Tiny Terror review by Orange

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 8.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.5 (90 votes)
Orange: Tiny Terror
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Sound — 9
This is a very British sounding amp. I played a Gibson Les Paul through this amp, as well as some other humbucker guitars, and I was surprised by the fact that this amp really brings out the characteristics and nuances of the guitar. By manipulating the tone knob, I was able to get both warm and sparkly clean sounds. When driven, the amp sounds great for many different styles (depending on how hard you Drive it). From classic sounds like Led Zeppelin and AC/DC to punk bands like the Ramones, and modern sounds of Audioslave, the Tiny Terror covers a lot of territory considering it's size and limited control options. The distortion certainly wont satisfy the taste of metal guitarists. Overall, the amp sounds fantastic!

Overall Impression — 9
I play a lot of different stlyes, mostly alternative rock and grunge. The Tiny Terror is amazing. It can compete with a lot of 30 watt solid state amps and is usually a quarter of their size. I was really impressed with the engineering of the amp. To have only three knobs to play with and still be able to produce an enormous range of tones and sounds is incredible. I love the price, it's portability, and the sounds I get from the head. If it were stolen I would probably replace it with another. I really wish it had a second channel, even if it were a direct clone of the first, just so I could Switch from clean to OD through a footswitch. Overall, this is a great amp for any one on a budget looking for class A tube tone!

Reliability & Durability — 9
This amp is built for a multitude of purposes. Whether your driving from band practice to house to gig to studio, or just walking into your bedroom, the Tiny Terror was built for musicians on the go. With a solid steel casing and an included padded travel bag, you can rely on the Tiny Terror to hold up for all your endeavors.

Features — 7
The Tiny Terror is a new prdocut from UK based Orange Amplifiers. This single channel all tube head unit combines professional grade tube tone and power into a small and affordable unit. The Tinny Terror features a very simple setup with a Volume, Gain, and Tone control. There is an out put Switch that can cut the amp's power from a full 15 watts to 7 watts, making it a versatile Tool for the recording, gigging, or bed room playing musician. Packed with 2 EL84s this amp delivers some impressive tones at a really great price. The downside to the amp is it's limited control. There is only one channel so any change in gain has to be done through an effects pedal or manually.

