NAMM 2018: Orange
Orange will be debuting four new products at Winter NAMM, two new additions to its hugely successful Terror range, a vertical 2×12 cab and a revised Orange Crush.
The new Crush Mini is said to offer improved sound and usability compared to its predecessor the Micro Crush. The combination of battery saving features, wood and orange tolex construction, “Pics Only” inspired 1970s design and an all-analogue approach to tone makes this the best specified mini-combo for the musician on-the-go, Orange says.
The top panel has been completely redesigned, bringing in the familiar shape control from its bigger brothers. The gain, shape and volume controls can be used to push the gain stage and create “real” sounding crunch and high gain, while the shape allows users to sculpt thick mids through to scooped metal tones. The new 8 Ohm Speaker Output of the Crush Mini opens up this amplifier’s capability allowing it to be plugged into a cabinet including Orange’s largest guitar cabinet, the PPC412. The Headphone Output permits the speaker output to be disengaged making it suitable for silent practice. The Crush Mini also features Aux-in letting users play along to their music, and sees the return of the built-in Chromatic Tuner.
New to Orange’s Terror range is the Brent Hinds Terror, designed in collaboration with the guitarist and vocalist of Mastodon. The amp features two channels and a new gain structure that give it a completely individual nature and personality, Orange says. The single-control natural channel has been redesigned to have more bottom-end ‘…yet retaining the finely balanced and highly playable character of the Terror series. The sensitivity of the new gain structure is far higher compared to previous Terrors, brightening up sound at lower levels and fattening it up the more it is dialled in’.
Finally, designed to provide the “Orange Sound” in a lightweight, portable cabinet, the new PPC212V is Orange’s first vertical cabinet. Made from 15mm birch plywood it houses Celestion Neo Creamback speakers. Orange says it is the ideal companion to the Orange Terror range, providing performers with the perfect sounding cabinet whilst having the benefit of a smaller stage footprint. The cab is significantly lighter than the PPC212 and capable of handling up to 120 Watts of power.
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