Orange Micro Terror

Last christmas I bought an Orange Micro Terror. First of all I always wanted to have an Orange amp and second of all I read and watched quite a lot of really positive reviews on the web. Best of all it is super affordable. Its been a source of constant joy for the last couple of months and I think for this kind of money you can hardly get any tube amp that is more awesome. You can even hook it up to a 4×12″ speaker cab! You won’t get clean tones in this scenario anymore but its definitely loud enough to play through a band rehearsal thanks to the 20W transistor output stage.

There is only one potential problem and that is the external power supply which is cheap china hardware. Mine induced a static hum into the amp which was super annoying. I wrote Orange an email and they’ve sent me a replacement unit free of charge which fixed the problem.

Eventhough I’m still quite an amateur on the guitar I made a short demonstration video attempting to show how versatile and good sounding this little metal box really is. It was also a good opportunity to test whether I could do similar gear review videos with my current setup. First conclusion: iPhone video autofocus is tricky – made the whole thing a bit blurry.

The audio was not post processed. In the end I’m adding in the delay pedal.

As always I’m happy about any meaningful feedback.

The equipment:

5 Responses to Orange Micro Terror

  1. Hi,

    Excellent construction!

    Your tutorial bring me courage to try to make one to me!

    Thanks and sorry about my english…

  2. I saved your website address with your speaker cabinet build. I may try making one soon. WE moved from the Seattle/Tacoma area about two years ago, to the Big Island of Hawaii. I sold most of my stuff. I used to have a Univox all tube amp, and a 2×10″ speaker cabinet, which was an old converted Univox combo amp. It had two 10″ Jensen speakers and sounded great. I sold them. A spraker cab with two tens is still quite compact and light to carry.

  3. Hi, schickes Video :) Kommt mir das nur so vor oder hört sich die Paula gezerrt total matschig an? Irgendwie als ob da die Höhen rausgedreht sind.

    Und was mir auffällt, das sieht so aus als ob du dich teilweise beim spielen mit den Fingern an der Gitarre “festhältst”, bzw. dich aufstützt. Das ist eine ganz schlechte Angewohnheit und schränkt dich später massiv in der Beweglichkeit der Hand ein, am besten ganz schnell abgewöhnen, je länger so Technikfehler drin sind um so schwerer bekommt man die wieder weg :)

  4. I don’t know why a lot of people say that the clean sounds of the amp is not so successful with 4*12 cabinets or high volume. I also bought this amp and the first thing I did was to try it with a 4*12 cabinet. I set the gain to 9 o’clock, the volume to 12 and even more, and full volume on guitar. Result was quite sattisfying. And then I set the gain to 12 to have a little bit dirty sound, set the volume down for neck pickup and again I have a good clean sound without any sign of dirty sound. By the way I am using a les paul so my pickups are tend to make the sound dirtier compare to single pickups. So even in this conditions I have good cleans. I don’t know maybe I can not hear the small details but I tried the sounds with other people also and they are sharing the same opinion with me.

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