I will definitely try that. Not sure where things will end up once our singer is up against this situation but hopefully it'll be good. In any event, no matter what happens, I know I'm good with the AD30. If the 50 is better, excellent. I expect an earthier character and a little more evil out of the OR50, but we'll see. It has to fit with the big picture, and even if it doesn't I know the 30 works!fiveightandten wrote: ↑Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:06 pmNice. If you have another go at the AD30, try getting the master as high as you can, and dial in the gain from there. It's a loud amp, but the EL-84's start to break up early...this is when the amp sounds best, IMO. Channel 1 has a lot of bass. I find the amp cuts a lot better if the bass is rolled off to about 4 or so with hum buckers (I run mine even lower, around 3 for a tighter crunch).Joebot888 wrote: ↑Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:46 amI kept moving em around. I wound up the TH30 almost all the way, on full power, with the gain just past noon. It was too quiet at half power, and the shape knob in the middle made the guitar just disappear. But turning the shape to about 3 o'clock made it cut. I could see if you wanted a pile of poop ton of gain, the TH would be a winner.
On the AD30 I ended up with the gain almost maxed, but the master about halfway. And I have a Jext Telez Uni Drive, and some orange two knob Fuzz/distortion, which I don't recall the name of... I used those a bit.
It's an impressively healthy sounding amp tho. I had to use the grit boxes less than I expected. And it never sounded thin or brittle. Strong as hell.
Channel 2 bass can be around 5 or 6. Pumping the mid knob up helps on both channels. This is an FMV tone circuit, so you can get the mid knob quite high before it's really doing all that much.
I haven't played a TH30 in a band setting, so I can't comment on that. Good luck with the OR-50. It sounds like you'll be able to find something that does the job.
Never woulda considered it as an option, so thanks to everybody here who recommended it.