kurtfletcher
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Join date: May 2011
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#1
Hi, I am in a two piece band with my brother (Singer/guitarist and Drummer), We play classic rock and blues rock.

I've recently bought an Orange AD30HTC amp, does anyone have any ideas on how to get a HUGE sound with it? I am currently running the head through an Ibanez TB 412A cabinet, but I am looking at buying an Orange PPC412, would this give us a bigger/better sound? Are there any effects out there I could use to make our sound bigger? I am using all Epiphone guitars (Les Paul, SG, Explorer) all with Seymour Duncan pickups in them.
jmaguire
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Join date: Oct 2009
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#2
If you run both 412s it would help, assuming decent quality speakers. That and proper EQing and you should be fine. Possibly an EQ pedal if you find something is still lacking?
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Roc8995
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#4
The Toneblaster has no-name budget speakers. It's a really cheap cab. The Orange 4x12 is a good upgrade.
The AD sounds big already, a delay might perfect it but you shouldn't need much.
kyle62
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#5
Simple; mic up that sucka!

Stick an SM57 and a ribbon mic (MXL do a pretty decent one for $100ish) on it for a big, bold, ballsy sound.

I you do that, you could save some money and go with a 2x12.... you'd get similar levels of power and projection but much easier to transport.

Since you're playing in a band with no bass, a cheap 1x15 bass cab/sub combined with a 2x12 or 2x10 guitar cab would be a nice rig with loads of balls and plenty of warmth.
Cathbard
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#6
Miking up a shitty cab just makes it sound louder, not bigger. Shit in, shit out.

Get a decent cab first.
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kyle62
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Quote by Cathbard
Miking up a shitty cab just makes it sound louder, not bigger. Shit in, shit out.

Get a decent cab first.
Yeah, i meant more in general terms.... running a pair of 4x12s is overkill in almost any situation. The Toneblasters are junk.
Cathbard
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#9
Oh yeah for sure. I used to run a 4x12 and a 2x12 though and that was good - but both were decent cabs. Running a Toneblaster cab alongside an Orange PPC412 would be like taking a cheap bottle of ketchup to a Michelin 3 star restaurant.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
Last edited by Cathbard at Dec 4, 2012,
dementiacaptain
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#10
Yeah the cab is definitely a worthwhile upgrade. You could potentially invest in an EQ pedal, that could help you to perfectly mold your sound.
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kurtfletcher
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#11
Thankyou everyone for your input (Excuse the pun haha). If I were to buy a PPC412, what effects would anyone recommend for a classic rock sound i.e. AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Airbourne, Foo Fighters etc?
Current pedalboard setup is as follows:
AMP>Rocktek 6 band Eq, Marshall Jackhammer, Digitech Hot-Head, Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor, Dunlop Cry Baby<Guitar
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