With outstanding dynamics and classic ‘Pics Only’ styling dating back to our Graphic models of the early 1970s, the OR15H is our smallest ever ‘sleeved’ amplifier. Aside from the aesthetics, the vintage flavour of the OR Series is reflected in the OR15’s ’boutique’ voicing, which distinguishes it from our other lower wattage valve models in the Terror Series.
Amazingly playable and switchable from 15 Watts to 7, this amp is as much about ‘feel’ as it is great tone, encouraging players to reacquaint themselves with the classic art of ‘riding the volume’ control. Wherever the Gain control is set, the OR15H is always expressive, with enough range on tap for even the most demanding players. Complete with a valve buffered effects loop, this compact head is at equally at home in the club as it is in the studio.
Buffered Effects Loop
For players who love their pedals, the fully buffered, low impedance loop allows for any number of effects and cables to be patched between the amp’s input and output sections without sacrificing tone. Our attention to detail here means your pedal arsenal will perform to its absolute peak.
Classic “Pics Only” Styling
In 1972 we launched a guitar amp which came to define the Orange sound – the Graphic. Years later it was dubbed the ‘Pics Only’ due the use of hieroglyphs and the absence of any text. The OR15 is styled to salute this iconic piece of our history.
15 Watt build. Basically, the same layout as the OR50, but also has a tube powered effects loop [which the OR50] doesn’t. For the player that’s either just starting out and wants to get a for real amplifier, or the player who goes “I really need an amp that’s got bounce”. You want to have an amp that you want to sit with and riff out.
PICS ONLY FRONT PANEL
VALVE FX LOOP
|OUTPUT POWER (HEADS AND COMBOS)||7 & 15 WATTS|
|POWER HANDLING (CABINETS)||NA|
|VALVES (HEADS AND COMBOS)||POWER AMP: 2 X EL84|
PRE AMP: 3 X ECC83/12AX7
FX LOOP: 1 X ECC81/12AT7
|SPEAKER OUTPUT OPTIONS (HEADS)||1 X 16 OHM CABINET CONNECTED TO THE 16 OHM OUTPUT|
1 X 8 OHM CABINET CONNECTED TO ONE OF THE 8 OHM OUTPUTS
2 X 16 OHM CABINETS EACH CONNECTED TO ONE OF THE 8 OHM OUTPUTS
|SPEAKERS (COMBOS AND CABINETS)||NA|
|EXTENSION CABINET OPTIONS (COMBOS)||NA|
|UNBOXED DIMENSIONS W X H X D||40 X 21 X 18 CM (15.75 X 8.27 X 7.09″)|
|UNBOXED WEIGHT||8.06 KG (17.77 LB)|
Another winner? Undoubtedly and at a good price, too!
The OR15’s clean tone is sparkly and British, while full gain gives a smooth and monstrously heavy overdrive.
I love this amp. It’s small, it’s cute, it sounds awesome, and most of all it has character and feels and sounds honest and natural.
Pros: Da Crunch – Cons: We couldn’t find any. You might have better luck coming up with a flaw here…
What do I think about the OR15? I think it’s a brilliant amp.