Orange Amplification extends its Crush amps series with the launch of the Super Crush 100 head and combo, taking the now classic Crush Pro and moving it a big step further toward a more valve-like tone. The completely new design is more than just an upgrade. It delivers all the immediacy, definition and character expected from any of Orange’s top-of-the-range valve amps. See Ty Tabor (Kings X) talking about the Super Crush 100 here

The Super Crush 100 effectively mimics the huge, rich and responsive tone of the Orange flagship Rockerverb amps. It uses the same 100 Watt Class A/B power amp as the Pedal Baby and combined with the 2-channel JFET preamp design, it provides masses of authority and musicality which will have guitarists swearing there are valves inside! An on-board digital 24 bit reverb module provides a lush, spring reverb ambience and the fully-buffered, ultra-transparent, series FX Loop takes care of all effects needs.

Two completely independent, all-analogue preamp channels give instant access to a whole spectrum of warm, valve-like tones. From high-headroom clean to high-gain metal, every sound ever needed is dialled in with ease, thanks to a versatile circuit and intuitive simple control layout. The Dirty Channel boasts four cascading stages of proper Orange gain and the Clean Channel is a bright, vintage-flavoured, two-stage design with plenty of headroom, keeping clean tones shimmering and clear at any level.

The Super Crush 100 features a balanced XLR output with Orange’s CabSim speaker emulation technology

giving instant access to great D.I. guitar tone, straight into the P.A. or recording interface. The additional rear Cab Back switch offers the choice of an open or closed back sounding cab. The compact 1×12 combo boasts a Celestion G12H-150 speaker giving it a hard-hitting, classically British voice.Ty Tabor (Kings X) commented on the Super Crush 100 “This Is the very best transistor amp made… period. It’s my No 1. Amp for live and in the studio”.

Orange Amplification are launching the limited edition, Glenn Hughes Signature Crush Bass 50 and its colour is deep purple, not orange! See Glenn talking about his Signature amp at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Xqv36ZccA.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes, has been an Orange Ambassador for over a decade. For many years he was the bass player and vocalist with Deep Purple, who recently celebrated fifty years of definitive classic hard rock. Hughes is also known as the bassist and vocalist for Trapeze, Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa, California Breed and more recently The Dead Daisies.

The Crush Bass 50 compact combo, inspired by Orange’s flagship AD200 and OB1 bass amplifiers, perfectly blends some of the most defining elements of each. It has the essentials of a recording amp and delivers warm, clean bass tones, vintage growl with fat low end and blendable overdrive. Plus, the limited edition is finished in a distinctive tough purple textured vinyl with a silver coloured plaque ‘Glenn Hughes Limited Edition’.

Talking about the Crush Bass 50, Hughes said: ‘You can go in the studio, take that bass combo and make your album with something like that, it’s truly outstanding. It’s gritty, it’s punchy: sustain is so important and its certainly got all that.’ He added: ‘Orange all the way……..it’s the future, it’s the way to go, you heard it from me!’

‘We feel privileged to honour Glenn with this affordable limited edition bass combo. He has played such a big part in British music history,’ said Cliff Cooper, Orange Amps CEO and Founder. ‘To make a purple combo is a fitting way to pay a tribute to him.’

To find out more about the Glenn Hughes Signature Crush Bass 50 and other Orange products please go to orangeamps.com

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.

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.

25TH – 27TH JUNE 2021, ERIDGE PARK, KENT
BLACK DEER FIRST MAJOR MUSIC EVENT HAPPENING IN 2021

JAKE BUGG JOINS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HALL OF FAMERS AT ‘FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR’ IN KENT.

HEADLINERS CONFIRMED FOR RESCHEDULED DATE:
VAN MORRISON
SAVING GRACE featuring ROBERT PLANT & SUZI DIAN
FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS
JAKE BUGG (FULL BAND)
LATEST ARTISTS ANNOUNCED INCLUDE:

JAKE BUGG | THE CUBAN BROTHERS | GINGER WILDHEART & THE SINNERS
KITTY, DAISY AND LEWIS | DANNY GEORGE WILSON | BLUE ROSE CODE

FULL LINE-UP HERE

PR: lara@sonnetmusic.co.uk

“This looks like a great bill. I’ve worked alongside most of these people in recent times… over here or over there… there’s power and beauty. Looking forward to it…” Robert Plant

