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Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head  

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Overview
  • Power: 20W
  • Single 12AX7 tube preamp with solid state power amp
  • Controls: Volume, Tone and Gain
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $199.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $50.00
  • Your Price:
    $14900

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Huge sound out of a microscopic package.

Orange Amplification launched the Micro Terror amplifier – their smallest Terror ever! Building on the winning recipe of the rest of the popular Terror series, the Micro Terror retains the beautiful unpretentious design, delivering a classic Orange sound way bigger than it looks, with a size and weight making it the most portable Terror yet!

With a high tensile steel case it is built to the same rugged specifications as the other members of the Terror family and is incredibly compact and highly portable. This is a true Orange Amp classic, with masses of vintage British character, clean crunch and full-on overdrive sounds.

Features
  • Power: 20W
  • Single 12AX7 tube preamp with solid state power amp
  • Controls: Volume, Tone and Gain
  • Single channel
  • Aux input for MP3 or CD

This small package makes a big difference, call or click to order today.

 
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Orange AmplifiersMicro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head
 
4.8

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (56)
  • Portable (54)
  • Excellent sound (53)
  • Good power output (43)
  • Warm / comfy (39)

Cons

  • Limited functions (17)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (39)
  • Amateur recording (38)
  • Performances (29)
  • Professional recording (22)
  • Outdoor events / games (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (40), Professional musician (16), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

You'll be amazed!!

I bought this amp looking for a backup head for my Marshall 6100LM for gigs. I wanted something small and portable and loud enough, but yet something that sounded good, and this fits...Read complete review

I bought this amp looking for a backup head for my Marshall 6100LM for gigs. I wanted something small and portable and loud enough, but yet something that sounded good, and this fits the bill. There are three things that surprised me when I received this amp the other day: 1) How small and light it was, 2)how good it sounded, 3) how loud it was.There's nothing fancy about this amp, as it works same as other Orange amps such as the Tiny Terror and Dual Terror. Volume, gain & tone knobs. Aux input for MP3's, and speaker out in the back to 4, 8, or 16 ohm cab. I ran this thru my 4x12 and this amp sounded huge!! Would definately be able to use this for recording, gigging at small venues unmiked, and gigs at medium size venues miked. Loud enough run thru a 4x12 to keep up with a drummer. The sound is what you would expect from Orange, very similar to my Dual Terror that I used to own. Good warmth for a solid state power stage. Comes w/ a quality JJ ECC83S tube as well.Would highly recommend this for the [$] price tag. Great item that is much more than just a novelty peice.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

TOO MUCH A ONE TRICK PONY

After writing a review here I returned the little amp. It is just to much a one trick pony. Even with the up graded tube. It would be a fine amp for bedroom...Read complete review

After writing a review here I returned the little amp. It is just to much a one trick pony. Even with the up graded tube. It would be a fine amp for bedroom distortion practice. Metal players and teens. For anything else it has no musical value. I decided to put the money to better use than for something that would be sitting on a shelf unused.

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5.0

tone on a budget for a bedroom studio

By Carlos

from Ft Lauderdale Fl

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

orange tone for 150. ill take that.

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5.0

Absolutely stellar

By TheDude

from Western New York

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Headphone Sound

Best Uses

    Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

    Best money I've ever spent in a while. Couldn't be more impressed. Just make sure you run it through a good speaker cabinet and you're set. Can't fully describe how amazing something so small can be so big at the same time.

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    5.0

    Impulse buy for a guy who's frugal.

    By guitarguy423

    from Upstate, SC

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Awesome With Pedals
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Jam With Drummer
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Runs 2x12 Or 4x12 Too
    • Runs My 4x12
    • Small Venue Capable

    Cons

    • Light Weight Be Careful

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Portable Backup
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

    I did not expect to buy this lil guy when I decided to browse around the retail location near my house. Walked into store and salesman let me try out after I inquired about sold-out Tiny Terror and Dual Terror heads.

    "Pffft. Whatever. Ok, I'll try for heck of it."

    WOW! This little amp puts out some power! Sales guy plugged into Marshall 4x12 and demonstrated full volume for a brief moment and it is so loud, it's funny, because it's comical to see this thing sitting on a 4x12 cabinet, cranking out the decibals.

    I bought it right there and have had for a week now. It is a great buy and awesome value! Less than 2 hundo and you've got a lil portable amp with 20 watts solid state power amp and 12AX7 preamp. It sounds very nice. I am running now through a closed back Orange 2x12 I bought here at MF a few months ago. Sounds excellent! This amp pushes the speakers and moves air!

    The simple 3 knob design works like this:
    Volume is volume, Gain adds gain and distorts very nicely when turned up.
    Middle knob is tone. Halfway up, or say straight up at 12 o'clock, you have a tone that's middleground, while turning to left gives more bass/less mids, and turning right gives more treb/less mids.
    If you max the Gain and set Volume at 9-10 o'clock, you have GREAT distortion and the saturation is very nice, with a great tone you'd have to crank a full tube amp up for, and that can get quite loud if all you want to do is practice or jam around.
    Back off gain to 12 o'clock or less, crank Volume, and you have a good clean tone. Not sparkly chimey Fender clean. more like Marshall plexi clean.

    What I LOVE is the fact I have jammed with drummer and bassist and the amp stood its ground and was heard. Both my fellas were equally impressed with the size vs volume and tone. The amp cut through and wasn't whimpy feeling at all. Granted, I'm running 2x12 16ohm cab.