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    nicodimus
    Tele Echoes wrote: I know Orange is one the U.K amp companies and they are supposed to have a kick ass sound because of that but am I hearing things? $500 American for a 15 watt amp? For $650 Canadian I can get a 40 Watt Fender Deluxe! That's way too expensive for 15 watts, no matter how great the brand name is. Like 7 Watt Hiwatt heads costing $2000, it's just ****ing rediculous. Guess the only way I'm going to pick up one of these is if I come along a crazy deal.
    And since when should an amp be based on its wattage?
    Cofflecakes
    Yep. For the best results, use speakers with a high DB rating, and make sure your band can actually control their sound level.
    Prince Albert
    nicodimus wrote: Tele Echoes wrote: I know Orange is one the U.K amp companies and they are supposed to have a kick ass sound because of that but am I hearing things? $500 American for a 15 watt amp? For $650 Canadian I can get a 40 Watt Fender Deluxe! That's way too expensive for 15 watts, no matter how great the brand name is. Like 7 Watt Hiwatt heads costing $2000, it's just ****ing rediculous. Guess the only way I'm going to pick up one of these is if I come along a crazy deal. And since when should an amp be based on its wattage?
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    azaam86
    Prince Albert wrote: nicodimus wrote: Tele Echoes wrote: I know Orange is one the U.K amp companies and they are supposed to have a kick ass sound because of that but am I hearing things? $500 American for a 15 watt amp? For $650 Canadian I can get a 40 Watt Fender Deluxe! That's way too expensive for 15 watts, no matter how great the brand name is. Like 7 Watt Hiwatt heads costing $2000, it's just ****ing rediculous. Guess the only way I'm going to pick up one of these is if I come along a crazy deal. And since when should an amp be based on its wattage? pwn'd
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    TeddyRamone
    azaam86 : Prince Albert wrote: nicodimus wrote: Tele Echoes wrote: I know Orange is one the U.K amp companies and they are supposed to have a kick ass sound because of that but am I hearing things? $500 American for a 15 watt amp? For $650 Canadian I can get a 40 Watt Fender Deluxe! That's way too expensive for 15 watts, no matter how great the brand name is. Like 7 Watt Hiwatt heads costing $2000, it's just ****ing rediculous. Guess the only way I'm going to pick up one of these is if I come along a crazy deal. And since when should an amp be based on its wattage? pwn'd pwn'd x2
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    shoolocomous
    TeddyRamone wrote: azaam86 : Prince Albert wrote: nicodimus wrote: Tele Echoes wrote: I know Orange is one the U.K amp companies and they are supposed to have a kick ass sound because of that but am I hearing things? $500 American for a 15 watt amp? For $650 Canadian I can get a 40 Watt Fender Deluxe! That's way too expensive for 15 watts, no matter how great the brand name is. Like 7 Watt Hiwatt heads costing $2000, it's just ****ing rediculous. Guess the only way I'm going to pick up one of these is if I come along a crazy deal. And since when should an amp be based on its wattage? pwn'd pwn'd x2 pwn'd x3
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    squierstratdave
    666_Pounder wrote: Lololol still seem to be the only person using an Orange amp for Metal :/
    naaa orange is brill, carnt go wrong with an orange or a marshall
    Horlicks
    Pete24v wrote: it was designed in the UK and made in Korea. This amp is rated at 15 watts, cranked! so you'll only have about 5-7 watts of clean headroom. Me personally i'll go for a Matamp Little Rock, this kicks the TT all the way back to Korea! it's designed and made in the UK, Hand Wired, and more control over the EQ and drive.... did i mention is was also cheaper???!!
    What the **** are you on about? It's rated 15 watts RMS clean you retard.
    Alex The Red
    Slipknot uses really nasty digital distortion to get their sound. Kinda kills the purpose of having a good tube amp.
    GitterMan
    OK guys, technically its an Orange in name only its only 5 bill's because its made in korea. It does sound great though, as far as the metal thing it can do it easy. It has more gain than a jcm800 for sure. More gain doesnt make you metal anyway. ask Zakk or Shadows Fall. & from Slipknot plays a Rivera Knucklehead Tre. Finally the difference between 50 & 100 watts is 3 db. believe it or not. so using a high efficiency speaker will increase the SPL therefore if you had an 86db speaker and changed that speaker to 89db your precieved volume would be 30 watts emminece makes speakers up to 105db you could have one cab for home 86db 1x12, 100db 4x12 for the stage.
    Zaphod_Beeblebr
    [quote=samerika]NO, SLIPKNOT uses one[/quote] No, Jim Root uses one for his stuff with Stone Sour, and anyway that's a Rocker series not a tiny terror, they're different. [quote=Alex The Red]Slipknot uses really nasty digital distortion to get their sound[/quote] Not really, they aheva really hard scooped sound, but it's definately all-tube gain from the Rivera Knucklehead heads they use.
    musicman701
    this thing can do some great hi-gain stuff, but if you need to push it more, i would recommend a distortion pedal like a metal muff or uber metal. if you do that, you're pretty much set.
    jo3myster
    sunnysayshi wrote: shoolocomous wrote: TeddyRamone wrote: azaam86 : Prince Albert wrote: nicodimus wrote: Tele Echoes wrote: I know Orange is one the U.K amp companies and they are supposed to have a kick ass sound because of that but am I hearing things? $500 American for a 15 watt amp? For $650 Canadian I can get a 40 Watt Fender Deluxe! That's way too expensive for 15 watts, no matter how great the brand name is. Like 7 Watt Hiwatt heads costing $2000, it's just ****ing rediculous. Guess the only way I'm going to pick up one of these is if I come along a crazy deal. And since when should an amp be based on its wattage? pwn'd pwn'd x2 pwn'd x3 pwn'd x4 pwn'd x543753483
    iodud
    Pete24v
    Horlicks wrote: Pete24v wrote: it was designed in the UK and made in Korea. This amp is rated at 15 watts, cranked! so you'll only have about 5-7 watts of clean headroom. Me personally i'll go for a Matamp Little Rock, this kicks the TT all the way back to Korea! it's designed and made in the UK, Hand Wired, and more control over the EQ and drive.... did i mention is was also cheaper???!! What the **** are you on about? It's rated 15 watts RMS clean you retard.
