Grammy award winning, versatile blues rocker Fantastic Negrito, one of our newest Ambassadors will be taking part in a 3 song live stream on 13th August, at 1 PM Pacific/4 PM EST/9 PM UK. The live stream will be hosted on our YouTube channel and will be available via our homepage orangeamps.com or HERE. 

Fantastic Negrito cheated death to become one of today’s biggest blues innovators. His music is dynamic, reflects the many twists of his life and is not afraid to tackle difficult subjects. It has won him the Grammy award for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2016 and 2019. His much anticipated new album, Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?, released on Cooking Vinyl/Blackball Universe on the 14th August 2020, is his most far-reaching work yet. It is an evocative work, inspired by the socio-political albums of the late 60’s, early 70’s.

He first became aware of Orange Amplification whilst playing with the afro punk band Blood Sugar X and then rediscovered them when he plugged into a Tremlord 30 at the 2019 Black Deer Festival. ‘I was taken back, I realised why I loved them,’ explained Fantastic Negrito, ‘Orange amps are so original, they cut through noise, their sound is old but new. That was when I knew I had to get back to playing them.’

Listen to Fantastic Negrito talking about finding Orange Amps on a recent visit to London HERE, and also see him discussing his TremLord 30 Combo HERE (available from 13th August).

The latest Orange YouTube session, on 13th August, 1 PM Pacific/4 PM EST/9 PM UK will be recorded in Oakland, California and features Fantastic Negrito accompanied by Tomas Salcedo on guitar and Giulio Xavier on bass. Be prepared to experience a compelling, energetic, highly perceptive performance full of spirit and warmth.

Orange Amplification’s #OrangeHangs programme of live Instagram sessions is delighted to welcome Ambassadors Tyler Bryant , Andy Powell, Charlie Robbins and David Hurrell. Plus, YouTuber and musician, Ryan ‘Fluff’ Bruce joins as a co-host.

Highly successful YouTuber and musician, Ryan ‘Fluff’ Bruce of Riff, Beards & Gear and Dragged Under will co-host with Orange’s Global Artist Relations Manager, Alex Auxier, in Artists Relations Corner every Tuesday at 8:00pm BST. He has been demoing equipment for the last decade drawing on his knowledge of all things guitar, playing live, recording and much more.

On Saturday 2nd May at 8.00pm BST, Tyler Bryant, leader of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, the fast rising rock ‘n’ roll quartet from Nashville, will be joining the hang using his Rockerverb 100 MKIII guitar amp to jam and then hold a Q&A. He and the band have toured with rock giants AC/DC, Aerosmith and Guns ‘n’ Roses and released three albums, including the most recent Truth And Lies in 2019.

Andy Powell, of Wishbone Ash, is joining Ella Stormark, Artist Relations, on her regular Ramble On, Sunday afternoon  at 4.20pm BST. They will be chatting about the band’s latest album Coat of Arms, their iconic album Argus turning forty eight years old this week and everything music and Orange. 

Also on Sunday, Charlie Robbins will be talking on the hang at 8.00pm BST. Charlie, guitarist with the prog-metal band Artificial Language, is fan of the Pedal Baby and PPC212V and is known for combining techniques like slides, slaps and rasgueado with heavy hitting rhythms. The band’s second album, Now We Sleep, was released last year.

Then on Tuesday 5th May at 8.30pm BST David Hurrell bass player with ONOFF and the rest of the band, a rock ‘n’ roll trio from Ireland will be talking all things bass, guitar and musical influences. They recently released a new single Closer in collaboration with Hip Hop artist Da Bay Bully Dupree.

