ALL GOOD THINGS....

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ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by bclaire » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm

ALL GOOD THINGS….

This is the last topic on the Orange forum.

For the last few months there has been a real drop-off of interest in the forum. With the rise of Orange-specific Facebook groups, most of the questions that are being asked there would have been asked here previously. Times change. Add to that a rise in the number of spammers who join incessantly, and it has become difficult to separate fake members from real.

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I started coming to the forum in 2002 when I was a fledgling Orange fanatic looking for information anywhere I could find it. I had all the amp books that had a fleeting reference to Orange, like Aspen Pittman’s “The Tube Amp Book” and Ritchie Fliegler’s book, “Amps!: The Other Half of Rock 'N' Roll.” Ritchie’s book had a black and white photo from Nite Bob’s archives of the back page of the 1973 catalog with the enticing spread of Orange gear across a field. I hoped to find information on the forum, but I found myself answering a lot of people’s questions instead. After a few months, I emailed Jason Green and asked why Orange wasn’t answering the questions on the forum, and his reply was “By the time we’ve read them, you’ve already answered them - would you want to moderate the forum?” So I did, starting in 2004, and it’s been a fun fifteen years of doing so.

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Over the years I’ve come to know so many new people around the world that I regularly keep in touch with. In my travels I’ve met up with a few in London, Wales, here in the USA, and typically raise a pint or two with them! Some people that I’ve met have left the Orange camp, but I still keep in touch with them to this day. It was fun lending my amps to Orange for the 50th celebration display at NAMM a couple of years ago, and I really enjoyed meeting Cliff Cooper both at Orange HQ UK when I went over to visit and in Anaheim at NAMM. Everyone at Orange has been extremely helpful and friendly over the years and I would be remiss not to mention Alex Auxier, Mick Dines, Charlie Cooper, Neil Mitchell, Will Loftin, Ade Emsley, and many others who I have met or spoken to over the years. Add to that that I’m mentioned in the Orange coffee table book and I can die a happy man!

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We will lock the forum but leave it in place as a resource for people looking for information.

So remember:
• check your fuse
• use a known working cable/guitar/speaker cable
• it’s probably tubes/valves
• don’t touch anything inside
• plug one 16 ohm cab into the 16 ohm out; two 16 ohm cabs go into the two 8 ohm outs
• don’t mix ohms
• don’t try to run two heads into a stereo cab
• call Orange

Some resources:
Orange Field Guide:
www.orangefieldguide.com
Orange Amplifiers Owners Group Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/246540289020198
Orange Amplifiers AD Series Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/369947780302017/
Vintage Orange Amplification Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/331897577479370/

It’s been great! See you out there…
Billy Claire

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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by Dr Dildo » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:59 pm

Later gator...
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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by jasondunringill » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:27 pm

Thanks for all your efforts over the years Billy, as a long time member but only very occasional poster (so can't really grumble) I'll miss the forum but things do change. I'm a member of the FB group but have to say, the input on here over the years was largely informative and interesting, the comments on FB . . . Well not so much!
All the best to all on here, thanks for all the interesting info and entertaining threads. J.
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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by Ludivico » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:13 pm

Thanks for the help... Rock on !!!
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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by Dark Helmet » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:25 pm

Thanks for all the work, Billy!!

I'm certainly going to miss you crazy bastards, hopefully run into you all again soon!
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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by LD50 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:32 pm

So long......and thanks for all the fish 8)

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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:45 pm

Well, I know some of the you in the Orange Facebook page, but I will miss the place.

Truth be said, the traffic around here has been very slow for the last 12 months, and i thought it would come down to that.

But the Orange forum is a much more civilised place IMO.

Thanks for looking after it all that time Billy. Much appreciated. I'm sure you've saved a few from electrocution, and have managed to keep the Orange forum a nice place.

Take care and see you All on FB!!!!
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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by Jondog » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:54 pm

Thanks Billy! I’ve certainly enjoyed this forum and its going to be an adjustment not checking in for new posts! I had a feeling this was coming for reasons you mentioned.
Cheers,
Jon
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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by Wendigo » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:58 pm

Thanks Billy, it's been a good run. I think I joined back in 2005 or so myself. How long will this forum stay up now? Forever?

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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by colchar » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:42 am

Well this sucks, but is understandable I guess.

Thanks for the efforts.

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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by bclaire » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:08 am

Wendigo wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:58 pm
Thanks Billy, it's been a good run. I think I joined back in 2005 or so myself. How long will this forum stay up now? Forever?

Jim
Thanks Jim-
Not sure - we'll have to see down the road...

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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by bclaire » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:10 am

Jondog wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:54 pm
Thanks Billy! I’ve certainly enjoyed this forum and its going to be an adjustment not checking in for new posts! I had a feeling this was coming for reasons you mentioned.
Cheers,
Jon
Thanks Jon- it's been quieter and quieter over the past year. Not like back in the day when there were lots of posts each day! I've enjoyed reading them all!

You on facebook?

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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by Rlw59 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:17 am

I've learned a lot here. Thanks Billy and all those who've shared their knowledge.
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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by Christoph » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:14 am

Thanks for your work.
I found much good information here.
Cheers

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Re: ALL GOOD THINGS....

Post by Hubaxe » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:42 pm

That's a bit sad. Moreover for the ones like me that doesn't want to put a toe in facebook.

Despite the low activity, I really liked this forum.
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