Orange BT1000 Tube Swap

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Cloudstomper, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Cloudstomper

    Cloudstomper Guest

    May 21, 2013
    Avondale-Chicago, IL
    Hey everybody :bassist:

    I hope you're all well.

    Quick question to those out there using Orange Bass Gear.

    I recently picked up the BT1000 and OBC410 and I think it sounds good, but from this to my old rig, I'm missing some character that I used to get.

    When I use distortion, it's sounds really glassy and shrill. I've got an old 80's Rat pedal that I use, and it's got TONS of character, but the character seems to get lost on my BT1000 where as with my old Workingman's Pro 15 it sounds great!

    I want to keep the orange, and make it sound right because I know they are amazing, reliable, and powerful products. Would changing the tubes out, or maybe adding a Sansamp preamp or Eden World Tour pedal help out with this situation?

    I spent a lot of money on this rig, and I don't want to sell it. I love the power, and for my non-distorted rock/indie tones it sounds awesome.
  2. negativefx

    negativefx complete hack

    Feb 18, 2013
    Fort Collins
    I tossed a pair of mullards in mine and it took a lot of that glassy/gritty sound out of the overdrive.