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Orange PPC412C

4x12 Guitar Cabinet from Orange belonging to the PPC series

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James...James...

Laser beam awesomeness

Orange PPC412CPublished on 01/28/12 at 17:01
There are a lot of things I could say about this cabinet. I've owned a few over the years, being an avid 4x12 collector and trader. I'm always searching for the best one I can find. When someone asks me "what is the best 412 you have played" I kind of laugh. Because there is truthfully no one answer to that question. The Orange PPC412 however, is definitely in the conversation for best 412 of all time. Personally I think it's in the top 10. Maybe top 5. Here's why.

What are the pros of the orange 412? Well for starters it is built exceptionally well. Very heavy and high grade birch is used on these. And They are quite heavy as a result. I have seen some that have been beaten...…
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There are a lot of things I could say about this cabinet. I've owned a few over the years, being an avid 4x12 collector and trader. I'm always searching for the best one I can find. When someone asks me "what is the best 412 you have played" I kind of laugh. Because there is truthfully no one answer to that question. The Orange PPC412 however, is definitely in the conversation for best 412 of all time. Personally I think it's in the top 10. Maybe top 5. Here's why.

What are the pros of the orange 412? Well for starters it is built exceptionally well. Very heavy and high grade birch is used on these. And They are quite heavy as a result. I have seen some that have been beaten to death and still are in good functional shape. They also have (arguably) the most present bass and low end of any 412 out there. This is both a blessing in a curse. The bass on these can be quite boomy at times if you have an amp that also has a lot of bass. It's not a tight bass cab. It's just very boomy on the bass and lower mids. If you have a marshall amp or something with a lot of high end, this might be the cab to get. It really handles that British overdrive stuff quite well and will warm up a JCM800 awesomely.

Unfortunately is is a terrible offender of laser beaming. It only really sounds great if you are right in front of it. A lot of half stacks have this issue but the Orange is possibly one of the worst. If you want a cab that will spread its sound out evenly, look elsewhere.

I have to say though, despite the directionality issue, this is a very good sounding cab. Especially if you like a lot of bass. Genre wise, I would say it does heavy metal and rock stuff very well. Other than that, it kind of depends on the amp. It is a picky cab. You need to try one to make sure it likes your style of music and your amp/guitar setup. But in the right situation, this thing hangs with the best.
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roguewillot63roguewillot63

Awesomeness!

Orange PPC412CPublished on 04/06/13 at 01:51
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I use it for 2 years now, replacing fire in my 4x12 Celestion 65W Kustom Quad. I needed a more punchy cabinet for my Fireball 100 and with a more modern sound spectrum, hence the choice to a baffle in V30 (initially I left the Marshall Dave Mustaine but he was out, the coup d ' Orange have had the same price with a very commercial efforts of the store where I ordered!).
As you say it is difficult to criticize the quality of manufacture of the cabinet because it is the best of the best: good HP and concrete connectors, wiring, super clean, quality construction NAVAL birch plywood of 18mm thickness and the closed-back leaves nothing out the back (knowing that the panel is removable)! It...…
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I use it for 2 years now, replacing fire in my 4x12 Celestion 65W Kustom Quad. I needed a more punchy cabinet for my Fireball 100 and with a more modern sound spectrum, hence the choice to a baffle in V30 (initially I left the Marshall Dave Mustaine but he was out, the coup d ' Orange have had the same price with a very commercial efforts of the store where I ordered!).
As you say it is difficult to criticize the quality of manufacture of the cabinet because it is the best of the best: good HP and concrete connectors, wiring, super clean, quality construction NAVAL birch plywood of 18mm thickness and the closed-back leaves nothing out the back (knowing that the panel is removable)! It weighs 50kg and has no castors, so plan roadies and then go in DIY store to buy heavy duty castors. Less bulky than 4x12 angle as the 1960 Marshall: it is more compact and stocky. Convenient for small chests! The sound is broadcast exclusively on a relatively small cone face, so plan your returns for zikos and think twice about your sound and placement. Do not hesitate to clear the rear panel if the concert is broadcast problem or you do not return (by reviewing your equation on the amp). you gain clarity and diffusion of environment, especially if the room is wider than deep. In the studio, it's pure happiness: a good quality microphone in front of any HP in a second room and it's gone.
The V30 is a little more sports to master, it spits in the upper midrange bottom and it saturates quickly so pay attention to your gain and treble. Do not fill too serious either, the baffle is already shielded and you have a bassist for!
With hindsight, the full config V30 is a bit gruff and you have everything to gain from plan to replace two HP models by warmer and less aggressive as Greenbacks example.
Oh yes and do it anyway gaffe in orange Tolex: this task quickly and tends to tear easily when the speaker takes shots so do not hesitate to buy a cover to keep it longer ;) Unless you like grunger your speakers as your jeans!
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aliascrossaliascross

Orange PPC412CPublished on 06/17/08 at 00:51
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I just try it in a store ...
This is a good product: power, good bass, good treble and the whole super strong. It lacks a bit of personality: the sound is good, but we can not find a particular nuances with this speaker ... replace 2 of 4 by G12H * V30 would probably find that little extra.
I find it better than a Mesa 4 * 12 standard, but less good as a 4x12 NOS (NameOfSound) that really an exceptional grain, even in full v30!
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Very good equipment, good quality and reputation. Go for it!

Orange PPC412CPublished on 08/25/10 at 04:41
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For how long have you been using it?:
- From 3 months

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
- Mesa, ENGL, Randall, Marshall ....

What thing do you like most/least about it?
Most are:
- The V30
- Sound
- Color (Orange)
- The design (vintage)
- The price

The - are:
- Weight (50kg) for real "wood tree" and that's saying something ...
- The lack of connectivity (2X16Ohms)

What is your opinion about the value for the price? Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
- Value for money correctly and yes I would do this choice.
To conclude, do not compare these speakers, I tried my head on a cabinet mesa mesa and in ENGL V30 and well I...…
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For how long have you been using it?:
- From 3 months

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
- Mesa, ENGL, Randall, Marshall ....

What thing do you like most/least about it?
Most are:
- The V30
- Sound
- Color (Orange)
- The design (vintage)
- The price

The - are:
- Weight (50kg) for real "wood tree" and that's saying something ...
- The lack of connectivity (2X16Ohms)

What is your opinion about the value for the price? Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
- Value for money correctly and yes I would do this choice.
To conclude, do not compare these speakers, I tried my head on a cabinet mesa mesa and in ENGL V30 and well I have not been so it impresses. The sound on these is "deaf", it sends the right brick, but good quality is always at the discretion of the ear. Orange is more vintage, bright, old school design.
Many couple today made of metal ORANGE / ENGL INVADER-POWERBALL / MESA. When you hear this sound, you'll understand!
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  • Manufacturer: Orange
  • Model: PPC412C
  • Series: PPC
  • Category: 4x12 Guitar Cabinets
  • Added in our database on: 05/06/2004

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