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Unread 03-25-2009, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What are peoples views on orange amps?

Are orange amps worth the money? and do they sound good for rock/punk?

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Unread 03-25-2009, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

They do sound pretty good. I think the stoner metal or stoner rock scene is killing the reputation of these amps. The can sound much better than the 'drop tuned to x' crap. They've got a good crunchy mid and are louder than hell. I'll always be a Marshall man but I've always admired Orange as a close second. Be sure to try them out if you have the opportunity. Some of them only have one input that is pure nastiness and no clean tones if it's turned up. That's what I like in an amp, dirty all the time!
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Unread 03-25-2009, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

orange amps are great, and i'd say they're one of the best amps to buy for rock and punk.
they have amazing crunch and the cleans sound pretty good too.
i would say that they're worth all that money, but if you can get one used, it may be your best bet.
the new thunderverb is pretty revolutionary tho.
it can be a guitar or bass amp, and work best for dropped tunings because it falls right in the middle of the frequency range of the amp because it can do really low (bass) and really high (guitar)
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Unread 03-26-2009, 08:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

The Rockerverb 100 is an awsome sounding amp, if someone swapped me one for my DSL if bite their arm off!
Do a youtube search for them, they sound great. I think in previous years they were a bit antiquated but they are bang on the tone these days. It's just a shame they cost so much. If I was buying in the Diezel/Bognor/VHT, etc.. price zone I would definately be looking at the Rockerverb with them.
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

"They do sound pretty good. I think the stoner metal or stoner rock scene is killing the reputation of these amps"

Totally agree with that!

Just tried the thunderverb 50 out today! man it was so sweet sounding so punchy in the mids, with nice bass and treble response, it sounded like a jcm 800 on steroids but a little more fuzzy....even though im a marshall man id definitely look at buying one of these in the future to replace my TSL 100-on the reason its unreliable shame, its a nice amp
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Unread 03-26-2009, 02:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

True that on the reputation being killed on the orange amps. I really would love to have one but the tone I hear from some bands makes me question..
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

I've always thought of Orange as a high gain Vox. I'm pretty sure Orange started as a VOX copy back in the day.

They are good but expensive. I only have a Tiny Terror, got it cuase it was cool and got it used/cheap.

My Vox AC50 blows it away and it was the same price. $550 for a 15 watt Tiny Terror, no eq, no channels OR a 50 watt, full eq, channel switching AC50. They have a great high gain sound as well as classic AC30 sound.

AC50 is a very underrated amp IMO.
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

Orange amps are great, i love mine, built like a tank - can't speak for the newer ones as much because i don't own one. the newer models don't sound as much like the older models as i had hoped.

and uhhhhhh....are you for real. stoner bands ruining the reputation... those bands have been using Orange amps before people ever decided to label it stoner rock, ever saw an Orange amp and before orange decided to reform and make amps again, period....the number one thing ruining the rep of the company and dudes who have used them for years, is people who buy them because they are the cool thing to have. Classic

i can't tell you how many times i have played with bands using marshalls and they sound absolutely horrible.
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Unread 03-21-2010, 12:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

I have the rockerverb 50. The clean channel sounds great but the reverb is unsusable above 3 imo. The dirty channel has tons of gain and has a lot of white noise above 8. I keep the gain on about 7 and the reverb turned all the way down. I also keep the treble turned all the way up and mids and lows on 5. Has a really warm sound with endless sustain. However....It lacks that sort of sharpness or gritty raw power sound that I can get with my jcm 800 2205. If that thing had a presence feature it would be a beast.
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

I had a 1978 OR80M. Thought it sounded weak and it went to auction. Also didn't take pedals good.
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

I will always be a marshall guy but i respect other amp companies who play the game
smart like Orange , they have been around for many years and have earned there reputation as being one of the best . My pal runs a Rockerverb 50 head & cab it sounds
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

