ULTRA-TRANSPARENT | TOTAL TONAL CONTROL | LOW NOISE

THE ACOUSTIC PEDAL

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.

EQ WITH NOTCH CONTROL

Acoustic instruments can be tricky. When dealing with feedback, finnicky pickups and finding a place in the mix, you need an EQ that is both powerful and simple. The Middle knob works in conjunction with the Notch and Q Factor controls to subtly sculpt your sound or tackle feedback with precision. Fixed-frequency Bass and Treble knobs give you much-needed control over the “body” and “sparkle” of your instrument.

HIGH HEADROOM, LOW NOISE

The Acoustic Pedal uses a single-ended JFET circuit design to guarantee insanely low levels of background noise. No hiss, even with the Treble control maxed! Super-high headroom comes courtesy of the 18V power supply, guaranteeing the cleanest, clearest acoustic tone we could give you.

BALANCED XLR OUTPUT

Connect straight to the P.A. with no need for a D.I. box. Our studio-grade, balanced XLR output will drive long cable runs with noise-free, high-fidelity performance. The built in phase flip enables eradication of phase cancellation issues at the press of a button, while the additional 1/4″ mono jack output can be used simultaneously for ultimate flexibility.

BUFFERED FX LOOP

Effects aren’t just for electric guitarists. In the world of the modern acoustic player, where loopers, reverbs and delays are just as important as the instrument itself, creating the perfect signal chain is essential. Our highly-transparent, buffered FX Loop gives you the freedom to build your dream acoustic rig, without compromise.

The Orange Acoustic Pedal is a Single Ended, Class A, Acoustic Preamp, with a Full Parametric Midrange / Notch Filter, and a Buffered FX Loop.

When you add up all the positives: The build quality, the clean tone, the well thought out ins and outs, the EQ and the price…. it’s a no brainer to me if you’re looking for an external preamp
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FeaturesLow noise JFET preamp, EQ with Notch control, buffered FX Loop, balanced XLR output with phase reverse switch
Controls Bass, XLR phase, Treble, Notch, Middle, Q Factor, Volume
Power18V centre positive
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D)10.5 x 6 x 13.7CM (4.1 x 2.4 x 5.4″)
Unboxed Weight400g (14.1oz)

SWITCHABLE MASTER VOLUME CONTROLS – FX LOOP – CABSIM HEADPHONE OUTPUT

TERROR TONES AT THE TIP OF YOUR TOE…

For years, our Terror series amps have proven that the biggest sounds can come in the tiniest packages. Taking our pocket-sized powerhouse concept one step further, we’ve brought you the Terror Stamp. Packing all of the punch of the minuscule Micro Terror and Micro Dark amps into an even smaller pedal format, this Valve/Solid State hybrid amp brings 20 Watts of killer Orange tone right onto your pedalboard.

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, whether you’re rocking a loud stage, recording direct or practising into the early hours.

TERROR STAMP CABLE   NOW AVAILABLE

The Terror Stamp Cable is a 20ft speaker cable. Perfect for giving you extra range from your speaker cabinet when used on a pedal board.

KEY FEATURES

IMPROVED DESIGN

The Terror Stamp is based on the Micro Dark with a few minor tweaks to the gain structure and the CabSim, with the added feature of being able to set up two volume levels and switch between them.

ALL-ANALOGUE HYBRID DESIGN

Typically-Orange simplicity, unmistakably-Orange tone. The Terror Stamp’s 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.

SWITCHABLE MASTER VOLUME

Footswitchable Master Volume controls give you the Terror Stamp’s full range of sounds at two different volumes. Jump right out of the mix for that all-important solo, without sacrificing your carefully crafted tone.

SHAPE CONTROL

Our exclusive Shape knob crams a whole load of character and control into a single dial. Turn anticlockwise for a mid-forward voicing or clockwise for a classic scoop.

BUFFERED EFFECTS LOOP

Just like our full-size amps, we’ve given you a fully-buffered, low-impedance FX Loop. Long cable runs? No Problem. True Bypass pedals? Great. The Terror Stamp fits right into your signal chain without ever compromising sound quality. Not only that, but connecting directly to the FX Return turns this little monster into a 20W power amp for whatever pedals, preamps or modellers you can throw at it – with a headphone output too!

CABSIM HEADPHONE OUTPUT

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.

“I was impressed with how the Terror Stamp condenses the appeal of Orange Amps into such a small, versatile package.”

