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Old 01-06-2016, 06:33 AM   #1
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Orange Jim Root Terror + cab

Hello.

I'm currently just a bedroom player and I don't play in any band. I have a Line 6 spider now and I don't really like the sound of it. I've been looking into the Jim Root Orange Terror head and cab. These are around $1,100 combined. Is this worth buying for the sound, and could it be sold later? Or is this just overkill for a bedroom player?
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:08 AM   #2
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Hey,
Im currently also trying to get a good "Bedroom-Setup" and I went to a shop and played the Jim Root Terror. To me it sounded really good (definetly better then the Line 6) but itīs not so versatile so you have to really like the Sound of that one Channel or itīs not worth the money.

A big con is that it doesnīt have a Clean Channel so you have to be sure you wonīt need one.

I also played the Dark Terror. It doesnīt even have a "real" EQ you only got a Shape Button but I liked the Dark Terror as much as the Jim Root, not sure which one I liked better so maybe check them out

I donīt think itīs an Overkill. You will get a way better Sound I think

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Old 01-06-2016, 07:15 AM   #3
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With the single channel jobbies like the Dark Terror, I used to dial the gain back till I could get a usable clean by rolling back the volume on the guitar, and then for gain stuff just crank the axe and stomp on a boost/overdrive etc.

Not sure on the Jim Root, I am pretty sure when I sold on my Dark Terror I more or less covered the price I paid for it originally.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:32 AM   #4
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The #4 is a terror with a rockerverb preamp, so it is a nice amp. The Root 2x12 cab I'd pass on though, it has crap OEM speakers like the PPC compact 4x12, not V30's or K100's like the other PPC cabs come with.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:44 AM   #5
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The #4 is a terror with a rockerverb preamp, so it is a nice amp. The Root 2x12 cab I'd pass on though, it has crap OEM speakers like the PPC compact 4x12, not V30's or K100's like the other PPC cabs come with.

The #4 Cab i have has V30, at least i was told so.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:48 AM   #6
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Will the Orange PPC112 Closed Back with 1x12 V30's be a good choice? Or do I need 2x12 to get decent sound.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:56 AM   #7
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Will the Orange PPC112 Closed Back with 1x12 V30's be a good choice? Or do I need 2x12 to get decent sound.

For home use, the PPC112 would be fine. A 2x12 will sound fuller though.

^^ nope the #4 cab has Orange designed speakers this is straight from Sweetwater:

Orange Signature #4 Jim Root PPC212 2x12" 120-Watt Speaker Cabinet 16-ohm

120-watt, 2x12" Speaker Cabinet, Horizontal Closed-back Design, with Special-design Orange Speakers - 16 Ohms

TS where are you located there are some great deals on 2x12 cabs with V30's like the Harley Benton G212 vintage cab it has 2x V30's and i8s very inexpensive
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:26 AM   #8
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^^ nope the #4 cab has Orange designed speakers this is straight from Sweetwater

These Bastards told me it has V30 -_- glad im sending it back anyway xD
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These Bastards told me it has V30 -_- glad im sending it back anyway xD

No, if I didn't know better from looking at them it has the same wattage as their 2x12 V30 loaded cab 120watts. So most people would just assume it had V30's.

It also is smaller than the PPC212 closed-back, the #4 2x12is the same size as the PPC212 open-back cab.
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