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Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:35 pm

And why?



Mine probably is my RV50 MKI.
I love the wonderful clean channel, the crazy reverb, and the "more gain than you need" dirty channel.

I don't really play heavy stuff, so hard rock material, and that RV50 is brilliant for everything i play - jazz to HEAVY going rock.

I also have a AD15 and R30, and love them both, but the RV50 edges it for me.

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What's yours? And why?
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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by bclaire » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:00 am

The now discontinued AD30TC combo. Two extremely usable and versatile channels and just good old loud Orange-ness. I used to change amps a lot but I've been happy with this amp since 2004!

And they sound good with 4X12's, too!

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by Jimmyohio » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:04 am

ROCKER 30. Without a doubt.

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by Jondog » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:36 am

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by afjungemann » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:00 am

bclaire wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:00 am
The now discontinued AD30TC combo. Two extremely usable and versatile channels and just good old loud Orange-ness. I used to change amps a lot but I've been happy with this amp since 2004!

And they sound good with 4X12's, too!

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:27 am

Jondog wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:36 am
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Ah ah!!!
Home made Rocker 15???
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Orange Gear: RV50 MKI, R30, AD15, PPC212
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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:32 am

bclaire wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:00 am
The now discontinued AD30TC combo. Two extremely usable and versatile channels and just good old loud Orange-ness. I used to change amps a lot but I've been happy with this amp since 2004!

And they sound good with 4X12's, too!

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Do you prefer their tone to your OR too, or are they just more practical volume wise?


I lovedthe AD30TC combo I had for a short while. Great amp. And I love my AD15. Great great little combo.
Ant

Orange Gear: RV50 MKI, R30, AD15, PPC212
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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by bclaire » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:12 pm

When I use both amps I use the stereo out from the G-System - Sounds big.

As much as I like the sounds of my vintage OR's, I prefer this. It's both classic and modern at the same time. To be honest, I don't know why I keep the OR's any more - I really don't use them - same with the AD140TC head. Maybe it's time for a BC Yard Sale...

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:14 pm

bclaire wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:12 pm
When I use both amps I use the stereo out from the G-System Sounds big.

As much as I like the sounds of my vintage OR's, I prefer this. It's both classic and modern at the same time. To be honest, I don't know why I keep the OR's any more - I really don't use them - same with the AD140TC head. Maybe it's time for a BC Yard Sale...
Hang on to them. In your late 80s, your ORs and AD140, once cranked, will probably be the only thing you can still hear. :shock: :lol: :shock:

I might need to invest in one of those the way my own hearing is going...... :lol:
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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by fiveightandten » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:42 pm

Definitely the OR-80/120

Nothing else sounds like it.
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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:06 pm

I've owned a few Orange amps but for me this is an easy answer

The Ad30htc .

IMO the best clean tones of any orange amp I've owned which works really well with pedals, excellent overdrive , sag and ability to switch both channel cleanish to dirty.

Having said that my favourite overdrive tone is the TTHW......... just not versatile enough for me to play live .....now a Ad30 hard wired would be really something!

So maybe the answer isn't simple at all !!
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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:28 pm

Ronnie Robinson wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:06 pm

So maybe the answer isn't simple at all !!
That's very true.

My ideal Orange amp would have the 2 channels and reverb of my RV50, sandwiching the channel A of the AD15/30, and the dirty channel of the R30, the boost found on the OR100, and the "attenuator" from the Thunderverb.

With that set up, you'd be sorted for any music style. I wonder how huge would be the footswitch Orange would need to produce for that :shock: . I would probably need to build a house extension just for it....... :lol:
Ant

Orange Gear: RV50 MKI, R30, AD15, PPC212
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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by MojoBlaster » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:24 am

I'm lucky enough to own an AD50 Custom Shop (built by Ade Emsley), played through a PPC112 x 2
that I absolutely love to bits. I play old rock and some country and the setup is pretty near perfect.
I also have an OR15H for smaller venues, but it's not quite the same.
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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by pedecamp » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:26 pm

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by markjazzbassist » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:23 pm

bclaire wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:12 pm
When I use both amps I use the stereo out from the G-System - Sounds big.

As much as I like the sounds of my vintage OR's, I prefer this. It's both classic and modern at the same time. To be honest, I don't know why I keep the OR's any more - I really don't use them - same with the AD140TC head. Maybe it's time for a BC Yard Sale...
please let me know if you do!

OR120 without a doubt. The bass and midrange (bass player here) was just heavenly.
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