Features:Valve preamp, foot-switchable master volume, buffered FX Loop, CabSim headphone output
Controls (Right to Left):Gain, Shape, Volume 2, Volume 1
Valves:PREAMP: 1 X 12AX7/ECC83
Output Power:20 Watts
Speaker Output:8-16 Ohms
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D):13.4 x 6.1 x 9.9cm (5.4 x 2.4 x 3.9 “)
Unboxed Weight:0.38Kg / 0.84lb

This thing is a beast! An absolute beast!

Editor’s Choice NAMM 2020 – April Edition

Does this cheap $200 amp suck? Nope. It kinda rocks!

Its size, sound and price make it a winner and likely one of the best NAMM 2020 releases.

I am genuinely impressed with the Terror Stamp

I think it’s brilliant.

This is a fantastic utility for miniature pedal boards and fly rig solutions.

If you want to have the smallest, volume packing solution for playing live or just have fun at home that’s a real good option right there.

Thanks to the analogue circuit design, the Terror Stamp feels every bit as great to play as you’d expect from an Orange amplifier.

Dutch review by Musicmaker.

There is no shortage of filth underfoot here

YOUR BASS RIG IN A PEDAL

An Entire Bi-Amp Bass Rig In a Pedal

Back in the good ol’ days, it was a popular practice to send a bass guitar signal to a bass amp and a guitar amp at the same time – known as Bi-Amping. This allows the player to keep their low end deep, clean and defined whilst amplifying the mids and top end separately, adding distortion or crisp highs with total control.

This type of setup can produce some enormous tones but typically requires a huge and complicated rig, only possible if you’re Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty. But, if you have to get all this together by yourself? Forget it!

Enter The Bass Butler…

Your Bass Rig Is Ready, Sir

Forget amp-in-a-box pedals, The Bass Butler is a whole van-load of gear in a box! Splitting your signal at the input, The Bass Butler features two completely separate, parallel, analogue signal chains, just like a real bi-amp rig. The difference is there’s not an amp in sight.

Bass Channel:

The always-on Bass Channel has a simple but effective control layout of Compression, Bass, Treble and Volume. A Class A optical compressor circuit, cut/boost tone controls and dedicated, bass cabinet-simulated balanced D.I. output are always on hand with all manner of classic clean tones. From the depths of Dub to the heights of hi-fi, The Bass Butler has it all polished up and ready, like your best pair of shoes.

Guitar Channel:

Whether you need mayhem, musicality or a mere modicum of mischief, this classic high-gain guitar channel won’t disappoint. Five familiar controls and four gain stages that can clean right up are summoned with one kick of the footswitch, serving up everything from bright vintage tones to floor-splitting, wall-crumbling modern destruction. Coupled with a guitar cab-simulated balanced D.I. output and an expression pedal jack for extra control over the input gain, this really is a plentiful platter, pleasing to the even pickiest of players.

Direct and To-the-Point

The Bass Butler’s two individual XLR outputs from the two separate channels mean that your finished Bi-Amp bass tone makes it to the mixing desk with nothing left to do except blend to taste, with a Ground Lift switch for solving any ground loop issues. It’s the same story in the studio, but that’s not all…

The Bass Butler also features an Amp output, which takes a blend of the two channels before the cabinet simulation circuits from a 1/4” jack – perfect for connecting to the front end of any bass amp. The blend is set by the channel volume controls, meaning you can control your on-stage sound completely independently of what the audience hear. In fact, you can even use this output on its own, just like a plain old preamp pedal.

Five-Star Quality

As The Bass Butler is the ultimate fly rig, the perfect studio tool and quite possibly the only pedal you’ll ever need, it has to be built to last. A sturdy steel enclosure, 18V DC power for high headroom, and all-round road-ready ruggedness mean that The Bass Butler is willing and waiting for a lifetime in your service.

The Bass Butler was conceived over many IPAs in a small bar on Santa Monica BLVD called the Surly Goat with Morgan Nicholls (who played bass in The Who at the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony and also plays the keyboards in Muse). The idea was to have his bi-amp touring rig in a small, portable preamplifier pedal.

FeaturesBass Guitar (Clean) XLR balanced output with bass guitar cabinet simulator. | Guitar (Dirty) XLR balanced output with lead guitar cabinet simulator. | Blended 1/4″ jack socket output with no cabinet simulator |Expression 1/4″ jack socket. | Input 1/4″ jack socket. | Ground lift switch.
Power18V
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D)17 x 8.5 x 16.5 CM (6.6 x 3.3 x 6.50″)
Unboxed Weight1.29 KG (2.84 lb)

A Killer little pedal!

