You Kept Asking for It…
The Terror Bass is back and it sounds better than ever. With a valve preamp and a 500W Class D solid state power amp, the all-new Terror Bass sounds closer to our flagship AD200 than ever before.
Though the circuit is completely new, the Terror Bass retains the control layout from the original amp, with the addition of a Clean switch. This reduces gain and smoothes the top-end, giving this super-simple amp an even greater range of tones than its predecessor. From clean Pop sounds through to gritty Rock crunch, the Terror Bass can do it all.
There’s also a -6dB pad switch, meaning active and passive instruments are equally well catered for.
The Terror bass uses a lightweight and efficient Class D power amp, with 500 watts of power into 4 Ohms and 250 Watts into 8 Ohms. Coupled with the Balanced XLR output and valve-driven FX Loop, the Terror bass is perfect for any situation, whether it’s the studio, rehearsal or a life on the road.
“It has the low end of the AD200 which is fantastic, it’s got a lot of growl to it, the high end is punchy and very clear it definitely keeps up with AD200 as far as tone goes.“
“The Terror bass amp is cool because it adds a lot of warmth, it adds a lot of detail, it kind of allows me to shape what i’m doing and give it its best possible presentation.”
“With the Terror bass i have found reliability and tone, they are just flawless in every way.”
Closely Based on the AD200 Bass Amplifier
The preamp section of the Terror Bass is the same valve design as used in the flagship Orange bass amp, the AD200. Just like its all-valve bigger brother, the Terror Bass is a classic, uncomplicated amplifier, designed to give you the best tone.
Class D Power Amplifier
The Terror bass is a 500 Watt hybrid amplifier with a valve preamp and a Class D, solid state power section. All-analogue valve tone in a portable, compact lunchbox head.
Drive and grit not your thing? Get a crystal clean tone at the flick of a switch.
Pad for Active Basses
The pad switch on the front of the Terror Bass reduces input sensitivity by 6dB, optimising the amp for active or passive basses.
The valve-driven FX loop on the Terror Bass is the perfect tool for creating your ideal signal chain.
Eliminates any ground loop noise when using the Balanced Output.
“I’ve completely redesigned the Terror Bass to make it much closer to the AD200 front end.”
I’m so glad the days of sh*tty sounding Class D amps is finally over. It’s solid, it sounds big and has everything that I would be looking for!
The 2018 version is considerably more versatile than the original – and it still provides wonderfully organic tones that rockers and retro-inclined bassists alike will love, while breaking neither back nor bank
I really think Orange has nailed it with this amp. I don’t know if we need to break our backs with these all tube things any more, It just doesn’t weigh anything.
The Terror Bass is the latest addition to the much loved, Terror series. It delivers the classic British tone synonymous with Orange, from an ultra-lightweight lunchbox construction.
It sounds so good! Whether you’re a clean player, a finger player, a slap player or you want a lot of gain… it’s cracking.
The tempered grit of the dirty boost paired with the Höfner would be the tone I’d track with all day, every day.
It packs a real sonic punch in a cost effective, easily-transportable package, and its versatility is a real bonus.
“The Orange Terror Bass head and OBC112 Cabinet bring you the iconic tone you’ve come to expect from the brand, but in a size/weight that is conducive to the modern player. With the addition of the clean switch on the amp, you’ve got even more tonal options at your disposal. The cab sounds absolutely huge despite its footprint and weight. All in all, this is how a company listens to the needs of the players, period.”
