The amplifiers of the traditional brand Orange, founded in 1968, have been very popular again since the times of Brit-Pop in the 90s. So tinkerer and company founder Clifford Cooper knows what he is doing when he brings an idea to market maturity.Many amps from well-known manufacturers are characterised by a certain sound character, Marshall, Fender, Vox, Boogie, Engl, the list could go on. And Orange is also one of them. It is the tuning of the individual nuances to each other, the overtone behaviour, the specific bass and midrange content, gain reserves, etc.The TH30, although with 30 watts of power rather at the lower end of the backline-capable amps, sets the scene very loudly and powerfully.Channel 1, "Clean", sounds lively and somehow radiant (felt) and quickly expresses a smoky-crunchy timbre with more powerful pickups, which can be well controlled via the guitar potentiometer.Channel 2, aptly named "Dirty", goes in the British direction, but still different from the other English contenders. A healthy midrange should provide for a good throughput in the band structure. The shape control is designed as a mid-scoop and makes the sound much more aggressive by boosting the bass and especially the high frequencies. The TH30H is indeed a full-blown stage amp, which, thanks to the possibility of reducing the power to 15 and even down to 7 watts, is a lot of fun even in the living room at a moderate volume.
Power: 30 watts RMS, Class A
Number of channels: 2, clean and dirty, footswitchable
Speaker: Celestion G12H30
Controls: Channel A with volume/shape/gain and Channel B with treble/bass/volume