Orange Technical Director Ade Emsley chats with his mate and inspiration for the Bass Butler, Morgan Nicholls, who is best known for performing with Muse, Gorillaz, The Streets and Lily Allen.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of our AD30, Technical Director Ade Emsley runs us through the idea behind it, and gives it a run for its money with our new Orange Custom Guitar.

Orange Amplification is proud to announce its new hand built, Custom Guitar. Designed by Orange’s Technical Director Ade Emsley and constructed by luthier Jason Burns at Blast Cult, each guitar is made to order in London, England. Fashioned from solid mahogany, the OE-1 is available in a two-toned gold and ivory or custom finish. The custom 12” radius ebony fretboard has 22 frets. The inlaid headstock and body has an eye-catching chessboard nitro binding. 

The guitar features a nickel, ABM, Kalamazoo, Tune-O-Matic Bridge and Stop Bar Tailpiece for easy adjustment and tuning stability. The OE-1 is fitted with Grover® tuners, four custom turned brass control knobs and a robust three-way switchcraft toggle switch including a custom clear pickguard. Purchasers of the OE-1 will be offered a choice of alnico Staple soapbar P90’s or custom Mojo dogear UK Filtertrons. The guitar will be supplied in a Hiscox hard case.

Ade Emsley commenting on the design of the guitar said “It’s a blend of engineering, instinct, and my own experience with high-end guitars. I’m very proud of the sound and the feel that the guitar delivers.

Available through the Orange Global Store.

The Orange Acoustic Pedal takes all the know-how of our acclaimed Acoustic Pre TC preamp and Crush Acoustic 30 amplifier, cramming it all into a do-it-all, compact preamp pedal. Whether you need to win the battle against feedback, handle complex effects chains, brighten up a dull instrument or just plug into a PA, the Acoustic Pedal has you covered – in top-notch Orange style.

With a low-noise JFET circuit design, surgical-yet-flattering EQ, XLR and 1/4″ outputs and a buffered FX Loop, all situations are taken care of. This high-headroom, high-quality pedal keeps your setup simple and controlled, leaving you free to do what you do best. Play.

Here we’ve got American country guitarist and Orange ambassador Doyle Dykes both reviewing, and demoing the pedal: «It has the best mid-section I’ve ever seen on any pedal.»

Review above, demos below. Enjoy!

For years, our Terror Series amps have proven that the biggest sounds can come in the tiniest packages… Find our Terror Stamp here.

Jon from Texas based heavy rock power trio “Holy Death Trio” unboxes and demos his brand new Orange AD200. Social links for the band below, and find our AD200 here.

Holy Death Trio on social media: Website // Instagram // Facebook

This article was originally posted here in Japanese, and has been translated and summarized by our Asian Business Development Manager Toshi. (Thank you, Toshi!)

To raise funds for the venue Fever Shindaita in Tokyo which was struggling during the pandemix, Boris created and sold “Boris x Orange t-shirts” and used the funds to provide backline for Fever. They started a movement among artists to make an extended effort to save live music venues of going out of business

Below are some reviews of Orange amps by Wata and Takeshi when they visited the Kurosawa showroom to choose the donation items:

Wata & Our Rockerverb 100H MKIII:

“The clean channel produces classic crunchy sound and vintage warm tone while the dirty channel can deliver killer distortion sound when the gain is up. Reverb control helps also widen sound variety. “Very versatile for both recording and live, and attenuator comes in handy to maintain the tone” – Takeshi.

Wata & OUR TH100H:

“In terms of high gain the dirty channel can bring more deadly distortion than Rockerverb 100H MKIII. I find the shape control very interesting because it can alter the sound in very unique ways, you can find that evil distortion sound, you just have to find it yourself” “Everyone should try this beast when you get a chance” – Takeshi.

WATA & OUR Custom Shop 50:

“Nostalgic looks and cute, simple and very intuitive. It delivers all the tone characters and would hardly distort  when gain is turned up. Genuine Orange look and sound. It is so cute and I want it. I love the tone changes from crunchy to overdrive as the volume goes up. There used to be bass boost knob. But this is the legacy of the authentic British amp sound.” – Takeshi.

Jim Root of Slipknot demos the Rockerverb 100 MK3 guitar amp live at Download Festival. Find our Rockerverb series here.

We feel it’s pretty fair to say that we broke boundaries when we released our Tiny Terror (that’s fair, right?) back in the day – 2006, to be specific. The original lunchbox amp whose schematics were drawn onto an A4 piece of paper, before being made up in that exact size.

Since then, we’ve continued to revolutionise the world of amplification, showing repeatedly that big sounds doesn’t necessarily come in big packages. Our Dark Terror picked up where the original Tiny Terror was left off, and our Terror Bass allowed bassists to join the club

You can check out our full guitar Terror range here, and our Bass Terror here.

The latest addition to our Terror family is the Terror Stamp, where we have taken it to the next level and created an amp in a pedal format, allowing you to get those luscious Terror tones at the tip of your toe!

The Terror Stamp’s tiny footprint, 8/16 Ohm Speaker Output, fully-buffered FX Loop and CabSim headphone output integrate seamlessly with your other pedals, and the hybrid Valve/Solid State design gives you the best of both worlds.

From crystal-clean to thundering high-gain, the ECC83 (12AX7)-based preamp has all the harmonics, dynamics and feel you’d expect, while the 20W Class AB Solid State power amp keeps things small, dependable and sounding great at any volume.

It wouldn’t be the perfect pedal amp without a headphone output. Our tried-and-tested, analogue CabSim circuit provides instant access to a very Orange-flavoured 4×12 speaker emulation. Just the thing for late-night practice with headphones, ‘silent’ recording or running direct to PA. The Headphone Output works simultaneously with the Speaker Output for maximum versatility.

“The most portable 20 Watt amp ever, and it’s still class A/B so it sounds good.”
– Ade Emsley, Orange’s Technical Director