On stage, rigs should be fairly minimal–head, cab (or just a combo), 2 guitars and a pedal board but this not true in all cases. What a professional can do versus a weekend warrior are two totally different scenarios. If you are like me, I seek out the amplifiers that are lined up behind my favorite guitar players. This is admittedly a dangerous path to travel as most pros are surrounded by multiple cabs and heads on stage.
This isn’t ideal for gigging musicians on a variety of levels but it certainly looks more impressive if we can manage it. By this point in researching the mind has already decided that this “X product” is only good for “X application” or “X genre” unless you see the product used across multiple different musical styles. For this reason, the bulk of players immediately think that Orange falls into a specific bucket. I can understand the stance especially with a signature head out for one of the guitarist in Slipknot, Jim Root. However, while the amps can achieve some blistering tones they can also be used in a variety of genres beyond aggressive rock and metal music. Of course hitting the stage, most would be superficial here and select a 100-watt Rockerverb in the backdrop with as many Orange 4×12 cabinets that can fit on stage. I mean it just looks better with a huge amp setup!
Sonically speaking, even just a Terror series amp atop a 4×12 can achieve wonderful results. Ducking away from the lights of the stage and our shallow nature, these little beasts shine, giving them the limelight to sit front and center.