1973 USA Price List

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1973 USA Price List

Post by bclaire » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:28 pm

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Re: 1973 USA Price List

Post by a.hun » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:37 pm

Interesting - thanks for posting. Actually it shows that historically Orange amps have always been pretty reasonably priced. Usually a shade more expensive than comparable Marshalls, but way cheaper than some of the other direct competition...

If you check this Hiwatt catalogue (also US) from the very next year:
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...you'll see that they were always 'somewhat less reasonably' priced (to be polite about it). A Custom 100 DR103 was $750 (OR120 $525) and 4x12 cabs went from $715 (up to $1100)! (Orange $375)

So a Hiwatt half stack (with their cheapest 4x12 cab) was $1465, or a full stack $2180, the Orange $900 / $1275. Quite a difference!!! :shock:


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Re: 1973 USA Price List

Post by bclaire » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:43 pm

Johnny A. had two of the OR120 full stacks in 1978...

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Re: 1973 USA Price List

Post by a.hun » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:12 am

bclaire wrote:Johnny A. had two of the OR120 full stacks in 1978...
There's just no excuse for that! :mrgreen: :lol:


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Re: 1973 USA Price List

Post by bclaire » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:05 pm

Great story behind them, too:

He decided he really wanted Oranges and at the time, they weren't available in the USA yet in any form. He got a music store up in Portland Maine to order him two full stacks and also put them on a payment plan. He got the amps, made like one or two payments, and the music store went under. Ended up costing him like $90 all told....

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Re: 1973 USA Price List

Post by bclaire » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:52 pm

Found this picture of Johnny A. (center) with his band The Streets at the Strand Theatre somewhere. On left, four Orange 4X12's with the two OR120's and an Echoplex Groupmaster stacked in between....

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