Best Orange amps: Add a splash of color to your playing with our pick of Orange amps

Orange Dual Terror on a wooden floor
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Orange amps have been around since the late 60s and are instantly recognizable due to their brightly colored tolex and slightly different amp shapes. They’ve been used by rock royalty such as Jimmy Page and Peter Green, though they’re also the first choice of many contemporary players in all sorts of different genres. The best Orange amps deliver world-class clean and distorted tones in equal measure. 

There are many different Orange amps available, so honing in on the Orange sound for you isn’t so straight-forward, though many players describe them as being fairly bright and mid-focussed, punchy and with a fair amount of low end. They’re superb rock amps as they can provide some massive sounding crunch, even bordering on fuzz when really pushed. The clean tones however are just as good; nice and present with lots of top end sparkle. 

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Richard Blenkinsop

After spending a decade in music retail, I’m now a freelance writer for Guitar World, MusicRadar, Guitar Player and Reverb, specialising in electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and almost anything else you can make a tune with. When my head’s not buried in the best of modern and vintage gear, I run a small company helping musicians with songwriting, production and performance, and I play bass in an alt-rock band.