Orange Tiny Terror
Orange Tiny Terror

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

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 39 reviews )
 24 reviews62 %
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killerkgprime's review"Toaster From Hell!"

Orange Tiny Terror
The Orange Tiny Terror is an all tube amp with and El84 power section and a 12AX7 preamp section. It's switchable between 7 and 15 watts, and in classic Orange style, has bonehead simple controls. One volume, one EQ, one gain knob. That's it, and thats all that's required out of this beast of an amp.


I've not gotten a bad sound out of this amp. The controls are limited, but they do their job, and I'm a fan of simple controls. Just plug in and go. The characteristic Orange sound is on the Britsh, Mashall-esque side, but with more low mids, and growl. The first riff I played on it was the Accept classic "Balls To The Wall", and it delivered in spades. This amp rocks, and it can go from a round present clean to a high gain roar similar to a goosed JCM 800.


Cleans on the OTT are round and punchy, but it's not where it shines most brightly. With the gain at about 8 or 9 oclock it gets a nice plexi voiced breakup, great for Free, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, etc. Once you hit 12 o clock it gets onto more of a JCM 800 territory, perfect for MSG and Gary Moore. Past this and you enter into a more metallic direction. Lots of very musical, useable gain on tap. The Orange is inherently warm and crunchy. It's simply the best amp money can buy for this price and size.

The 7 watt mode is more compressed, and sounds a touch fatter, whereas the 15 watt mode is more open, singing, and tighter. I stayed in the 7 watt mode most of the time, because I like that really fat tone, but it's nice to have that extra power.

Don't be discouraged, this amp is LOUD, and can hang with a drummer without any problem.


Since the OTT has been on the market, competitors like Vox, Boogie, Traynor, Laney, etc. have pushed out their own lunchbox sized amps, and in my opinion, the Orange slays them all. No little amp has so much versatility, character, looks, or tone. The Tiny Terror is an amp with nuts. It's the standby amp that I recommend to anyone looking for an amp. It's perfect for taking to jams or practices for it's portability and weight.

moosers's review

Orange Tiny Terror
The Orange Amps Tiny Terror is a tube based 15 watt, guitar amplifier head. It has a 1/4 inch input in the front, as well as a speaker cable output in the back for your cabinet. While it has up to 15 watts of power, there is a switch to choose between either 15 or 7 watts or power if you choose. It simply as three knobs - one for volume, one for tone, and one for gain. It is extremely easy to get a good sound from this, and these three parameters are really all you need.


The configuration of the Orange Amps Tiny Terror couldn't be any easier to understand. With just the three knobs, it is easy to zero in on the tone you are looking for, and you can surprisingly get a good amount varying tones with this. I don't have a manual for this, but it is very easy to use and you should have no troubles without a manual if you don't have one.


The sound quality of the Orange Amps Tiny Terror is awesome. It has both super clean sounds and fat overdrive tones. It usually send this amp to whatever speaker cabinet I have around, and plug in either a Fender Stratocaster or a Gibson SG. No matter what surrounding parts I use this amp with, I find I always get a full sound that I am happy with, whether it be for clean or heavy parts.


I've been using the Orange Amps Tiny Terror for about a year and have found it to be one of the best bargains on the market in terms of guitar amplification. It is extremely cheap considering how much tone you get with this amp. It is quite small and has a handle, so it is great for use on the go. Orange makes some incredible amps, and the Tiny Terror is one of its best, and its cheapest.
Audiofanzine FR11/02/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Orange Tiny Terror
(Originally written by mr x/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

Class A tube amp head (yes it's a head in spite of its compact size) with 2 x 12AX7 and 2 x EL84. Switchable 15-watt / 7-watt output power. Basic connections with 1 TS jack input, 2 x 8-ohm and 1 x 16-ohm speaker outputs. Three controls: Volume, tone and gain. No effects! Single channel but wonderful guitar sound.


Extremely easy to use, real basic settings. Power up, plug in and it sounds. With only 3 knobs, it's hard to make mistakes and the amp sounds good on its own. You get a good crunch sound and an excellent distortion without a sweat. The sound is good whatever the tone knob position. From very dark to very sharp, it's magic. The user's manual? No manual is necessary and even the neighbor's dog would understand how to use this amp.


