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The 50W Orange Thunderverb 50 twin channel tube amp head offers class A/B performance with a foot-switchable attenuator, tube FX loop, and tube-driven reverb. The Tunderverb 50 tube amp head sports 2... Click To Read More About This Product

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The 50W Orange Thunderverb 50 twin channel tube amp head offers class A/B performance with a foot-switchable attenuator, tube FX loop, and tube-driven reverb. The Tunderverb 50 tube amp head sports 2 clean/crunch/lead channels each with 3 gain stages. Channel A has the same 3-band EQ as the lead channel used on the Orange Rockerverb amps. Channel B has a shape control that scoops the mids and increases the bass and treble when turned up.

The Orange Thunderverb 50 amp head's footswitchable attenuator is great for those really loud lead breaks.

If you like the sound of the Thunderverb 200, but prefer the convenience of a smaller cranked 50W power amp, then the Orange Thunderverb 50 tube amp is for you.

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Features
  • Channel A controls: gain, shape, volume
  • Channel B controls: gain, bass, middle, treble, volume.
  • Attenuator control: foot-switchable for both channels.
  • Reverb control: foot-switchable for both channels.
  • Foot-switchable attenuator
  • Output: 50W RMS, 16ohms
  • Tubes: 2 X EL34, 4 x ECC83/12AX7 2 x ECC81/12AT7
  • Speaker impedance: 1 x 16ohm, 2 x 8ohm
  • Dimensions: 21-3/4"W x 10"H x 11"D
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Orange AmplifiersThunderverb 50 Series TH50HTC 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

TH50 sounds incredible

I'm not the guy that gives 5 stars because I have a new toy and like it because it's new. I've been playing this amp for three months and I think I know it...Read complete review

I'm not the guy that gives 5 stars because I have a new toy and like it because it's new. I've been playing this amp for three months and I think I know it well enough to review. Also, sometimes I read reviews and think of things that may sway an opinion. I'm going to try to make this review useful by adding what I'm playing and the gear I'm using:

I'm comparing the TV50 & the Orange PPC212 closed back to two other amps that I own: A 74 Marshall Lead 50 (with a Lee Jackson mod) with a Marshall 1960a and a new Mesa Dual Rectifier with its related 4x12. Each has great tone, but I'm using the TV as my go-to amp now. The Mesa is really a high gain amp, which –when played through an A/B/Y with the orange, seemed thin. The Orange articulates the playing better, and this can be a good thing or a bad thing. If you're a sloppy player, maybe the Mesa is the way to go since compared to the Orange, the notes seemed to blend more while riffing. The Mesa is way more versitle too. Not just because of the gain control, but each channel has dedicated eq, gain, volume and presence. This can work against it, because I've owned dual recs for fifteen years and always found them a bit difficult to dial in. Against the Marshall, the tone seemed richer and more robust. The overtones are so prominent that it almost sounds like two amps. The Marshall sounds great, and it has a more punchy tone, but I like the Orange because it seems more balanced and it's easier to dial in. Without the mod, the Orange has more gain than the Marshall, and the clean tone seems a bit darker, but not dark in the muddy sense.

If it helps - I'm playing a blues-based, kind of grimy rock through it. I'm using a Les Paul, a Strat (sss) and an ES335. Each sounds good through this amp, but I have to admit, I like the Strat tone way better out of the Marshall – it's almost magical. The Gibsons sound monstrous through the Orange. I am not sure I'd like it for a metal band, but I haven't tried to get the gain that high yet. It definitely doesn't have the gain of the Mesa or the low-end punch. I never used the Strat in the Mesa, but we all know that the Gibsons sounded huge through that thing. If you're a blues player, through a dot through a TV50 and you'll be hooked.

The TV reacts very well to adjustment to volume and tone knobs. It cleans up remarkably when using the volume knob, especially considering that I'm playing two-humbucker guitars most of the time. In fact, I use both channels dirty, and use a volume pedal to go control the level of distortion, from super clean to crunchy to as dirty as the gain knob is set. In all, this amp is very dynamic.

I like the attenuator for pressing the volume to get the tubes hot while not blowing out the room. The attenuator works like a power breaker. Basically, you can crank the volume knobs to get tube break up, and use the attenuator to keep the ouput volume at room-level. Some people say you can use it to get a volume boost for solo's but I haven't tried that yet. I find that the volume difference is too great to be useful. My room level, even with a band, is way lower than where I'm leaving my volume knobs set. If I lower the volume knobs, I lose some of that tone I'm looking for.

The shape knob is easy to use, and it's settings from one side to the next are very dynamic. Basically turned all the way down, it scoops the mids while if you turn it all the way up, it punches the mids and suppresses lows and highs. I can get great tone from it, but I have it stuck in my head that I am giving up custom settings of individual EQ knobs. Don't get me wrong, I don't know if I can get a better tone by replacing the shape with an EQ, but my mind is just stuck on the idea.

The reverb sounds good, but it's only useful in a very small amount. Once the knob goes past 8:00, it gets overwhelming to me. The cool thing is that the reverb, along with the attenuator can be activated via a footswitch. I bough an aftermarket footswitch with three swtiches for the channels, the attenuator and the reverb.

