Re: Orange Micro Terror 20watt amp head
If you want ample clean headroom most Orange amps aren’t the thing to be choosing, especially the lower-powered ones. The 50 or even 30+ watt valve amps can do a decently loud clean but not so much the 15 watt ones other perhaps than the Rocker 15 combo.
On the other hand, if you want to get the amp’s power stage working hard without being told to turn down all the time small Orange valve amps are worth investigating. Even at 15 watts they can cope with drummers and small gigs easily, especially of matched with a sensitive speaker like a Vintage 30 that pushes out a lot of volume per watt. They do have the distinctive Orange sound as well, but at more managable volume levels that the old 1970s Orange/Matamp 120 and 60 watt heads which were insanely loud and needed to be cranked a bit to get the best out of them.
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