When it comes to sound, you can choose between distortion and distortion! I first heard the amp at the rehearsal of a death metal band where the guitarist played Orange and Mesa Rectifier amps at the same time. I thought the guy had a good sound because of the Mesa but I decided to do a test at a store. The shop assistant connected to an Orange 4x12" speaker cabinet and then... It blew me away. And don't worry about it sounding too clean for heavy metal, with the EMG pickups of my guitar I have enough gain. I admit that I like old-school distortion ("Kill'em all" and the like) but it sounds great and it's better than that slick and modern distortion sound with no personality. It totally killed me! It produces 60 watts of raw tube power. I use it only for distortion sounds because it was conceived for that and it's a lot of fun at that. If you're looking for a clean tube tone, forget this amp! I lent it to a guy during a concert, he plugged his pedal board into it and the sound was somewhat pathetic.


I've been using it for over a month and I'm fully satisfied. I play thrash metal and it's a lot of fun, especially on stage. It sounds straight with a good speaker cabinet (I have a home-customized Marshall 4x12" cabinet).
I already owned Mesa/Boogie amps, Marshall heads as well as Randall and Brunetti tops and the sound of this beast blew me away. On the other hand, if you want a versatile amp with Midi implementation and effects loop search elsewhere. I find the quality/price/transportability ratio unbeatable. I don't have sciatica any more, thank you Orange! I would buy it again, twice! I'm sure that all metal bands are using Tiny Terror amps hidden behind their cabinet walls on stage. I give it 9/10 because nothing is perfect in this world, even though this amp head is perfect for me.

Fry37's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Concentrate rock ..."

Orange Tiny Terror
I spend on characteristics that you know.

The info is important: 15 watts tube.

An input / output 3 HP: 2X8 and 1X16 Ohms

No effects loop ... :-/ but is it necessary vraiemnt?


Could not be more simple. Gain / EQ / Master
A single channel for optimum ease of use.

I played it on stage or in snooze and it's always easier to find his sound. The single knob EQ is calibrated so as to obtain a sound working on each of the selected positions.


I play in a group of soul / funk sound quite so clear or crunch but also supported some saturation for some solos.
I attack of 2 1X12 inch speakers HK into 8 ohms.
For a vintage guitar (gretsh / strat single coil ...), I set my knobs as follows:
Gain 12:05 / 12:10 to Eq / volume between 8 and 10 depending on location.
I get a slightly crunch I just make clean by lowering the volume of the guitar.
For a more punchy guitar (EMG kit for example): lamps saturates much faster and we get a little its almost métallien.

For saturation, I use a TS9 ... a treat with this amp!

I think this amp is suitable for all styles except anything related to metal or while using the pedals fit but then I have not tried.

If you like the "Orange" you will not be disappointed, there is no question here of a tangerine ^ ^ The power is there!


I use it for more than 6 months and I do not regret my purchase, it is left in my stack for some time I think.

What I like: the BIG SOUND everywhere / weight-space.
What I like least: no effects loop ... because he really should find something.

NB: try the combo version, the HP is incredible.

millezotla's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Big sound"

Orange Tiny Terror
Nothing to add


Very very simple.


From clean to distortion. The clean sound is OK but not extraordinary. As previous reviews, the sounds are the crunch and saturated field of tiny. A good dynamic tone control very effective. The gain has merits, it's really saturated with double windings. I love the sounds. Needs not pedal! Good thing the pedals distos I tried, as has already been said in other reviews, not with the top head. I do not know why, but nothing to do with my other amps. on the other hand, my time, set light goes perfectly.
But if you want a glimpse of the possibilities of the beast, this monster rather see the guitar ringing terror:

I said that on this video, it is indeed the classic Tiny, not Hard Wired!


I love the sound of this amp! The volume and the gain can have the correct saturation at low volumes. Well, I prefer mode 15 watts with the volume at least 11:00.
A good buy.
For cons, I find the look horrible. Long live the look of Marshalls, Fender tweeds ...

millezotla's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Orange Tiny Terror
Add anything




Well, we must hear a pro to use it:


I recently prcis I will give a notice in a while.
Well, I do not find it very beautiful, but it sounds.

