Vintage Orange amp parts ?

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Vintage Orange amp parts ?

Post by Ludivico » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:05 pm

Looking for OR-120 ohmage plugs, back panel cover etc... If anybody knows ?

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Re: Vintage Orange amp parts ?

Post by bclaire » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:45 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Ohm switches like that often turn up on eBay from time to time - that said, most people switch to a modern switch without the pull-out pins which can get loose, arc, etc. Not often, but often enough.

The back panels are tricky. They got removed when the amp was running very hot and often got lost. I think I would try to find someone (cabinet maker) to make a reproduction. There are lots of photos out there and you could measure your opening for a precise fit.

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Re: Vintage Orange amp parts ?

Post by Ludivico » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:25 pm

Thanks Bill... I appreciate the response. I scored a stock vintage Orange 6x12 cabinet off Craigslist recently, and I hope to restore the OR-120 to stock (or as close as possible) to pair them together.

Rock on ! 8)
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Post by bclaire » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:22 pm

There are some things/mods that can be done that generally don't affect the value or vintage-ness of an amp if they're done for safety: impedance selector, for example, and grounded power cord.

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Post by bclaire » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:26 pm

Ludivico wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Thanks Bill... I appreciate the response. I scored a stock vintage Orange 6x12 cabinet off Craigslist recently, and I hope to restore the OR-120 to stock (or as close as possible) to pair them together.

Rock on ! 8)
Definitely need pix of the 6X12!

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Post by Ludivico » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:17 am

Ba Da Boom ! Stock.

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Re: Vintage Orange amp parts ?

Post by bclaire » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:21 am

That's wild.... and huge! How freakin' heavy is that thing?

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Post by Gladmarr » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:02 pm

Okay, now I’m gonna step in. Just to say OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD!!!! I haven’t seen even a pic of one of these in like 10 years!!

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Re: Vintage Orange amp parts ?

Post by Ludivico » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:42 pm

I'm starting to believe gear Karma is a real thing... I was just checking Craigslist one day recently and there it was... Some kid who didn't have room for it anymore. He had a guy on the way over, I told him I'd pay +300 his asking ($900) if he'd hold it for me. He did, then only wanted +($100) He was happy it was going to a good home ! The very next day an ad for a 73 OR-120 for $1200 (!?!) snagged that one too.
Mega heavy but... IT SOUNDS FREAKIN" HUGE !!!

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Re: Vintage Orange amp parts ?

Post by bclaire » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:58 pm

Great pictures!

What does it say on the back for ohms? Those look like Eminence speakers...

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Re: Vintage Orange amp parts ?

Post by Ludivico » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:10 am

Ohm tag missing. Eminance Speakers dated 74. So cab is 74.
My tube amp guru expert buddy says those are period correct for Orange, and most likely factory installed.
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Post by bclaire » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:14 am

Typically, Orange shipped cabs to the USA unloaded and then they were loaded with Eminence here.... my two 4X12's had the same speakers...

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Re: Vintage Orange amp parts ?

Post by Gladmarr » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:18 am

I’m betting that cab is 5.3 ohms.

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Post by bclaire » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:57 am

Gladmarr wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:18 am
I’m betting that cab is 5.3 ohms.
So...... what do you set the impedance at?

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Re: Vintage Orange amp parts ?

Post by Gladmarr » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:24 am

8 or 4. Whichever sounds better. 16 is too high.

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