The amp takes pedals very well. I haven't used the effects loop, but I am running a clean boost, a wah, an overdrive a delay and a compressor. Some amps don't work well with pedals and I have not found that to be the case with this one. In fact, it seems to marry the overdrive pedals and blend it's tone with them perfectly. I've used a tube screamer and a TC MojoMojo. They both complement the TV nicely. I currently run the TC on my board.

Conclusion: More articulate than the boogie, more richness than the Marshall but not so much better that I'd give up the Marshall just to play an Orange. Dynamic, not as versitile than the Boogie, but covers a lot of different styles.

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WORST AMP

THIS AMP BROKE DO TO POOR WORKMANSHIP THE SOLDERING JOINTS FEEL APART, ORANGE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE WORST I HAVE EVER HAD TO DEAL WITH , DO NOT BUY, YOU ARE PAYING $2500.00 FOR...Read complete review

THIS AMP BROKE DO TO POOR WORKMANSHIP THE SOLDERING JOINTS FEEL APART, ORANGE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE WORST I HAVE EVER HAD TO DEAL WITH , DO NOT BUY, YOU ARE PAYING $2500.00 FOR GARBAGE, BUY THE EVH 5150 lll

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(0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

WORST AMP

By ROB

from LONG ISLAND NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Rob

Cons

  • Weak

Best Uses

    Comments about Orange Amplifiers Thunderverb 50 Series TH50HTC 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    THIS AMP BROKE DO TO POOR WORKMANSHIP THE SOLDERING JOINTS FEEL APART, ORANGE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE WORST I HAVE EVER HAD TO DEAL WITH , DO NOT BUY, YOU ARE PAYING $2500.00 FOR GARBAGE, BUY THE EVH 5150 lll

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    British Roar

    By Boomer

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Built Solid
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Footswitchable boost
    • Footswitchable Reverb
    • Loud
    • Not Too Many Knobs
    • Powerful
    • Roars

    Cons

    • No Cleans At High Volumes

    Best Uses

    • Great For Heavy Rock
    • Live Showsfootswitchable

    Comments about Orange Amplifiers Thunderverb 50 Series TH50HTC 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    The gain channel is great. It's not too fuzzy, it's not too muddy, it's just a british roar. Throaty.

    The attenuator is great for solo boosts when you turn it off via footswitch.

    If you play live rock and roll this is a great amp. It just gets the job done. If it were destroyed or stolen I'd buy another.

    (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    TH50 sounds incredible

    By Metal Head Ed

    from Where do I live? In my house

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Articulate
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful
    • Robust Tone

    Cons

    • Shape Knob-a Little Weird

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Orange Amplifiers Thunderverb 50 Series TH50HTC 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I'm not the guy that gives 5 stars because I have a new toy and like it because it's new. I've been playing this amp for three months and I think I know it well enough to review. Also, sometimes I read reviews and think of things that may sway an opinion. I'm going to try to make this review useful by adding what I'm playing and the gear I'm using:

    I'm comparing the TV50 & the Orange PPC212 closed back to two other amps that I own: A 74 Marshall Lead 50 (with a Lee Jackson mod) with a Marshall 1960a and a new Mesa Dual Rectifier with its related 4x12. Each has great tone, but I'm using the TV as my go-to amp now. The Mesa is really a high gain amp, which –when played through an A/B/Y with the orange, seemed thin. The Orange articulates the playing better, and this can be a good thing or a bad thing. If you're a sloppy player, maybe the Mesa is the way to go since compared to the Orange, the notes seemed to blend more while riffing. The Mesa is way more versitle too. Not just because of the gain control, but each channel has dedicated eq, gain, volume and presence. This can work against it, because I've owned dual recs for fifteen years and always found them a bit difficult to dial in. Against the Marshall, the tone seemed richer and more robust. The overtones are so prominent that it almost sounds like two amps. The Marshall sounds great, and it has a more punchy tone, but I like the Orange because it seems more balanced and it's easier to dial in. Without the mod, the Orange has more gain than the Marshall, and the clean tone seems a bit darker, but not dark in the muddy sense.

    If it helps - I'm playing a blues-based, kind of grimy rock through it. I'm using a Les Paul, a Strat (sss) and an ES335. Each sounds good through this amp, but I have to admit, I like the Strat tone way better out of the Marshall – it's almost magical. The Gibsons sound monstrous through the Orange. I am not sure I'd like it for a metal band, but I haven't tried to get the gain that high yet. It definitely doesn't have the gain of the Mesa or the low-end punch. I never used the Strat in the Mesa, but we all know that the Gibsons sounded huge through that thing. If you're a blues player, through a dot through a TV50 and you'll be hooked.

    The TV reacts very well to adjustment to volume and tone knobs. It cleans up remarkably when using the volume knob, especially considering that I'm playing two-humbucker guitars most of the time. In fact, I use both channels dirty, and use a volume pedal to go control the level of distortion, from super clean to crunchy to as dirty as the gain knob is set. In all, this amp is very dynamic.

