Orange Amplifiers Carpentersville IL

When Orange released its adorable Tiny Terror head a few years ago, guitarists were giddy with the lunchbox sized tube-powered tone machine. The amp's combination of portability, hip aesthetics, and big sound made the Tiny Terror a modern classic. So much so, Orange has spun-off the Tiny Terror franchise into a 1x12 combo version and a high-powered take dubbed the Dual Terror amp.

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(847) 458-7386
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(847) 697-2010
437 Raymond St
Elgin, IL
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(847) 741-8418
865 Summit St
Elgin, IL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
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Lessons: Yes
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Repairs are available on Guitars, Bass Guitars, Violins, and Violas.
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Monday and Thursday 10:00am to 8:30pm
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(630) 837-3733
3 W Streamwood Blvd
Streamwood, IL
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Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments
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Instrument Rental: Yes
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Lessons: Yes
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Repairs : Yes
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Monday - Friday 12:30PM - 9:00PM
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310 Lincoln Ave
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(847) 381-0164
125 Barrington Commons Ct
Barrington, IL
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Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
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Instrument Rental: Yes
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Lessons: Yes
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All guitar repairs
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Mon-Thurs 11-8
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Saturday 9-5:30
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222 Randall Rd
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(815) 477-4266
35 Berkshire Drive
Crystal Lake, IL
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
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Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
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Lessons: Yes
Clinics: Yes
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Piano Trends Music Company is the only Chicago area Music store that offers complete repair in Pianos, Guitars and Band instruments. Our Piano Tuning service extends throughout The Chicagoland area and southern Wisconsin. We provide loaner instruments at a reasonable cost if your instrument is out for repair.
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Monday 10:00AM-7:30PM
Tuesday 10:00AM-7:30PM
Wednesday 10:00AM-7:30PM
Thursday 10:00AM-7:30PM
Friday 10:00AM-6:00PM
Saturday 09:00AM-5:00PM
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Orange Tiny Terror Amplifier

gp0610_gear0532When Orange released its adorable Tiny Terror head a few years ago, guitarists were giddy with the lunchbox sized tube-powered tone machine. The amp’s combination of portability, hip aesthetics, and big sound made the Tiny Terror a modern classic. So much so, Orange has spun-off the Tiny Terror franchise into a 1x12 combo version and a high-powered take dubbed the Dual Terror amp. Orange’s latest twist, the Tiny Terror Hard Wired Edition, is basically a boutique version of the original model as it sports a tidy point-to-point circuit as well as cork-snifferapproved appointments such as carbon-comp resistors and “mustard” capacitors.

The well ventilated metal chassis flaunts a smooth and shiny white enamel that reeks of class, and the chrome handle just adds to the tough-yet-regal construction of this lil’ sucker. Under the hood, all of the pots, switches, and tube sockets are securely fixed to the chassis. I tested the TTHWE through an open-back Fender 2x12 and 1x10 as well as a Marshall 4x12 with a variety of Fender Telecasters and Gibson SGs.

To say the Tiny Terror Hard Wired Edition is an aggressive-sounding amp would be an understatement—it can get downright severe. With all of controls halfway up on my Tele, the Orange snarled and barked with fierce midrange bite, tight low end, and searing treble response—as well as a lot of grind. When I backed off my guitar’s volume control, the TTHWE responded well, delivering a shimmering clean tone that sparkled mightily with single-coils, provided the Gain control wasn’t much past 12 o’clock.

gp0610_gear0533The TTHWE is a decidedly modern amp with lots of gain on tap. With single-coils, high Gain settings tended to get a little splatty, but backing the Gain off easily mitigated this. Also, cranking the Volume and backing down the Gain proved to be the ticket for more muscular-sounding power tube raunch. Running through an open-back cab, I rolled off the TTHWE’s Tone control completely, but with the closed-back cabinet the Tone control became a bit more useable. Through a 1x10, the amount of bass knock the Orange churns out is very impressive. Even at whisper volumes, the thump is still there to give power chord riffing some extra oomph. With humbucker-equipped guitars, higher Gain settings work much better, and the TTHWE kept its nasty, surly demeanor intact. This amp sounds like it wants humbuckers, as they seem to revel in the extended treble response and hyper-gain capabilities the TTHWE has to offer. The half-power switch is plenty effective at giving you some power tube grind at slightly lower volumes, but if you’re thinking you can crank the Volume in your bedroom or apartment, you’re going to be disappointed because this amp is loud. And running at full power, it’s plenty for small clubs if your band plays with any type of dynamics. The Tiny Terror Hard Wired Edition offers a lot in a small, extremely portable package. If you’re looking for an amazingly constructed, fierce sounding blues/rock machin...

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