Price paid: $ 200
Sound — 10
In all honesty this is probably one of the best sounding solid state amps you can buy. This amp can go from beautiful clean sounds to overall brutal distortion (not metal distortion I don't think this amp is suited for that kind of distortion). This amp seems to take a lot of sound qualities from it's peers but in a more solid state way. The clean sounds like the AD series and the distortion is very akin to the rockerverb. I use my PRS SE Soapbar II and sometimes I use an Aby box to run it and my Marshall together (another great fusion of sound). This thing isnt noisy at all but at the same time I do wonder is this truely a 30 watt amp because it definitely sounds way louder then that. But yea this amp suits my needs pretty well. Like I've stated before this amp can go from Stevie Wonder to From First To Last and to Kanye West if you wanted to.
Overall Impression — 9
Well I've been playing for close to 6 years now I play pretty much play everything from rock to jazz artist/bands that I like are Miles Davis, The Mars Volta, Underoath, From First To Last, Incubus, Erykah Badu & Kanye West (there's far too many more to name) but anyways this amp definitely suits my style. I do have a Marshall AVT50 and to be honest this amp sounds way better then my Marshall and it's at a fraction of the price. I just love the overall sound from my Orange. I felt like this amp was made for me. I don't think I hate anything about this amp I just wish it was a little bigger. If it were stolen I would be highly pissed and if I were to ever find the person who stole it I would subject them to listening to Good Charlotte and watching old Will Farrell movies (I know that is very cruel and unusal punishment but hey I love this amp).
Reliability & Durability — 10
I haven't gigged with it yet but from my band rehearsals I can tell I will definitely be using the Orange Marshall fusion I have going on. I think this amp could handle small gigs but I don't think it can handle stadium or very big venues but then again it wasn't designed for that. According to Orange this thing wont break at least not for a very long time so I would like to believe that.
Features — 9
This is your basic 30 watt combo amp, solid state, 10" speaker, 2 inputs, headphone jack, no effects loop and and output for a PA system. If you hadnt guessed it yet this amp is Orange! This amp seems to suit most genres except metal (sorry metal heads this isn't an amp for you). If you don't believe me just go to Orange's artist page and check out all the artist that uses them, basically it can go from Stevie Wonder to From First To Last! I do wish this amp had more wattage and a 12 inch speaker and that it came with a footswitch (you have to buy that seperately which sucks) but for the price I paid I shouldn't complain!