I found this to have maximum versatility and sonic quality.

I love it, I’m keeping it, it’s staying here with me!

  • Mono to Stereo

    Mono IN and Stereo OUT with a parallel buffer. There’s no limit to what you do with your signal. Now you can experiment with stereo effects from a single channel input signal.

  • Latency

    The latency for the OMEC Teleport Audio Interface can go as low as 4ms (depending on connected hardware). That’s pretty instant!

  • Lightweight

    Built in a robust but lightweight pedal enclosure.

  • 9V Power

    The OMEC Teleport uses the same 9V DC input as your other pedals.

  • Includes AmpliTube Orange CS

    A complete, full-featured guitar/bass amp and effects rig for Windows/MacOS for capturing your performances. It features tools, tones and controls that will inspire you beyond your wildest expectations. For no cost, you will get the standard AmpliTube CS with the virtual OR120, Tiny Terror, Rockerverb 50, AD30 and matching Orange Cabs.

  • High-end AD/DA Converters

    We use high quality analogue to digital and digital to analogue converters to ensure perfect sound replication, allowing for an amazing signal to noise ratio. Even with high-gain signals, enjoy less fizz and more tone.

  • Buffered Bypass

    We use a buffered bypass to avoid the tonal effect of adding additional cable to your signal chain.

VINTAGE FUZZ WITH ADJUSTABLE OCTAVE

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Volume

Adjust the volume up or down

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EQ

A surprisingly responsive EQ allowing you to find your favorite sweet spot.

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Fuzz

Adjust to bring in less or more fuzz.

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Octave

The adjustable octave-up. If used with a buffer in front of the pedal, this control acts more like a distortion control.

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Bypass

Brings the Octave in or out

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Bypass

Brings the Fuzz in or out

Vintage Fuzz

Loosely based on the vintage Foxx Tone Machine, the Orange Fur Coat Fuzz takes its inspiration from the great fuzz pedals of the 70’s.

The Fur Coat gives you a fully controllable octave fuzz pedal. Separate switches mean you can choose between Fuzz or Octave Fuzz. The controllable Octave up fuzz means you can bring in the fuzz to whatever level you need and the EQ allows you to boost your Treble or Bass. This truly is a fuzz you control.

This is our only True Bypass pedal. This is because a Fuzz is better at the beginning of the chain where it interacts directly with your guitar. Placing the pedal further into your signal chain or after a buffer will give the fuzz a more distorted tone.

Vintage Fuzz:

The Orange Fur Coat fuzz can be used into a clean amp or an amp with some hair. When used into an overdriven amp, it creates a unique, thick “fur coat” of vintage fuzz.

Adjustable Octave:

Something quite rare, rather than simply being able to switch it on/off, the Fur Coat adds octave up as you increase the octave control.

LOW POWER CONSUMPTION:

The Orange Fur Coat fuzz draws very little current (much less than 10mA) allowing for long battery life. Use a regulated 9-12V DC centre-negative power supply.

It sounds absolutely phenomenal.

I’ve tried every fuzz pedal on the planet. This is my new favorite. The Fur Coat is everything I expected Orange would do with an octave fuzz. It’s seriously gnarly

‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky!” Channel your inner Jimi with the new Orange Fur Coat Fuzz / Octave pedal. This pedal is a great representation of the octavo clone on one side, and a screaming fuzz face style pedal on the other. Stacked together these effects take your mind back to the late 60’s and 70’s with a wide range of fuzz tones from funky to frantic, complimented with helping create beefy rhythms to soaring solos. The ability to roll the volume back and go from a clean blues to a speaker blowing fuzz with just your guitar is great for dynamics and versatility.

There are 4 controls, Volume, EQ, Fuzz, and octave which help you dial in even more precise options to make your playing have more depth and be more musical. This pedal is helping me create tones I would never have a chance of doing with just my “go to” Rockerverb and no pedal set up. Its always good to step outside of what you are a custom to, and when a pedal alone sparks a new sense of creativity and inspiration, that’s when you have something special. Take the trip, and plug into one now.. See what you can create with it!

Fuzzes are difficult beasts… most of the time it comes down to wether you are having fun with it or not. There is now “how good does it sound” or “how transparent is it”… does it inspire you to play stuff you wouldn’t have played without it… that is the question. The FUR COAT definitely ticks that box!

This is just…just AWESOME!

This is just so much fun to play!

“There are many fuzz pedals on the market, and there are many kinds of fuzz sounds available. But the Orange Amps Fur Coat presents us with an instantly likable, highly functional option for a pretty reasonable price that holds its own against the legion of boutique builders and fuzz scientists out there.”