29.04.21 – Black Deer Festival will be the first major music event to take place in the UK in June. The Kent festival, which is held in the grounds of England’s oldest deer park in Eridge Park, has already made a name for itself for its unique offering of authentic Americana, Southern-inspired food and drink and forest school style children’s activities. With a recent surge in ticket sales, organisers are confident that they will welcome people back through the gates this summer with plans to make Black Deer Festival the place to be when lockdown restrictions are eased on June 21st. Black Deer are excited to let ticketholders know that some of the biggest names in live music have reconfirmed for the June 2021 dates with a top line-up including legendary Belfast Cowboy Van Morrison, Robert Plant’s latest collaboration Saving Grace with Suzi Dian, Irish roots superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May, award-winning songwriter Jake Bugg and emerging UK Americana artist Jade Bird. “This will be the first gig for me and the band since March 2020. We just can’t wait to get out and play for everyone. It can’t come soon enough!” – Jake Bugg

Latest names added to an already-acclaimed 2021 line-up are Jake Bugg, The Cuban Brothers, Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Danny George Wilson, Blue Rose Code, The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Treetop Flyers, The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Steak, Broken Witt Rebels, Powerhouse Gospel Choir, Old Time Sailors, Hannah White, Jonathan Terrell, King Creature, The Orange Circus Band, The Paul Dunton Orchestra, Luke Jackson, Hayley Ross, Ruby Dew, James Kirby, Dull Knife, Simeon Hammond Dallas, Jinda Biant, Eddy Smith and the 507, Chris Fox, The Mountain Firework Company, Hobo and the Hippies, My Girl the River, Izzie Yardley, Coney Island Maybe, The River Flows, Ava’Mae, Rattlesnake Hearts, Phil Hooley, Red, Green and Blue and David Mumford.

Returning to the festival this year are the much-loved Black Deer Songwriter Sessions which will take place on the main stage across each day of the festival and include performances from Frank Turner, Imelda May and returning favourite Irish Mythen. The Songwriter Sessions are a unique opportunity to see this calibre of artists together on stage talking in depth about their music and revealing the stories that have inspired their songwriting.
Showcasing music of an independent spirit across multiple stages, exquisite live fire cooking, layers of Americana inspired lifestyle and custom motorcycle culture, Black Deer is a family staycation destination with a community ethos.

“We’re very excited to be able to push our plans, bring together our beloved community for a 2021 edition of Black Deer and deliver one hell of a (safe!) summer party. The UK live music industry has been hit hard and we feel it is so important to support our artists, their teams and the wider festival community at the earliest opportunity. It’s not going to be easy, but we’re doing everything we canto make Black Deer Festival 2021 one to remember!”Gill Tee & Deborah Shilling, Co-Founders

“I am excited beyond words to be getting back into the live saddle again, playing with my band to a
real audience – after the year we’ve had, it’s an incredible feeling. It feels good to kick off with an independent festival as well. I can’t wait!”
Frank Turner

Committed to giving 1500 tickets to NHS Key Workers
With some members of the Black Deer team having been personally affected by the pandemic and
having seen first-hand the incredible work and sacrifices made by so many, they have decided to
show their gratitude and thanks by inviting 1,500 NHS and key workers as guests to Black Deer
Festival 2021.

Orange Amps in Norcross, GA, USA is looking for a capable Warehouse Associate to support our company’s warehouse operations. You will receive, input, sort, load and unload products
and will perform various warehouse activities.

Responsibilities:
·         Process, package and ship orders accurately
·         Organize stocks and maintain inventory
·         Inspect products for defects and damages
·         Examine ingoing and outgoing shipments
·         Organize warehouse space
·         Receive, unload and place incoming inventory items appropriately
·         Check, verify and fill customer invoices
·         Abide by all company safety and hygiene regulations
·         Contribute ideas on ways to improve or optimize warehousing procedures
·         Keep warehouse clean and organized daily

Nice To Have:
·         Proven warehouse experience
·         Ability to operate or learn forklift, hand truck, pallet jack and other equipment
·         Adequate knowledge of warehouse data system
·         Team player with organizational skills
·         Ability to lift or move heavy products
·         High school diploma

Benefits:
·         Full-time position, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri
·         Paid time-off and holidays
·         Health insurance, dental and vision
·         Retirement plan

Please contact and send resumes to derron@orangeamps.com

Orange Amplification are pleased to announce the launch of the new Acoustic Pedal. This do-it-all, compact pre-amp pedal has been designed and built using all the company’s know-how from the acclaimed Acoustic Pre TC preamp and the Crush Acoustic 30 amplifier.

