Feller was selling this locally, cheap as chips, and I liked the idea of a 'grab and go' one-handed amp after spending too long lugging an AC15 or Pro Reverb around. Orange Thunder 30. There doesn't seem to be a lot of love for Orange round here, I guess they're seen as a rockers amp. And I guess the looks are a bit love-or-hate. To be fair, this certainly does contain nuts. The dirty channel goes well into metal territory, which is great fun but not entirely useful for my own purposes. But wound back a little, there's some really lovely crunchy stuff happening. The tone control on this channel is interesting, it scoops the mids like a Big Muff, makes for a really excellent punk rock rhythm guitar grrrrrowl. The clean channel is quite a revelation. Obviously, the amp is voiced so that there's a LOT of bottom end when you're getting your Slayer on. In clean mode, this gives you some magical depth. There's a lot of sparkle and sheen at the top end. Reminds me a lot of the generic non-MV British 60s valve amp, but with some extra girth and brutishness. And it's loud. So very loud. Luckily it's switchable down to 15 and 7 watts. At full tilt, the amount of colon-impacting noise coming from such a small box seems to defy physics. I'm liking it a lot more than I thought I would.