“A frightfully British octave fuzz that is really cool!”

“The Fur Coat is a jack-of-all-trades analogue fuzz that combines a burly, saturated fuzz tone with a piercing octave up for two distinct options under one hood.”

This is one the fuzzaholics should be looking into.

The Fur Coat offers up a tone that’s wonderfully destructive!

The Fur Coat Vintage Fuzz sets a new benchmark for commercially produced fuzz. It refers to and honours its heritage while sounding as good as or even better than the original. It adds welcome and modern appointments like the octave adjustment, octave on/off footswitch and an uber-tough build. Then there’s the very non-boutique asking price. Win, win and win again.

See Brett’s Blues Jam right here:

Fur-Coat yourselves, winter is coming!!

The Fur Coat is a phenomenal fuzz pedal

I’m amazed at the sonic textures that ooze from the Fur Coat Fuzz Pedal!

You can go from vintage, Hendrix style tones, to all out destruction! In short, this pedal Is a complete MONSTER!!

This pedal is truly through the roof and Orange Amps have nailed a truly awesome pedal

WHAT A PEDAL! If you’re into vintage, heavy, fuzzy goodness then this is the one for you! Wow. We love it!

All guitars on this track were taken directly from the pedal Cab Sim output into an audio interface.

Signal Chain: Les Paul standard, Fur Coat Fuzz, vintage Cry Baby Wah (in places), Orange Getaway Driver Cab Sim out (used as the amp), direct to audio interface.

Controls (Left to Right):Volume, EQ, Octave, Fuzz
Current Draw:9V: 3MA
12V: 5MA
Stomp Functions:Activate Octave, Activate Fuzz
Unboxed Dimensions (W x L x H):9.5 × 6.5 × 13cm (3.7 x 2.6 x 5.1″)
Unboxed Weight:524g (1.15 LBS)
Boxed Dimensions (W x L x H):11.4CM x 14.8CM x 8CM
Boxed Weight:722g (1.59lb)

OVERDRIVE | CAB SIM | CLASS A

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Volume

Adjust the volume up or down

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Gain

Low levels gives a cleaner crunch, increasing the gain adds more 70s filth to your tone

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Bite

Controls the ‘Tone’ of the pedal, brings in more Treble the higher the level.

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Cab-Sim

Plug-in your headphones for jamming on-the-go or straight into the house PA for gigs (leave your amp at home!).

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Bypass Switch

A ’70s amp in a box

The Getaway Driver is an amp-in-a-box type pedal with just three dials – Volume, Bite (tone) and Gain. While the pedal adds its vintage vibe on all amplifiers, it really excels when used with the amplifier’s clean channel, even ones with a bright cap. It also makes a great clean boost, with lower Gain and higher Volume settings pushing amps over the edge into classic overdrive.

The gain structure is produced using single-ended JFET circuitry running in Class A, just like a valve amp. The input buffer, output buffer and Cab Sim are handled using op-amps, using a charge pump to give 18v of headroom.

The pedal features the same transparent, buffered output used on the Orange Two Stroke and Kongpressor pedals. While the second output is a buffered Cab Sim/headphone amp which can also work into a PA (via a DI box) or directly into a recording interface. The first output is transparent when bypassed, however, when using the second output, the Cab Sim remains engaged. This means that the Getaway Driver can be used as just a Cab Sim on its own if needed.

The voicing and gain structure of this pedal is based on a cranked modded ’70s valve amp. Running at 9 Volts, the pedal will have the character of EL84 valves, whereas 12 Volts will give an EL34 flavour. Use a regulated 9-12V DC centre-negative power supply.

’70s amp in a box

It sounds like a ’70s amp cranked in a box. It’s voiced on multiple vintage amplifiers, such as a 1972 ‘Pics Only’ Orange Amplifier modified by our technical director, Ade Emsley.

Cab Sim Output

Connect the pedal direct into an audio interface, the PA (via a DI) or just to your headphones. It is modelled on a G12H30 which is a 30 Watt Celestion speaker used in our 1970s Orange cabs. If you’re using this output, it’s actually still active when you’re bypassing the pedal allowing you to use other pedals (such as fuzz and distortion), amplifier preamps (via their FX send) with the Cab Sim only.

Internal button

There’s a button inside the getaway driver that when pushed in, tames the top end to make it better for clean channels with treble bleed caps on the volume which is helpful for amplifiers such as the Orange Rockerverb. It compensates for the extra treble in the amp so it doesn’t overcook the top end.

