Orange Rockerverb 50 vs Thunderverb 50

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  1. mims2

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    I have saw a few threads on this but wanted to try and get an updated opinion. How do these two amps differ from each other in sound, on clean and dirty? I play in a cover band doing all ranges of music and this will be my main amp so I will need something versatile.
     
  2. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    I've not tried a Thunderverb yet but everything I've read says they sound a bit more modern and have more gain. The two channels are close to (if not) identical and there isn't as much clean headroom. You may want to ask this question or do a little research over at the Orange discussion group on the Orange Amps website.
     
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    That's what I thought too Leon, but everything I've read and heard says it's less modern, more JMC800/Plexish that the RV series. I dunno, tough call. Not sure about gain level but clean headroom may be an issue.

    Here's some good video clips:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIEegRN5mvs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meK40txspN0&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1fLcmV-TLM&feature=related
     
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    hum... can anyone else comment on the clean headroom of these amps? I'll also add that it will most always be miced in medium sized clubs.
     
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    trpullen Silver Supporting Member

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    Clean on the Rockerverb 50 is plenty loud. I run mine at 9 o'clock most of the time with volume to spare. Very nice and punchy.
     
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    RV50 has plenty of clean headroom. Not sure about the TV50, both channels (A & B) have a master volume.
     
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    If you are talking the MK1 version of these amps that were just replaced with the MKIIs.


    RV50 - 4 6v6s class a/b push pull
    Clean channel 2 stage classic non master clean
    Lead channel 4 stage gain/master

    TV50 - 2 EL34s class a/b push pull
    Clean channel 3 stage gain/master
    Lead channel 3 stage gain/master
    the two channels are voiced differently.

    RV50 MKII - 2 el34s class a/b/ push pull
    clean channel 2 stage classic non master
    lead channel 4 stage gain/master

    The old RV50 is an interesting amp as it's one of the only high gain amps using 6v6s. It definitely has its own sound.
    The new RV50 is closer to the RV100.

    The RV's lead channel gets that more classic ac/dc treble, bite, singing lead thing

    the tv50 is more modern thick, stoner, sludge type tones. Think chugchugchug versus deet deet deet deet deet deet.
     
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    Which do you think could give you --or both--singing lead lyrical lines that blossom into sweet octave feedback?


    ...if you catch my drift.
     
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    :rotflmao
     
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    Thunderverb 50 doesn't really have a clean channel. I mean I guess you could back the gain down on the channel and clean it up, but it's not actually what I would call a clean channel. It's a great sounding amp and if I could afford one I would have one.
     
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    I have played amps with SHAPE knobs like Marshalls etc and it always sounded cheesey to me.

    Perhaps not with the Orange line?
     

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