Orange Amplification Owners Thread

tonedover

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Hey thanx for the answer! In fact I can't find anything wrong with the stock speaker, far better than many. Too much midrange? honestly I don't hear it like that. Isn't the Celestion V30 a mid range focused speaker? If my memory serves me right - the VOTW speaker is supposedly pretty much like a V30.
yes - im a v30 guy myself, so perhaps i would like the stock VotW!

but to your point, thats what ive read on forums.

the biggest thing is iF YOU like it, which it sounds like you do!

i briefly owned a Crush 100 head and for how affordable it was i wish i had just kept it instead of selling it. Orange makes great solid state amps!

currently still have the rocker 15 terror head
 

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I like the speaker, no doubt about it. Mind you - its not even broken in yet since I'm a bedroom player. The Crush series are awesome, I wish I got the 120 version, but the 60 combo was a bargain and since I only play at home it does its job great.
Some say they sound a bit dark - maybe, but that's what I like about them. I thought I was a Fender/Marshall guy, but it turns out I'm not, go figure. Also the pick ups on my Hagstrom sound pretty dark so it's a perfect match for all things heavy and warm. If someone asks me to describe a warm tone - I would say to them - CRUSH.
 
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I've never played a Crush model,mbut have thought about them as an SS alternative to my own Dark Terror. More than one owner or reviewer of Orange amps has commented on their tendency to be “warm” sounding. My Dark Terror has been described as such, and I'd agree in that once this amp has sufficiently warmed up, it begins to shed those spikey upper mids (which it never really was designed to possess) to the point of a certain warmth that Marshall and Marshall designed amps maintain. I would not be surprised to find that the Crush series could also be described as being “warm” toned.

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speedtaco

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I had a quick question about the Celestion vintage 30 speakers. isn’t there an English made version, and a Chinese made version? I ask because I have a orange 2/12 cabinet, and I’m wondering which speakers are in mine. I can’t get the back off of my cabinet! I think it’s been on there so long that the tolex has formed a bond between the the back and the cabinet. whatever speakers are in there, I love the sound of them.
 

JimmyBrungus

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I had a quick question about the Celestion vintage 30 speakers. isn’t there an English made version, and a Chinese made version? I ask because I have a orange 2/12 cabinet, and I’m wondering which speakers are in mine. I can’t get the back off of my cabinet! I think it’s been on there so long that the tolex has formed a bond between the the back and the cabinet. whatever speakers are in there, I love the sound of them.

There are and have been actually quite a few v30 variants over the years. The standard celestion v30s have tight bass cutoff, a distinct upper mids spike, and are probably the most widely used general purpose "modern" speaker of this generation. I personally haven't noticed any difference between the Chinese and UK made manufacturing of this variant. The Marshall branded celestion g12 vintage speakers are brighter and have more treble than the rest, but lack the sharp high mids spike. The mesa v30s sound more like the standard v30, but have slightly lower eq curve and a less abrasive mids spike. In addition to these versions, amp manufacturers can order custom spec'd v30s with proprietary tweaks. For specific identification, your best bet is probably the cone number.

If you can date your cabinet, I believe orange used UK made v30s in them until the early or mid 2000s, but like I said, I haven't noticed a general tonal difference between the UK and Chinese makes of the standard v30.
 

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I had a quick question about the Celestion vintage 30 speakers. isn’t there an English made version, and a Chinese made version? I ask because I have a orange 2/12 cabinet, and I’m wondering which speakers are in mine. I can’t get the back off of my cabinet! I think it’s been on there so long that the tolex has formed a bond between the the back and the cabinet. whatever speakers are in there, I love the sound of them.
I agree with the above and i also wanted to add that on older caba where its difficult to get the back off, use a stiff putty tool in the seam to help separate any tolex that is rubbing together. Then carefully, slowly, pry little by little down the seams. Eventually an edge will show itself.

The good news on this is it means your cab was built to spec with minimal air leakage on the back of the cab. Think positive :)
 




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