The weekly #OrangeHangs programme timetable is below: –

DayTimeSession TitleHost(s)Role
Mon to Fri4:00pm BST Plug in Baby Danny Gomez Marketing & Artist Relations Consultant
Monday9.00pm BSTQuarantine Hero (Jr)Ken RoseGuitarist with the band Hero Jr
Tuesday7:00pm BSTArtists Relations Corner Alex Auxier Ryan ‘Fluff’ BruceGlobal Artist Relations Manager
YouTuber and musician 
Wednesday7:30pm BSTDrinks at the Genius Pub Alex Auxier Jon Bailey Global Artist Relations Manager
USA Senior Amp Technician 
Friday7:00pm BST Artists Relations Corner – Plus Gear Q & A Alex Auxier
Global Artist Relations Manager 
Sunday4:20pm BST Ramble On Ella Stormark Orange Artist Relations 

Plus coming soon, the Wizard of Denmark Street with Technical Director, Adrian Emsley and The World of Music with Cliff Cooper.
#OrangeHangs is about keeping musicians connected with something different every day. Visit https://orangeamps.com/blog-article/ to check the full weekly timetable of sessions.

Meet the Team on Instagram

Orange Amps Launch Instagram Programme #OrangeHangs 

Meet The Orange Team With A Series Of Instagram Live Sessions.
Orange Amplification hopes that you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.
 
Orange is offering a ray of sunshine with the #OrangeHangs programme of live Instagram sessions. Simply visit the Orange Amps ‘Watch Live’ Instagram for regular bright spells of positivity, help, advice and general rambles from a wide range of the company’s dedicated experts and ambassadors.
 
Every Tuesday and Friday at 2:00pm EST (6:00pm GMT) join Orange’s Global Artist Relations Manager, Alex Auxier, in Artists Relations Corner. He will be providing insights into endorsements, general Orange information and remote interviewing artists and industry guests. The hangs will also include live Q & A sessions.
 
Artist Relations and Technical Genius collide as Alex host’s a live stream with Jon Bailey, Orange’s USA Senior Amp Technician on Wednesdays at 2:30pm EST (6:30pm GMT). Drinks at the Genius Pub sees Jon’s unmatched breadth of knowledge ideally placed to take questions about anything related to musical gear, old and new.
 
Ella Stormark, from Orange Artist Relations, will Ramble On every Sunday at 12:20pm EST (4:20pm GMT). She will be talking records, music, working for Orange, endorsements and loads of other interesting odds ’n’ ends.
 
Plug in Baby, hosted by Danny Gomez, Orange Marketing & Artist Relations Consultant and OMEC Designer, will be broadcast across the week, Monday to Friday at 12:00pm EST (4:00pm GMT). He will be discussing contemporary guitar rigs, Orange new products and the groundbreaking OMEC Teleport technology, as well chatting about his life on the road as a session musician.
 
Other sessions in the pipeline, days and times to be announced soon, are the Wizard of Denmark Street where viewers can meet Orange’s Technical Director, the legendary Adrian Emsley. He will be talking about gear, product design and the world of R & D.

Cliff Cooper, founder and CEO of Orange Amplification, will feature in The World of Music. Send in questions to our website and he will be delighted to answer them. Plus Ken Rose, Orange Ambassador and guitarist with the band Hero Jr., will be playing in Quarantine Hero (Jr) where he will jam in both solo and band settings, take questions and talk about his love of all things Orange.
 
Stay connected and have something different to look forward to each day with Orange. No matter how far apart you are, with Orange, no one is alone. Visit https://orangeamps.com/blog-article/ to check the full weekly timetable of sessions.

Orange Amplification is delighted to announce their online foundation Rock Guitar Course is now FREE with any purchase of an Orange amp, combo, cab or pedal. Plus, all existing owners of Orange products can now register their products and gain FREE access to the same course.

The Orange Foundation Rock Guitar Course is a fun, easy and fast way to really learn how to play rock guitar. It offers new and returning guitarists enjoyable lessons, a wealth of downloadable material, access to online tutors and video guides.

Whatever their music tastes, students can learn to play the music they like, in a way that suits them best, anywhere and at any time. The Orange online Rock Guitar Course incorporates many different methods for learning whether going it alone, with a teacher in real life or online, via the website, using the guided videos or any combination of these tools.

All participants completing the Orange foundation Rock Guitar Course will acquire all the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to achieve a recognised guitar exam provided by the OnlineMusicExam platform, the world’s first accredited online guitar exams.

