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Orange TB1000

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ebbingtide, Jan 23, 2012.


  1. ebbingtide

    ebbingtide

    Aug 2, 2011
    I'm looking at replacing my wt800 with an Orange TB1000. I tried and tested the new amp; its lightweight and had a great tone and sound in the shop, has anyone used one in a rehearsal up against guitars though?
     
  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    The Orange TB500 I had was plenty dang loud.
     
  3. punchclock

    punchclock

    Mar 19, 2007
    Kansas City
    tb500 is loud.
    when it worked.
    I went through 5 units. all with a problem cutting out (kinda like all the class D/smps amps with the same problem : ampeg svt 7pro, pf500...).
    push it a little & it cuts outs.
    search the forum. plenty of people with the same problem. all different amps...
    but the last tb500 I got from the factory has been golden. & they were quick to send new ones until I got one that worked.
     
  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Not all D class amps have problems, that's a fairly raging over-statement, IMO, and IME.
    I've used many of them, though not the 1000 watt Orange.

    I can say, I never felt like I needed more power in a band context with the 500 version.
     
  5. ebbingtide

    ebbingtide

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thanks for the advice also, what do you play your TB500 threw? I've been looking at the Orange - OBC410 verses SP410 and was even thinking of getting 2 SP410's ? Also where is a good place to sell old gear?
     
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I had the SP210 and SP212.
    Nice enough cabs if you can live without a horn.

    If you become a supporting member here, you can use the classifieds here.
     
  7. ebbingtide

    ebbingtide

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thanks for some great advice Chef, What rig have you got now then? Looking into the supporting member now
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Quite a few...you can look at my profile.
    the 210/212 rig was loud enough for me, but, "not ragingly loud," like 2x410 loud...
     
  9. ebbingtide

    ebbingtide

    Aug 2, 2011
    What sort of stuff do you play? Is the mesa gear good?
     
  10. yousaiditman

    yousaiditman Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    SoCal
    Endorsing Artist: (DNA) David Nordschow Amplification
    I have a TB1k. Has been working great since I got it 4 months ago both at practice and gigs. I think the issues were on the 500's when they came out, first production run.

    I get nothing but complements on the tone from this amp.

    FYI - The difference between the TB500 and 1000 is about 3db, this is straight from Orange. So what you really get with the TB1k is more clean headroom.

    I run my TB1k with a DNA DNS-410.
     

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  11. ebbingtide

    ebbingtide

    Aug 2, 2011
    Nice thanks Penliyl, thats good to know. As I've already ordered the TB1000, just waiting on delivery. But still unsure which speakers to get for it thou.. OBC410 vs SP410 / 2 x SP410 ?
    And i'm stuck until I shift my current head
     
  12. yousaiditman

    yousaiditman Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    SoCal
    Endorsing Artist: (DNA) David Nordschow Amplification
    Check these cabs out...

    David Nordschow Amplification: Home

    I have a DNS-410 4 ohm. The sound is huge and really complements the TB1k. This guy was the brains behind Eden, and has a new company. I think these are the best cabs I have ever owned.
     
  13. punchclock

    punchclock

    Mar 19, 2007
    Kansas City
    I didn't mean all class D had problems.
    and it usually was the first run, but orange kept sending me the latest run that "fixed the issue" but it hadn't.
    I do believe it's fixed now.
    as ampeg might've fixed the 7pro.
    it is just discouraging.
    I'm very glad your amp works consistently & is reliable. I wish I would've had that same experience.
     

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