You have a modified 70s tube amp, cranked and in a box which is all single ended class A. You have an output to go into the clean channel of an amp and one for headphones with CabSim on. You can go into headphones at 1AM in the morning when your neighbours are asleep and get a cranked 70s amp sound from your guitar late at night.

It’s great for writing as you can go straight into a recording interface. Or should have smoulder someone else’s make of amp, you can go straight into the PA or the DI box and just use that as a backup.

“The Orange pedals are a ton of fun.  I use them on guitars, keyboards, and re-amping sounds out of the computer.  Over the years, I’ve come to trust Orange as a gold standard.  Their stuff is impeccable.”

This things pretty cool. Basically it’s like an amp in a box – it sounds really cool like a vintage Orange. It’s handy for me as you can plug in headphones [for use] on the tour bus or the hotel room and it sounds like an Orange half stack. I need to ask [Orange] to make this pedal into an amp.

The Orange Getaway Driver is an overdrive with a unique attitude! It’s very saturated and unleashes your inner dirty child! Fun can be had here!

It NEEDS to be in my life! It’s insane!

This is a very, very versatile drive pedal and very, very cool!

What this pedal is – is it’s perfect for what I like

“Due to its amp-like nature, the Getaway Driver can be applied to any situation that calls for a real amp”

“The Orange Getaway Driver Overdrive Pedal presents you with a varied pallette of classic amplifier sounds, each with its own distinctive character”

I love the pedal! It’s seriously going to be my main distortion from here on out. It’s exactly the sound that I’ve been after – that I’ve tried to create with a handful of other pedals. Full, loud and huge!

A very cool offering from Orange Amps…Simple, sounds great, no complaints here!

Invest in the Orange Getaway Driver and you won’t regret it.

You get some really cool and unique tones out of this pedal!

This cracking little pedal lets you take the unique Orange sound wherever you go.

Thoroughly impressed with this little box. Gives a really responsive drive without sounding synthetic or uselessly thin. Long live the Getaway Driver.

Tone is the bottom line and Orange are not known to disappoint. They certainly don’t here.

Both the amount of volume on tap and the warmth of the clipping leave plenty of scope for combinations that will work with any amp to get that rich, classic drive.

Awarded 5 stars

I’ve found the Getaway drive to be ideal for the crunch tone I was looking to add to my TH30, the emulated cab output is also awesome to add another layer of guitar directly out of my board through the PA!

That’s frickin’ insane! It has a definite space on any pedalboard.

All guitars on this track were taken directly from the pedal CabSim output into a USB audio interface.

Signal Chain: Les Paul standard, Fur Coat Fuzz, vintage Cry Baby Wah (in places), Orange Getaway Driver Cab Sim out (used as the amp), direct to audio interface.

Controls (Left to Right):Volume, Bite (tone), Gain
Current Draw:9V: 30mA
12V: 40mA
Stomp Functions:Bypass (first output), Cab Sim Only Bypass (Second Output)
Unboxed Dimensions (W x L x H):9.5 × 6.5 × 13cm (3.7 x 2.6 x 5.1″)
Unboxed Weight:482g (1.06lbs)
Boxed Dimensions (W x L x H):11.4cm x 14.8cm x 8cm (4.49 x 5.83 x 3.15″)
Boxed Weight:680g (1.49lb)

ACTIVE DUAL PARAMETRIC EQ | INTERNAL CHARGE PUMP | TRANSPARENT BUFFERED BYPASS

A BOOST WITH A DIFFERENCE

The Two Stroke Boost EQ is our take on the essential ‘clean boost’ pedal, but with even more versatility. Combining an active dual-parametric EQ and up to 12dB of output boost, the Two Stroke is the perfect tool for fine-tuning your sound or pushing your amp’s front end with unsurpassed control. Subtle Two Stroke tweaks can add an extra dimension to solos, whilst more aggressive use of the pedal’s EQ can sculpt entirely new sounds. Use the Two Stroke to add an extra channel to your amplifier or re-voice your guitar’s pickups completely. Crank the high mids to jump through the mix, cut the low end to remove the woolliness that normally occurs with traditional boost pedals, or leave the EQ flat to hear more of what you already like.

However you set it, thanks to the pedal’s charge pump circuit (which doubles the internal voltage and massively increases the headroom), the Two Stroke works brilliantly placed before or after other pedals, or even in your effects loop. It’s also suitable for bass and acoustic guitars as a practical tool to remove unwanted ‘honk’ or feedback, making this pedal a valuable addition to any musician’s setup. If you’ve flirted with EQ pedals before but been immediately put off by excessive noise and underwhelming results, the awesome Two Stroke Boost EQ may just change your mind.

