Played an Orange Tiny Terror

Discussion in 'Other Amps' started by MM54, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. MM54

    MM54 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    590
    Location:
    Erie, PA
    The little pictures on the front are cute :lol:

    I'm (still) in no position to buy any gear, but I was visiting the guitar shop that just opened around the corner, so I figured I might as well try it out since I've heard great things about it (they also have quite a few Mesa RectumFriers, I'll try those some other time).

    Plugged in a quite sexy honeyburst LP, and WOW! I really like the tone from this thing. I put it on 7W (as opposed to 15) for the sake of less headroom and was blown away (it was running through two Orange 1x12 cabs).

    Just thought I'd put this positive review out there for anyone interested :cheers:
     
    bodhi2600 and diesect20022000 like this.
  2. icedteaburst

    icedteaburst New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    i like to sleep around :)
    cool man orange amps are serious instruments, i just got a rockerverb mkii 100 watter and everyone compliments my tone:) if you can try and get a hold of an orange you wont regret it.
     
  3. Salsg

    Salsg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,963
    Likes Received:
    886
    I had a tiny terror, sold it because I'm an idiot.
     
    jcmjmp likes this.
  4. Bourbon Development

    Bourbon Development New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    Jersey
    They compliment 900s when run in stereo, both DRs and SLXs. It adds some nice grind to the mids. It sounds awesome on its own, of course.
     
  5. diesect20022000

    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    19,576
    Likes Received:
    7,167
    Location:
    44076
    dime that thign and use the "gain" for a volume control. up around 10-11 oclock it just SINGS.


    retubed and properly eq'd it's a truly sweet amp. to me it's really similar to a plexi STYLE tone but, way more gain. it has that same honk. it's friggin' sweet.

    i miss mine.
     
    bodhi2600 and Dave666 like this.
  6. nedcronin

    nedcronin New Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,444
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    I want one of these.
     
  7. Dave666

    Dave666 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    251
    Location:
    Belgium
    I bought one with a matching 1x12" cab when they were released, then sold it, regret selling it, buying one again.
    They are well suit for many styles, but I like how 'brown' it 'sounds' without the rediculous volume. It's very sweet sounding.
    If you have the chance, run it through a Orange 212 or 412, you'll be blown away even more!!! I don't like the Orange112 cab, it's too focused, or you need to get the back of the cab which is an improvement....
     
  8. diesect20022000

    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    19,576
    Likes Received:
    7,167
    Location:
    44076
    right on Dave!

    I loved running it with an EQ and a boost to get the upper mids more into 800 teritory then the boost for a hot rodded 800 tone but, even just a boost i got perfect metal tone. without it i got everything else (has enough gain without one but, the compression and tight low end no)

    with or without those things running through a blackstar 2x12 v30 cab diming the volume and using the gain as the volume i got everything else and once the gain hits about 10-11 oclock with the volume dimed it's super sweet with massive spank to it...it's such an underrated beauty.

    if it were footswitchable and were TWO in one (i mean two seperate power sections as an option at once on top of the rest the dual terror has) plus a nice fx loop i'd literally be my favorite amp.

    i was thinking dark terror but, alas...no footswitchable clean with eperate power section.


    i figure a dual/dark terror with a 2x 7.5/15 watt option and 1x 35watt option full bore'd be awesome.

    that way i could set for 7/15 and run the power amp hot dimed on one side and down with the gain hot on the other and have them footswitchable and with a switchable loop.....that's my idea of the perfect terror.

    once they do that (and i believe they will now since i've mentioned it and others with this idea will too) i will be on that quick.

    then i can get that, a mini recto and a nice tradtional tiny terror and use an A/B-Y to switch between the channels with one utelizing two terrors (figure the lead side would be both the new dual dark terror (that's not in existence yet,lol) and the tiny both with a boost and the clean side without a boost. run through 2 2x12's with v30's and greenbacks.


    that's sex in my head my friend. i could have the dual rec mini then to accompany the lead or the clean side depending on my gig and then use the two terrors for clean, and lead and the mini recto for clean and rhythm.
     
    nedcronin likes this.
  9. diesect20022000

    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    19,576
    Likes Received:
    7,167
    Location:
    44076
    that amp even for metal i thought killed with v30 partial open back cabs.

    i thought that and a closed greenie cab would be SICK.
     
  10. jcmjmp

    jcmjmp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    8,104
    Likes Received:
    1,096
    Location:
    Canada
    I did the same.
     
  11. diesect20022000

    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    19,576
    Likes Received:
    7,167
    Location:
    44076
    me too,lol.
     
  12. Dave666

    Dave666 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    251
    Location:
    Belgium
    Well Die, Your imagination is beyond the terrorzone....:lol:
    Have you tried the Dark Terror? I did and my experience with it is not great. I thought I would be blown away but was I wrong. The sound was too fizzy and harsh for an Orangeamp, and the 'Shape' knob isn't that great either. I think the Tiny Terror is better suit for metal than his Dark Brother. Like you said with a boost in front of the Tint Terror it screams so badly... And a 30W version like you described: I'll buy it instantly.
     
  13. Blisster

    Blisster New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,039
    Likes Received:
    446
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    I'm GASing hard for one right now...
     
  14. nedcronin

    nedcronin New Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,444
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Must be going around I have big time gas for a TT. I want to crank that little fooker wide open and rock out. I think I would get a lot of use from a TT. I could use it with my 4x12 and I think the TT and the G12M-65's would be a killer match. I also have a v30 I never took out of the box and I would be tempted to put it in a 1x12 cab just for up in the bedroom, or even for a quick jam.
     
  15. diesect20022000

    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    19,576
    Likes Received:
    7,167
    Location:
    44076
    yeah i have to say i'm not impressed with the dark terror either.

    Honestly though i'm NOT a fan of the mesa rectifiers, it's looking like my next amp in the small line will be the mini recto. it has a loop and is footswitchable and has a tighter voice than it's beg brother but, still retains the options plus it has 10/25 watt modes per channel and four modes. So while rectos aren't my first choice it has what i need and i think i can tweak it for a good tone.


    i'd still love the mini recto and tiny terror combo though. I love the tiny terror for cleaner tones (gain's great too though).

    I used to run a tiny terror and a VOX night train with an AB-Y pedal. I liked that a lot. I just wish it was footswitchable and had a loop then i could NOT get a recto.....
     

Share This Page