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Orange Amplifiers OR Series OR15H 15W Compact Tube Guitar Amp Head  

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Classic Orange tone and modern technology in one.

The new Orange OR15H guitar amp takes it’s lead from the legendary graphics amps of the 70’s, creating the classic Orange 70’s tone is a new compact package using the latest technology and construction materials.

The OR15H offers an alternative specification for those looking for a 15 watt Class A guitar amp, still delivering the vintage Orange tone and for the first time offering the “Pics Only” styling in a smaller package with a wooden chassis, three band EQ and FX loop.

With incredible vintage tone and unmatched versatility, once heard you will be hooked on the OR15H for life!

FEATURES
  • Single channel
  • 3 band EQ
  • 4 Stage Gain section
  • 3 - 12AX7 and 1 - 12AT7
  • 15W
  • Tube driven FX loop

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Orange AmplifiersOR Series OR15H 15W Compact Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.5

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Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
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    4.0

    Great British Crunch

    By Ron

    from Virginia

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers OR Series OR15H 15W Compact Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Great little amp head. I love the size. Overall very well done. Seems well made. I've had it two months. I have it plugged in to a 2x12 with Celestion G12M Greenbacks. Wow! I turn up the gain and can nail classic rock tones. I love the hi gain sound of this amp and only use it when I'm playing hard rock. This is pure Orange tube tone. It can clean up nicely as well. Also, it gets very loud. If you like Orange's hi gain tones, you will love this amp. If you play mostly clean....this amp is not for you.

      The only comment I would have that is negative is this thing is pricey. It is significantly more expensive than Marshall's 15 watt DSL tube head...which is a pretty good option. Carvin's X100 reissue is made in the USA, IS 100W, has glorious clean channel, can nail all the classic rock hi gain tones and is cheaper -- but is a full size head. In any event, although there are other great options at lower price points, this Orange amp sounds great and if you want Orange, this is a great option.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great versatile amp

      By Chrisso

      from Hamptons NY

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      Pros

      • Sounds Great

      Cons

      • First One Was A Lemon

      Best Uses

      • Giggingpractice
      • Gigs Practice

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers OR Series OR15H 15W Compact Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      My first OR 15 had a loud humming noise I assumed was a bad tube. In addition, the input jack made loud noises if the cable moved (I tried several high end cables) and the signal would go from very quiet, low gain, to very loud depending on settings. Prior to it breaking all together, the amp sounded great despite the noise. After 3 weeks I was getting no signal at all, all tubes tested fine with Orange tube tester. I returned it and they gave me a new one.
      The new amp was dead silent, no input jack noise, and sounds fantastic with all my guitars- Gibson SG, Hamer Standard, and Fender Strat through two, 2x12 closed back cabs (4 speakers) with celestian/Mesa boogie 90 watt Black Shadow Speakers. I can get authentic, perfect- Thin Lizzy, Alice cooper, Ozzy Blizzard Of Ozz ext sounds. Other reviews cite poor bass response- its their cabinets. I have TONS of bass response, I set the amp with the bass at about 9 o'clock, mid at noon and treble at about 2 o clock. With the amps master vol at about 12 o'clock you get controllable, sustain/feedback that breathes regardless of preamp setting. Amp has PLENTY of gain. Gets fuzzy as you near 5 o'clock, I prefer it between 10 o'clock and 1 o'clock and use the guitars vol knob to clean it up. I absolutely love this amp, it makes you want to play.
      I would rate this a 5 stars if I didn't have to return the first one which was clearly a defective product. Hopefully the Chinese build quality holds up. Id love to have one of these hand made in England, or made with the same specs by Mesa Boogie. My experience with 4 different Boogie amps is they are BULLET proof- I just don't love the sound profile. I LOVE the Orange Amp sound- Lets just hope the new one lasts longer then 3 weeks-

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      (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Lacking bottom end

      By Calicious

      from Okinawa, Japan

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Lacks Bottom End

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers OR Series OR15H 15W Compact Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I am a using this amp through a closed back Orange 112 cab with a gibson SG.

      To be honest I am a bit disappointed. I used to have a TV50, so I may just be spoiled, but this amp seems almost as if it has little to no bottom end. It may be because of the cab, but there is very little warmth in the tone (Which is outstanding otherwise).

      It is much louder than any other 15 watt amp I have heard. louder than my 15 watt Matchless Lightning reverb.

      Another thing I was disappointed in is the distortion. I have read over and over that it has almost too much gain, but I found that it has just too little. Maybe if I can fix the issue with the bottom end then I will be happy with it.

      I understand how blasphemous this sounds, but I honestly like the sound of my solid state Line 6 better. That hurt to type....

      The amp functions just like it seems, super simply. It is smaller than you would think, at roughly the size of the new Marshall 50th anniv 1 watts. Even the PPC112 seems to dwarf it a bit. If you flip the PPC112 on its side, the widths match up well, but the OR15 is still almost half the depth.

