Orange Tiny Terror
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Orange Tiny Terror

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

killerkgprime 08/15/2011

Orange Tiny Terror : killerkgprime's user review

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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.

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.