1999: AD140B CUSTOM SHOP BASS HEAD
Orange introduced this bass amp as a more powerful and modern replacement for the discontinued Super Bass Reissue. This single channel head used cleaner sounding 6L6 tubes and is the forerunner of the AD200B series.
Only seventeen AD140B amps were made by the Custom Shop, all hand wired, point to point. Then in 2001 came the AD140 Lead – a completely hand wired, lead guitar version of the AD140 Bass, featuring master volume.
Later in 2001, a twin channel PCB production-line model of the AD140 Lead was also introduced with clean and crunch channel options. This was called the AD140HTC.