      I love orange, so I am going to give it the benefit of the doubt and rate it a 4 over all. It does everything exactly as it is supposed too, with the single exception of the bottom end/warmth issue I am having. I hope yours doesn't have the same issue. Maybe I should switch the tubes...

      I would recommend this for classic rock and maybe some blues, but as it stands it isn't warm enough for blues, deep enough for metal, and country doesn't count as music, so don't even bother with that. If you can fix that one small issue it will work for just about anything I can imagine.

      Definitely worth the small amount of money.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Left a good impression

      By StoneyGuitarist

      from san jose, california

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Orange Amplifiers OR Series OR15H 15W Compact Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        I saw one of these at my local guitar store, so itried is sence they didn't have the or50, but this amp left a good impression. I found it to have a good sound for anything from classic rock to some pretty heavy stuff like sleep or black sabbath. The main difference between this amp and the or50 is the or50 has a hi-fi control wich to the best of my knowledge is like a presence control. This amp is basicaly a vintage or80 crossed with a more modern orange amp.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great value

        By BA

        from East TN

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good value
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Orange Amplifiers OR Series OR15H 15W Compact Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          Solid amp for the money. I thought the overdrive was a bit harsh when I received it but I added some NOS glass and added a 5751 in P1 and it cleared everything right up. I would recommend to anyone to check it out. Don't be fooled into thinking this is a bedroom amp. It will move a lot of air with the right cabinet.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Classic Vintage Rock Tone and Look

          By Omar Sostre

          from Puerto Rico

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Diff Tube Swap

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Orange Amplifiers OR Series OR15H 15W Compact Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          Finally a low powered Orange head with the Vintage classic Orange tone. This is not another Dark Terror(wich I also have)or a Jim Root lunch box in an Orange head style. This amp has its own sound. Voiced for Classic Rock tones. Will easily do the 80's Metal. Marshall JCM 800 tone growl. Will not do the more modern stuff. You can put an overdrive in front and it will get more tight,but will not do the Mesa/Engl/Peavey 6505 modern sound. Still very powerful,defined and,easy to use. Tube swaps can be challenging because of the lack of space. You should upgrade tubes since it comes with a mix of Chinese cheap ones with some JJ's. EQ is very responsive and will sound well no matter what settings you use. Just eq to your taste. With four gain stages it does have plenty of Vintage Gain to show. You will find AC/DC tones with gain between 9-12 o'clock,Van Halen and most 80's Metal between 1-2. Everything after 2 o'clock will give you a more compressed less defined sound with a lot more bass response. Will do the dirty Blues very well. Cleans are not very easy to dial with it. Loop is very transparent. Takes pedals very well. Match Orange cabs a lot better than any Terror family head. Buy it if you are a Classic Rock fan or an 80's Metal Junlie like me. Skip it if you are more in to the modern sound. It does have the same circuit as the Jim Root but it is voiced totally different. They are not even close. Same thing with the Dark Terror wich is more close to the Jim Root. I'm loving it more and more every day. It just has that JCM 800's bark with the Orange's magic touch.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic amp, finally an fx loop!

          By Sjay84

          from Minneapolis

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Orange Amplifiers OR Series OR15H 15W Compact Tube Guitar Amp Head:

              I used to own a rockerverb 50 and have missed it ever since selling it but the OR15 really hits the spot as like a mini version of the rockerverb... Volume isn't an issue for me, my amp is always mic'd up, but it gets plenty loud enough to hear over the drummer if you are in line with your cab. It rocks like vintage mixed with modern orange, what more can you ask for??? It rocks, plain and simple with classic orange crunch and a harmonically rich tone we all know and love from orange.

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              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Little Rocker

              By Forest Man

              from PA

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                    Comments about Orange Amplifiers OR Series OR15H 15W Compact Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                    First off this thing is L O U D ! No problem being heard over a drummer even at 7 watts. From what I am told by a friend it is much louder than his Tiny Terror at the same volume and gain levels.

                    At about 9 o'clock on the master and gain everything comes into focus and sounds great. (Gain Knob) Around 10 the bluesy gain kicks in and pushes to all out rock very quickly. Then at about 12 it starts to kick in the other gain stages and for distortion it sounds the best to me between 1 and 2. After that it doesn't seem to get higher gain just more compression.

                    With the gain way down this thing can stay pretty clean through the volume settings (for an Orange) and sounds sweet.

                    It almost feels like the volume and gain knobs should have notched settings. I can turn it a little and nothing really changes and then all of a sudden it changes drastically. The tone knobs are really subtle until you realize that they work more together than they do separate. I don't think any of this is a downside as I love the whole package and all the different sounds I get out of it. Very responsive to different pickups, guitars, and volumes. Overall very happy with this purchase.

                    Orange hasn't pushed this little guy too much but everyone seems to be selling out as fast as they get them in. Now I know why. Tone Machine!

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