The first high gain amp in the Terror series, the Dark Terror is a true master of saturated distortion, making it an ideal match for Hard Rock players looking for signature Orange ‘chug’ in a portable package. Featuring the same 15/7 Watt output section as the Tiny Terror, plus the addition of our low impedance, valve buffered effects loop, the key to the amp its high gain preamp section and our exclusive Shape control.
The Shape, which first appeared on our Thunderverb Series, takes your sound from scooped, chunky modern rhythm tones in the fully clockwise position, to a more classic voicing (anticlockwise) with boosted mids and smooth highs, and everywhere in-between. This makes the amp much more versatile than its single channel, three knob layout (and black chassis!) might suggest. The preamp features four stages of gain, becoming increasingly aggressive as you turn the Gain control, reaching truly insane levels of drive. Ignore the clean and crunch tones at your peril, though. There are some tasty Blues tones to be had here!
FEATURES & SPECS:
1.5mm Zintec chassis with vented steel top case
High gain valve preamp
Valve FX loop
Volume, Shape, Gain
Output Power (Heads and Combos)
15 & 7 Watts
Power Handling (Cabinets)
Valves (Heads and Combos)
Power amp: 2 xEL84
Preamp: 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)
Extension Cabinet Options (Combos)
H (cm) 19
H (in) 7.48
W (cm) 30.3
W (in) 11.93
D (cm) 15.3
D (in) 6.02
What they say…
This amp is the perfect high-gain partner for recording and medium-sized gigs.
Total Guitar16/8/2011http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guitars/orange-dark-terror-488815 – Read the review
The Dark Terror does its job brilliantly – and that job is to kick hairy arse.