#1
If given the choice between a 1984 JCM 800 50W 2x12 Combo or a new Orange Thunder 30 1X12 Combo which would you get?
#2
Orange Rocker or the newer Thunder.

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#3
i have a thing for older JCM's so id take that. But there is nothing at all wrong with the Orange.

whats your musical style?
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#5
Personally i LOVE the jcm 800 sound, but then again I'm a huge 80's metal fan. Also I haven't tested the Orange amp so my opinion is probably not worth much. I have got the impression that it's darker than the JCM also that while nice for rock the Marshall would perhaps take the crown when it comes to boosted 80's metal gainy tones.
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#6
Quote by greeny23
i have a thing for older JCM's so id take that. But there is nothing at all wrong with the Orange.

whats your musical style?


For the most part I want a modern pop rock scooped crunch
You can see an example of what I am trying to do here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3AH5Q9zh7M
On the video I am using my DSL 201
Last edited by joho1701 at Sep 30, 2010,
#7
ah, well in that case id go the new Thunder 30. they sound like a great amp.
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#8
Quote by joho1701
For the most part I want a modern pop rock scooped crunch.

then go with the JCM. the orange is a much brighter and mid heavy amps.

JCM's heads sound better than the combos IMO though.
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#9
i'd say orange they do great pop punk sounds,
then again they are pretty similarly voiced to the jcm800 i think
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#10
The JCM has more upper mids.

The TH30 has more lower mids.

Other than that, they're not too different. Both British-voiced high gain amps. The difference in high mids vs. low mids can be pretty dramatic though. You just need to decide whether you prefer treble or bass.

Personally, I don't like the way the Thunder 30 has no Mids control, but it might be a non-issue for you.
Last edited by Seref at Sep 30, 2010,