Category Archives: Amplification

Win Amazing Prizes: Golden Tickets In Orange Amplification Giveaway Bags

In celebration of the Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head winning the UK’s Music Industries Association award ‘Amp Of The Year’ for 2012, Orange Amplification will be giving away four signed amps at this year’s Winter NAMM.

Each of the four days will see an Orange Golden Ticket randomly hidden in one of their giveaway bags. Everyday, one fortunate visitor to the Orange Amplification booth is in with a chance of finding an Orange Golden Ticket and winning a Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head, signed by Jim Root!

If you find one of these highly sought after Orange Golden Tickets simply bring it to the Orange Music Booth before 5.00pm that day and collect your great prize.

And while you are collecting your Orange Amplification giveaway bag why don’t you check out our incredible products, chat to our staff, and meet some of our endorsees. Artists such as Glenn Hughes, bassist for Black Country Communion, will be appearing at 1pm on Saturday, January 26th and Larry LaLonde from Primus will be on the book at 3pm.

To discover if you have a lucky Orange Golden Ticket come and visit the Orange Music Booth 4890 in Hall C and collect your Orange Amplification giveaway bag.

Jim Root

Orange Amplification Launches NEW Custom Shop 50

Orange Amplification’s Custom Shop Series represents over forty years of master craftsmanship, creating and building the very best Orange amps in limited quantities that have become much sought after and critically acclaimed.

The launch at winter NAMM 2013 of the Custom Shop 50 is the culmination of their years of experience and expertise. The new amp offers the finest in hand-wired, point-to-point workmanship and the definitive British Rock amp. It has a vintage flavour much in the same way as its predecessor the Retro 50 of which the circuit is based upon. Each of these amplifiers is an individual masterpiece, built to perfection using only the highest-grade materials and components. Beautifully crafted in the Orange custom shop, this amazing amp is full of wonderful, powerful sounds, all with that hallmark Orange tone.

The amp can switch between 50 watts class A/B and 30 watts class A. The 30-Watt Class A mode has all the jangle, chime, and clarity you could ever want in an amp. Flipping the switch to the 50-watt Class A/B mode unleashes one of the most inspiring British Rock experiences you’ll ever encounter. The gain, bass, treble and master controls give you absolute control and the HF Drive as seen previously on the OR series adds an extra dimension. There is also an optional foot-switchable EQ Lift.


  • 50W Class A/B, 30W Class A
  • Channels – 1
  • Valves – 2 x ECC83 / 12AX7, 2 x EL34
  • Speaker Output Options – 1 x 16 Ohm 2 x 16 Ohm or 1 x 8 Ohm
  • Size – 27 x 55 x 24cm (10.63 x 21.65 x 9.45in)
  • Weight – 18.55kg (40.9lb)

The Orange Custom Shop 50 delivers classic Orange British tone to give you a singular and distinct amplifier that is quite simply a work of art.

To take a look at the new Custom Shop 50 and the complete range of other Orange Amps and products go to Orange Music Booth 4890 Hall C.

Orange Custom Shop 50

Orange Amplification’s Micro Terror Saves The Day For Mastodon’s Troy Sanders

Troy Sanders of the explosive, unbridled force that is Mastodon was as sick as a dog when he found out that all six of his amps had failed just before a gig. Orange Amplification’s Micro Terror was rushed to him by wonder dog ‘Bear,’ who ran mile after mile across all terrains to deliver the amp and save the show! This is not a shaggy dog story, check it out at

The Micro Terror is Orange Amplifications smallest, most portable Terror amp yet, delivering a classic Orange sound way bigger than it looks and more than capable of giving enough stage volume to satisfy the mighty Mastodon.

Orange Amps – a breed of their own, be careful how you use them.

A special thanks to Newmerica (, the creative video agency that collaborated with us to produce this video. Music by The N.E.C. and Rump Posse.

Troy Sanders

Posted in Amplification, Guitar, News

Orange Amplification Launches New Twin Channel OR100

The new OR100 from Orange Amplification can simply be summed up in one word ‘Stunning’! This top of the range guitar amp is the first OR model to feature two channels and delivers up to 100 watts of incredible Orange tone making it the crown jewel of the OR series.

