Looking for great sounding valves for Orange AD30TC amplifier? You’ve come to the right place. We supply individual valves for Orange AD30TC or a complete kit so that you can refresh all your valves in one go.
The Orange AD30TC combo amplifier (and the head only version) uses:
You do not need to rebias your amp when you change your valves.
We always recommend JJ valves for the Orange AD30TC amplifier. They guarantee stunning tone and power at a very competitive price. JJ is one of only five manufacturers of valves in the World. So don’t pay more for re-branded versions of exactly the same valve.
So bring back the power and sparkle to your guitar amplifier. Treat yourself to a new set of valves today and hear the difference.
If you have any questions about replacing the valves for Orange AD30TC please do not hesitate to drop us an email. We have over 30 years of experience so we are sure we can help.
Also, take a look at our FAQ section where we answer all the most popular questions about changing your valves.
Biasing the Orange AD30TC amp:
This amp is cathode biased. This means that you don’t need to bias it when you change the valves. The amp will look after the bias for you automatically.
This amplifier was voted in the top 3 of Music Radar’s ‘Best Valve Combos’. The Orange AD30TC is a classic 2×12” open-back combo. According to the manufacturer it “delivers exquisite three-dimensional cleans and a lively, chimey top end.
By coupling the same circuitry as the AD30HTC with two Celestion Vintage 30 speakers and an all plywood shell, this combo demonstrates the perfect blend of bite and warmth, sure to grace any stage”.
It’s fair to say that this is essentially two vintage British-style amps in one. You have the warm, time-honoured EL84 sound which for many guitarists defined an era. As a result, the Orange AD30TC has become very popular with Country pickers, Bluesmen, Pop, Funk, and Indie artists. Indie rock bands like the Arctic Monkeys to doom metal like the Sword have all used this amp.
So lots to look out for here: classy, bell-like cleans, breaky crunch, and controlled natural compression. So how does it compare to the legendary Vox AC30? Well, Orange fans will probably say Orange modelled it after a Vox AC30 but gave it more grit. It’s also worth noting that it doesn’t hiss when turned up.
Channel One has a slightly mellower character, with a thick, creamy, classic voice. By comparison, Channel Two produces a tighter bass response and a faster attack. Consequently, it has more gain and a more prominent upper midrange.
So the great thing to note about this amp is the way it responds to so many different types of guitars and playing styles. In addition, the GZ34 valve rectifier imparts its own distinct tone for those guitarists seeking a more vintage feel.
Features of the Orange AD30TC.
So, if you’re looking for great sounding valves for Orange AD30TC amplifier you’ve certainly come to the best place.