Orange AD30R
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Orange AD30R

AD30R, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Orange in the AD series.

moosers 03/30/2009

Orange AD30R : moosers's user review

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The Orange Amps AD 30 guitar amp head is a tube based amp that has two different channels. It is great having the two channels because it allows you to go back and forth between two distinct sounds of your choosing. It has a 1/4 inch input in the front and speaker cable output to send it to a cabinet in the back. Each channel has parameters for master, treble, middle, bass, and gain. There are also switches for power, standby, and to choose between the two channels. The amp head isn't too heavy and has handles for easy carrying.

UTILIZATION

The make up of the Orange Amps AD 30 is very easy to follow, as the knobs are for basic parameters that are seen on a lot of different amps. It is easy to get a great sound from this, and there is definitely a good deal of versatility in the different tones you can get from this amp. I don't have a manual for this, but it is easy enough to use that you shouldn't need it if you don't have one already.

SOUNDS

I have used the Orange Amps AD 30 primarily for recording rock music, but will work great in just about any setting. It can get extremely loud, and both the clean and distorted tones are top notch. However, I mostly use this for overdriven sounds rather than clean, as distortion is really its specialty. I'm a huge fan of the sound of this amp, and most of the other Orange amps out there as well.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Orange Amps AD 30 guitar amp head for about two years and it is one of my favorite guitar amps to record with for recording distorted guitar parts. The price of the Orange Amps AD 30 isn't cheap, but it is reasonably priced considering how great sounding this amp head is. If you are a rock guitarist, the Orange Amps AD 30 is just about as good as guitar amps get in my opinion.