#1
I've been looking into amps that are around $1100, and one that caught my attention was the Orange Rocker 30 combo. Now, I was thinking that I could buy one, then tighten it up with an OD pedal. Has anyone ever tried this combination? I think it could make a nice Paul Gilbert-ish type of distortion that would be good for shred and hard rock.
#2
Hmm, it could work, but I'm sure with that budget you can find something more built for shred.
#3
I dont think an Orange is quite right for shred guitar, sure they can do it, but the Rocker 30 is a Class A, british head. IMO the distortion would sound too rough for shredding. Something like a Peavey JSX, which is nice and warm, gives a much better tone for that style again, in m opinion.
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#4
Quote by dcdossett65
I dont think an Orange is quite right for shred guitar, sure they can do it, but the Rocker 30 is a Class A, british head. IMO the distortion would sound too rough for shredding. Something like a Peavey JSX, which is nice and warm, gives a much better tone for that style again, in m opinion.

Gilbert uses Marshalls, and Orange's sound similar to Marshall. I think it would sound alright.
#5
Quote by littlephil
Gilbert uses Marshalls, and Orange's sound similar to Marshall. I think it would sound alright.


I know that, but Orange amps really dont sound anything like Marshalls besides the basic british crunch. They are much darker and less saggy in a way.
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#6
Their cabs are GREAT for shred and metal and t3h br00talzzz!!!111oneone
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#7
Quote by littlephil
Gilbert uses Marshalls, and Orange's sound similar to Marshall. I think it would sound alright.

Not really... I don't know why people so closely associate the tone of Oranges with that of Marshalls. That classic Marshall tone is a very bright, grind with a lot of upper midrange bark, which is not even close to what an Orange sounds like, which has more growl and has kind of a weird fuzzy kind of feel when overdriven. And this is especially the case with the Rocker 30.
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#8
Quote by al112987
Not really... I don't know why people so closely associate the tone of Oranges with that of Marshalls. That classic Marshall tone is a very bright, grind with a lot of upper midrange bark, which is not even close to what an Orange sounds like, which has more growl and has kind of a weird fuzzy kind of feel when overdriven. And this is especially the case with the Rocker 30.

Oh, ok. Didn't know that. I heard that they sounded similar, I know they wont sound the same.
I still think it could sound alright. I'd definitely be different.
#10
How would it compare to, say, a Marshall Vintage Modern? I was watching some videos of the Orange on youtube- it seems to have a nice amount of gain on tap, and has a nice vintage-y sound to it (I think that I could probably get some Iron Maiden tones out of it, too). I would just need an organic, transparent boost (like a Fulltone OCD, or something like that) to tighten it up.
#11
Quote by dcdossett65
I know that, but Orange amps really dont sound anything like Marshalls besides the basic british crunch. They are much darker and less saggy in a way.

I always though Oranges were more saggy than Marshalls, especially 100 watt Marshalls.
#12
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I always though Oranges were more saggy than Marshalls, especially 100 watt Marshalls.


What do you mean by "saggy"?
#13
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What do you mean by "saggy"?

Slower, looser response/pick attack/whatever.
#14
^Agreed, I think it'd be way too loose to do shred. Fast runs would just run into each other.
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#15
Great for stoner rock, though. Or heavy blues.
#16
I would get a nice Laney, which is what Paul Gilbert uses.
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#17
Orange + Shred = Scale the Summit

You can shred on Orange.
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#19
Jim Root has been shredding his nuts off on Orange for the past 4 yrs or so, and damn that is some some tone
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