100% ANALOGUE | CLASS A | HIGH HEADROOM DESIGN

So Good, You Won’t Want to Switch It Off

The Kongpressor is an analogue Class A compression pedal which adds an organic three dimensional quality to any rig. The pedal takes its inspiration from some of the world’s most iconic vintage optical studio units, employing a re-issue of the famous vactrol VTL5C3 optocoupler that was responsible for the sound heard on countless hit records.

At lower compression levels the Kongpressor’s effect is transparent but somehow fattening. It adds mojo and a glossy sheen to your core tone that you’ll truly miss when it’s bypassed. Even at extreme settings, the tone always remains musical with great feel under the fingers.

With controls for attack and release time, the Kongpressor can be tweaked to fine tune the transients and the bloom. We worked hard to make these parameters as forgiving as possible whilst still allowing players full control over the compression response. The pedal’s internal charge pump doubles the headroom of the unit, so however the dials are set, the compression tracks seamlessly and remains clean across its range. There’s also an active treble control for adding in extra chime and jangle, making the compression even more transparent. So whether you are new to compression or a seasoned studio user, it’s impossible to get a bad sound from this comp.

Of course it’s outstanding for crystal clean country pickin’, but the Kongpressor also maintains the bottom end that seems to gets lost in many compression pedals. This means it behaves impeccably with overdrive pedals or the lead channel of your amplifier, adding fullness and sustain.

KEY FEATURES

Optical Class A Compression
The Kongpressor’s analogue, Class A design makes for very natural sounding compression. The vintage-inspired optical circuit adds extra depth your guitar or bass tone, making it seem ‘larger than life’.

The attack and release times can be adjusted to taste allowing for fine tuning of the bloom and perceived plectrum gauge. Faster attack times will react to the front of the note faster, while slower attack times will add punch to the sound as the compression reacts slower on the transient. Fast release times will give more perceived clean volume along with a more transparent compression.  Slower release times will yield more compression and a slower, mellower bloom. With any attack or release setting, the Kongpressor has a satisfying, springy playing response under the fingers.

12dB Clean Boost
With up to 12dB of clean gain available on the Volume control, the Kongpressor works brilliantly as a transparent clean boost pedal, but with a little extra ‘something’. With the compression turned up, your lead lines will cut through the band with plenty of fat, singing sustain.

Internal Charge Pump
Like all Orange pedals, the Kongpressor features an internal charge pump which doubles the operating voltage of the pedal to 18V. This has the effect of drastically increasing the headroom for super clean compression. The Kongpressor can be powered by 9V battery or standard DC adapter, or for even more output can also run on 12V DC.

Transparent Buffered Bypass
The Kongpressor’s bypass features an ultra-linear buffer which retains your guitar’s upper harmonic content when the pedal is switched off. Maintain tonal integrity even with long cable runs and large pedalboards.

One of the things I didn’t like about some of the existing compressors out there was the fact that the release bloom was not smooth. The bloom is one of the main things that give a compressor it’s character and playing appeal. I found this to be the case with any of the FET compressors I tried and also some opto comps.

I designed the kongpressor using a special floating sidechain design that I had not seen used before so the next hurdle was to find someone who could make a fully RoHS compliant optocoupler as I knew this was the method I wanted to use. This took two years!

The result is a very smooth and transparent compressor that can take massive signals at the input and still remain clean. You can even hang the kongpressor out of a mixing desk or place it after a mic pre for studio use.

Features:Features: Studio quality optical compressor with ultra-smooth bloom, 12dB Clean Boost, Internal Charge Pump, Transparent Buffered Bypass
Top Panel (left to right)Volume (output level) | Squash (compression level) | Release | Attack | Chime (high-end)
Power:9V Battery Operation or 9V-12V DC Adapter. Max Current Drawn 35ma.
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D):9.5 × 6.5 × 13CM (3.74 × 2.56 × 5.12″)
Unboxed Weight:495g (1.1lb)

You owe it to yourself to check out the Kongpressor from Orange.

“The Kongpressor is a five-knob class-A, optical squash machine, going above and beyond the limits of most pedal compressors.”

Gives a level of control that other pedals just don’t give you.

I have tried a great variety of sounds and settings and it truly complements your sound. You do get spoiled by it… Once you have tried it and have gotten used to a setting you like, it sounds empty when you take it out – while you were perfectly happy before you tried it!

