Orange has used the NAMM Show to launch its new addition to the Tiny Terror series, Crush and Crush Pix amps and the Rockerverb II, as well as the new Thunder 30 combo and head.
The Thunder 30s are designed to replace the Rocker 30 series and are expected to hit the shops around April. Both models are 30-Watt, twin channel amps (classic vintage and overdrive), powered by four EL84 valves (two more than the Rockers), with the combo being loaded with a 12-inch Celestion speaker. Delivering more punch and the addition of an FX loop, this series is being touted as the ideal regular gigger's partner.
The Tiny Terror series is extended with the introduction of a new ten-inch speaker version of the Tiny Terror combo, using a Celestion G10 Vintage speaker that offers an alternative tonal flavour to the exiting 12-inch model.
Further choice is created by the fact that the TTs are switchable between 15 or seven Watts.
The Rockerverb series has been a favourite among guitarists for some time and the new Rockerverb II brings everything of that popular series and adds some desirable extras. The new amp has an improved FX loop, claiming total transparency, a new, tighter reverb tone, new mid-tone control on the clean channel and front mounted controls. There is also a new Rockerverb 50-Watt 12-inch loded model with two new spec EL34 valves.
Last but not least, the new Crush models sees the Crush Pix range available in black finish (pictured), although remain easily identifiable as Orange amps. There is also the new CR100 BXT bass combo. This is a 100-Watt RMS beast, 15-inch speaker loaded, built in tuner and line out/aux in sockets.
There is also a new stereo Micro Crush practice amp, with full stereo sound and a line in for MP3 players.