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Orange Amplifiers TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head Orange 

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  • Clean/Dirty channels
  • Switchable 7W, 15W, 30W outputs
  • Clean channel controls: Volume, Bass, Treble
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Orange Amplifiers

A variety of tones from classic rock to scooped metal with all variations in between.

The all-tube Orange TH30 guitar amp head offers a phenomenal tonal range for use in the studio environment. It's got Clean/Dirty channels with switchable 7W, 15W, and 30W outputs. The TH30C is loaded with 4 ECC83 preamp tubes, 4 EL84 power amp tubes, and an ECC81 for the tube-buffered FX loop.

Features

  • Clean/Dirty channels
  • Switchable 7W, 15W, 30W outputs
  • Clean channel controls: Volume, Bass, Treble
  • Dirty channel controls: Volume, Shape, Gain
  • 4 ECC83 preamp tubes
  • 4 EL84 power amp tubes
  • ECC81 FX-loop tube

Make this all-tube beast the heart of your rig. Order now.

 
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Orange AmplifiersTH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Portable (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Home studio (4)
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      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Tone Monster

    The Th30 is a verstile tone monster. What it lacks in effects, it makes up for with tone. With the effects loop, and 30, 15, or 7.5 watt settings you can really...Read complete review

    The Th30 is a verstile tone monster. What it lacks in effects, it makes up for with tone. With the effects loop, and 30, 15, or 7.5 watt settings you can really get any tone you really want out of this amp. It does pristine cleans to classic crunch on the clean channel, and classic rock to metal on the dirty channel. This thing is built to last too! Very solid construction. I am very pleased with this puchase.
    This amp lacks built in effects, but the effects loop solves that issue if you really need them. With the footswitch input too (footswitch not included!) you've got all thefeatures you really need IF you are willing to pay for them. The clean channel has so much headroom and when cranked on the 7 watt setting you really get that vintage crunch. The dirty channel can do anything from classic rock (thing GnR, Zeppelin) to thick metal like metallica, scooped moden metal, to absolutely insane amounts of gain. And the orange tolex is also pretty sweet!!!
    I was slightly worried when purchasing this amp due to the fact that it was made in China unlike Orange's famous English made amplifiers. However, i was gladly surprised when I recieved the amp. There were absolutely no problems with the amp when i recieved it. Tolex applied very well, all switches tight, and no electronic issues. Also, again to my surprise mine came stock with a very nice set of JJ's (an upgrade from the supposed stock tubes) I'm not sure if this was on purpose or what but i was happy with it!
    For a 30 watter this thing is not cheap, but you get what you pay for... an absolute tone machine! If tone is what you're after, this is it. The Th30 is great for bedroom levels to small/ medium gigs with the 7.5, 15, or 30 watt capabilities.

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    Orange from China

    A great sounding head but unfortunately,the tolex is coming "Un-GLued. I also bought a PPC212 cabinet from Musicians Friend and another one from Guitar Center to make a cool stack. All 3...Read complete review

    A great sounding head but unfortunately,the tolex is coming "Un-GLued. I also bought a PPC212 cabinet from Musicians Friend and another one from Guitar Center to make a cool stack. All 3 Orange products from China are delaminating and they are all less than 3 months old. I never had any of this on my AD30 Made in England. I guess Chinese glue is not that great....

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    5.0

    A Basic but Versatile Amp

    By Smeg

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good value
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I have had this for a year now, and I must say that this is one of the best purchases I have ever made. I paired this amp with a Marshall 4 x 12 cabinet and an Ibanez S series, and this rig can handle hardcore, metal, rock, jazz and blues. Although some of these tones are a bit harder to dial-in yourself, a couple of effects pedals can remedy your sound (i.e. EQ or reverb). The ability to cut your power output is also very helpful for recording. Overall, this is a great sounding and powerful amp at a great price.

