Just throwing this out there to see how folk find the Orange Rocker 15. I am increasingly liking what I see of these online and am contemplating one as a "step up" from my current DSL5. It looks like a worthwhile upgrade and the array of features seem to suit what I am looking for.
It's home use by a learner / progressing level player (me) for classic rock, some blues and some clean - lower gain stuff. I'd like the option of going up the gain scale sometimes though, but I have a couple of pedals if I want to try my hand at some metal etc. It seems to fit the bill for all these things and the flexibility of the power modes look brilliant and the drive channel looks much more usable right through the range than the DSL. I find the DSL gain channel is over the top at anything beyond a quarter, but I still like it at the settings I use and the clean channel sounds great when I can open it up, so I'll be keeping the Marshall rather than replacing it.
Has anyone got one of these Rockers? How do they sound? I'm not really after dark tones, I seem to like the 70s style mid type sound, I'm mostly playing AC/DC, Led Zep, Free... the Usual Suspects I guess. Are there any issues with them? Does it need upgrades to get the best from or anything like that?
I'm not ready to buy yet, but with the Christmas holidays coming up I might manage to go for a test drive of one while I'm off work and they may even pop up in the sales, so I'm planning ahead a wee bit.