Amazing little tube amp
I've wanted an Orange for a long time, so I finally decided to pull the trigger. After checking out some reviews and videos on the tones you can get, I wanted something versatile, but not necessarily high gain. This amp checks all of those boxes!
The first thing I thought when I took it out of the box was "man, this is small!" But like the saying goes, great things come in small packages. This is a single channel tube amp head with the classic "pics only" design from Orange. It has your basic controls, volume, treble, mids, bass and gain, but also has a 7-watt and 15-watt switch. There is also an FX loop built into it if you wanted to hook up your pedals that way.
First thing is that this amp is LOUD! Which is a good thing if you play in a band. I hooked this up to my Marshall 1960A 4x12 cab and it suits it well. You can roll the gain down and get a nice, bright, sparkly clean tone or turn up the gain to get little to a decent amount of crunch/overdrive.
I tested this out with my pedals and it takes them well in my opinion. I used an analog delay, digital reverb, tremolo, and my distortion pedal. The distortion pedal would take some tweaking with this amp, but you have to go on that quest for your own tone.
This amp can cover many styles, but if you're looking for a high gain amp without using a pedal, you might want to check out the Orange Jim Root, Dual Dark, or Dual Terror amps instead. I can't recommend this amp enough! You won't be disappointed.