Drawing on the heritage of the original and iconic ‘Pics Only’ launched in 1972, the new OR100 has taken the best of the original features in terms of tone, construction and design and uses today’s expertise to create a guitar amp of epic proportions. Better still, the new amp utilises the very best valve technology to create a tone that is so very special!

The OR100 incorporates for the first time on an ‘OR’ series amp; twin channels, as well as a valve driven FX loop, foot-switchable boosts and independent EQ. The output power can be scaled between 100,70,50 and 30 watts, plus there is a choice of clean and dirty channels.

As well as being one of the most versatile and dynamic amps Orange has ever made, the OR100 delivers a classic tone that is unique to Orange; a sound that so many famous artists describe as ‘the holy grail’ of tones!


  • 100/70/50/30w Class A/B head
  • 2 channels
  • Valves: 4xECC83/12AX7, 1xECC81/12AT7, 4xEL34
  • Speaker Outs – 1 x 16 Ohm cabinet connected to the 16 Ohm output
  • 1 x 8 Ohm cabinet connected to one of the 8 Ohm outputs
  • 2 x 16 Ohm cabinets each connected to one of the 8 Ohm outputs
  • Size 55x27x28cm (21.65×10.63×11.02in)
  • Weight 23.84kg(52.139lb)

To take a look at the OR100 and all the other Orange Amps and products go to Orange Music Booth 4890 Hall C.

Orange Twin Channel OR100 (front) Orange Twin Channel OR100 (back) Orange Twin Channel OR100

Orange Amplification Launch New Website

Orange Amplification is excited to announce the launch of its new website. Starting from scratch, it is packed with a wealth of new information and user-friendly ideas laid out in a clear and concise format.

This fresh Orange Amplification website is bigger and better than ever. It comes with improved navigation and a whole host of new features, sections and content, which includes faster loading times and complete compatibility with iPad and other mobile devices. Product searches are now simpler and provide more comprehensive information. There’s a new photo library featuring every Orange Amplification product with slide shows showing the products from all angles, including close-up images and video demonstrations.

Other new features include: –

  • A new and improved Artists area with new artist pictures and quotes by endorsees about why they choose Orange Amplification.
  • The new configurator for the Orange OPC, which allows you to customise it for your own needs. Note: The US version of the configurator is coming soon.
  • A new Heritage area where you can find out about discontinued amplifiers and legacy products including how Orange Amplification created the world’s first digital amplifier – ‘The OMEC Digital’.
  • A new worldwide store that makes ordering spares for your amp quick and easy without requiring registration, which accepts credit/debit cards as well as Paypal.

As if that wasn’t enough, there are up-to-the-minute news stories, including live videos from events such as NAMM plus the latest artist news. Oh – and there won’t be any third party advertising – anywhere.

Take a look at the new website at

Orange Amplification New Website

Posted in Amplification, Bass, Guitar, News

Legendary Bassist Glenn Hughes Appearing on Orange Amplification Booth Saturday 26th January 2013

New Orange Amps endorsee, Glenn Hughes will be appearing on their booth on Saturday 26th January 2013 at 1.00pm.

For over forty years Glenn has been a bass player, vocalist and songwriter with some of the greatest rock acts and is currently lead vocalist and bass player with Black Country Communion. Commenting on his recent move to Orange Amplification Glenn said, ‘I plugged into that Orange Amp and it was though it had been designed for me!’

To find out more about the AD200B MK3 head with an OBC810 8 x 10” Bass speaker cabinet Glenn Hughes is using, ask him how its vintage inspiration has taken him back to his roots of Trapeze and Deep Purple, or simply meet him, go to the Orange Music Booth 4890 Hall C.

Glenn Hughes

Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head From Orange Amplification Wins Total Guitar: Amplifier Of The Year

Orange Amplifications first signature amp in over forty years, the Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head, has just been awarded the Amplifier Of The Year Award, sponsored by Total Guitar, at the MIA Awards held on the 22nd November 2012 at the Emirates Stadium in London.

