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I need orange amp advice

Post by Befa » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:48 am

Hi all. I'm stuck between the orange AD30, AD140 or OR50. I don't know how loud the AD30 is, but I do know that the 140 will be very loud. I am curious about the OR50. It seems like an amp that is halfway between a marshall and an orange because it has a presence knob and a foot switch for bypassing the master volume.

That being said, I hardly use crazy high gain. Don't freak out on me metal heads, I just love orange amps for their sound right on the edge or a little after natural break up. I play funk, classic rock, and a couple heavy things here and there. Think Primus, System of a Down and Tool as the heaviest I'll go and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Graveyard, and Led Zeppelin on the lighter side of my overdrive (or lack of overdrive at times)

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Re: I need orange amp advice

Post by Jondog » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:31 am

Your musical tastes are pretty much exactly mine. Of the three I would lean towards the OR50. Do you plan to use pedals? You might consider a Rocker 30 (not 32). Plenty loud enough and gain channel is basically the same circuit as the OR50. It covers all those bases for me, with some push from pedals in some places. For Tool I run the Diesel VH4 pedal on the Natural channel, which is a great pedal platform because its a single gain stage with no tone controls. You basically get what the pedal gives you. On its own the Natural channel sounds great cranked, very vintage sounding. The dirty channel I find best with a light crunch, very touch sensitive and responsive to the guitar. Really doesn’t need a presence control.

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Re: I need orange amp advice

Post by bclaire » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:06 pm

AD30TC is incredibly versatile. The two channels really nail what you're after. The AD140TC is WAY too loud - I know - I have both. The 30 watter is incredibly loud as well. OR50 is good but a twin channel amp is best for versatility....

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