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What are Orange amps known for?

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  1. Thunderhopkins8

    Thunderhopkins8 Strat-O-Master

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    We all know that Fender is known for clean, Vox for chime/jangle, and Marshall for crunch, but what is Orange known for?
     
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    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

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    Color
     
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    rolandson Still Breathing Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They're orange.
     
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    abnormaltoy Mouth breathin' knuckle dragger Strat-Talk Supporter

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    weird front panel graphics

    their brand of overdrive/tone
     
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    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    Marshall has the brown sound and Orange amps are known for mixing a little yellow with the brown.
    They are crunchy like Marshall but can be dialed up more on the highs for a little more note clarity. Though I haven't messed with them much that has been my experience so far. There are others that can add a lot more than I can though.

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    They are H&K's harder rock cousin.
     
  7. Thunderhopkins8

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    I’ve read they are a British Mesa, a Marshall on steroids, and a combination of a Vox and Marshall.

    I guess what I meant was, are they known for their tone, like Fender/Vox/Marshall are?
     
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    I've never had one, but I had the impression that they were known for very solid construction, in addition to the above stuff.
     
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    Nothing rhymes with them.
     
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    Kickin’ ass is what I think.
     
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    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Let's let Mr. Paul Kossoff explain, shall we?

     
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    Del1 Senior Stratmaster

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    Towards the end of the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac, the band used Orange stacks, and Greeny was known for his love of reverb.
     
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    I have the Tiny Terror, I do like it..very hard to get cleans. Overdrive type stuff seems native to the amp.
     
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    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

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    The original Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green used them, and I think more or less launched them big time in the 60s.. It was the first time I'd ever heard of them anyway. Powerful gear!

    You couldn't have asked for a better introduction..

    This is a cool bit of info.. The company was founded by Mr. Clifford Cooper, with just £300 borrowed from his father and lots of enthusiasm - a classic example of Sixties idealism that paid off. And in case you were wondering - the amps are orange simply because that was the colour of the vinyl covering he could get hold of - as luck would have it, it made the amps look unlike any others on the market!

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    Less woo woo woo more wee wee wee
     
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    they're like what a Marshall would sound like if you made it angry.

    Orange amps are a great punk rock amp, raw, fizzy in a good way, like that blizzard of nails Vox sound with a darker tone.

    and rock solid build quality, id take any modern Orange amp over any modern Marshall.
     
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    So they’re basically a Marshall on steroids?
     
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    I never really thought of them too much, but I'm sure they were a huge part of his (storied) tone, maybe the original wood tone. Crap...that means something else I can't afford, but need to try.


    Check out his pole screws...are the all screwed in as far as possible? It looks like that to me, maybe that's another part of the story.
     
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    IDK.... My USP 45 will rock with the best of them. It does have that American thump though..... lol

    That was a joke BTW....
     
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