Orange OR15H Reissue
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Orange OR15H Reissue

OR15H Reissue, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Orange in the OR series.

benoi31 12/13/2013

Orange OR15H Reissue : benoi31's user review

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See the first review for specifications.
It is very neatly finished (exterior). Inside I have not checked yet.
I find it a little heavy against (8kg, it's not nothing), so in a suitcase on wheels, in a box or car is good, but carry in a bag or shoulder, it will start being a little harder
I think it's an amp with a lot of bias in general, so you should know what you want accurately, and try it before you buy it.

UTILIZATION

Extremely easy to use and plug and play:
volume, gain, bass, middle and trebble.
I personally do not like to take my head long with the settings (I had a vypyr 30 before, with millions of amp models, effects, adjustments, I know what I mean!) so it suits me perfectly.
Note that there is no reverb, but the presence of an effects loop can allow you to add a good bill

SOUNDS

So now, about cleans:
You will not have cleans fenderiens cristalins or very cold and cleans acute way metal / hard rock 80.
on the other hand, you have great cleans round and hot, with a little crunch that makes them look very old school likeable. Personally, I love, again after all a matter of taste. Means are to have clean low volume anyway, but cleans round.
A high volume, I have not tried yet.
Here we are between 0 and 2 gain I say (10 ...)
After 2, between 2 and 3 I would say, we move to a more crunchy sound I love: it was a great warm sound, with saturation in the attack string so Dead Meadow (on the song "what Needs must be "for example) or creedence clearwater revival (Lodi or other)
It's pretty "retro" as I find her, it goes great for blues too.
A 4 gain, it happens in the real crunch, and there you can enjoy playing the most ballsy blues, ZZ Top, AC / DC and other (clutch, piece electric worry for example). Very good sound, still warm, round, velvety ...
Very typical, I personally love it!
Beyond 5 (half of the stroke of the knob thus gain ...), it starts the monster! It was a big win, which allows to reach the hard rock of the 70s (Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad ....). Very rich soundscapes, fuzzy, very warm and pleasant to my ears!
Pousssant in a little, we can go quietly making a turn towards stoner with very fuzzy sound (but not as heavy with a muff, while more subtle and rich sound, and still very hot)
Again, very typical 1970 must be love!
Note that the amp sounds better than 15W 7W, are more dynamic, warmer, richer, it feels better lamps anything.
Also, be careful, it sounds very very strong!
In the apartment, I do not exceed 1/10 of the volume, even with low gain! So to cruncher lamps, will have to wait a bit, or group play ...
I think investing in an attenuator, playing at low volume is doable, but a little more flexibility in the master volume would be really appreciated for me anyway.
For single channel is relatively even when inconvenient. You can of course play with the guitar volume to decrease the gain, but on my guitar does not have trebble bleed, you lose a lot of acute example. Solutions with a boost are also possible. Here, it should be mentioned that negative, but considering the price, I think a dual channel would result in a loss of quality.

OVERALL OPINION

This is a very typical amp: it has a particular sound, typed 70, very warm, a little mushy (orange forces). It is not super versatile, but what it does it does great!
It's really an amp for people who know what they want, and if you like it, it really is a great amp!
Positives:
- Great sound, very warm, vibrant and retro
- Ease of use
- Effects loop
- Range huge gain that can go from blues to stoner or doom
- Fort volume group can play without problems
- Price very correct with respect to the quality of its
Negatives:
- Its very typical (negative only if you want a versatile amp)
- Fort volume to play flat (an attenuator can be fix this problem, I will modify this review as soon as I have one)
- Mono channel makes passages crunch / clean delicate enough without guitar with electronics properly.
Here! Overall, this is an amp with a lot of bias from orange, this is why it is imperative to my opinion to try well in detail before deciding, if the risk of disappointment can be large enough (hence the presence of a lot of opportunity I think). on the other hand, if you like the sound, it will be the amp of your life!