The Kongpressor is a superb compression tool that really has a voice of it’s own.

This is just a terrific sounding compressor.

The Kongpressor is now my only compressor on my pedalboard! After using a few different pedals over the last few years, this one finally does what I want!
Characterful squelchy compression without making your guitar sound small! I like heavy compression especially on 12 string and this pedal let’s the character of the guitar shine through! Also the chime knob is a very musical EQ! It’s great for tailoring the comp for any guitar of any age!

The Kongpressor really is awesome! It’s easily the best and most versatile compressor I’ve ever used keeping my cleans nice and tight whilst the chime control adds a nice layer to it.

I have tried a LOT of compressors in my tenure on ye olde Youtube; the Orange Kongpressor definitely makes the top of the list. I love it.

The best thing I can say about the Orange Kongpressor is that it has set a standard for how my other hardware compressors (and ITB) should sound and perform.

This pedal is ACE!

The Kongpressor is a versatile compressor, an always-on necessity, without being overbearing or hard to dial in.

TWO BUFFERED OUTPUTS | CUSTOM DESIGNED ISOLATING TRANSFORMER | SILENT SWITCHING

Y compromise?

It’s a well-known fact that running two amps is not only enormous fun, but also a time-honoured way of achieving bigger tones on stage and in the studio. Whether it’s switching between two different amplifiers for their individual characteristics (rhythm and lead, for example) or using them simultaneously for huge walls of sound, pros have been employing this setup for decades. Achieving this easily, however, has always been a problem for guitar players. Poor quality passive ABY boxes/line selectors load the guitar signal down, degrading the tone and rendering the whole exercise almost pointless. Not to mention ground hum issues caused by non-isolated outputs. On the other hand, active ABY pedals are in short supply and are usually quite cumbersome.

Step forward: The Amp Detonator.

Featuring two buffered outputs, one with a custom designed isolating transformer, we are pretty confident that the Amp Detonator is the smallest active, fully functional, buffered ABY pedal on the market. What’s more, it’s the only active ABY switcher that can be powered by a 9V battery. The transformer output has been meticulously engineered to be as transparent as possible, whilst both outputs are buffered with a low noise, linear circuit. Drive any length of cable to your amps with no loss of clarity and switch silently between them. No more unnerving ‘thumps’ for you or the sound guy! The Amp Detonator also has a push-button polarity switch to correct common phase issues between amplifiers, keeping the tone fat and full. Finally, the tri-colour LED is a handy feature, especially on dark stages, indicating your current switching setting at a glance.

BAXANDALL EQ | INTERNAL CHARGE PUMP | ULTRA TRANSPARENT BUFFERED BYPASS

Bax Bangeetar – Guitar Preamp & EQ

For years, we were hounded by our customers and retailers to make a pedal. It may have taken a while for us to join the pedal party but it had to be right and, in 2015 we finally settled on a design of which we were truly proud – our first pedal since the 1960s, the Custom Shop Bax Bangeetar Guitar Preamp & EQ.

The Bax Bangeetar is a Custom Shop grade Orange preamp coupled with a studio-style Baxandall active EQ in a stompbox enclosure. As a traditional stompbox, the Bax Bangeetar is in a class of its own, boasting a unique and hugely versatile gain structure and extensive EQ control. Dial in an enormous range of overdriven and distorted tones, delivered with a feel and responsiveness rarely found in pedals.

Beyond that, though, this preamp pedal is an invaluable tool, allowing you to tailor your tone to any setup with absolute precision via its parametric mid controls. Find and eliminate problem frequencies in certain guitars and amps, shape broad mid ‘scoops’ or boost anywhere on the mid spectrum to suit any style. Kick in the 6dB clean Boost and you’re covered for any situation.

Plug straight into the front of an amp as a standalone drive pedal, or plug into the FX Return to make the donor amp ‘disappear’! Whatever your rig, the possibilities are virtually limitless. For even more flexibility, the second output takes your sound and passes it through our CabSim circuit, recreating the frequency response of a mic’d Orange 4×12 cab, ideal for direct recording or even connecting to a PA.

Whether on stage or in the studio, the nature and scope of its controls mean there isn’t a situation where the Bax Bangeetar doesn’t excel.

