After a decade of its absence, Orange Amplifiers has announced the return of its popular Terror Bass head. Additionally, Orange has also released a new OBC112 cab that, while petite in stature, packs quite a wallop.
Here are the key features of each product:
Terror Bass head
The redesigned Terror Bass is a 500W hybrid bass amp with an all-tube preamp and a solid state power amp. This allows it to deliver a sound that’s close to the brand’s flagship model, the AD200. New to the 2018 Terror Bass, however, is a “Clean” switch that allows you to roll back some of the gain in the input stage. This offers more headroom and produces smooth, clean sounds at the flick of a switch.
Apart from this, controls are similar to the old version: knobs for “Volume” and a three-band EQ, and a “Pad” switch that reduces input sensitivity by 6 dB, making the amp suitable for both active and passive basses.
Under the hood, the redesigned amp head sports a Class D power amp, a 12AX7/ECC83 preamp tube and a 12AT7 tube-driven send and solid state return FX loop. And to round out the Terror Bass’ features, a pair of Speakon connectors and a 4/8-ohm impedance switch allow the versatile unit to toggle between 250/500W of power. A handy option for playing in different venues.
OBC112 cabinet speakers
Along with the Terror Bass, Orange has unveiled a power-packed 400W OBC112 cab which houses a dynamic Lovoce Neodymium 12-inch bass speaker. This first-rate speaker delivers a clean punch and huge bottom end—perfect for gut-pounding bass thumps.
On top of its stellar sound, the OBC112 is designed to be portable. Constructed from 0.6-inch birch ply and weighing in at 26.12 lbs, This cab is built to “withstand the rigors of the road without the back-breaking weight,” Orange claims. Cast in the brand’s iconic livery, the OBC112 is a great match with the Terror Bass. Both head and cab combine to produce sonically brilliant bass sounds.
Watch Orange’s announcement here:
Pre-order the Terror Bass at $1089, and the OBC112 at $719. More information at orangeamps.com.