Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

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Re: Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

Post by daCod » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:52 am

Oh come on put that away ryan ;)

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Re: Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

Post by OffYourFace » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:03 am

That's what I'm talking about. I want one of those.

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Re: Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

Post by MT » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:52 am

I'll smuggle out one of these for you. ;D

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Really though, you know you want this. I certainly do.
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Re: Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

Post by budda12ax7 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:39 pm

I do know there are some companies that do Matamp and Orange builds....Green amps?? I can't remember ...the guys from Bongzilla used this..

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Re: Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

Post by Mr T. » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:18 am

Ignore this if you're set on owning a vintage amp...

But doesn't the current OR50H come damn close to what you're after tone whise? I don't think it's got a lot of clean headroom, and unless you can find a better than average deal I'd say it's grocely overpriced...

But it should be easier available and maybe more reliable than a '70s tube amp with leaking power caps and a history of abuse and amateur mods :)

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Re: Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

Post by OffYourFace » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:29 am

the vintage amps can always be refurbished to last a long long time. I'm an amp guy, it's no problem.

this seller won't ship to the USA but I'm thinking of asking him if he'll ship it to a friend of mine who works at John Henry's in London... great deal!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271830455422?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:22 pm

MT wrote:I'll smuggle out one of these for you.

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Really though, you know you want this. I certainly do.
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i love that violent soho poster.

how big are they in aus? i know they are hometown heroes but im kinda curious on how big they are there.

also, that tym lemon amp. HOLY FUCK.
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Re: Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

Post by MT » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:40 pm

Soho are big enough to sell out national tours of decent sized venues now. Not Foo Fighters type venues, but they can put on a tour with multiple shows in major cities and sell out all their gigs. There are a few great live guitar bands here now. It's great to see Soho and The Smith Street Band selling out tours.

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Re: Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:15 am

MT wrote:Soho are big enough to sell out national tours of decent sized venues now. Not Foo Fighters type venues, but they can put on a tour with multiple shows in major cities and sell out all their gigs. There are a few great live guitar bands here now. It's great to see Soho and The Smith Street Band selling out tours.
yeah. i heard soho after they brought out violent soho and thought they had a cool sound. i really liked hungry ghost too.
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Re: Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

Post by MT » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:54 pm

s_mcsleazy wrote:
MT wrote:Soho are big enough to sell out national tours of decent sized venues now. Not Foo Fighters type venues, but they can put on a tour with multiple shows in major cities and sell out all their gigs. There are a few great live guitar bands here now. It's great to see Soho and The Smith Street Band selling out tours.
yeah. i heard soho after they brought out violent soho and thought they had a cool sound. i really liked hungry ghost too.
Have a listen to Smith Street Band too Sean. You might like them.

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Re: Vintage ORANGE amps... What's good? Or Matamp

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:50 am

daCod wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:48 am
dr. tony (balls) built the NOiR for me.

http://ballseffects.com/orange-you-glad/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

i supplied the gutted chassis, cabinet, faceplate (front & rear) design and name. he supplied the orange circuitry goodness. to my knowledge he's built two other variants - a non master volume in a 2x12 combo for himself and a brown tolex head for a buddy of his that's in the Sword. upon arrival we side-by-side tested it with my mates OR80 Overdrive (same as the reverb amp) and it was identical if not BETTER sounding than his. when i say better i mean less foggy when the gain was cranked.

good shit is good.

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OLD SHIT IS OLD.

Six years late but whatever. I've built many an Orange-y thing over the years and prefer the earlier (1972) version of the OR circuit with the AC-coupled phase inverter. Here's my most recent one with added mid control and master volume, per the customer's request:

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