Orange Dual Terror
Orange Dual Terror

Dual Terror, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Orange in the Terror series.

iamqman 07/08/2011

Orange Dual Terror : iamqman's user review

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This is a great little amp but it is made in China which is a big let down. Well this amp is the two channel version of the regular tiny terror. You get the same tone and everything but just an added channel.

For the size of a lunch box this little amp pacts quite a kick to it. This amp looks like something you would walk to school with and be carrying your peanut butter sandwich in. Orange has taken such a small but positive approach to lunch box style amplifiers. There seems to be a trend going on with manufacturers hitting a market that seems like a good entry way into their flagship amplifiers.

The amp has that familiar British grind that you found in the 60's and 70's went they were the leaders in getting high gain sustain from their guitar rigs. This little box does what a full stack can do in a pint size proportion. It sounds fantastic and gets chewier and smoother as you hit it harder with more volume.

Orange Amps Dual Terror 30-watt Guitar Amp Head Features:

Controls: Independent Volume, Tone and Gain for each channel.
Power Switch
Output valve switch.
1.5mm Zintec Chassis with steel vented top case
Padded Gig Bag included
Output: 30, 15, 7 watts (switchable)
Tubes: Preamp: 4 x ECC83. Output: 4 x EL84


Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 30W
No Effects
No Reverb
EQ Tone control per channel
No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 8
Preamp Tubes 4 x ECC83
Power Tubes 4 x EL84
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 3 x TS
Footswitch I/O
No Effects Loop
Height 7.5"
Width 14.5"
Depth 6"
Weight 22 lbs.


Though the Orange amps have a familiar British flavor to them I think that anyone would be surprised at how big and bold the tone is from this small box. Though is is rated at only 15 watts it gets quite loud and will accompany most small clubs or gigging situations quite nicely. Is sounds as huge tonal wise as any of the larger more frequented amps that Orange makes. With the adds second channel you can get a good clean tone and switch over to the distortion channel.

Try this guitar out with a Les Paul and you be pleasantly surprised out how meaty the tone is from simply a Gain, Tone, and Volume knob. This thing can be dropped down to a 7 watt operation for home use or even recording. It sounds great in either setting you have.


At new these amps come in at around $899. Sort of expensive for a China amp in my opinion. I would recommend getting a Peavey made in the US before spending the money on this amp. If you save a few hundred more you can get a real Orange amp made in the UK.