I played an Orange OR15 at GC today...HOLY !#@$%!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by jimmyohio75, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. brianr0131

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    Yay Jim!
     
  2. mikebat

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    Must be because the demos below are much more what I heard the first time around.

    I was so disappointed when it was all fizzy and frayed...here I was trying to impress my friend with it...
     
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    I played it at the 7 watt mode in the store at low volume, it didnt do anything for me. My Bogner blue/Fender was way better.
     
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    Yep, sounds kinda thin and brittle at low volumes. Gotta crank it up to get the goods out of it.
     
  5. Plaid Sabbath

    Plaid Sabbath Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm surprised you thought it sounded fizzy. Mine has always sounded really full and warm. I did a quick demo about a year ago. Stock MIM Tele into the OR15 through a homebrew 2x12...
    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12121402
     
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    The OR15 is the first Orange amp that I would describe as "bright". All the others I have owned have been dark. Even with my Les Paul it seemed overly bright to me. I just sent my OR15 back to Humbucker. I am exchanging it for another Dual Terror. The DT has been my favorite amp over the past 3-4 years. I never should have sold it. Soon we will be reunited and all will be right with the world!!!
     
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    I LOVE my OR-15, run it through a Marshall 1960BX cab w/ greenbacks, use it for practice with the band @ 15 watts, @ home with smaller cabs @ 7 watt setting, Can get away with it live miked up with the 4x12, especially smaller stages. Great tone, best bang for buck amp... my main head is a '73 Marshall 1986 bass head - 50 watts and loud!!! The Orange doesn't do what the Marshall can but it does sound authentic, great amp. I wish they would do an affordable double EL34 version in the exact same layout control wise, just bigger box, that would be perfect...
     
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    What kind of speaker are you using? I run my OR15 through a 1x12 G12H30 and it's got plenty of bass, only have to set it a 2 oclock, even with an sg bridge position. I find it to be dark just like other Orange amps. I used to have a Dual Terror and I really want it back too. But the OR rocks man! Bummer
     
  9. Geosh

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    I kinda thought the same thing when I owned mine, but I think it might have been partly speaker releated. I recently got a Jim Root Terror that I use now and it is FANTASTIC (and built on the same board as the OR15). I swapped out V1 and V2 for 5751 preamp tubes to cut the gain a little and I ended up going from a Vintage 30 to a Scumback M75 and am MUCH happier now with the sound.

    I thought this was more a "metal amp" but it does rock and blues crunchy tones VERY well.

    One thing though, I have found this amp sounds 10x better when you push it a little. At bedroom levels it is a little harsh IMO. However, in 15W mode with the volume a little over half way and the gain at around 11, this thing starts to sing.
     

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