Which is your favourite Orange amp?

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by langmurf » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:28 am

Right now it's my Rocker 15. I've only owned 3 Orange amps; the R15, an OR15, and a Tiny Terror Hard Wired. I loved the TTHW... what a freakin' great amp. Had to sell it though... and the R15 is its replacement. Now I love the R15.

I'm sure I'd love just about any Orange amp; they are unique in the market, imho. Would love to give a Rocker 30 a shot. Not in the cards, budget wise... :(
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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by OU818 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:31 pm

Favourite Orange amp by far is the AD200B. Everything you would want for thick dirty bass is what this amp does. It does pull off a nice clean also but that's not really my thing so I never have it dialled in for it.

Sounds huge with the OBC810 and like a perfect studio recording with the Berg CN212.

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I have nicknamed mine the Bass Log when paired with the OBC810 as "it's big, it's heavy, it's wood". :mrgreen:

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by Wendigo » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:30 am

Dual dark 50, for the cleans as well.

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by a.hun » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:19 pm

Rocker 30 combo. Even above the OR120 Overdrive. Not that I don’t love that too, but the R.30 is both terrific sounding and IMO super versatile. Keep finding new things to do with it, and TBH the OR hardly gets used these days in comparison.

Hey, just surprised myself too, but thinking about it the ‘getting used’ thing must make it my favourite. Plenty great memories with the OR, but it is one heavy lump and I ain’t getting any younger... :lol:


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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by cddsix » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:15 am

An OR15 with two EL34s! If that existed it would be my favorite

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by OU818 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:29 am

cddsix wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:15 am
An OR15 with two EL34s! If that existed it would be my favorite
So more or less the Rocker 30?
Orange Gear:
AD200B MkIII
Terror Bass MkII
OBC810

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Barefaced Super Twin

Basses:
Sandberg Electra VS4
Polaris Manta V Custom

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by cddsix » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:58 pm

Well not really because I have to have a loop, which the rocker 30 doesn't have. I thought the rocker30 had a much different sound to it than the OR15 anyway ,that's what I remember from my research at the time I bought it. I like the OR15 preamp distortion sound better than any orange I've owned, it just didn't have the oomph needed

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by onetracker » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:30 pm

love my rocker 30. i've only had mine 2 years and always loved it but just recently bit the bullet and got two UK v30's and dropped then into a custom oval open back cab. good gawd that's my tone. coupled with a fuchs blackjack set on clean/mild breakup it's a match made in tone heaven.
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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by lunchbox » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:44 pm

I love my CR120H through CRPRO412 with VOTW speakers. It’s a great, affordable setup for hard rock and stoner rock. With how good it sounds to me, I can’t justify spending hundreds or thousands on a higher end tube amp anymore.

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by OrangeBoy » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:14 am

CR60. Awesome, warm cleans (for a solid state amp). Great tube-like distortion. Simple control set. Master volume for both channels. Light weight. Sounds warm at very low volumes and is a great bedroom amp regardless of wattage. No stuffing around with potential tube reliability issues. Versatility.

May not be , arguably, 100% tube tone but it's far outweighed by the advantages described above. And, for context, I'm a tube dood through and through but the CR60 provides so many advantages with little tone compromise it makes for an all-round great amp. Well done Orange :D

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by bfitz » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:37 pm

Im really torn on this question but I suppose my heart really lies with the Tiny Terror. I've used it for more gigs than anything else and its wickedly versatile despite its obvious limitations.

I think when using single coils you can really keep it under control but recently I've been using an LP and I gotta say it sounds aaaaaangry! its great!

I'm recently a Rocker 30 owner but haven't had the chance to gig with it yet. Hopefully now in the coming months that will change.

I have also previously owned an RV100 head mk1 and a RV50 combo mk1 and both were amazing but too powerful for my needs (gotta say tho the cleans on both were nothing short of pristine)

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Re: Which is your favourite Orange amp?

Post by scottlynn73 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:15 pm

So far the Thunderverb 200, love it except for the weight!

I’ve owned the TH100, Rockerverb 100 mkii, Thunderverb 50, Dual Dark 100, OR15 and actually thought they were all great. The TV200 just has something in the low mids i like which suits the stuff I like to play (sorta doomy, droney noise rock)
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