WIDE GAIN RANGE

The Bax Bangeetar is an entirely unique design, with a gain structure that covers a massive breadth of overdrive and distortion without ever sounding compromised, however you set it. At the minimum, the Bax Bangeetar is an awesome clean boost or low gain driver, highly receptive to different guitar and pickup combinations. As the gain increases, you’ll go from classic Orange crunch and vintage rhythm tones, through to soaring leads and right up to genuinely insane levels of distortion. As in, bonkers levels. The Boost switch offers a 6dB ‘clean boost’ after the distortion circuit when the pedal is engaged, helping your leads jump out of the mix in a live setting.

NO DIODE CLIPPING

As soon as you plug into the Bax Bangeetar, you’ll quickly notice that all the sounds contained within remain articulate and tight across the gain range, without any hint of wooliness. In fact, it doesn’t feel like a pedal at all! We’ve achieved all of this without the use of the back-to-back diode clipping techniques found in most pedals. This box distorts and behaves just like our amps, with natural-sounding and controllable breakup, delivering serious punch without any stifling compression.

BAXANDALL EQ WITH FULL PARAMETRIC MID CONTROLS

Inspired by some of the highly-sought after mixing consoles of the 1960s, but with a number of modern tweaks, the Bax Bangeetar’s powerful EQ really separates it from other drive pedals. With an open treble response and controlled low end, the fun properly starts with the Mid controls.

The midrange is perhaps the most important area for guitar players, not only because this is generally the space they occupy in a band mix but also because of how the midrange drastically affects the tonal and distortion characteristics of a guitar/amp setup. Despite this, we’ve found that most overdrive/distortion pedals have very limited control over this range. Not so with the Bax Bangeetar’s fully parametric Mid controls. The ‘Freq’ knob selects the centre frequency you wish to affect. The ‘Q’ controls the bandwidth, ranging from narrow to wide, allowing you to fine-tune a precise or broad frequency range. The ‘Mid’ knob can then be set to cut or boost those frequencies, for exact command over your tone.

ULTRA TRANSPARENT BUFFERED BYPASS

“Is it ‘true bypass’?”

No. It’s better than that.

‘True bypass’ is well-intentioned but is not without limitations. Our supremely linear buffer circuit is designed for the growing number of discerning players who realise the positive effects that a studio-quality buffer can have on their overall tone. And when we say ‘transparent’, we really mean it. Whether you need to drive a pedal board or just need a little help getting a pure signal to your amp, our buffered bypass ensures no degradation and no loss of clarity or high end. Placed first in your chain, you’ll sound better, even when the pedal is off!

INTERNAL CHARGE PUMP

Key to the Bax Bangeetar’s design is the charge pump, which doubles the 9-12V input to give an internal voltage of 18-24V. This is not only crucial to the bypass circuit, but also means this pedal has a wider dynamic range and more output, with even greater definition and headroom than a conventional 9V pedal. The Bax Bangeetar can run on a single standard 9V battery, or an external regulated AC-DC adapter.

CABSIM OUTPUT

The second output takes the Bax Bangeetar’s preamp signal and passes it through our CabSim circuit, faithfully emulating the sound of a mic’d Orange 40th Anniversary PPC412 4×12 cabinet, loaded with Celestion G12H 30 speakers. Connect the CabSim output to a recording console to capture huge Orange tones in the studio, or to a powered monitor or PA for a versatile live setup. Both the regular and CabSim outputs can be used independently or simultaneously.

I wanted to design something more than just an overdrive “Bang Box” as I call them. I wanted proper amp gain in a pedal and something a little more “unhinged.”

Recorded into a Rockerverb 100H MKIII Clean Channel & PPC412 Cab

CabSim demo recorded straight to DAW

Features:Custom Shop preamp pedal with fully parametric mid controls, regular and CabSim output, clean boost function & highly transparent buffered bypass.
Top Panel (Right to Left):Volume, Frequency, Q, Mid, (Below) Gain, Bottom, Top
Finish Options:Black or white enclosure
Power:9V battery operation or 9V-12V DC adapter. Max current draw 81mA
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D):19.8 × 9.2 x 12.8cm (12.01 x 11.42 x 6.88″)
Unboxed Weight:1.6kg (3.52lb)

A great drive pedal that nails the Orange sound.

The Bax is my guitar tone refining tool. From a light boost to all out fuzz, this pedal has the minerals!

The Bax Bangeetar Pre-EQ pedal has revealed itself as a true tone chameleon. It’s super versatile!

Much more than simply an Orange amp in a stompbox, the Bax Bangeetar is an ultra versatile tone shaping tool.

…The fact that this thing really serves as a great guitar rig front end for a wide array of styles is impressive.

Awesome tones and feels just like a top end Orange amp.