Singin' the body lectric
- Jul 7, 2011
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Yea almost any Tube 2x12 is anvil weight. The two speakers alone are bad, but throw in the massive Transformers, bingo.I just picked up an Orange Rockerverb 50 MKII 2X12. Very cool amp, but maybe a little too loud. Heavy as holy hell, something like 84 pounds! I got it at a price I’m happy with, but the jury is still out as to whether I’ll hang onto it or not.
Just a guess, the owner of that store giged with Orange Amps, ergo what he sold. THe generic band stuff paid the bills.When I was in high school, there was this unassuming music shop in downtown Newark, NJ of all places. They had mostly band instruments, some pianos and organs and mostly knockoff brand guitars like Aria, Hondo and Lark. However, they had a back room that housed the greatest collection of Orange amps I have ever seen. They had to have about 20 4x12 cabs and dozens of heads. It was wall-to-wall Orange in there, from floor to ceiling!
I was a dumb kid at the time and thought Fender/Marshall good, all else suck, so I didn't appreciate what was there. A couple years later I was in a band with a bunch of guys much older and wiser than me. When I told them the story, they threw me in the car and we went looking for the place. Sadly it was gone. I wonder what ever happened to that collection?
Doubtful. The manager/owner was an older fellow in his 50s who looked like a big band leader. No way that guy was rocking out with multiple stacks. The other reason I think not is that all of the amps were new.Just a guess, the owner of that store giged with Orange Amps, ergo what he sold. THe generic band stuff paid the bills.
Well I said the jury was out, but I think the jury is back in. I’m going to keep the Rockerverb. I always liked amps with two speakers more than a single speaker. This one is surprisingly compact for being a 2X12. I put a couple of neo speakers in it to trim the weight down to something somewhat reasonable. It has an awesome clean channel and a kick-ass drive channel. It also has a really good footswitchable reverb. I happen to love the orange and white cosmetics, it makes Orange amps very distinctive.Yea almost any Tube 2x12 is anvil weight. The two speakers alone are bad, but throw in the massive Transformers, bingo.
My 4104 was like 80, before I loaded heavier speakers into it.Yea almost any Tube 2x12 is anvil weight. The two speakers alone are bad, but throw in the massive Transformers, bingo.