for a OR50 or OR100. I have got to play a OR50 once and heard one in person several times and have always been very impressed by it but the idea of having the extra headroom and an effects loop seems very nice to me so the OR100 has landed on my radar. However I have never heard a OR100 in person so Im not sure how much it really shares with the OR50, also It would cost quite a bit more than a 50 as well. Has anyone had experience with both?

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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:57 pm

I'm in the opposite camp - I only have experience with the OR100.

It sounds FANTASTIC!!!!
Sadly, I can't buy one.
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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by Boy_Narf » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:02 pm

I would say the 50 as it has that single channel simplicity :) It is the only amp on my GAS list right now.

That said, the 100 can be run at a lower wattage, so if I were someone worried about headroom and versatility (I'm not, but you might be), it would be the 100 for sure. Do you need an EL? That seems to be a deal breaker for most folks.
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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by Dark Helmet » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:39 pm

Boy_Narf wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:02 pm
I would say the 50 as it has that single channel simplicity :) It is the only amp on my GAS list right now.

That said, the 100 can be run at a lower wattage, so if I were someone worried about headroom and versatility (I'm not, but you might be), it would be the 100 for sure. Do you need an EL? That seems to be a deal breaker for most folks.
The EL is a really funny question... it seems like the amps I really want to use some fun effects with (AD30, mostly) DON'T have a loop, and the ones that I think are great on their own (OR15...) do have them... go figure...
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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by Eddie Famine » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:30 pm

Well I'm in the only have played a OR50 camp.
Owned it since 2009. Have played some very low volume gigs recently and the Master Volume control works great.
I've been using a lot of pedals lately too and the lack of effects loop is no problem.

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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by Neiloler » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:36 pm

In my experience, Orange master volumes are pretty darn good. Nothing beats pant-flappingly loud tube amp tone, but it can't always be that way for various real world reasons. I think an OR50 would have me set for life. I need to get back into an Orange amp some day...

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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:27 pm

Neiloler wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:36 pm
In my experience, Orange master volumes are pretty darn good. Nothing beats pant-flappingly loud tube amp tone, but it can't always be that way for various real world reasons. I think an OR50 would have me set for life. I need to get back into an Orange amp some day...
You do. You really do need to get an Orange amp again. It's been waaaay too long..... ;)
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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by thejay » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:01 pm

I have both... and both are fantastic. They can sound very similar dialing them in but there are differences. Major ones are the 50 - 1ch, HF knob / 100 - 2ch, power scaling and of course 50 vs 100w.

Honestly both are fantastic amps but they are different which is why I keep both. It probably comes down to what you play and how you will use it.
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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by endofall » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:16 pm

thejay wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:01 pm
I have both... and both are fantastic. They can sound very similar dialing them in but there are differences. Major ones are the 50 - 1ch, HF knob / 100 - 2ch, power scaling and of course 50 vs 100w.

Honestly both are fantastic amps but they are different which is why I keep both. It probably comes down to what you play and how you will use it.
This is a crazy valuable piece of information for me. Part of what makes me love the OR50 is the HF knob and I have always thought it should have been included on the OR100.... This might push me towards the OR50!!

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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by thejay » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:09 pm

Forgot to mention the 100 has a gain boost which, to me, puts it in Rockerverb territory.

The HF on the 50 is priceless though, very controllable and useful.
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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by endofall » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:52 pm

thejay wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:09 pm
Forgot to mention the 100 has a gain boost which, to me, puts it in Rockerverb territory.

The HF on the 50 is priceless though, very controllable and useful.
Do you think that the OR100 can copy what the OR50 does with the HF control or will it seem darker?

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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by thejay » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:35 am

I think it's hard to copy without the HF
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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by endofall » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:04 am

So to post an update. I ended up snagging a OR50 40th Anniversary edition for a really good price. Im super excited about it and I cannot wait to see how it compares to the Rockerverb MKII that I owned. Thanks for the help everyone!

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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by Jondog » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:44 pm

endofall wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:04 am
So to post an update. I ended up snagging a OR50 40th Anniversary edition for a really good price. Im super excited about it and I cannot wait to see how it compares to the Rockerverb MKII that I owned. Thanks for the help everyone!
Awesome! Single channel amps are my favourite.
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Re: Purchase help OR100 or OR50

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:21 pm

endofall wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:04 am
So to post an update. I ended up snagging a OR50 40th Anniversary edition for a really good price. Im super excited about it and I cannot wait to see how it compares to the Rockerverb MKII that I owned. Thanks for the help everyone!
Fantastic!!! Let us know what you think when you get it!!!
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