As always, several members of the Guitar World crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.
The guys at Orange Amplification have just posted a series of new demo videos featuring guitarist Monte Pittman. From Orange: "Monte Pittman has just come out of the studio where he has been recording a series of high-quality videos demonstrating all Orange Amplification products. Monte has also just finished recording his third album, The Power of Three. To celebrate, Orange is debuting five of his most metal video demos!"
Let's face it, bringing a 100-watt guitar amp to your average weekend bar gig is a lot like taking a Lamborghini to Shop Rite for Sunday-afternoon grocery shopping. You simply don't need all that power.
Last week, we posted our picks for five essential heavy metal guitar amps. It featured a quintet of out-of-the-box, ready-for-business bruisers that are perfect for purveyors of the heaviest of rock. The story was so popular that we found ourselves asking each other, "Why limit it to five amps?"
Here's a fun video demo of several new Orange amps filmed at this week's 2012 Winter NAMM show. The amps in the video include the OR-50, the OR-15, the #4 Jim Root Signature model and the Micro Terror.
Many of you may be under the impression that there aren’t a lot of female guitarists worthy of a mention on GuitarWorld.com. That is where you are DEAD WRONG! In fact, we have come across so many kickass players, across every genre and era, that we thought we’d give you a tasty tidbit of a few that stand out from the pack.
So you’ve released an all-tube 15-watt amp head the size of a lunch pail, and it becomes a monster hit, selling more than 10 thousand units in just 18 months. What do you do for an encore?
The chaps at Orange figure a 1x12 combo version should do the trick. The new Tiny Terror combo combines the Brit company’s Tiny Terror head with a Celestion 30-watt G12H speaker. Both reside inside a very tidy-looking cabinet reminiscent of Orange’s Seventies-era OTR combos.
According to Orange, the Tiny Terror combo was developed following sustained demand for it from guitarists, studios and even journalists (as if anyone listens to them). Like the Tiny Terror head, it puts out 15 watts RMS of Class A power (7 watts RMS Class A with the half-power switch engaged) and has controls for gain, tone and volume. Two 12AX7 tubes reside in the preamp, while a pair of EL84s go to work in the power amp.
List price is $1,039, street is $819. Units should begin shipping in mid-to-late summer.