For more than half a century, Orange has supported and encouraged people to take up the guitar and play music. The Orange Rock Guitar Course truly teaches students how to play and offers the opportunity for guitarists to achieve a qualification on the instrument they love.

To find out more please go to orangeamps.com/learn and register your gear at https://orangeamps.com/support/#register-my-gear to claim your free course!

Orange Amplification is proud to launch the Terror Stamp, probably the most portable class A/B, 20 Watt amp ever. It is a pocket sized powerhouse, packing all the punch of the miniscule Micro Terror and Micro Dark into a small pedal format. Masses of Terror tone at the stamp of your foot

The tiny Terror Stamp floor amp can fit on a pedal board and is packed with features including 8/16Ohm Speaker Output, Fully-buffered FX Loop, CabSim/Headphone Output, Shape Control and Foot Switchable Master Volume. Its diminutive, robust case measures only measures 6.1 x 13.4 x 9.9cm (2.4 x 5.4 x 3.9in) and weighs 0.38Kg (0.84lb). A minute amp with a massive sound and a tiny stage footprint that fits neatly in a coat pocket!

The amp’s hybrid valve / solid state design offers guitarists the best of both worlds. The ECC83 valve based preamp has all the harmonics, dynamics and feel expected from a full size Orange amp and offers crystal clean tones through to thunderingly high gain. By combining this with a 20W Class AB Solid State power amp, Orange has succeeded in creating a devilishly small, dependable amp which sounds great at any volume, and can even be used to power a 4×12 cab.

With the Terror Stamp, Orange continue to prove that the biggest sounds can come from the tiniest packages. Typical Orange simplicity, with that unmistakable Orange British tone.

A commanding VMan from Slipknot summons a complete performance from Orange Amplification’s Bass Butler in their new video and discovers an entire Bi-Amp bass rig in a pedal. No porky pies! See Youtube.com/watch?v=KwQkqXQ9As8

VMan, bass player with the biggest metal group of their generation, Slipknot, wants his Butler to supervise and coordinate his bass playing requirements and perform other related tech duties. Alex Auxier, Global Artist Relations Manager at Orange Amplification, demonstrates how the new Bass Butler can do most things –  except get pasta from the Amalfi coast or find the beer! No hand bell required!

The compact Bass Butler serves up everything from bright vintage tones to floor-splitting, wall-crumbling modern destruction. With its direct XLR output, built in compressor and foot controllable ‘dirty’ guitar channel, the Bass Butler is probably the only pedal a bassist will ever need.

The best things do come in little packages. Go to the Orange Amplification YouTube Channel to check this video out and much more.

Meet Orianthi, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and Jesse Hughes (EODM) at Orange 2020 NAMM Booth

Ambassadors joining Orange Amplification on their booth, #4644, Hall D, at this year’s NAMM are guitar slayer Orianthi, the legendary Glenn Hughes and frontman extraordinaire, Jesse Hughes.

Blues based rock guitarist Orianthi is known for performing with the stars like Michael Jackson and Alice Cooper in the past. More recently she has been working on a solo album, due for release soon.

The former bassist and singer with Deep Purple, Glenn Hughes has just completed the second leg of his ‘Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live’ UK Tour to outstanding reviews.

Jesse Hughes and the Eagles of Death Metal are all set to tour Australia and New Zealand in 2020, their first tour of this part of the world since 2016.

Appearance Details (PST) on the Orange Amplification booth #4644 Hall D:

Friday 17th January 2020

2.00pm Glenn Hughes

4.30pm Jesse Hughes

Saturday 18th January 2020

12.00pm Glenn Hughes

2.30pm Orianthi

Your awesome tone has arrived, Sir.

Orange Amplification unleash the Bass Butler, an entire Bi-Amp bass rig in a pedal. The new pedal splits the bass guitar signal, at input, into completely separate, parallel, analogue signal chains, just like a real bi-amp rig – without an amp in sight.

The always active ‘Clean’ Bass Channel can be adjusted for compression, bass, treble and volume. An optical compressor circuit, cut/boost tone controls and dedicated, bass cabinet-simulated balanced D.I. output is always on hand with all manner of classic clean tones.

