I have tried them and they have great mids....think T. Rex ---- Bolan used 'em----clean better than Marshall....they have a new "Tiny Terror" out <<<that is it's actual name---it is a little 15 watt all tube head...sounds great...but it's $550 US
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Post by elklandercc on Aug 12, 2007 16:34:18 GMT -4
I see a lot of local/underground bands using them. Good to plug straight in for a soft rock sound, then push it with a OD pedal for some heavy rock or metal riffs. I wonder how the clean channels are though, I don't think I've ever heard one played clean, perhaps sketchy.
it sure is quite an eye catcher...but really...the price tends to get a little crazy...sounds to me there isn't really much of a diferencce in terms of sound compared to other makes? then again i dont know much abt amps anyway... im pretty happy with my h&k still...she still sounds groovy to me...ive been getting more and more into electric guitar playing nowadays...
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I'm quite seriously taken with the Orange Crush 30R at the moment, AD30TC would be nice, but too pricey at £1000, the RK30C would also be nice, but for the £620 it costs i could get an AC30, and anyway, a 30 watt valve amp is just way too loud for home use
orange amps are known for their boutique low watt class a tube amps.... they get that brittish tone that a lot of people look for in a great blues amp. i am also considering the crush 30R.... however it's not a true tube amp... so it's stepping outside the realm of orange's real wheelhouse. i've played one and they do sound great... the spring reverb is pretty solid in them...
their tube amps are really the flagship though... it's like any other boutique amp company though. they have to charge more becuase there is less of a demand. people who generally end up playing orange tube amps are people who don't like the clean on marshall amps.... which i think is sorely lacking..... and people who can't get a good overdrive or distortion out of their fender amp... orange is kind of the happy medium.
I would say that a Rivera is a little more boutique than an Orange or a Mesa Boogie, but not near as boutique as a Fuches, /13, Roccoford, or the legendary Dumble. I'd concider them on the same boutique level as Bogner. It really depends on your own opinion/defenition of "boutique".
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To me, boutique is generally classified as a small gear company that does little advertising and doesn't mass distribute their properties. Orange would be considered on the fringe because they do have mass production in the UK they just don't import State-Side very many....
Mesa was boutique 20 years ago... just like Paul Reed Smith was with guitars... now they're both the stereotypical gear for any band that wants to play powerchords and sing about thier mom and dads divorce.
a boutique amp that I would like to get my hands on would be the Two-Rock Signature..... mmmmmmmmm It's been what John Mayer has been playing. and they cost between 2500 and 5000....