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Ronnie Robinson
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First gig with Orange Rocker terror 15

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:23 am

Last week I fitted a new set of tubes (harmas) in my Rocker terror 15 and decided that last night was time to give it a go at a Christmas party gig... Unmiked in a small/medium sized pub..... but still with a second guitarist using a jvm and a full drum kit.

Initially before setting up, I was a little unsure it if was going to be loud enough but through my 212 vertical cab it was absolutely ideal, sounded excellent... Yes it was on full power mode with both volumes just after 12 o'clock, so very nearly full volume I think, but genuinely surprised how good it was. Using a telecaster all night it sounded great, excellent picking dynamics and very responsive to using the guitar volume and still easy to get a lead boost using the excellent full-time OCD. Very impressed.

The jvm 215 sounded terrible.. Dull and lifeless especially when overdrive,
too smaller gig for such a powerful 50 watt amp.
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Re: First gig with Orange Rocker terror 15

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:57 am

Having the best tone of the night is a lovely smug feeling..... :wink: though it's better when the whole band sounds great!!!!

Could you balance the clean and dirty channel volume wise?
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Re: First gig with Orange Rocker terror 15

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:01 pm

Yep balancing clean and dirty was easy... There is not the disparity in volume between natural channel and dirty channel like there is on the rocker 30.
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Re: First gig with Orange Rocker terror 15

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:00 pm

Ronnie Robinson wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Yep balancing clean and dirty was easy... There is not the disparity in volume between natural channel and dirty channel like there is on the rocker 30.
Sounds like it really makes it a dream gigging amp then!!!
It really looks like that head packs a very serious punch - clean channel, dirty channel and fx loop.
At the volume you were at, I assume the clean channel stayed clean too?
Ant

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Re: First gig with Orange Rocker terror 15

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:07 pm

Yep, with the tele it was nearly totally clean with slight breakup compression when you dig in... As I say very responsive to picking dynamics.

As you can tell I've been very plesently surprised with the amp ...Orange amps have IMHO come a long in the last few years not just compared to the original TT but also compared to the Rocker 30.
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Re: First gig with Orange Rocker terror 15

Post by afjungemann » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:39 pm

Ronnie Robinson wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:23 am
The jvm 215 sounded terrible.. Dull and lifeless
You have just described how my ear hears every JVM. I used to have the JVM410. Not many fond memories.
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Re: First gig with Orange Rocker terror 15

Post by adkguy07 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:50 pm

Ron,

Were you surprised at the clean channel's tone? I've been looking at the same amp to link my Les Paul to. I play a bit of Jazz guitar with the Paul and currently can get a decent clean with my Dark
Terror and a PPC112 cab. I'm think that the clean channel on the Rocker 15 would do it much better.
What say you?

adkguy07

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Re: First gig with Orange Rocker terror 15

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:56 am

afjungemann wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Ronnie Robinson wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:23 am
The jvm 215 sounded terrible.. Dull and lifeless
You have just described how my ear hears every JVM. I used to have the JVM410. Not many fond memories.
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Re: First gig with Orange Rocker terror 15

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:01 am

adkguy07 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:50 pm
Ron,

Were you surprised at the clean channel's tone? I've been looking at the same amp to link my Les Paul to. I play a bit of Jazz guitar with the Paul and currently can get a decent clean with my Dark
Terror and a PPC112 cab. I'm think that the clean channel on the Rocker 15 would do it much better.
What say you?

adkguy07
Hi, I'm sure it will be. I've not used the Dark Terror but the 'natural' channel on the Terror 15 is much sweeter than the Tiny Terrors I've owned set clean....
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