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As we’re all well aware Orange is known around the world for making kick-ass amps. But that’s not where their abilities end and in recent years they’ve also produced some mean pedals…and they’re all right here for your pleasure.

TWO STROKE

  • 12DB CLEAN BOOST
  • ACTIVE DUAL-PARAMETRIC EQ
  • TRANSPARENT BUFFERED BYPASS

 

Orange’s version of a ‘clean boost’ pedal combines an active dual-parametric EQ and up to 12dB of output boost. The Two Stroke is ideal for fine-tuning your sound or pushing your amp’s front end; subtle tweaks can add an extra dimension to solos, whilst more aggressive use of the pedal’s EQ can sculpt entirely new sounds. The Two Stroke can 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.

The Two Stroke is also great 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.

FUR COAT

 

  • VINTAGE FUZZ
  • ADJUSTABLE OCTAVE
  • GENUINE TRUE BYPASS

Loosely based on the vintage Foxx Tone Machine, the 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.
The Fur Coat is Orange’s 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 will give the fuzz a more distorted tone.

KONGPRESSOR

  • OPTICAL CLASS A COMPRESSION
  • 12DB CLEAN BOOST
  • TRANSPARENT BUFFERED BYPASS

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 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. Orange worked hard to make these parameters as forgiving as possible whilst still allowing players full control over the compression response. The pedal also features an active treble control for adding in extra chime and jangle, making the compression even more transparent.

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

GETAWAY DRIVER

  • ’70S AMP IN A BOX
  • CAB SIM OUTPUT
  • INTERNAL BUTTON

While the pedal adds vintage vibe to all amplifiers, the Getaway Driver really excels when used with an amp’s clean channel…even ones with a bright cap. It also makes a great clean boost, with low Gain and high Volume 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.

The Getaway Driver features a second output which is a buffered Cab Sim / headphone amp that also works 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.

 

BAX BANGEETAR

  • WIDE GAIN RANGE
  • BAXANDALL EQ WITH
  • FULL PARAMETRIC
  • MID CONTROLS
  • CABSIM OUTPUT

As a traditional stompbox the Bax Bangeetar is in a class of its own, boasting a unique and hugely versatile gain structure with extensive EQ controls. 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. Plug straight into the front of an amp as a standalone drive pedal, or plug into the effects return to make the donor amp ‘disappear’! For even more flexibility, the second output takes your sound and passes it through our Cab Sim circuit, recreating the frequency response of a mic’d Orange 4×12” cab, ideal for direct recording or even connecting to a PA.

 

THE AMP DETONATOR

  • BUFFERED ISOLATED OUTPUTS
  • PHASE CORRECTION
  • COMPACT DESIGN

Featuring two buffered outputs, one with a custom designed isolating transformer, as far as Orange are aware 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. 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.

DID YOU KNOW…
All Orange pedals feature an internal charge pump which doubles the operating voltage of the pedals to 18V. They can be powered by 9V battery or standard DC adapter, or for even more output can also run on 12V DC. Running at a higher voltage has the effect of drastically increasing the headroom for super clean compression by the Kongpressor, incredibly low harmonic distortion from the The Amp Detonator and gives the Bax Bangeetar a wider dynamic range and more output, with even greater definition.

IF WE HAVEN’T TOLD YOU ENOUGH ABOUT ORANGE’S RANGE OF PEDALS YOU CAN FIND MORE IN DEPTH INFO BY VISITING: https://orangeamps.com/products/fx-pedals/

 

Added by Orange… the OMEC Teleport (click the photo to find out more)

Audio Interface meets guitar pedal

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ULTRA-TRANSPARENT | TOTAL TONAL CONTROL | LOW NOISE

THE ORANGE PHASER:

IT LITERALLY HAS ONE JOB

When you have a specific job that needs doing, the solution is obvious: you hire a specialist. And when you want to add a classic phaser effect to your sound, it’s the same deal: you want a pedal that does exactly that, and only that. No muss, no fuss, no superfluous bells and whistles — and, crucially, zero intrusions on that sweet psychedelic swirl.

And that’s where the Orange Phaser excels, with a single adjustable dial to take your tone from slow, woozy sweeps to fast, choppy stabs, via kaleidoscopic whirling and insistent krautrocking pulses, leaving everything else to precision engineered four-stage circuitry rebirthed from the original hand-drawn schematics. Drawing inspiration from Orange’s classic “Phazer” from the early 1970s (its name respelled in English that’s as proudly British as the pedal’s construction), but given modern standards like an LED and a 9V DC input, and circuitry tweaks inside the box to reduce the the noise floor, the Orange Phaser adds a nuanced, warming spin to your sound with the maximum simplicity. With the same form factor and minimalist artwork as the originals, all tank-strength aluminium chassis, block colour, and art nouveau typography, a mere glance at the thing will transport you back 50 years. Then, when you stomp on the footswitch, the time-travel will be complete, with as clean an interaction with a pedal as you’ll ever encounter. After all, this is the Orange Phaser: it literally has one job.

LOW NOISE

Some phasers can be really hissy, but the Orange Phaser has reduced noise on the input compared with the classic 1970s counterparts, thanks to a JFET input buffer.

TRUE BYPASS

The Phaser is has true-bypass design, meaning that when the pedal is switched off, your chain – and your tone – won’t even know it’s there.

USER FRIENDLY

Most phaser pedals are full of switches and knobs to toggle every variable imaginable. The Orange Phaser is different: with only one knob, this is a set-it-and-forget-it design made for ultra simplicity.


As Phasers go it’s actually my current favourite. It’s definitely a very 70s phaser.

