We are excited to auction a classic OR50 amp signed by Biffy Clyro to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the charity chosen by Orange Fans. Mike Vennart, Orange Ambassador and longtime session guitarist with the band, toured with this actual amp for four years. It is signed by him and founding band members Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston.

Based on the legendary Pics only amp, the versatile OR50 featured a traditional single channel with a three stage gain section and HF Drive control. Its wide range of vintage tones and that classic British Crunch, pay homage to the Orange amps that helped to define the music of the seventies. According to MusicRadar it is: ‘No-nonsense, single-channel simplicity for rock and blues.’ See our technical director Ade Emsley talk about the OR50 in the video below:

Biffy Clyro, one of the biggest bands to come out of the UK, have enjoyed high profile tours with Muse, Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age as well as being festival headliners in their own right. They have released eight, madly innovative albums, the most recent being 2020’s Celebration Of Endings with which they were planning to tour prior to lockdown. They hope to tour October 2021, once again filling venues with bone crunching riffs and rousing choruses and are scheduled to headline the 2022 Download festival.

Talking about the amp Mike Vennart said: ‘This was my amp, I toured it for about 4 years. It’s signed by Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston of Biffy Clyro, and myself. It’s an absolute classic workhorse beast of an amp. Never let me down. Goddammit I miss it!!

All proceeds from the auction will go to Cancer Research UK, a charity that works tirelessly to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments. To own this amazing amp with an auction starting price of £1, check out the auction here. To find out more about Cancer Research UK or make a donation of your own, please visit their website here.

Those of you who’ve registered your Orange gear in recent times will have seen the section where we give our customers the chance to suggest a charitable cause we donate to.

As we’ve grown as a company we’ve also built a big social media following, and we’d like to use our platform to shine a light on important causes (don’t worry, this won’t be on expense of our excellent amp content!) that are also close to our customers’ hearts.

Having gone through thousands of entries with different causes and charity suggestions, we’ve landed on ‘Habitat for Humanity‘ as our first one. We’ll give you the lowdown of their case and work in their own words:

Photo via Habitat for Humanity’s website.

“We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.  Housing poverty around the world is so widespread, that we need to engage in many ways to solve housing problems. Together with our partners and volunteers, we provide new housing solutions and opportunities for people in need of decent shelter.”
Habitat for Humanity

To help us raise money for Habitat for Humanity, Orange ambassador Marcus King kindly signed one of our ‘amp in a pedal’ Terror Stamps, which is now up HERE on eBay for auction, where 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the charity. Auction runs through the 16th, so place your bid, spread the word, and remember to register your gear here to have a say in which case we support next.