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Saturday, September 7, 2013

REVIEW: Orange AD30!


Hello and welcome to this week's article!
Today we're going to talk about an interestig amplifier, the Orange AD30.
This is a 30w tube amplifier (4 x 12ax7 in the preamp, 4 x el34 in the poweramp section,
plus a gz34 rectifier valve), that comes with two channels: a clean one that can be driven up to becoming an overdrive, and a drive channel that goes from a crunch to a classic british distortion, and at the highest drive levels it can be used for classic metal too.



Obviously the brand is one of those few (along with Marshall) that managed to shape the "british sound" as we know it, and the offer of this brand ranges to almost any kind of music and wattage.
Famous Orange endorsers are: Rush, My Chemical Romance, Cheap Trick, Jimmy Page, Slipknot, Down, Deftones, Kyuss and many others.
We have used this amp for the recording of the clean/od tones of an album, dual microphoning it, and the fatness of the tone was impressive: the power amp was really giving the tone a layer of warmth and roar.





Features (taken from the website):
All valve, foot switchable two channel, valve rectifier,

Controls
Volume, Low, Mid, High, Overdrive, overdrive on/off, Gain

Output Power (Heads and Combos)
30 Watts

Valves (Heads and Combos)
Preamp: 4 x Ecc83/12ax7
Power amp: 4 x EL84
Rectifier: GZ34

Speaker Output Options (Heads)
1 x 16 Ohm cabinet connected to the 16 Ohm output
1 x 8 Ohm cabinet connected to one of the 8 Ohm outputs
2 x 16 Ohm cabinets each connected to one of the 8 Ohm outputs

Unboxed Weight
16.5 KG
36.4 lb

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