    I like the attenuator for pressing the volume to get the tubes hot while not blowing out the room. The attenuator works like a power breaker. Basically, you can crank the volume knobs to get tube break up, and use the attenuator to keep the ouput volume at room-level. Some people say you can use it to get a volume boost for solo's but I haven't tried that yet. I find that the volume difference is too great to be useful. My room level, even with a band, is way lower than where I'm leaving my volume knobs set. If I lower the volume knobs, I lose some of that tone I'm looking for.

    The shape knob is easy to use, and it's settings from one side to the next are very dynamic. Basically turned all the way down, it scoops the mids while if you turn it all the way up, it punches the mids and suppresses lows and highs. I can get great tone from it, but I have it stuck in my head that I am giving up custom settings of individual EQ knobs. Don't get me wrong, I don't know if I can get a better tone by replacing the shape with an EQ, but my mind is just stuck on the idea.

    The reverb sounds good, but it's only useful in a very small amount. Once the knob goes past 8:00, it gets overwhelming to me. The cool thing is that the reverb, along with the attenuator can be activated via a footswitch. I bough an aftermarket footswitch with three swtiches for the channels, the attenuator and the reverb.

    The amp takes pedals very well. I haven't used the effects loop, but I am running a clean boost, a wah, an overdrive a delay and a compressor. Some amps don't work well with pedals and I have not found that to be the case with this one. In fact, it seems to marry the overdrive pedals and blend it's tone with them perfectly. I've used a tube screamer and a TC MojoMojo. They both complement the TV nicely. I currently run the TC on my board.

    Conclusion: More articulate than the boogie, more richness than the Marshall but not so much better that I'd give up the Marshall just to play an Orange. Dynamic, not as versitile than the Boogie, but covers a lot of different styles.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A notch above...

    By JackGriffiths

    from Maidstone, Kent, UK

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Brilliant Features
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful
    • Practical
    • Reliable
    • Thick
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any situation
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Thunderverb 50 Series TH50HTC 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Let me just outline my original plan for obtaining this amp -
      I wanted to find another amp to pair with my Engl Blackmore head and run in stereo, simultaneously. The Engl is naturally bright, aggressive and compressed. My idea was to find another amp that was a little darker and more muscular, something a bit more punchy and articulate, yet still organic and versatile - something that would sit in the mix well. I'm not a high-gainer, I like crunchy Marshall-esque sound but fell in love with the Engl primarily for its improvements over the basic Marshall setup. The Thunderverb seemed to be the ideal candidate since I'd loved it every time I had played through it.

      After trying both out, I've decided to go with the TV50 over the 200. The 200 just sounds and feels dull and lifeless to me in the power section which obviously affects the pre amp, making the gain a little more sterile and artificial sounding. Not to mention the price difference, secondhand availability and practicality of running it through the cabs I already have, rather than having to buy the high powered Orange 4x12, which I don't particularly like the sound of anyway. But I can heartily recommend the TV50 to anyone searching for something a little bit unique. Its overall gain structure is brilliant. Just notching the gain up from 12:00 to 1:00 thickens the sound dramatically, taking it from classic rock crunch to muscular 800 territory. Fantastically versatile with features to die for. As you can tell, I like it!

      Either way, it produces really smooth top end, huge yet defined bottom end and powerful mids. And it took my Tube Screamer and fuzz pedals incredibly well. I think it'll sit really nicely with my Engl.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This Amp Rocks!!!!

      By Zach

      from sacramento california

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Thunderverb 50 Series TH50HTC 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Ive played through many orange amps at many of the shows ive performed at and they never cease to amaze me. The tone quality is perfect for my rock style of music. The only problem i have found with them is there weight....But hey thats tube amps for ya!!! I think its a great deal for the price. If you have the money grab one!!!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice stuff!

      By Zuri Raphael

      from Dana Point, CA

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Thunderverb 50 Series TH50HTC 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      These Orange Amps have a sound that sounds pre EQ'd and once you dial it in a little more, It gives a Very nice sound. I would recomend to a rock or alternative player.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing !

      By Ivan

      from San Diego, California

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Thunderverb 50 Series TH50HTC 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      This head has an amazing tone. Although the price is a bit to expensive i recommended this for the quality and tone you get. Really worth it.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Amp Heads Made Period

      By Giovanni Berrios

      from Chicago, IL

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Thunderverb 50 Series TH50HTC 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Orange is the most innovative company when it comes to Amp heads. these guys really know how to work with Musicians. These amp heads are designed for the musician in Mind. They work with every genre of music and always help you get that perfect tone you're looking for. A recommended buy for anyone who want a great amp.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      amazing tone!!!!!

      By tim

      from fresno & CA

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Thunderverb 50 Series TH50HTC 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      this amp is all around just amazing if you got the cash for this pick it up worth every penny

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Thunderverb 50

      By Chad

      from Beavercreek, OH

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Thunderverb 50 Series TH50HTC 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Orange makes great amps, they are my favorite. I had a chance to play this thunderverb 50 along with the rockerverb 50. They are very comparable. The difference with the Thunderverb is that its two channels aren't specifically clean and dirty, they can both be high gain or low gain. You could set one clean and another dirty, however you really want. It is very versatile. Check both of them out to see what you think.

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