Orange Amplification has teased a reissue of a trio of 1970s pedals: the Phazer, Sustain and Distortion units, which are clad in the brand’s titular colour. The company has also called on collectors who own original units to get in touch; Orange will use these units as references for the reissue stompboxes.
The brand wrote on Facebook: “We posted this image of some original Orange pedals from the 1970s and you said we should make them again. We might have found some tea stained schematics …so message us if you have any of these pedals, we’re gonna need your help!”
We posted this image of some original Orange pedals from the 1970s and you said we should make them again. We might have…
While we don’t yet know what form the reissues will take, it’s safe to assume that if the brand is looking for people who own the originals, it’s looking to authentically recreate their specific circuitry rather than merely putting a modern circuit in a retro enclosure.
And the three enclosures are incredibly retro, with minimal controls and artwork. Notably, the top-mounted jacks are in the reverse order to the modern pedals we are used to nowadays. Orange has since manufactured a more modern line of pedals, and even unveiled the Terror Stamp, a pedal-sized amplifier that packs in signature Orange tones in a complete ‘board-friendly unit.
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