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      NOTICE:

      By RedFezz

      from Earth

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      FYI, for everyone who thought that the TH30 was a bit weak on the volume, Musician's Friend is now selling the TH100(finally!).

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Simple, yet versatile

      By GlockRock

      from Ottawa, ON

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      This amp sounds great and makes it extremely easy to dial-in great tones. The treble/bass controls for the Clean channel provide diverse tone, as does the shape control for the Dirty Channel. I've been able to achieve everything from jazz to classic rock to heavy metal. I was deciding between the Orange TH30 and the Orange Dual Terror for their switchable output settings, but the clean sounds from the TH30 seemed far superior. The addition of a tube-buffered FX loop also added to the appeal of this amp when making the decision to buy. The volume between the two channels could be better matched, as the output for the Clean can outdo the Dirty at lower volume settings. Overall, this amp has performed better than I could have hoped. I recommend it to any guitarist looking for versatile sound in an Orange package.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Amp!!

      By AstroBaron

      from Lamar, MO

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Simple
      • Versitile

      Cons

      • No Mid Control

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I have owned this amp for a little over a year, and it has been a great amp! I don't know why other people are saying that it is not loud, this thing booms (the only difference between 30 watts and 100 watts is a couple of decibels, 100 watts only gives you some more clean head room). I play in a stoner/sludge band and with 30 watts cranking, I only turn the volume up to about 1 o'clock.

      When my band recorded our album, the recording engineer was astounded by the tone that I was getting out of my amp, and said that he was going to buy one as it was one of the best he had heard.

      I've played this with a PPC112, PPC212, and PPC412, and it sounds fantastic in all of them.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love the Versatility

      By redmeansdead

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I've gone through several amps over the past few years, trying to find the right one. Of course, if you have $3000 to spend on an amp then finding the right one isn't hard. But if you're on a tighter budget like me, it's a little trickier. Long story short: the Orange TH30 provides enough tone quality, durability, and versatility that I think this amp will stay in my arsenal for years. The TH30 covers a broader tonal spectrum than any amp I've owned previously. Which is a big plus for me because I play different kinds of music. I'm not a pro, but I do make a modest part-time living playing music and my Orange gets dragged around to gigs quite a bit. I've had mine for about 6 months and have had zero problems so far. At first I was a little concerned about the whole "Made in China" thing, but this hasn't been an issue yet. It's built like a tank.

      Why didn't I give it 5 stars? Well, this thing has a lot of gain on tap, so it will spark the interest of the metal-heads out there. The problem is: If you're in a "heavy" band then you're probably not going to get enough volume out of this 30-watt amp to satisfy you. And it can be a bit tricky to find a good balance between the clean and dirty channels - they aren't evenly voiced. I read that in other reviews before I bought my TH30, and I can vouch for the validity of that issue.

      However, as someone who doesn't really play "heavy" music, I don't have this problem. The TH30 is plenty loud for me and the clean headroom is pretty substantial on 30 watt mode. Speaking of which, you may have read that cranking the clean channel will give you some great sounding tube overdrive, and this is true. Putting it in 7-watt mode will let you do this at lower volumes, which is useful.

      You might be wondering why I would buy an amp with so much gain on tap if I don't play "heavy" music. Well, when I do want some crunch I just love the Orange sound. And the TH30 was the only Orange I could afford with an effects loop. It has more gain than I need, realistically....but every tone that I can dial in prior to "scooped modern metal" territory is wonderful, and having that extra bit of raunchiness on tap is just a fun bonus for me.

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      (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Great tone; can't hang with the big boys

      By glurb

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I recently bought this head because I had heard a lot of good things about Orange's tone. The TH100 was out of my price range at the moment, so I went with this guy instead. I was (rightfully) skeptical about the fact that it was only a 30W head, but I did my research and all the reviews I found said that it was perfectly adequate for full band rehearsals, so I decided to go for it.

      Well....it's not, unfortunately. The tone really is beautiful, although it did have some issue handling my pedal board setup (WAY too much feedback than there should have been).