    I have a JCM800 50 watt head that I'll be buried with when I go LOL and as much as I love it, my ears need a break. Anyone with a serious tube amp knows how loud they need to get before the warmth of your tubes shine through. Sometimes you just want to practice or jam within a nice reasonable volume and still get great tone. Plus you don't have to wear out and go through power tubes with this little amp.

    I feel this is an AWESOME BUY if you are like me, you have a nice loud tube amp, and have considered adding a new amp for size, portability and versatility with volume. If you happen to already have a speaker cab then you should definitely give this a shot. It's so low priced it deserves attention.

    Also, consider this... I would highly recommend this amp as a back up in case your tube amp dies right before show time. This amp will push cabinets enough to be heard in small bar/venue, plus with headphone jack, you can run out to the soundboard and go through house PA at larger venues. This thing is so light it's funny, and you'll love it for that simple fact of portabilty.

    Finally, the only complaint I have is its small size and portability will send this guy sailing if you happen to be clumsy like me and snag the 1/4 cable with your foot LOL You have been warned. Mine still works fine, but not trying to test durability again.

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    4.0

    Nice amp

    By skidoo90

    from Illinois

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Loud
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Dont Use 4 Ohm Cab
    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Hobbyist
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

    First off, This little amp ROCKS!!! I use it with a Bugera 212V-BK 212 cab and have run it through my Marshall 1960AX with greenbacks. I'm on my 2nd one as I thought I had received a lemon on the first till I received the 2nd and it did the EXACT same thing. If your looking for cleans, This amp is NOT for you. This is made for rockin'!! This head has a lot of gain on tap and also increases volume. I like the gain dimed except when boosting it with a pedal. The issue- It will work on a 4 ohm cab setting for a while then it WILL get too hot and start to cut in and out. You can even smell it getting hot. Run it at 8-16 and it will work fine. Even though on the back is says Min 4 ohm, I don't suggest it unless you want problems. for a straight forward 3 knob amp it is sweet, Even with the 4 ohm issue. The one tone knob does a lot for the EQ and will get you where you need to be. Don't let the size fool you. This thing is LOUD and has NO problem powering a 412 cab Loud and Clear!!! It takes pedals in the front end VERY well too. It WILL do metal with an overdrive pedal up front of it. All in all I LOVE this amp, Even with its 1 issue. At 16 ohm it still gets plenty loud. And the tone is AWESOME!!! Musicians Friend as usual were GREAT in the exchange of the first amp I thought was bad. This company takes care at making sure the customer is ALWAYS happy!!!

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    5.0

    Super Sound

    By The CRB

    from Avon CT

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

      We bought the Micro Terr originally to use as a Pre amp for harmonica to run through the board. It worked great but we also use it with some of our other tube amps and it sounds great.

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      5.0

      Great amp

      By nottosay02

      from Sanford NC

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

          After seeing a slew of YouTube videos from Ola Englund, Ryan Bruce, and Rob Chapman, I decided to get this amp. I love it. Tons of great cleans when the gain is backed off, especially with a chorus pedal. Lots of british character with the gain floored. Takes pedals well in the front end. Super portable and not much bigger than a BOSS pedal. Tons of volume for a 20 watt hybrid. I would totally recommend this.

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          5.0

          Incredible!

          By Marco

          from Moncton, NB, Canada

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

          I bought the MT because of Rob Chapman's videos- I sure am proud of this purchase. I knew from the start the amp was lacking some Reverb and EQ shaping - but hey, I had the same issues with +$2,000.00 amps, this one is ~$170.00. I plugged my Dean Z79 (with Burstbuckers) through: T.C.E. - Hall of Fame and BBE Sonic Stomp into the MT. Then, the amp plugged through my homemade cabinet with 2 Celestion Vintage 10s. It tooked me 5 minutes to find my perfect tone, where I can play some nice clean stuff, then play harder and the gain kicks in with that vintage rock'n'roll tone. LOV-ING-IT!!
          This baby is loud. I've got the Volume at 3 and the house was shaking.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for what it is! It's no Mesa B :(

          By Stratman

          from Dallas

          Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

          I got a MiM Strat to play some Texas blues. I was looking for a Blues Jr. Instead, I bought this and another MiM Strat. Great for what I do. I use it with a 1-12 cab. I mic it and it does fine.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Headphone and Practice amp

          By OttoMatick-o23Xt

          from Seattle, WA

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          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Gan
          • Portable

          Cons

          • External Power Supply

          Best Uses

          • Headphone amp
          • Practice Amp

          Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

          Subcompact lunchbox practice and headphone amp. I think it lacks headroom driving a cab or through headphones. The gain is good, from clean to very saturated. I think it sounds almost like a rat. This could be a good amp to toss in your car for jams and practice sessions, but I would rather take one of my real tube heads or combo amps. I use mine mostly as a very good headphone practice amp. I hate the external proprietary wall wort power supply.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Huge sound with Micro Terror

          By Netracer

          from Rocking in Maryland

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Best Bang For Buck
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Fun
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Experimenting
            • Home Studio
            • Practice

            Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

            I was amazed how well this little amp sounded and how versatile it was with just volume, tone and gain controls. I was even more amazed at how a bass guitar sounded as well, this amp is the best amp you can buy in this price range and the sound exceeds that of amps costing much more.

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