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Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by pattyzero » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:56 am

I'm in the market for a new amp.

I've previously owned marshalls and oranges, I'm downsizing from a Jcm800.
I've owned a couple of tiny terror hardwired, a rocker 30, a retro 50 and a rockerverb.

I'm looking for something pretty portable, I don;t need a clean channel; but I do need crunch that can do classic rock through to 80's thrash/hot rodded jcm800 with a pedal in front type of sounds. The facility for a lead boost would be great too, either through fx loop or a 2nd channel.

The terrors would be great if they're loud enough, I loved mine and they're nice simple portable amps, but I'm open to suggestions!!

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Re: Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by bclaire » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:44 am

AD30HTC or a Dual Terror would probably nail it for you.

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Re: Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by pattyzero » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:38 am

bclaire wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:44 am
AD30HTC or a Dual Terror would probably nail it for you.

I'd considered trying a dual terror (I toured the states with one last year , I've always liked the terrors) but never thoight of the ad30, I always assumed it'd be too vintagey and saggy with it being valve rectified, maybe I should try one!!

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Re: Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:33 pm

Did u get rid of the R30 head, I take it is was nt for you?
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Re: Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by pattyzero » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:04 pm

Ronnie Robinson wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:33 pm
Did u get rid of the R30 head, I take it is was nt for you?
I did!! It was a great sounding and well made head, just seemed to be voiced a bit much in the lower mids and a little too compressed for me

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Re: Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:15 pm

pattyzero wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Ronnie Robinson wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:33 pm
Did u get rid of the R30 head, I take it is was nt for you?
I did!! It was a great sounding and well made head, just seemed to be voiced a bit much in the lower mids and a little too compressed for me
Too compressed?
You must have run it super hard/loud to get natural valve compression?

Otherwise, AD30, R30, Dual Terror or OR50 are your main bets.
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Re: Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by stargazer747 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:07 pm

Any one of mine; the Dark Terror, Jim Root Terror, Rocker 15 Terror, & Brent Hinds Terror will do as well as Vintage 70s Rock.
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Re: Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by pattyzero » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:43 pm

stargazer747 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:07 pm
Any one of mine; the Dark Terror, Jim Root Terror, Rocker 15 Terror, & Brent Hinds Terror will do as well as Vintage 70s Rock.
If you had to pick one, which would you choose??!

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Re: Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by stargazer747 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:24 pm

I guess I would choose the Jim Root Terror if I had to keep just one.
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Re: Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by afjungemann » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:56 pm

pattyzero wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:38 am
bclaire wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:44 am
AD30HTC or a Dual Terror would probably nail it for you.

I'd considered trying a dual terror (I toured the states with one last year , I've always liked the terrors) but never thoight of the ad30, I always assumed it'd be too vintagey and saggy with it being valve rectified, maybe I should try one!!
I would actually agree with this a little. I picked up an AD30 and it is really really cool however, you need to either push the power section a lot or use a pedal if you plan on anything with 80's gain. As far as the saggy stuff, I have found it really depends on your eq settings. Channel 2 with bass held back a bit doesn't sound saggy at all to me but channel 1 if you get the bass too high will sag. I love the sound of channel 1 and it works awesome for some more classic stuff. The Dark Terror or the Jim Root would be great since they have an FX loop. The Rocker terror would also be a good candidate.
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Re: Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by D|C|M|E » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:57 pm

I would check out YouTube demos of the TH30. Seems to have a super wide gain range ending up in full on high gain saturation and filth which I would think you could EQ to an 80's style voice and the classic rock crunch would likely be extremely easy to dial in as it seems to be one of the most commonly available tones to dial into almost every Orange there is.

Some of the higher gain settings in the demo's I've seen get a great Sabbath-y Vol. 4 type of gain warmth and hotness. I have to believe that the 80's sound is achievable but that all depends on exactly which style of 80's you're looking for.

I generally think of all Orange amps as having that strong resonance in the low mid range almost always present. I've come to associate it as one of the hallmarks of the Orange voice.
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Re: Is there an Orange for 80's metal / classic rock

Post by Phlowen » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:28 pm

If you thought the R30 felt too compressed, definitely don't get a TH30.
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