    listen dumb sh!t, it's 15watts full volume power tube clipping into overdrive, so it's 7 watts clean. If your on the 7 watt setting you've only got 2-3 wats clean before the power valves start clipping. I've owned one, and it's been on a scope so i've ACTUALLY seen what it pushing out. Do your home work little man.
    rokrdude
    666_Pounder : Lololol still seem to be the only person using an Orange amp for Metal :/ and slipknot...hety i use a crush series for my metalcore/metal/harcore band and it you have a good humbucker(not stock fender) it will give enuff gain. and def. the rockerverb series i played the rockerverb 30 and it was sick amounts of dist. that makes 2 for metal gtarist that use orange
    fusion48
    all the people that say 'its only a 15 watt amp for the money its terrible' you need to buy an orange 1x12 cabinat which boosts it another 100 watts. i think im going to get one, but there are no dealers near me who sell them
    Josh-
    dB doesn't increase proportionally with wattage, if my memory serves me correctly 15 watts is 70% as loud as 50 watts -- not to mention the wattage of this amp was measured rms clean, it'll easily keep up with 50 watt solid states. And $500 for this amp is a bargain, find me another amp with 2 preamp and 2 power tubes for that price. Not to mention you don't need high wattage amps to gig, ever heard of a pa system?
    fisheric
    Pete24v wrote: Horlicks wrote: Pete24v wrote: it was designed in the UK and made in Korea. This amp is rated at 15 watts, cranked! so you'll only have about 5-7 watts of clean headroom. Me personally i'll go for a Matamp Little Rock, this kicks the TT all the way back to Korea! it's designed and made in the UK, Hand Wired, and more control over the EQ and drive.... did i mention is was also cheaper???!! What the **** are you on about? It's rated 15 watts RMS clean you retard. listen dumb sh!t, it's 15watts full volume power tube clipping into overdrive, so it's 7 watts clean. If your on the 7 watt setting you've only got 2-3 wats clean before the power valves start clipping. I've owned one, and it's been on a scope so i've ACTUALLY seen what it pushing out. Do your home work little man.
    its is 15w RMS clean. got one sitting next to me. here is from their website www.orangeamps.com/tinyterror - look under specs page 3
    At a Rehearsal 15 watts may not seem like a lot, but Orange rate their amplifiers the British way 15 watts RMS clean. This means that when it comes to power the Tiny Terror will give many 30 watt amplifiers a run for their money! If you want to bring things down a notch then simply flick the Output switch and enjoy all of the cranked Tiny Terror genuine British valve tone at a reduced volume. On the Stage
    you said you had it on a scope. i guess that is a measureing device?. i dont know why you would lie about. i have one and guarantee its not 2-3w clean. i have an epiphone valve junior also and my orange is louder clean than the epi cranked.
    DOOdooroCK
    for metal users of orange, u guys just put a OD pedal and/or EQ in front of the tiny terror?
    samerika
    666_Pounder wrote: Lololol still seem to be the only person using an Orange amp for Metal :/
    NO, SLIPKNOT uses one.
    Horlicks
    I'l be getting one in a few weeks so i'l post the review as soon as it arrives
    sunnysayshi
    shoolocomous wrote: TeddyRamone wrote: azaam86 : Prince Albert wrote: nicodimus wrote: Tele Echoes wrote: I know Orange is one the U.K amp companies and they are supposed to have a kick ass sound because of that but am I hearing things? $500 American for a 15 watt amp? For $650 Canadian I can get a 40 Watt Fender Deluxe! That's way too expensive for 15 watts, no matter how great the brand name is. Like 7 Watt Hiwatt heads costing $2000, it's just ****ing rediculous. Guess the only way I'm going to pick up one of these is if I come along a crazy deal. And since when should an amp be based on its wattage? pwn'd pwn'd x2 pwn'd x3 pwn'd x4
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    kradamek
    suminorudder wrote: for those who say orange amps arent for metal, watch the music video for sabbaths "paranoid".
    ya hey this amp is great fo anything loud really. orange makes kick ass amps!
    Kurapica
    redsoxsuk wrote: Is this amp loud enough for a small gig or band practice ?
    Easily.
    Physh
    you said the price was great, but never mentioned what the price actually was. could i get a price please?
    Chad48309
    How'd you end up paying nothing for it? That sort of price tag makes anything look good.
    suminorudder
    for those who say orange amps arent for metal, watch the music video for sabbaths "paranoid".
    FlamingYouth
    Physh wrote: you said the price was great, but never mentioned what the price actually was. could i get a price please?
    I've seen them going for around USD 500.
    punkrockdude2
    I want something with orange on it so bad. Orange Bass Stack and Orange Guitar stack. that would be so sweet!!
    llanafreak44
    suminorudder wrote: for those who say orange amps arent for metal, watch the music video for sabbaths "paranoid".
    Have you not heard modern metal? Modern metal uses way more gain than black sabbath.
    the_random_hero
    llanafreak44 wrote: suminorudder wrote: for those who say orange amps arent for metal, watch the music video for sabbaths "paranoid". Have you not heard modern metal? Modern metal uses way more gain than black sabbath.
    Modern metal wasn't specified, metal was. Black Sabbath certainly quality as metal. Put a nice OD and EQ in front of this and it will definitely do modern metal tones easily.
    TwistedLogic
    Great looking little amp, but I do not like having just the volume, tone, and gain. It would be nice to have treble, mid, and bass, rather than just a single volume but for the price, size, and expected usage I guess it is what is to be expected.
    Tele Echoes
    I know Orange is one the U.K amp companies and they are supposed to have a kick ass sound because of that but am I hearing things? $500 American for a 15 watt amp? For $650 Canadian I can get a 40 Watt Fender Deluxe! That's way too expensive for 15 watts, no matter how great the brand name is. Like 7 Watt Hiwatt heads costing $2000, it's just ****ing rediculous. Guess the only way I'm going to pick up one of these is if I come along a crazy deal.
    Pete24v
    it was designed in the UK and made in Korea. This amp is rated at 15 watts, cranked! so you'll only have about 5-7 watts of clean headroom. Me personally i'll go for a Matamp Little Rock, this kicks the TT all the way back to Korea! it's designed and made in the UK, Hand Wired, and more control over the EQ and drive.... did i mention is was also cheaper???!!