I owned a Tint Terror, but it lacked something IMO, I'm a little curious in the Rocker30, 'cause that one isn't that expensive as a backup for my JCM800 or to use in combination....
But I think an Orange amp only sounds good with a Orange cab..
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

We once had a poll here on the forum about Crate vs. Orange. I believe the final tally was Orange 14, Crate 1. Good amps.
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We once had a poll here on the forum about Crate vs. Orange. I believe the final tally was Orange 1400, Crate 1. Good amps.
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

The original Orange amps were great! now these new ones have no idea. Funny story I saw Black Sabbath on Rockplast in the early days All Orange amp backline!
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

I have played three different models over the last year and found them all to sound harsh and edgy.

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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

I really like Orange amps. As someone else stated, they're a bit of a cross between a Marshall and a Vox. Huge tone.
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

Yeah iv had the cance to play a few since i started the thread..

I have to admit there great.. Love the thunderverb 50 and rocker 30. Sounded great.

i agree with JCMJMP. they do sound like a cross between a Marshall and VOX. They have a midrange punch like a vox and the bite of a marshall. Only thing i didnt like was the reverb!
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They sound great, the cabs do too. BUT they are mighty expensive for the features.
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

i have an orange rocker30 head and 2x12 cab. it rocks...
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

I owned one in the early eighties and it sounded good. The music store gave it to me for cleaning the windows during the school summer holidays.
To cut a long story short; it kept blowing fuses so I sold it and bought a Marshall superlead.
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Orange amps are great, i love mine, built like a tank - can't speak for the newer ones as much because i don't own one. the newer models don't sound as much like the older models as i had hoped.

and uhhhhhh....are you for real. stoner bands ruining the reputation... those bands have been using Orange amps before people ever decided to label it stoner rock, ever saw an Orange amp and before orange decided to reform and make amps again, period....the number one thing ruining the rep of the company and dudes who have used them for years, is people who buy them because they are the cool thing to have. Classic

i can't tell you how many times i have played with bands using marshalls and they sound absolutely horrible.


what does 'built like a tank' mean?
About circuit...
the early Oranges' circuit has mounted on a paxolin board point-to-point ,as an old Marshall? or it's mounted like an Hiwatt DR103 type?
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what does 'built like a tank' mean?
It means that a woman has large tits.

Nah na. It means that something is extremely well built, that it can withstand an extreme punishment beating, there's no way that it will ever give up and that it is made to last a very long time.

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Are orange amps worth the money? and do they sound good for rock/punk?

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I have played through this head and this is pretty accurate.
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It means that a woman has large tits.

Nah na. It means that something is extremely well built, that it can withstand an extreme punishment beating, there's no way that it will ever give up and that it is made to last a very long time.

So,an Orange is more strong than a Marshall...it never will get up or blow up....mmmh A large tilts woman!!
what's the 2 or 3 best 'Gospel' books about a vintage Orange heads and speakers cabs models catalogue? (a sort of History of Marshall,u know....but on oranges) also about any website like amps archives/marshall but about Oranges?
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Both brands are really good but Orange i like because how they are built. I don't have to unplug 9 different jumpers that are coming off from different boards to solder something.
1 Make that i would stay away from is a ''Matamp Green'' they are a Modded Orange amp.
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if yer looking for a high gain no frills amp i would say a 2100 is the way to go.
if you need gain and a clean clean an orange ad30 or rockerverb 50 are sweet.
they all have about the same volume.
some oranges are worth it but not all.
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Re: What are peoples views on orange amps?

recently i saw my friend test the tiny terror head with randall cab, cranked it all the way up...it was like a tiny monster...it blow me away
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About '70-71 Orange 4x12 cabs....they own walls with bigger thickness than a Marshall?(Marshall cabs are 7 multy-layer of birch plywood.....Orange is 9 or 10 plywood layers?)
also this...in 70-71 Marshall split/replaced the plywood baffle board with a chipboard......is this happened also into Orange cabs?
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