Certain situations call for certain combinations of gear. We here at zZounds know that, and we want to share some of our favorite pairings with you. In this edition, we’re pairing up Orange’s new Rocker 15 and Rocker 32 amps with a slew of stereo-friendly effects to create unique, immersive sounds.
So, what do you when you get a delivery of two killer Orange combo amps? You make the wildest-sounding stereo rig you can think of, that’s what. We took the Orange Rocker 32 and its smaller sibling, the Orange Rocker 15, and paired them up to make a platform for a super-cool stereo guitar setup.
With a stereo workhorse like the Boss DD-500 you have countless options for sending different delay styles or timing to each amp, allowing for really interesting layering or panning slapbacks. A combination like the ZVEX Fuzz Factory and TC Electronic Sub-N-Up demonstrates how you can dial in the perfect mix of effects with crystal-clear left and right panning, giving your tone a huge, organ-like sound from one amp while maintaining a more dry, cutting fuzz tone from the other.
While having a true stereo amp setup obviously requires having two separate amps, Orange has provided a little “tone hack” in the design of the Rocker 32 by including a stereo effects return with two separate tube output stages. This allows you to unlock the full stereo potential of your effects by sending the left and right signal to separate 10″ speakers. Mic each speaker separately, and you’ve got yourself a neat, easy-to-transport stereo rig.