Orange Tiny Terror HeadStock code: 58642
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- Power: 15 Watts "Class A" / 7 Watts "Class A"
- Channel Controls: Gain / Tone / Volume
- Preamp Valves: 2 x 12AX7
- Power Valves: 2 x EL84
- Case: 1.5 mm Zintec Chassis w/ Steel Vented Top
- Accessories: Padded Gig Bag Included
The Orange Tiny Terror Head is a Class-A 15-watt portable amplifier that is ideal for any gigging guitar player who needs to keep their set-up to a minimum.
The Orange Tiny Terror is an amplifier designed to be played flat-out, which is always a great place to start for any tone hunting guitar player. Valves, or tubes as they are often referred to, only really come to life when they are pushed really hard, the hotter the valve, the hotter the sound. The Orange Tiny Terror is fitted with the tried and trusted combination of 2x EL84 power tubes and 2x 12AX7 preamp tubes. With this in mind the wizards at Orange have created an amplifier that is impossibly small and surprisingly loud. A uniquely design circuit that incorporates a two stage pre-amp that provides oodles of gain. The power stage of the amplifier is switchable between 7-watts and 15-watts which is ideal for recording, particularly when recording at home when it's necessary to keep the volume at a minimum, but you still need to push the amplifier. Controls are kept to a minimum, just one volume and one tone control, though the amp is voiced in a way, that it sounds good with any setting. This amp is provided with a gig-bag, which is cool in itself, as there aren't many amplifiers out there that you can take to a gig in a gig-bag.
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Simple amp with a huge amount of tone
Posted on 15/06/2012 by Chris
Firstly this amp is just brilliant at what it does. It has 15 watts is more than loud enough for home use. I use it through a 1x12 with a Celestion Greenback which gives it a great big tone for such a small amp. It records wonderfully well. There’s plenty of clean headroom so running effects through it is a joy, and of course there's the natural orange crunch you get. Through a larger cab the amount of drive you get is just huge. From my experience it's maybe just a tad small to keep up with a drummer but for everything else it's ideal. The 7/15 watt switch is also good for when you want to quieten down just a little bit. I did find however that when in the 15 watt mode you get a bit more headroom. There isn’t a huge difference between the 2.
If I made 1 slight improvement it's probably to add a slightly larger EQ section. The tone control is great and as another review has said you can dial in a very nice tone with it but eventually you will want to tweak it just slightly.
Other than that it’s a fantastic little amp that'll be used everyday and be more than useful for 90% of situations.
Simply put, it's great
Posted on 12/06/2012 by James
This amp head started the small lunchbox head craze that seems to be going around amplification companies at the moment, and why? Because this amp is great, the sound of a full British orange head in a tiny package for a small price, what could be better?
There are plenty of reviews out there that say how great it is and they are right, but you must consider that it is a small, max 15 watts which isn't a massive problem, but I don't think you will be playing download festival with one. Also, I really hate tone knobs, would much rather a 3 band EQ, yes the tone knob does seem to find a great sound wherever you set it but at some point you're going to want to fine tune it, and you can't do that with this head.
Overall a great amp but it does have some downsides, balanced out by great tone. Try before you buy I'd say.
Great little amp!
Posted on 12/06/2012 by Benjammin
I've played this amplifier head so many times in shops in the thought of purchasing one as a portable and easy backup for gigs. I'm usually a Fender man, as I play shoegaze/indie style guitar, but the idea of some British grunt has always excited me.
The amp itself is very simple (how I like it) and allows you to dial in a varying degree of gain (or grunt!) at a good volume which would be fine for stage levels in a small gig or even bigger ones if mic'd and perfect for studio. There is only one tone control, which is more of a tone sweep that increases the mids and treble as you turn it up. It's not ideal if you want to perfect your tone but for a small plug and play amp it's great!
The design of the amp is smart and although not quite in keeping with vintage Orange style it does have it's own essence of class (or Class A, eh?). Definitely a looker even thought it's small, but small is considered beautiful.
As I said at the beginning of the review I've played this amp many times in shops but never purchased it as I already have two good gigging amps but I doubt that it will be very long until I find a few extra pennies to give this little guy a go.
I, for one, welcome our new Orange overlords
Posted on 11/06/2012 by Edd S.
Orange products are great, especially this one, if it had a womb I would father its children. If this amp was the Queen, the entire world would get the day off to celebrate its diamond jubilee. If this amp had a slogan it would infringe on Frosties copyrights. If this amp was leading an alien invasion, the general public wouldn't mind, and Will Smith certainly wouldn't lead a squadron of F/A-18s to attack. If this amp claimed to be bigger than Jesus, the Christian community wouldn't care, and would most likely agree. In short, this amp is awesome.
Does it's job fine.
Posted on 08/06/2012 by Iamacatloverandilovetorun
Very simple amp (which is a good thing in my opinion. I'm not a fan of amps with hundreds of channels and dials) that does what it's meant to do - amplifies stuff. It’s good for smaller gigs or recording with its low wattage, which is more pleasant to the ears when cranked up. Not the cleanest amp available, the gain isn't bad. It is pretty decent if you're using the guitar's volume to clean up, crank up, etc. Responds well, and delivers a bit of a kick. There are alternatives for a low wattage, mini valve head, but this one's pretty nice, small, light, and simple, and is priced pretty well.
The Daddy of the lunchbox amps
Posted on 08/06/2012 by Bubbletonic
The amp that started it all when it comes too low-wattage tube tone for the masses.
Orange keeps it simple with the 3-knob layout, which means you get to spend less time dialing in and more time playing!
Despite its low wattage rating this thing is still loud, so make sure you're prepared. But it repays you with great crunchy Brit tone.
It's the original and still up there with the best, if you're looking for fair priced low watt tube tone for classic rock keep this near the top of your list for amps to check out.
Posted on 28/05/2012 by jl81
This is a very meat and potato amp, dial in something you like and leave it, it takes control from the guitar pots very well and sounds great. You can hit a decent mix of sounds with the simple tone control, with the exception of death metal (as you cannot do a mid scoop) but an EQ would fix that no end. The sound it produces is thick and meaty with plenty of gain on tap. It really is nearly my favourite amplifier, just behind the zvex nano head (which isn't as versatile, just quieter at full tilt!)
The amp has 2 settings (7&15w) and I will say, although its a 'small' amp ideal for practice, it is still incredibly loud, even on 7! (I normally keep the volume dial around 9 o'clock!).