Launched to rave reviews at the 2012 Winter NAMM, the Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head went on to win the Guitar World Gold Award for performance and achieve the joint highest review score in iGuitar magazine. The Total Guitar: Amplifier Of The Year Award, judged by a public vote through Future Publishing’s MusicRadar website, is the crowning glory for a very successful year for this extremely impressive amp.

The Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head is a combination of Orange Amps technology with Jim’s love of the ‘pics only’ amps and his wish for it to be affordable. Everyone at Orange is very proud to have received this prestigious award and to have worked closely with Jim on this special amplifier.

Orange Amps Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head Left to right Antony Gunter (Orange European Sales Manager), Stuart Willams (Total Guitar Editor), Damon Waller ( Orange Managing Director)

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Orange Amps – Another World First

Big things have been happening at the Orange Global Headquarters! Their Research and Development team have been working on another World First! A revolutionary, ground breaking innovation. This new product will amaze and excite the audio world.

For over forty years Orange have been at the forefront of Guitar Amplification design and technology. Their innovations include the ‘pics only’ and world’s first programmable digital guitar amp in the 70s, through to theTiny Terror in the ‘noughties’ and the OPC computer and DIVO technology launched in the 2010’s.

The launch of this new product will be at the Winter NAMM show on January 24th at 11am PST, and will be simultaneously streamed around the world. A link for the event will appear on the Orange website

Top Secret

Orange Amplification Presents The Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2012

Orange Amplification proudly presents The Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2012. This annual star-studded awards ceremony celebrates the world’s greatest rock icons, performers, musicians and songwriters. It will be held at The Roundhouse, Camden, Londonon the 13th November 2012 with rock legend and Orange endorsee Duff McKagan hosting the evening.

Managing Director, Damon Waller, commenting said: “This is our second year as the headline sponsor and our partnership with the awards reflects our long association with supplying amps to the biggest bands in Classic Rock for over forty years.”

The Living Legend Award, which is also sponsored by Orange, is only ever awarded to those artists who have truly cemented their place in the rock hall of fame. Previous winners include Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and this year it has been awarded to ZZ Top who, with a career spanning over forty years, have sold more than fifty million albums and continue to sell out arena tours around the world. ZZ Top is also nominated for the Band Of The Year award.

Orange Amplification endorsees, Phantom Limb, Tracer and Ghost are nominated for Best New Band. Other Orange endorsees nominated include Mastodon in the Album Of The Year category and rock legends Rush in the Album Of The Year and Band Of The Year categories.

You can vote for your favourites at

To find out more about the Orange gear and their artists nominated for this year’s awards visit

Orange Classic Rock Awards

Posted in Amplification, Events, News

Maven Peal® Releases Player’s Guides on ebook platforms

Maven Peal Instruments, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of The Guitar Amplifier Player’s Guide and The Guitar Amplifier Player’s Troubleshooting Guide on kindle, nook, ipad and iphone (Troubleshooting Guide only) platforms.

Paperback versions of the two guides have received rave reviews:

  • The Guitar Amplifier Player’s Guide

“… offers a wealth of information… on biasing, impedance matching, speakers, tube saturation, and classic tube amps… this easy-to-understand guide is well worth the investment.
Art ThompsonGuitar Player magazine, October 2010, p. 30

“Zimmerman focuses on how to make them [amps] sound better, using straightforward mods… There are charts, a glossary of terms, and in-depth discussion of cords and cables, but arguably the best thing is that it offers something for everyone.” Vintage Guitar magazine, February 2011, p. 132

  • The Guitar Amplifer Player’s Troubleshooting Guide

“Amplifier issues on a gig or session can be a real buzz kill, but this new book can help save the day (or night) by providing quick solutions to a multitude of maladies.”
Art ThompsonGuitar Player magazine, July 2011, p. 31

Maven Peal Instruments, Inc. uses nonlinear analysis (chaos theory) to design audio and musical instrument amplifiers. For more information on The Guitar Amplifier Player’s GuideThe Guitar Amplifier Player’s Troubleshooting Guide, the Zeeta, Ganesha, RG88 or other Maven Peal products, contact Kathy Bizzoco at, or visit Maven Peal at