HNB wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:28 pm
The little orange amps are great!
I have an Orange Rocker 15 and can back this up.
The Rockers can be played very quietly but are also stupid loud for their wattage levels due to the ultra efficient (101dB) stock speakers. The Rocker 15 can probably make a room in your house hit 100dB even on the 1W setting. My home setup I'm literally afraid to put it on 7/15W unless I carry it out to the garage where I can stand further away. IMO 0.5w does sound a little worse but 1w sounds great and it just gets better at 7 or 15. The bass and treble start to come in more at the higher wattage settings I think.
You have to be cool with the EQ of an Orange though.. they have a lot of mids. You're not going to use the same drive pedals as you would on a Fender. A Tube screamer into a clean Orange sounds gross. The Klon circuit and Bluebreaker pedals can also sound really bad. They aren't flat no matter what anyone says. But other stuff like Big Muffs, DS-1, etc.. sound amazing, and if you're boosting the amp in a dirty setup that's a lot easier too, a TS into a dirty Orange is fantastic. The trickiest thing for me to find has been an Overdrive that really suits the Orange EQ and sounds different than the amp itself. The best ones I've found have been the EQD Westwood and the DOD Looking Glass.