I am a huge runaways fan but there is not a hint as to what lita ford and joan jett used amp wise. I can get real close with my tiny terror combo but i do not think they were orange users. Does an,yone know the amps joan and lita used during that time?
There are lots of Youtube videos of the Runaways playing live. Also look for the documentary Vicki Blue did called "Edgeplay; A Film About The Runaways". You see lots of live performances.
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Marshalls live. studio can be a bit tricky as session musicians were used extensively at least on the 1st 2 albums. the tones are pretty straight forward cranked tube amp so shouldn't be to tough to get
Lita used Traynor and Marshall as I recall. Definitely British crunch. One of my friends toured on drums with Lita Ford after the Runaways broke up. This interview has quite a few pics and a few tidbits of their early days:

Joan used Mesa and Vox AC30. Awesome raw tone.

Here is a vid of Dusty with the Lita Ford band
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
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