|Features:||SINGLE CHANNEL, HYBRID – CLASS D POWER AMP WITH VALVE PREAMP, CLEAN SWITCH, VARIABLE INPUT SENSITIVITY FOR ACTIVE OR PASSIVE BASSES, BALANCEd DI OUT, FX LOOP|
|Controls (Right to Left):||Pad Switch, Clean Switch, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Volume|
|Valves||PREAMP: 1 X ECC83 (12AX7)|
|Output Power:||250 WATTS INTO 8 Ohms, 500 WATTS INTO 4 Ohms.|
|Effects Loop:||12AT7 VALVE DRIVEN SEND, SOLID STATE RETURN|
|Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D)||30.7CM X 19CM X 16CM (12.1 X 7.5 X 6.3)|
|Boxed Dimensions (W x H x D)||36.5CM X 21.5CM X 24.5CM (14.37″ X 8.46″ X 9.64″)|
|Unboxed Weight||4.65KG (10.25LBS)|
Good Things Come In Small Packages
As the name suggests, the Little Bass Thing is a no-nonsense, featherweight bass amplifier, aimed squarely at the modern player. 500W of Class D muscle coupled with a hugely powerful solid-state preamp, all in a diminutive 3Kg package, mean this tiny toolbox delivers maximum tone with minimum fuss.
Simple But Effective EQ
A parametric mid control and carefully chosen bass and treble frequencies, all with 15 dB of cut/boost, ensure that you can dial in the ultimate bass sound not only accurately, but quickly too! Whether you’re adding the finishing touches to the perfect tone, taming a troublesome room acoustic or crafting something really over-the-top, the Little Bass Thing does it with engineer precision and the musical simplicity you expect from an Orange bass amp.
Class A Optical Compression
The footswitchable compressor control on the Little Bass Thing’s front panel gives players instant access to Orange’s painstakingly developed Class A Optical Compression circuit. With its unique sidechain and a response optimised for bass guitar, this single dial provides excellent dynamic control and a warm, classic feel, at subtle or extreme settings (footswitch sold separately).
Helpful Little Extras
In addition to great tone and light weight, the Little Bass Thing features a buffered FX Loop and a studio-quality balanced D.I. output with a Ground Lift switch for eliminating any ground loop issues. There’s also a -6dB input pad switch for active basses and hot pickups. With all its dynamic and tone-shaping capabilities, the Little Bass Thing also makes a great recording preamp when used without a speaker connected.
Are you looking for a small, simple rig to amplify your bass in a BIG way? We’ve got just the thing. The Little Bass Thing.
This is a different version of the Terror Bass – it has the class D 500W output stage, BUT it has a solid-state front-end with a sweep-able parametric mid.
|Features:||Single Channel – Class D power amp, footswitchable optical compressor (footswitch sold separately), variable input sensitivity for active or passive basses, 3-band EQ with parametric Mid, balanced DI out, FX loop|
|Controls (right to left):||Pad Switch, Bass, Middle, Frequency, Treble, Volume|
|Output Power:||500 Watts RMS | Minimum Total Impedance: 4 Ohms|
|Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D):||27.6cm x 8.5cm x 25.1cm (10.9″ x 3.35” x 9.9″)|
|Unboxed Weight:||2.95kg (6.5lb)|
By using compression, this amp successfully tricks you into thinking you’re using a tube amp.
The compression successfully tricks you into thinking you’re playing a tube amp.
The pick attack is amazing. The compressor really gets it out. The attack and release are dialed in perfectly.
An Orange bass amp specializing in clean tones.
The built-in optical compressor gives the impression of playing through a tube amp, but without the color and saturation. It’s great for clean and punchy tones.
Orange has come out with a versatile amp that’s good for jazz, funk, RnB…I’m really impressed!
I really don’t want to have to send this back to Orange.
There is as much scope for sounds as there is for power, in this tiny little package.
For the rockers out there, this amp is as gig-friendly as you could hope for, and with plenty of grind and bite on tap, a colourful, harmonically rich bass tone is guaranteed.
It’s a great platform for pedals, especially with the fx loop. It’s simple! Loud! Powerful! And gives you a very nice warm crisp tube like sound.
Amplifiers for the most discerning bassists
The 4 Stroke Series is our offering to the demanding modern bass player – everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Featuring all-analogue circuitry throughout, the 4 Stroke 300 & 500 speak with genuine authority, delivering powerful tones with a natural and rounded emphasis that leaves Class D amps in their wake. The Class AB 4 Stroke stays crystal clean and expressive all the way up, without ever becoming sterile or fatiguing.
