Opinions on Orange Rockerverbs?

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  1. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    I really want something completly opposite/a backup of my sig:x and was thinking Orange. I don't see a lot of posts around here about them so i was wondering if SSO likes these amps?

    I play Death metal/grindcore/hardcore and from the clips i have heard it should cover it.

    2nd question: if i did go the Orange route, should i get an mkii or mkiii?

    Sidenote looking only to buy used...dont want to spend 2k plus on new amps.


    I'm welcome to other amp suggestions as i have been literally looking at EVERYTHING.
     
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    I had an Orange RV50 Mk II, and it was an awesome amp. I only got rid of it because the midrange was too present and reverb was too odd for me. I ended up preferring the TH30 honestly, much easier to dial in and heavy as balls!
     
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    wheelsdeal SS.org Regular

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    Rockerverbs are mid heavy...thick and warm.Not ideal for death metal.

    The Dual Dark might be closer to that sound in the Orange line.
     
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    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    I have the mkiii 50 combo, awesome amp. Do yourself a favour and get one. Takes pedals really well and is just an all round good tone. Easy to dial in, get the Orange foot switch for channel hopping and reverb. Best part is the built in attenuator so good for practice and gigs.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I tried one with an EQ in front. I didn't want to use a Tubescreamer because I feel like it would be overkill due to the amp's already-mid heavy nature. Tightened it up by cutting the lows and boosting the highs (like... 1.2 - 2k?). Lawdy.

    Like a Recto, I feel like this amp would shine with a TC integrated preamp-style boost.

    EDIT: Idk the differences between the gain channels, but I believe the Mark III clean channel is supposed to be less crunchy and more pristine than the Mark II.
     
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    sharedEQ SS.org Regular

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    Do any big name pros use orange amps?

    What genres?

    I've seen them but thought they were mid gain moderate amp with kitchy alternative styling.

    Aesthetically, i think they would appeal to the three chord crowd, but I have no idea the target audience. They don't look serious. For someone who puts form over function
     
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    Oh yeah, if you get an Orange, any Orange, you’ll want to boost it with a Boss SD-1. I owned 5 Orange amps and the SD-1 was always the best.
     
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    Jim Root from Slipknot.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Skindred would be another heavy band that uses them.



     
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    Wrong. Just... no.
    Maybe play a few, or at least do some basic research before shooting off a hot take or asking trollish questions like that.

    OP, yeah you could get nice heavy tones with it, especially with the right OD, something on the brighter side IMO. I didn't have one at the same time as my Rocker, so grain of salt and all that, but I imagine the Wampler Euphoria would work really well with it.
     
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    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    I run an EQ and a Revv G3 into the clean channel and lord have mercy it makes my balls tighten up.
     
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    Thanks for all the responses guys!

    I do not mind mid heavy amps at all as I play through a Basson 4x14 with Eminence Legends and I feel like they are on the darker side IMO.

    Any real reason why I would get a mkiii over the mkii other than the fact that they are newer?
     
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    the mkiii has the built in attenuator, i dont think the mkii has it.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Cleaner clean channel.
     
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    I'm going to see if I can find one locally to test out :lol:

    You guys got me super interested in these.
     
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    Death metal, Grindcore, and hardcore? Dual Dark all the fucking way.

    Rockerverbs are cool but, for what you want to do Orange already makes a better tool for the job. Or “made” i should say because the Dual Dark is no longer in production.
     
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    That was my only concern with the Dual Dark, they are not exactly easy to find and a little more than I want to spend :(
     
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    Buy once, cry once :D
     
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    hundreds of sludge/doom/post-metal bands

    Matt Pike is possibly their biggest endorser. When I saw Sleep this year he had a Rockerverb, a Thunderverb, and 5 Dual Darks

    Aaron Turner (formerly of ISIS) has switched from VHT to Orange too, check out his bands Old Man Gloom and Sumac for some good heavy Orange tones

    edit: Brett Hinds of Mastodon is an obvious one I forgot
     
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    Brent Hinds of Mastodon has a signature Orange amp.

    They also have a huge presence in doom/stoner metal scene. Sleep and Boris are two big ones... I feel like recently every doom / stoner metal show I go to someone's got an Orange.

    edit: :ninja: someone beat me to it :ninja:
     
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