The funny thing is that Orange tries to market the 30 watt rocker and ad as an amp for people who are always being told to turn down by live sound engineers. They say turn the bastard up to 7 who cares!!!!
It's just hard to justify the price of a new marshall or Orange for what the Metroamp costs you know? It seems as though you get an amazing boutique amp for the same price as a factory amp. If you don't mind my asking what is the average volume you run your amp live? And you said you never use the 36 watt setting so what is the other setting 18? And do you have the choice of not miking your amp, or are they concerened the people in the front row will become deaf?
You know what bro... I'm going to head your advice. You and me have talked amps a-lot recently, especially since I've been looking to get one. You're right, I will never be able to dime a 50 watt plexi live or in the studio. I think I'm going to go with the Orange AD30HTC. It's class A so I can crank it to get those tubes hot but not increase the volume to ear splitting levels. Thanks for the advice bro. I just dimed the bassman and my goddamn comic book collection fell off my bookshelf
Lol, I was wondering why you were up so late. Yeah attenuators are ****ing insanely exspensive. Don't you thinks it's ****ing crazy all these people ar always telling you to turn down!? It's like what the **** happened to rock n roll? Back in the day, if you didn't have a stack you were not HEARD!!!!! ****ing electronics has ruined everything. I'm just getting a roland ****ing micro cube. The sound engineer will say. "That sounds like shitt!!!" My rebutle will be..... Do I need to turn down? And no the brew is still in me veins!
I'd really like to try out all these boosters on the market. Andy over at pro guitar shop does a-lot of great demos of them. A nice booster could probably saturate those tubes at a reasonable volume. I find my Bassman starts to get a really sweet dynamic overdrive at about 6 and is just perfect at about 8. I'm in a tiny ass little room that is insulated and it doesn't seem to be all that loud. Maybe with a touch of attenuation and a booster at about 6.5 would really be the sweet spot.