“When I heard this Phaser I travelled right back into the past”

FeaturesLOW NOISE, TRUE BYPASS, USER FRIENDLY
Controls Speed
Power 9/12 V DC ADAPTER (CENTRE NEGATIVE)
Current draw @ 9V:17 mA
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D)9.2 × 10.2 × 8.4 CM (3.62 × 4.02 × 3.31″)
Unboxed Weight388g (13.7oz)

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Terror Stamp

ULTRA-TRANSPARENT | TOTAL TONAL CONTROL | LOW NOISE

SUSTAIN PEDAL

ETERNAL LIFE IS HERE (FOR YOUR TONE)

Question: what happens when a messageboard finds a photograph of a long-discontinued piece of gear and goes crazy for it, and then a hand-drawn schematic diagram for the same unit, complete with teacup ring marks and yellowing edges, scribbled-out Biro and wobbly writing, is unearthed after an online call-out for help about what’s inside? Answer: the Orange Sustain pedal is what happens, brought back from the dead to breathe everlasting life into guitar tones once again.

Acting like an overdrive for your clean tone, the Orange Sustain pedal smooths, regulates and evens out your guitar sound, making the soft parts louder and the loud parts softer to create a more consistent volume. It can boost volume without scuffing purity, offer a more chiming tone that takes the edge off each note’s attack, and create long-lasting warm tones that allow expressive hammer-on fingerings and the kind of sine wave-like internote smoothness that will make people wonder what instrument you’re playing.

Sticking as close as possible, sonically, to the exhumed original, the 2022 update offers a smoother bloom thanks to its differential side-chain, as well as an LED that switches from blue to purple when the gain reduction is kicking in. Thanks to an Internet treasure hunt, this is a classic piece retooled for modern times.

LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

The Orange Sustain draws very little current (less than 10mA), making it easy to slot into your pedal board’s power supply

BUFFERED BYPASS

A high-quality buffer in the signal chain retains tonal integrity. The Orange Sustain’s buffered bypass takes care of this with its low-impedance buffered bypass switching, retaining your guitar’s full tone.

DOUBLE LED INDICATOR

Carrying two LEDs inside the chassis allows the colour of the light to change from blue to purple when gain reduction is really kicking in, giving you instant visual feedback on your tone.


Great for country, or making a slightly anaemic amp sustain like crazy.

“I must admit I was quite impressed! How much it’s transparent, it’s punchy, not noisy, it sounds super good! And for me, compression helps me for many situations.”

FeaturesLOW POWER CONSUMPTION, BUFFERED BYPASS, DOUBLE LED INDICATOR

Controls ( left to right )Level, Depth
Power9/12 V DC ADAPTER (CENTRE NEGATIVE)
Current draw @ 9V:7 mA
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D) 9.2 × 10.2 × 8.4 CM (3.62 × 4.02 × 3.31″)
Unboxed Weight394g (13.9oz)

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ULTRA-TRANSPARENT | TOTAL TONAL CONTROL | LOW NOISE

DISTORTION PEDAL

MEET THE NEW DISTORTION PEDAL, SAME AS THE OLD DISTORTION PEDAL

Meet the new Orange Distortion pedal, same as the old Orange Distortion pedal — at least that’s how it seems on the outside. After all, apart from the modern tweaks of an added LED and a 9V DC input, this looks like a straight-up reboot of the 1970s relic, right down to its simple type stencilled onto the classic chunky aluminium shell to ape the original units.

Under the hood, though, it’s a different story: the circuitry of the new Orange Distortion has been rebuilt from the ground up, ditching the original’s back-to-back diode design and replacing it with an amp circuit including a tone stack, where bass and mids are preset but treble is user-adjustable via a little trimmer inside the casing.

New design doesn’t mean new sound though — this one comes with all the bite and growl and warmth and howl that you need for that classic 70s amp-like distortion, from vintage crunch to full saturation. With only two dials, for level and depth, but huge versatility, the Orange Distortion can set up your sound for everything from a clean boost to warm and fat gravelly textures to red-hot trebly screamers and maximum saturation. There’s a sweet spot for Jimmy Page-style guitar heroics, and another for Nuggets-style garage rock squall: in fact, every shade of grit and dirt is in there, as long as it’s vintage.

Add in a hardwired switch that’s separate from the PCB and therefore super-easy to service, and you’ve got a vintage pedal fit for the modern age. It’s that level of attention to detail, combined with dedication to an era of crunching power chords that makes the pedal a perfect homage to one of rock’s golden ages, ready to be heard again with fresh ears. It might be a new design, but with the Orange Distortion, the song remains the same.

LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

The Orange Distortion draws very little current (only 3 mA), making it easy to slot into your pedal board’s power supply

BUFFERED BYPASS

A high-quality buffer in the signal chain retains tonal integrity. The Orange Distortion’s buffered bypass takes care of this with its low-impedance buffered bypass switching, retaining your guitar’s full tone.

ADJUSTABLE TREBLE

On the amp circuit’s tone stack, the bass and mids are preset, but the treble is adjustable to taste via a little trimmer inside the pedal’s casing. It’s set in the factory to be a third of the way up, but the user can tweak with ease.


I wanted this to sound better than the original. It’s a lot better used as a boost and a lot better at doing the full distortion sound.

“When I set up the clean sound on the Thunderverb and plugged this Distortion pedal in and turned it on, dude… it was an experience!”

FeaturesLow power consumption, buffered bypass, adjustable treble.
Controls ( left to right )Level, Depth
Power 9/12 V DC ADAPTER (CENTRE NEGATIVE)
Current draw @ 9V: 3 mA
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D)9.2 × 10.2 × 8.4 CM (3.62 × 4.02 × 3.31″)
Unboxed Weight388g (13.7oz)

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Terror Stamp

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.

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.