Five smaller knobs control the Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass and Gain (with four stages), of the Bass Butler’s ‘Dirty’ Guitar Channel which can be added with a footswitch. Coupled with a guitar cab-simulated balanced D.I. output and an expression pedal jack for extra control over the input gain, the Bass Butler serves up everything from bright vintage tones to floor-splitting, wall-crumbling modern destruction.

Both channels have XLR balanced output allowing the Bi-Amp bass tone to arrive complete at the mixing desk. The Bass Butler also features an Amp output, which takes a blend of the two channels, set by the volume controls,  before the cabinet simulation circuits from a 1/4” jack, making it perfect for connecting to the front end of any bass amp. This set up means on-stage sound can be controlled completely independently of what the audience hears or the output can be used on its own, just like a plain old preamp pedal. A ‘Ground Lift’ switch eliminates ground hum when the Bass Butler is hooked up to a PA and a bass amp at the same time.

The pedal’s sturdy steel enclosure is made to last a lifetime; it is perfect for in the studio and on the road. The Bass Butler is quite possibly the only pedal bassists will ever need.

Check it out at the Orange Amplification booth #4644, Hall D where all the other Orange products can also be seen.

500 Watts in a tiny package

Orange Amplification is delighted to introduce the Little Bass Thing. A straightforward, lightweight bass amp, designed with the modern bass player in mind. The amp is 500W’s of Class D muscle, combined with a powerful, solid state pre-amp, packed snugly into a diminutive 3KG package. This tiny toolbox amplifier delivers maximum tone with minimum fuss.

The Little Bass Thing features a sweep-able parametric mid control for simple and effective EQ. This is augmented by carefully chosen bass and treble frequencies combined with 15dB of boost to ensure the ultimate bass sound can be dialed in accurately and quickly. With this powerhouse of an amp, bass players can easily add the finishing touches to their sound with simple, engineered precision characteristic of all Orange Amps.

The amp’s built-in Class A Optical Compression circuit, can be controlled by a foot switch (sold separately) or from the front panel. This single dial has a unique sidechain and a response that has been optimized for a bass guitar. It gives the Little Bass Thing excellent dynamic control and a warm, classic feel at subtle or extreme settings. The Class A Optical Compression circuit is a neutrally voiced pre-amp with precise EQ.

The Little Bass Thing also features a buffered FX Loop and studio-quality, balanced D.I. output with a Ground Lift switch to help remove any ground loop issues. There is also a 6dB input pad switch for active basses and hot pickups.

Bass players seeking a small, simple rig without compromising on sound or volume need to take a look at the Little Bass Thing. The best things come in small packages.

Check it out at the Orange Amplification booth #4644, Hall D where all the other Orange products can also be seen.

Orange Amplification’s famous Wish Granted is back for 2019, and it is bigger and better than ever! For added Christmas cheer, Orange are also making their Rock Guitar Foundation Course  completely FREE for the whole of December.

Founded in 1968, the company has grown into a global presence with a brand that is stronger than ever and Orange would like to say thank you to all their customers by inviting them to make a Christmas wish. To get a  #wishgranted, entrants should visit any product page on the Orange Amplification website and click the competition button or comment on any #wishgranted post on the Orange Facebook page. All wishes and hearts’ desires must be posted between 1st and 24th December (20.00pm GMT) 2019. To help entrants celebrate and get in the mood for the festive season, this year’s competition winners will be announced daily from 12th through to 24th December.

‘I hope you enter, not everyone can win, but I sincerely hope you do,’ said Cliff Cooper, CEO Orange Amplification. He added ‘I would like to thank you for visiting Orange Amplification, and I wish you a very, very happy Christmas and a wonderful and musical 2020.’ Watch Cliff’s 2019 Christmas message here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vaXPCwEVvU 

Get in the Christmas spirit; enter the Orange #wishgranted competition and make a wish for a merry and bright Orange festive season. The giveaway is open to everyone worldwide. Good luck to all who enter.

Orange ‘Where the Magic Happens®’