Is Orange the new Marshall?

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  1. JonRock

    JonRock Member

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    Im speaking mainly of being rock "props." For instance in the past it wasnt really "rock" unless you had a marshall stack or wall of (fake) marshalls etc.


    Has it now shifted over to where you have to have some Orange in the vid to be cool?







    or are they actually using these on the albums?
     
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    Huge marketing push on Orange's part, I'm sure. They're even in the backline of the country bands on the TV show "Nashville".
     
  3. StonieSlagg

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    It's definitely the current trend. I'd say more the new Mesa than Marshall. What's odd is how many younger bands are playing Orange because of the image when the typical Orange tone doesn't complement their music.
     
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    Explain the the second sentence please.
     
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    I remember a few years ago when a bunch of younger guys I knew in metalcore bands were dropping tons of cash on Orange rigs and then complaining that they couldn't get the 5150 tone they were looking for. I also remember a few years ago where a guy kept posting on the Orange forum trying to figure out how to get his Tiny Terror to sound like an ENGLÂ…
     
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    Prop On!

     
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    Funnily enough part of Orange's recent success has been because they have made most of their newer designs less like the old Oranges and closer to fat Marshalls with V30s.

    This way kids can get psyched about the look and then plug in and be pretty happy with the sound in a way 90% of them likely wouldn't be with a vintage Orange.

    Good business on Orange's part.

    and given the choice between a stock pcb Marshall and Orange I'd go Orange on build alone.
     
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  8. JonRock

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    whats vintage orange sound? im thinking huge headroom?
     
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    Cleaner than a Marshall Plexi -you need to crank them higher and will get less juice and gain in general even when cranked. But not brutal headroom like a Hiwatt.

    A bit loose and fuzzy on the low end once cranked.

    Totally awesome btw, but not what most people choose as their basic tone. Especially young players outside the stoner and indie rock genres.

    And pretty loud once they give up the goods.

    Like I said, smart business by Orange. If the new amps all sounded like the vintage amps (even if they had master volumes) they'd probably sell magnitudes fewer units. A straight path to boutique. Instead, they are doing well.
     
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    My guitarist switched over from Marshall to an Orange TH30 and cabs, and it's been a definite improvement... I'm still playing Mesa bass gear, and we tend to get alot of compliments on our sound as a band...


    - georgestrings
     
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    I played thru a used TH-30 1x12 combo that a local GC had used. I really liked it. Lots! They had is up for $899, no footswitch and one of the speaker out jacks on the back was missing the nut. I tried to get it for $800 out the door, but they didn't wanna deal.

    I don't see it listed on the website anymore, so I'm guessing its gone.
     
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    no one looks @ amps if there's hot girls in your vid
     
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    You're totally right, Orange is everywhere. Go look at some of the Korean television shows with pop bands on there, they have the Oranges too.
     
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    They are very photogenic amps.
     
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  17. GuitarGuy66

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    I was surprised at how long orange has been around. I thought they were a newer company.
     
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    MoPho International Man of Leisure Silver Supporting Member

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    My first encounter was seeing a strange looking orange box at an acqaintenance's house back in the late 70s. I don't know the history, just that damn orange amp burned into my memory and how cool it looked.
     
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    Soldanos Mesas where all over the place in the 90s.as the "amp" .now its Orange.
    Next its ...
    There will always be Marshalls
     
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    i like them.

    i'd buy one if i needed an amp.
     

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