NAD: Orange Dual Terror (with video demo in 4 styles)

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  1. Guitarjon

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    I got an Orange Dual Terror recently to round off my Orange lunchbox collection.
    It's the only 30w Orange that I currently own.

    I've played with this amp quite a bit during the last week and I really love the tones that I'm getting.
    I would even say that despite the simple controls it is super versatile.
    I've tried to get that across with my video demo in 4 styles:

    -The first clip is a clean tone with a coil-tapped neck humbucker on the Tiny Terror channel with only 2 power tubes on.
    The clean tones aren't bad at all, sounds pretty good but not as compressed and bassy as I'd like.
    I was pleasantly surprised though, definitely useable!

    -The second clip is a crunch tone with a bridge humbucker pickup on the fat channel.
    Same power modes as the previous clip.
    This is where the tonal qualities of this amp really shine.
    I can't get enough of this tone, for me it's the ultimate classic rock crunch.

    -The third clip is a more modern rock tone with an active bridge pickup and the Tiny Terror channel, also on 2 power tubes.
    This amp can get into modern high gain rock territory without any problems.
    Love how big and balanced the overall frequency response is and the warm compression.

    -The final clip is a heavy metal tone with a seven string baritone guitar that has active pickups.
    At first I wasn't even sure if I was going to include a metal clip but when I tried it the results were instantly good.
    It does have that warm and middy orange character but boy does it sound good!

    Hope you enjoy, would love to know what you guys think and if you have any questions about this amp!

     
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    How dare you do this to me, sir. I've already wanted an OR-15 for my doom needs, but now have the audacity to get me when I also want a clean channel and sure enough - there it is, the Dual Terror. Simply unacceptable.

    Where you do get the nerve, I ask you!
     
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    Every one of those tones was incredible. Kudos to you goodsir!
     
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  4. Guitarjon

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    I'm sorry to say that I currently own 6 of the small Orange amps.
    I don't own one myself, but have you considered the TH30H?
    It has the same drive channel as the dark terror but it is 30 watts and also has a clean channel.
    I want one but can't afford it right now.
    Anyway, if you need to know more about any of the Orange Terrors, just let me know.

    Thanks so much!
     
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    I think the TH30 has a similar gain channel but not exact.
     
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    My first legit tube amp was actually a Tiny Terror, but at the time I was more tech death than doom so I ditched it for a Mesa Mark 3; but its all good since I'm now back with Orange as my only rig.

    I hadnt even seen the TH30, probably because of the price, but my future plans are for a Dual Terror now I think, since I do enjoy having the option of a clean channel, I just need to wait until I buy my house so I can actually play it loud.
     
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    Wow that sounds great. Totally surprised me!
     
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    I will always watch your videos dude! They always sound stellar, inducing GAS for gear I didn't even know I wanted (and I ain't even mad), and you write really great songs/riffs that cover a lot of ground.
     
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    The second clip sounded sooo good(rocky stuff..)...Like this amp is meant to do that good. Hell they sound all great.
     
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    Yeah man, this amp really is perfect for those types of tones.
    The metal clip at the end really did surprise me.
    I thought this amp wouldn't be able to do metal well so I just picked a random guitar, in this case the LTD SC607b just because I hadn't used that in a video before.
    For some reason the sound just really clicked with me.
    It's not that 'modern' and tight metal sound that you hear often these days, but more round and barky.
    Just works really well.

    But that second clip is where the magic really is at for this amp.
    It has blown me away for rock n roll type stuff.
     
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    Yarp 2 and 3 sounded good, 3 especially once the drums were in there, and 2 just generally rocked.
     
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    Cool video. I think that clip 2 was the best, although they were all great. I use this same amp as my main guitar amp (paired with an orange 1x12 with a v30 speaker). To get the tone I'm after, I run just two pedals in front of the amp on the tiny terror channel. I've got a jhs haunting mids with some high mids boosted and the hi/low switch on low. The other pedal is a mxr phase 90 for leads. It is a killer amp that, I feel, doesn't get enough love. Good to see someone else enjoying their dual terror!
     
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    I Might like this amp but probably I might like Jim Root terror with a boost better(or more)...Must go out and try Orange at my local shop. FWIK Its a middle ground between US modern and british. Something really intreaguing...
     
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