The all-tube Orange TH30 guitar amp head offers a phenomenal tonal range for use in the studio environment. It's got Clean/Dirty channels with switchable 7W, 15W, and 30W outputs. The TH30C is loaded ... Read More
The all-tube Orange TH30 guitar amp head offers a phenomenal tonal range for use in the studio environment. It's got Clean/Dirty channels with switchable 7W, 15W, and 30W outputs. The TH30C is loaded with 4 ECC83 preamp tubes, 4 EL84 power amp tubes, and an ECC81 for the tube-buffered FX loop.
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I own a TH30 as well as a TH100. Initially, I purchased the TH30 to use as a session amp for lap steel and guitar. I was already using vintage Fender heads from the 60's for pedal steel. On a whim one day, I tried the TH30 for pedal steel (expecting it to sound less than stellar compared to my vintage Fender Showman and Bassman heads) and was pleasantly surprised at the Fender-esque tone it produced. While many people think of Orange amps as being primarily dirty sounding I personally think the clean channel outperforms the dirty channel noticeably. There are only three controls (treble, bass and volume) and no middle adjustment on the clean channel which tends to create a chimey Fender Bassman kind of tone with a "scooped" clarity. If you crank the volume high enough on the clean channel you can get a very nice and natural sounding amp breakup without being overly saturated. When it comes to the dirty channel I've found that in my particular situation it sounds best when getting some of the dirt from the amp while at the same time using an overdrive pedal in combination. This seems to be the best of both worlds and allows a greater variety of dirty sounds. One advantage to using the Orange as opposed to the vintage Bassman head is how much quieter the TH30 is in the studio. Very little hiss and none of the snap, crackle, pop that's inherent to many older vintage amps. The ability to step-down the power output makes it even more versatile in the studio as well as in low volume live situations. I was so impressed after buying the 30 watt version that I ordered the 100 watt version for touring and it's been the most versatile amp I've ever carried on the road. I paired it with a Marshall-style 4-12" cabinet which is loaded with Eminence Canis Major speakers. The resulting rig was so versatile I was able to stop carrying separate amps for pedal steel and guitar/lap steel. I use an A/B box to toggle back and forth between two separate pedal boards into the clean channel which means I'm taking up less space on stage now. It's also earned me brownie points with the audio guys since I now take up one less channel in the mix! I would recommend either of these amps without hesitation. If you need lots of clean headroom buy the TH100 (which can also be stepped down to lower wattage). Otherwise, the TH30 is a great all-around studio and live amp. The TH30 is also significantly lighter and a bit smaller as far as depth goes which is definitely a plus?...
Love this amp. Upgraded from a Dark Terror and OR15. It's basically a Dark Terror with more depth, balls, and wattage. I've read that this amp is primarily for metal players, but it is far more diverse that that. I use it for everything from classic rock, to grunge, to atmospheric cleans. My favorite thing about the amp is that I have very little options to choose from: Volume, Shape, and Gain, or Treble, Bass, and Volume.
I wasn't sure what I would get when I purchased this amp. It got good reviews, and the online demos sounded pretty sweet as well. I ended up be VERY surprised by this amp. It was all I expected and MORE! I will be gigging with it next weekend, so I'm not completely convinced it will take over my H&K Trilogy amp I have now, but I am pretty sure it will. This is a LOUD 30 watts, don't think it's lacking in power - because it is not! And the variable output option is great! I usually run it 2 tubes, full power (15watt) and can still get my drummer telling me to turn it down in practice. The Clean channel is beautiful! Rich, full, very clean - starts to break up around 11 o'clock on the volume pot. I had a Fender DRRI at home and loved the cleans - this thing comes pretty close!!! I have since sold the Fender. The Dirty channel is where it's at!! The shape control is VERY usable, anything from mid pumped to full on Metal scooped mids. The gain control can do ANYTHING from Slight breakup to OH MY - HOW COULD I POSSIBLY USE THIS MUCH GAIN!!! Effects loop is great! - Tube Driven too. Take a look at this amp... I'm impressed by this Chinese made wonder. Who says it has to be UK / American Made to ROCK!
Just looking at the amp, it doesn't seem like you get much for your money, but the fact of the matter is that this amp sounds absolutely fantastic. Why would you need a million controls if you can get the perfect sound with three? That seems to be the philosophy behind what Orange does, and it definitely succeeds here. I imagine there are some guitarists out there who like to change their tone all the time to suit a particular style, but the vast majority of us find a tone we like and leave it. There are actually more tones in this amp than meets the eye, but I like that there aren't a bunch of controls I'm never going to use anyway. The cleans are punchy and warm--not bright like a Fender or a Vox, but full and very detailed. The dirty channel gives the most articulate overdrive of any amp I have played, which is what drew me to Orange amps in the first place. Clean, crisp, punchy, and articulate. Just the right amount of grit to give the distortion some edge. For best results, pair it with an Orange cab, too, or just get the combo! This amp is my favorite, hands down.
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