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Re: Which Orange Amp?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:15 am

It really depends on where you set both preamp and master volume.

You can get both volume and gain boosts so long as they aren't maxed. The dirty channel is LOUD.
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Re: Which Orange Amp?

Post by Digestive » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:44 am

Cheers, Can you clarify further?

How would you set up a Rocker to give rhythm/lead differential.....just run a boost without the volume/preamp maxed out on the dirty channel?

Any advice great-fully appreciated.......

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Re: Which Orange Amp?

Post by stargazer747 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:31 pm

I'll vote any Terror, I have 5x, unless you require bigger wattage like a 50 or a 100 Watt. Not that the Terrors aren't loud enough at just 15 Watts, they most surely are.
Heads: Orange Rocker 15 Terror, Brent Hinds Terror, Signature #4 Jim Root Terror, Dark Terror, Micro Dark Terror - Cabs: Marshall 412 Celestion Vintage 30s, EVH 5150 III 212 & 112 Celestion 70th Anniversary

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Re: Which Orange Amp?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:06 pm

Digestive wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:44 am
Cheers, Can you clarify further?

How would you set up a Rocker to give rhythm/lead differential.....just run a boost without the volume/preamp maxed out on the dirty channel?

Any advice great-fully appreciated.......

If you crank the gain and master, you run out of headroom, all you'll get is more gain and more compression.

Set everything at 1 o'clock, you'll have room for more gain and more volume.

I wouldn't want to be more specific- plenty of other gain/volume combinations will work too, and what you want may be very different from what I aim for.

But the dirty channel is LOUD. I doubt you'll crank the master very often.....!!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Which Orange Amp?

Post by Digestive » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:35 pm

Most appreciated....what’s the consensus on the AD30 and Rocker 30 heads in terms of volume?

Is the 30w powerful enough for small-med size gigs with a 2x12, without having it cranked to the max?

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Re: Which Orange Amp?

Post by bclaire » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:00 pm

Digestive wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Most appreciated....what’s the consensus on the AD30 and Rocker 30 heads in terms of volume?

Is the 30w powerful enough for small-med size gigs with a 2x12, without having it cranked to the max?
The AD30 gets LOUD if you want it to....

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Re: Which Orange Amp?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:18 pm

Digestive wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Most appreciated....what’s the consensus on the AD30 and Rocker 30 heads in terms of volume?

Is the 30w powerful enough for small-med size gigs with a 2x12, without having it cranked to the max?
Both are beasts.

Been to a local gig with an AD30 - the guitarist had it so loud everyone backed off the stage by 3 or 4 meters.....

Sounded glorious though!!!
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Re: Which Orange Amp?

Post by Digestive » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:00 pm

Cheers for all the advice...... pulled the trigger on a mint condition Rocker 30 today so looking forward to band practice next week to see how it fairs...

Given the pristine condition, and an intention to keep it that,,, any suggestions on where it’s possible to find an inexpensive flight case for it to live?

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Re: Which Orange Amp?

Post by bclaire » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:49 pm

Digestive wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Given the pristine condition, and an intention to keep it that,,, any suggestions on where it’s possible to find an inexpensive flight case for it to live?
I've had good luck with ebay for flight cases. The different companies are pretty competitive.

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Re: Which Orange Amp?

Post by Ddjembe Mutombo » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:53 pm

Digestive wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:42 am
Thanks for info...think I'm going to check out the Rocker with a view to buy (especially at the price it's being offered at)

Given no effect loops, or 2nd channel dirt channel, how are people getting a volume boost rather than gain boost with this amp? i.e can the Rocker be used for rhythm/lead easily by just running a boost as required or would this 'compress' the dirt further?
How much are they asking for the R30? They really go for under $800 when they pop up. I had a hell of a time selling mine. I only sold it because I found the natural channel unusable for my needs.

If you want a solo boost on the R30, I'd run an OD pedal in the natural channel. You can get increased volume on that channel and still use it as your clean when the pedal is disengaged.
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Re: Which Orange Amp?

Post by kpunk56 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:58 pm

Rocker 30 no question.

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