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scottjpsmith
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Orange branded preamp tubes

Post by scottjpsmith » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:47 pm

Hey guys, I just added an AD30 Twin Channel to my studio and it came with Orange branded preamp tubes. Did some tube rolling and ended up liking the ones it came with most. Anyone know what the story is with them? Were they manufactured for Orange specifically or were they just rebranded with the Orange logo? Thanks for any insight!
Orange Gear: Rockerverb50 MKII, OR50 40th Anniversary, AD30TC, Crush 35RT, Fur Coat Fuzz, 10' Cable

Les Paul Lover
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Re: Orange branded preamp tubes

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:48 am

Simply rebranded with the Orange logo.

Any pics?
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Orange Gear: RV50 MKI, R30, AD15, PPC212
And.... Genz Benz Black Pearl 30
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Re: Orange branded preamp tubes

Post by satchmodog » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:05 pm

I'm pretty sure those are Ruby valves. Not 100%/sure, but pretty sure

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Re: Orange branded preamp tubes

Post by billyp77 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:52 pm

I just picked up the AD200B yesterday and it had PM branded tubes. I wonder if they are from the same maker just different markings.
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Re: Orange branded preamp tubes

Post by Les Paul Lover » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:22 pm

satchmodog wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:05 pm
I'm pretty sure those are Ruby valves. Not 100%/sure, but pretty sure
Ruby simply rebrands valves, and probably gives them a quality screening too, like most rebranders do.

Ruby could rebrand any Chinese, JJ or Russian New Sensor valves. (New Sensor make EH, Tung Sol, Sovtek, Mullard and a few other brand names).
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Orange Gear: RV50 MKI, R30, AD15, PPC212
And.... Genz Benz Black Pearl 30
Past Orange: AD30TC Combo, TT, AD5


Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded, Vigier Expert Retro 54, Gibson SG 70s Tribute, Aria Pro II RS X80, G&L ASAT Special Tribute

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Re: Orange branded preamp tubes

Post by satchmodog » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:17 pm

Les Paul Lover wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:22 pm
satchmodog wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:05 pm
I'm pretty sure those are Ruby valves. Not 100%/sure, but pretty sure
Ruby simply rebrands valves, and probably gives them a quality screening too, like most rebranders do.

Ruby could rebrand any Chinese, JJ or Russian New Sensor valves. (New Sensor make EH, Tung Sol, Sovtek, Mullard and a few other brand names).
I guess that would explain why all my Orange amps have come with Ruby and JJ.
I also don't think Groove tube has as good a QC as Ruby. But, that could just be anecdotal.

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