Crammed with features, this highly versatile pedal, with its simple controls and set up, leave guitarists free to do what they do best – play! 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.

The pedal’s low-noise JFET circuit design guarantees low levels of background noise, without hiss, whilst still maintaining super-high headroom for a clean, clear acoustic tone. Its powerful, notch controlled EQ is precise and unassuming, allowing players to subtly sculpt their sound and tackle feedback. The fixed Bass and Treble knobs provide control of the ‘body’ and ‘sparkle’ of an instrument, whilst the highly-transparent, buffered FX Loop offers acoustic players the perfect signal chain for enviable loopers, reverbs and delays.

The pedal can be connected directly to a P.A with its balanced XLR output and can be used simultaneously with the additional ¼’ mono jack for the ultimate flexibility.

The Orange Acoustic Pedal is a single ended, Class A, Acoustic Preamp, with a Full Parametric Midrange / Notch Filter and a Buffered FX Loop…….. total tonal control, low noise and ultra -transparent.To find out more please go to https://orangeamps.com/.

“Learn The Orange Way”

Orange Learn, the educational arm of Orange Amplification, is excited to announce the expansion of its qualifications with the launch of Vocal Performance Graded Exams. Orange Amps has spent more than fifty years encouraging people to enjoy and participate in making music. Now, this includes vocalists.
 
The Orange Learn Vocal Performance syllabus and graded exams, developed in partnership with Online Music Exams, focuses entirely on the performance of songs, offering an additional progression route to traditional practical music exams with a carefully curated, contemporary list of suggested songs. Plus, it is more affordable in comparison to many of its competitors and its flexibility allows exams to be taken anywhere, at any time, and as many times as needed.
 
Rock songs featured in the syllabus include Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin, Sex On Fire Kings Of Leon, I Wish Stevie Wonder. Also featured are Little Lion Man Mumford & Sons, Chocolate by 1975 and Kiss by Prince. However, students can choose their own songs providing they fit the parameter guidelines found in the syllabus.
 
There are nine graded exams in total, debut through to Grade 8. Grades 1 to 8 are regulated qualifications and recognised by the RQF* and EQF* via the awarding body, The Learning Machine. Each exam requires a student to introduce and perform a selection of songs. Students receive feedback from a professional singer and a vocal
examiner, as well as a certificate of recognised qualification on passing.
 
‘Music education has always been close to my heart,’ said Cliff Cooper, Orange Amps CEO, ‘Orange Learn’s Vocal Performance syllabus and exams is about encouraging the uniqueness of each individual to shine, allowing a space for them to develop performance and communication skills and gain a recognised qualification.’
 
Students already learning to sing and looking for a vocal exam that is more cost effective and can be taken online, anytime or anywhere, can find out more here.

Orange Amplification take great delight in welcoming Jimmy Bowskill as a new Ambassador. The Canadians driving, lyrical guitar playing is the core of The Sheepdogs good time rock ‘n’ roll.
 
The multi-award winning Bowskill is considered one of the most talented players in the Roots and Blues scene today. Musically intense, his playing is full of sweet licks and chops whilst his voice is strong, soulful and expressive. The Sheepdogs, famously the only unsigned band to appear on the front of Rolling Stone, are skilled purveyors of vintage boogie rock.
 
When asked about his Orange gear, Bowskill said: “I have used my Orange AD30 as my main touring amplifier with the Sheepdogs for 5 years all over the world and have only had to change tubes. I love the clarity in the breakup of the AD30 circuit with the EL84’s and the smooth clean headroom as well. They are very reliable and excellent sounding and performing amplifiers. Best in the biz.”
 
The AD30 valve amp is the one stop shop for all shades of pure British chine and crunch with two different, independent channels voiced to complement and interact beautifully with each other.

Frank Sidoris by David Phillips

Orange Amplification is delighted to welcome new Ambassador Frank Sidoris, rhythm guitarist with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.
 
Sidoris, who has been with Slash since 2012, has also played with Alice Cooper, the late great Lemmy Kilmister and Rush’s Alex Lifeson. More recently he has joined Wolf Van Halen’s, Eddie Van Halen’s son, new band Mammoth WVH.
 
He uses the Custom Shop 50 amp, known for its exquisite blues / rock tones providing an inspiring canvas for his rhythm work combining it with the cabinet main stay for touring artists, the classic PPC412.
 
Talking about being an Orange Ambassador Sidoris said: “It’s an honor to be associated with Orange, a company that has remained at the pinnacle of iconic tone and style for decades and continues to catch eyes and ears on stage and in the studio.”