Topic: Orange Dual Terror

I'm interested in getting one of these, haven't had a go on one yet, but if it sounds good I'm sold on the portability!

Anyone tried one/got one? Do they go loud enough for shows?

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Re: Orange Dual Terror

Probably not the greatest help, but my housemate has a Tiny Terror and the only way of having it loud enough for shows is cranking the gain until it's totally blown out.  So if you're looking for a clean tone then it's pretty useless.  Decent recording head, though.

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Re: Orange Dual Terror

I've not used a dual, but I've used a Tiny Terror many times for gigs and recording.

I don't know how much the tone changes, but these are "one setting" amps, the problem I find with the Tiny Terror is that it's TONE knob is kinda weird, it has a single tilting style EQ, so you can't have any combinations of EQ, and if you don't like the tone, you can't really tweak it, just change it completely.  (same knob on the Dual, and I'm presuming it's the same circuit).

They also break up quite quickly, it's not like the gain has lots of different flavours, but the clean sounds really good for janglyness, I really don't like what it does past half way though, its like a quite unclear fuzzy sound, not a hard in your face spikey jangle like say a Hiwatt or Sound City.

What exactly will you be using it for?

Oh and the tiny terror is way too quiet for most shows to be honest,  I don't know how much LOUDER perceivably the Dual is though, I'm guessing it's not actually double.

http://laboitediabolique.bandcamp.com/ the guitar is 50% Orange Tiny Terror on these recordings, but at like 25% gain, and blended with a Diezel  head.

If it is the jangly vintage sound you are after, you might want to take a look at one of these, at around the same price or just a bit more second hand if you get lucky. You will need to service and re-valve something like that though.

If you're after a more harsher high gain sound, I can't really help, maybe Chris Summerlin can help, he's the dork on these subjects.

Re: Orange Dual Terror

Cheers for this guys!

Basically I'd be using it as my amp for recording and gigging with Sky:Lark (skylark.bandcamp.com). Going through a RAT and a DD-6. Everytime I've used an Orange amp it's sounded great, so I was hoping that this one, being so portable would be totally perfect for me.

I guess because I use a Rat Pedal it doesn't have to be a high gain amp, but I like a nice big warm sound with a bit of crunch as my clean sound. I don't like the sound of 1 EQ knob very much, although I guess if it sounds good, then I've no problem with keeping things simple!

I guess the only real way I'll know is finding somewhere that stocks one and having a play!

Sky:Lark (Noisy Post-Hardcore) - http://skylark.bandcamp.com
Man Hands (Fastcore) - http://horsepartyrules.bandcamp.com

Re: Orange Dual Terror

It doesn't really sound like a classic Orange or something like a Rocker.

To be honest I think the logic that you'd be using a Rat doesn't really work, again, from someone who's tried to use quite a few different OD and gain pedals into the Tiny Terror, as they have so little headroom, you'll find it quite hard to work out where your OD is coming from, because whatever you do it will be OD'd.. but quiet.

Re: Orange Dual Terror

Joe C wrote:

because whatever you do it will be OD'd.. but quiet.

That's no fun for anyone!

Cheers for the advice!

Sky:Lark (Noisy Post-Hardcore) - http://skylark.bandcamp.com
Man Hands (Fastcore) - http://horsepartyrules.bandcamp.com

Re: Orange Dual Terror

Remember that's the Tiny Terror though, although I'm presuming the way the Dual gains is quite similar.

It sold as a recording and bedroom amp, coz that's all it's good for really.

Re: Orange Dual Terror

i used a tiny terror basshead as a guitar head, however i put two pedals through it, a marshall guvnor and an ibanez TS9, its fucking loud. the clarity is unbeatable and high volume and its great for gigging and recording.

the clean channel isn't so nice.

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Re: Orange Dual Terror

Interestingly I've used a dual terror for a while now and I've been pleased with the results- particularly using a Jazzmaster with RAT / EHX LPB-1.

I've not used a Tiny Terror before- I think they're a single channel amp- the dual has a 'fat' channel which I think has a bit more gain to it, it's this one which I use for a crunchy sound which I push with the LPB.

I've not had a problem with it not being loud enough yet- usually have the volume on 5 / gain on 6, which is plenty loud- though I don't really have a clean sound per se. But putting the master on max and adding gain to taste is quite fun! Guess overall it depends on the context of the sound you're fitting it into!