NicoMetal85's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A powerful header MultiStyle! but also for big sound!"

Orange Tiny Terror
Any head lamp! (2: el 84 and 2: 12AX7)

Connectors: input, current input speaker 8 ohms and 16 ohms

Power of 7 and 15 watts selectable on the same switch as the standby, the power is really one announced! Empowered!

No effect, just volume, tone and gain and that's enough! very easy to use


Config 'mega easy! * with volume, tone * and * gain! no effects loop for cons

Was no manual but no need! it rotates and it is simply

We get it on its quality sound on! guitar plugged into a head without a pedal full report! Finally, a head that little push at full speed and having clear sounds of saturated extras! by simply acting on the gain


I play hard rock with punk and metal! I read below that could not do with this kind of sound? bah hum and of course that if I add even pedal on!
A grain super natural! halves of a volume is covered drummer ..... I Mettai compared to 5 with an old head Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100! Orange and Mesa Boogie are real powers them!
In short I play ballads to the Scorpions with the gain to 4 and 2 seconds I put the gain at the bottom and go for big sound and solos that sing

Plugged into my Marshall 4 x 12 hp equipped Prominent vintage 30 it sounds live! I will also soon take me a baffle Fame in V30 equipped with 2x 12 ^ ^, the top would be the Orange for the look and sound but what a price! people and sells secondhand!

I play exclusively now on Gibson, I 3, a Flying V, a Les Paul Classic and Les Paul Vixen! is not to say, by combining these two big names can not be disappointed! not need multi-effects to the con!


I use it for 1 week but I had tested before zic store! and power and harmonics coming out by themselves had scored.
I also wanted to test the ENGL Gigmaster but nobody at the store or not reviewed here because the tiny terror is unlike Engl single channel and has no effects loop!
I served as head of repeated or other relief, because I also have a Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier! Brief 2 sounds different but each have their charms!
In short, a head that can walk everywhere and takes up less space than outright large while being almost as powerful! in a bag + shoulder strap embroidered Orange logo comes with;)

Super value for money! € 411 on MusicStore but I nabbed a 300 € secondhand 30 km from my house! brief you will find a lot of opportunities here or on "good place" but if you find it secondhand at more than 300 € it's theft because of its value on sites vpc! I'm glad to have the Orange because it is never disappointed with this brand! I recommend it! and gives both the reggae, blues, rock and metal!

fred07270's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Orange Tiny Terror
* What type of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?

Every lamp

* What is the power delivered?

7 / 15 W

* What connections?

An instrument input - 2 8 ohm speaker input a 16 ohm

* What are the settings, effects? ...

Volume - Tone - Gain.
3 knobs and is plenty


* The configuration is simple?

Simpler is not possible

* Gets it easy to sound good?


* The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

There is none. It's even easier


* Will it fit your style of music?

Completely. To the Rock that is exactly what it takes.

* With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?

Strato. I have not tested it yet with my Hagstrom Viking.

* What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)?
His well grassouillé ;-) By playing with the gain, we get a nice sound in the treble. Must hack, and you get a nice palette of sounds.

* What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

It's crunch as not allowed. Nevertheless, we can have a very good clear sound.
(Maybe the single coil in the stratosphere?)


* For how long have you been using it?

It was the first time I used it today.

* What thing do you like most/least about it?

So British: you plug - you play.
It is rock!

His power - with a Marshall 4x12 sound is really impressive.

The easy to carry.

* Did you try many other models before getting this one?

I've had amps transistor: the whole lamp is incomparable.

* What is your opinion about the value for the price?

This is not given. The watt is expensive but what a treat.

* Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

Absolutely. An amp that is not fat (but a lot under the hood) easily transportable. Power and finally his very distinctive rock.

john1968's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Orange Tiny Terror
Survivor kit ...




It sounds serious ... ...!


All was said ... Excellent for those who like

john1968's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Orange Tiny Terror
Survivor kit ...




It sounds serious ... ...!


All was saying ... Excellent for those who love