      But the bottom line is: this amp is simply not loud enough if you are playing in a heavy band. My drummer is a pretty heavy hitter, and even at full volume, even with an EQ pedal boost, and all 4 tubes at full power, I could barely hear myself over the drums.

      So for all you metal guitarists out there who are thinking about getting this, DONT DO IT. It's not worth the money, and if you have any sort of volume, it will not cut it. Do yourself a favor: NO HALF MEASURES. 100W or bust.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A simple layout with outstanding tones!

      By Evan Pomeranz

      from New York City

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      This amp continues to surpass my expectations. Running it at 7 watts is more than enough for bedroom/home studio use. 30 watts is enough for any club stage or band practice (15 will probably do). I've always been a high powered high gain amp man, I've used peavey 5150, Mesa Dual rectifiers, monsters of high gain with 100+ watts. This amp made me second guess what I was doing.

      The Clean channel is like an added bonus to me, its one of the, if not the, most beautiful, chimey and pristine clean sounding amps I've ever heard.

      The dirty channel (which is its strong point) is great, from classic rock sounds to extreme metal, the minimal knobs make is easy, and the knobs are sensitive too! The gain and distortion on this amp are very impressive. Not to mention with an Orange cabinet, you have a beast of a stack on your hands without having to go deaf just to get the amps sweet spot of tone.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Naughty & Nice

      By Switch Hitter

      from Florida

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I was approached about trading my Vox AC30 for this Orange TH30. At first I was skeptical but I knew that the AC30 was not giving me what I wanted. I loved the tones and the greenbacks, but there was something "missing". When I plugged in the TH30 into my Marshall 412 lead cab, it immediately filled in that missing space. What is great about this amp is that it has a great foundational low end, without sacrificing or overpowering that crisp higher end. What makes this even better is that you dont get lost in all of the knobs and controls. It is VERY straightforward with little to no hassle. Within about 30 min. I had my tones dialed in with my pedals, and volumes set. The efx loop is a big plus (except you cannot tune in standby). This head has everything you need and nothing you dont. I prefer amp created overdrive rather than pedal overdrive, but this head takes my Boss Super Overdrive like a champ, and if I want more overdrive, switch to the Dirty channel. I play a number of guitars, all Fender, from a Nashville Deluxe Tele to a Toronado to a Strat. Immediately, my sound guy at my church informed me that my tone was WAY better. Instead of twingy, I had a nice full and robust tone. One of the things that my vox couldn't do was accept overdrive at low volumes. It needed to be loud to have a really good tone. Not that that is a bad thing, it is just that where I play (At church where we need a lower stage volume) the loud overdrive takes over the stage and messes with the FOH.

      Another great feature is the adjustable watts. I can go from 30 to 15 to 7.5. However one thing I did notice that the tones change a bit with the watt change. not enough to be a problem, but enough for me to keep it at 30 watts for what I play. Needless to say, I traded my Vox AC30 and got the TH30 and was very happy. This is an amazing amp. I just cant wait to get my PPC412 cab and hear it through some vintage 30's. This amp has amazing cleans with the ability to get some nice classic overdrive tones, to some naughty gritty dirty tones that will put your 100watt Marshall and peaveys to shame!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simple controls and tons of Orange tones!

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      If you like British tones, especially Orange 'flavored", this amp delivers in spades. Anything from a mild OD to high gain tones, that stay articulate - even at highest settings, this amp delivers.
      Simple controls that are as effective as those with tons of dials and switches.
      Although built in China, seems built like a tank, like a standard Orange. Owned too short a time to rate. Note: Have a 1st generation TT (Korea) and it keeps on running. Hopefully the TH30 will be the same. The TH30 build apprears to be much more substantial.
      Orange amp and tones for about half a British build.

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      (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      th 30 keeps up

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      sounds as good as 2000 dollars amps
      love it hangs with my mark v
      almost as good as uk made amp

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