The centrepiece of these amps is the uncompromising tone stack which allows for an unparalleled level of control over the EQ without the fussiness that plagues so many. The active four-band parametric EQ covers an enormous range and opens up limitless possibilities. Whether you need to sculpt your signature sound, bring out the character of your instrument or combat troublesome acoustic environments, the 4 Stroke deals with all comers in an instant. For the finishing touch, our proprietary Class A compression circuit tracks seamlessly, adding further punch and fatness. On the rear, you’ll find the usual essentials: two parallel speaker outputs (min. total load 4 Ohms), plus balanced and line level outputs. Available in 300W and 500W configurations, the 4 Stroke Series is the perfect tool for the contemporary bassist – powerful, usable, musical.
All Analogue Design
Trusting our ears and moving away from Class D technology altogether, the 4 Stroke is 100% analogue throughout. At the point of entry, the 4 Stroke features a new all-discrete Class A input buffer circuit. This contributes to crystal clear note definition and a highly detailed response, accurately reproducing even the most subtle nuances under your fingers. The Class AB output section (available in either 300 or 500 Watts) ensures these amps stay composed and assertive, whatever the venue. This design also means the 4 Stroke can also be used without a speaker load, perfect for direct recording in the studio.
Active Four-Band Parametric EQ
The Four-Band Parametric EQ gives you complete control over your sound. Featuring four independent frequency controls, each with up to 18dB of cut or boost, the 4 Stroke’s Q curves have been engineered to achieve the perfect balance between precision and usability. Below are some examples of the sounds you can achieve.
Rock Grit Sounds
To give you that real old school punk/rock bass tone, boosting the frequencies is the way to go, cutting the low mid frequency around 220Hz also helps the other frequencies to jump out. 3000Hz frequency being boosted to near full will give a crunchy tone.
Getting a smooth bass sound is simple with the 4 stroke, as seen below boosting the treble and cutting the lower and upper mids will give you a perfect rounded bass tone.
- Bass: 40 – 400Hz
- Low Mid: 80 – 800Hz
- High Mid: 250 – 2.5kHz
- Treble: 550 – 5.5kHz
(Crossover between bands allows for even more cut/boost when required)
Footswitchable Class A Compression
Rather than a common hard limiter, the 4 Stroke’s Class A compressor design maintains the transients of the input signal for a dynamic playing response. The carefully developed sidechain has a fattening effect on the core tone at lower compression settings, whilst increasing the amount of compression adds a springy character to the attack, great for heavy thumb work. With just a simple level control (much like many classic studio units), the compression can also be engaged or defeated remotely with the optional FS-1 footswitch.
Slap Bass Sounds
Using the 4 Strokes inbuilt compression in conjunction with the 4 band EQ by boosting the bass and treble while cutting the mids will give your slap bass a real punchy sound.
Class AB output stage. This is for a different animal. We have a 4 band parametric EQ which you can dial in any bass sound that you want.
|Features:||Class AB solid state bass amplifier rackmountable head | Active 4-band parametric EQ section | Footswitchable Class A compression | Balanced & line outputs | 2 x Parallel Speakon speaker outputs|
|Front Panel (Right to Left):||Input [-6dB Pad] | Treble (550-5500Hz) | High Mid (250-2500Hz) | Low Mid (80-800Hz) | Bass (40-400Hz) | Compression Level | Volume | Footswitch input | Power|
|Rear Panel:||Speaker Outputs | Line Out & Balanced DI Output (post-EQ and Volume)|
|Finish:||2U White steel chassis|
|Speaker Outputs:||2 x Speakon (parallel). 4 Ohm minimum total load.|
|Range Options:||4 Stroke 300 (300W @ 4 Ohms)|
4 Stroke 500 (500W @ 4 Ohms)
|Unboxed Dimensions (W × H × D):||48.2 × 10 × 26.5cm (18.97 × 3.93 × 10.43″)|
|Unboxed Weight:||4 Stroke 300: 9.45kg (20.83 lb)|
4 Stroke 500: 10.05kg (22.16 lb)
This a rock bassist rig without a doubt, but it really delivers on versatility.