NAMM 2020: Orange unveils the Little Bass Thing amplifier head

The small amp head delivers 500W of solid-state oomph.

NAMM 2020: Orange Amplification, as well as dropping the Bass Butler Preamp ahead of this year’s NAMM Show, has revealed the Little Bass Thing – a straightforward, lightweight solid-state bass amp.

The amp features a three-band EQ, with the midrange being a sweepable parametric control. The 15dB of boost on the bands offers plenty of wiggle room when it comes to tone shaping. Keeping with its straightforward approach, the only other real tone-shaping option that the amp offers is a Class-A optical compression circuit, which can be controlled by a footswitch or from the front panel. This single-knob compressor has a sidechain and response curve specifically designed for bass guitar.

However, for bassists who want a bit more versatility to their sound, The Little Bass Thing also features a buffered FX Loop for ease of adding in time-based effects and modulation. For those who want to go cabless, there’s a balanced DI output with a ground lift switch – but if you are planning on moving some air on stage, this all gets fed into a respectable 500 watts of Class-D power amplification.

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Check out Orange’s demonstration below:

More information at orangeamps.com. Like with the Bass Butler, Orange will be showing off the Little Bass Thing in full at NAMM 2020. Be sure to stay up to date with all of our NAMM coverage here. For more gear news, click here.

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