#1
Hey guys, been using my ac30 for a while now and am absolutely loving it. I keep it set to where if I play normal it's crystal clean. But picking hard gives me a nice tube breakup. Then use my soul food for extreme overdrive. Only problem is the soul food gets a little muddy and is just too thumpy sounding.
I've been thinking about getting an or15 to run alongside my ac30 for all my dirt needs because I love the or circuit. But the ac30 's clean is much better and take pedals amazingly.
So my question is what pedals can I use with my ac30 to get that rude obnoxious angry grit without being too thumpy?
#4
Earthquaker Monarch, Tech 21 Oxford. Both good, both work well with AC type amps. I like the Earthquaker better, more of that wooly Orange bottom end.
#5
I'll have to listen to that double drive as soon as I get home!

I've owned multiple tube screamers and tube screamer clones. Not really the tone I'm going for.
#6
I had the monarch for a couple months back when I was playing a classic 30. I never liked it. Always seemed sort of underwhelming? It felt like it didn't have loads of power? In fact so much so that I thought mine was broken and sent it to Akron for repairs. He sent it back saying it worked perfectly. What's that Oxford pedal like?
#7
Similar, but not as big in the bass, and it's got the speaker modeling if you want that. I think there was something wrong with your pedal, all the Earthquakers I've played have been very powerful sounding, almost to a fault. The White Light would be my other suggestion from Earthquaker, it's got more of a low-mids thing going on and has that nasty big OD that is reminiscent of Orange amps.
#8
That Oxford pedal sounds amazing!!! I'm just trying to decide if I should buy that or revisit the monarch just I guess.
#9
I love earthquaker stuff. Maybe that pedal was busted. It just felt like I had the gain maxed just to get some breakup from a clean classic 30.
I already run one of their organizers so I wouldn't mind more pedals from them.
#10
Look at the AMT O-Drive or the AMT Legend O2 pedals
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#12
Honestly, depending on what you mean by "Orange sound" I'd take a good look at a decent Muff fuzz clone. Something like the Blackout Effectors Musket or Black Arts Pharoah would be a good shout. I just don't think the AC would have that same bottom end response that I associate with Oranges with just an OD emulating the Orange sound
LesPaul
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OrangeRocker30
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#13
So a pedal that is supposed to sound like an Orange won't sound like an Orange but a fuzz not designed to sound like one will? How does that make sense?

Having played a few of the "Orange in a Box" pedals I think they do a fine job. A fuzz is a perfectly good suggestion but not because those amp pedals don't do what they are supposed to.
#14
Just my experience s'all. I've tried both EQD pedals and didn't really get on with either of them, but a muff always does the trick for me
LesPaul
Pedals
OrangeRocker30
My band
PBT Native: Resident Graphics Monkey

#15
It's just that the Orange signature sound is so unique, kinda congested low mids grind (which I like but can't describe too well) that it is really hard to get with other amps.

I wouldn't go AMT, have bad experience with their build quality and customer support.

Here's some samples of the Double Drive:
http://www.houstonmusicreviews.com/GearReview/DistShootout/Samples/SansampDoubleDrive.mp3
Last edited by diabolical at Nov 26, 2014,