Let's talk 3 Monkeys Orangutan!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by procos, Dec 16, 2009.


  1. procos

    procos Supporting Member

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    Bought one last week and it showed up today and all I can say is
    WOW!

    This thing kicks ass.
     
  2. traviswalk

    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    They are sweet! Enjoy!
     
  3. tonemeister20

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    I am getting one for Christmas, can't wait. No gigs after the holiday until Feb due to travel but will be able to use it at practice. I haven't even peeked inside the box!
     
  4. GTRJohnny

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    That amp is definately rippin'. :)
     
  5. procos

    procos Supporting Member

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    Here's how I would put it. Was thinking about buying a Blackface Fender, was thinking about buying a late 60's 50 watt Marshall, was thinking about buying an early 70's 50 watt Marshall, was thinking about buying a Matchless HC30. But now I don't have to because I own the Orangutan and have all those tones covered in one amp. And it cost me less than it would to have bought any one of those amps, let alone all of them. Ozzie hit is out of the park on this one. I'm a believer now for sure. I was a tad concerned because I owned a couple Blockhead Firstborns over the years and never felt they lived up the the hype. Well the Orangutan is just about better than any amp I have played so it does more than live up to the hype. The volume isn't crushing either. It is loud but it is a very plesant loud. Not ear fatiguing at all.
     
  6. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    Man, I'm glad you like it! One of the best amps made, IMO.
     
  7. Stevo57

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    Great amp Chuck. Heres mine that I've had for about 3 months now. I haven't played some of the amps you mentioned. Glad to hear I don't need to!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Curly

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    the Orangutan and Grease Monkey are the first amps to have really piqued my interest since I saw the '65 Amps London when it came out.
     
  9. dewman

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    The Orangutan kills in a 4x12 straight cab...whew!
     
  10. GAT

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    Especially those pre Rola bass cones! :bow
     
  11. Stevo57

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    Love it love it love it with a greenback in my combo!!!

    next up is an Elegante...
     
  12. Curly

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    Stevo,

    just gotta say ... that's such a classic picture!

    (even though I've seen it here before):)
     
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    Thanks Curly. Orangutan Tuxedo tolex, and 57 Supro Airliner. Good to see you back on the board Chuck!
     
  14. I'm Incinerator

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    These look pretty sweet, I saw in a pic that Elvis Costello was playing through one a few months back.
     
  15. Curly

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    I think that color scheme would work with my Rick: :)

    [​IMG]
     
  16. SkydogFan81

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    Diggin my O, but I'm still searchin for the right speakers. Anybody try a pair of Scumnicos?
     
  17. dewman

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    I dig scumback M75s for mine in a 2x12 format....

    but the 4x12 kills with this amp...
     
  18. GAT

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    I like the amp with the volume at 3:00, so somewhat loud, but I don't think its excruciating loud. Probably a hair to0 loud for clubs so one click on a good attenuator for gigs.
     
  19. fusionbear

    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    Tried one at Tone Merchants, definitely like GAT said. 3:00, but you will definitely need an attenuator to play it in most clubs down here...
     
  20. dewman

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    Yeah maybe with greenbacks or any higher efficiency speaker, but I can gig with scumback M75s and one click attenuation and sound great. I actually like to run mine with the bass lift off (no boost and gain increase) and goose it with pedals for dirt or boost. This way I am way below a clubs' volume nazi radar and in that 18 watter volume range. The scumback M75s are 10% less loud than reissue 25W greenbacks.
     

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