#1
someones trying to trade an Orange TH30 for my 5150 head. which amp do yall suggest i go with? i play in a post hardcore or metalcore kinda band.. but also record more mainstream stuff with synths and keys.. i hear that an Orange with an overdrive pedal can sound just as good as a distorted 5150 for heavier sounds.. any truth to that?
#2
Noooooo.

That is a terrible trade for you. The 5153 is way nicer. I like the TH30 and I've owned both the head and the combo, but if you play post hardcore and metalcore type shit stick to the 5153. Seriously.
#4
Seriously? Everyone seems to be wanting to get 5153s. The TH30 is a little more but that's because Orange stuff is super overpriced. Based on the genre being played there is no way the TH30 is better. haha
#5
I know value is always an issue, but whether or not it fits you is a different question. I love my TH30, but would not recommend it for what you are after. If you started a thread about a new amp and gavel your genre I would bet that the TH30 would not get mentioned. Great amp, just not what you are after.
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#6
You'd be nuts to make that trade, keep the 5150.
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#8
Keep it, the TH30 is good for other stuff.
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#9
I have a TH30 and you can play metalcore or post hardcore perfectly fine with it. It has tons of gain and takes a TS really nicely in my opinion. It will never sound as tight as a 5150, but that doesn't mean you can't play metalcore with it.

That said, I'd only do it if you want the Orange-type tone. If not, keep the 5150. It'll be better out of the box for the mainstream stuff as well.
#10
Keep the 5153. TH30s won't come close to the type of sound you want if you bought the 5153.
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