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Orange Amplifiers Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head   (Open Box)
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Product# H81980
OVERVIEW

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 (hybrid)
  • Tube: one 12AX7 tube preamp with solid state power amp
  • Controls: Volume, Tone and Gain
  • Single channel
  • Impedance: 4 ohm minimum
  • Headphone output
  • Aux input for MP3 or CD
  • Dimensions: 6.5" x 5.3" x 3.74"
  • Weight: 1.87 lb.

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
 
4.7

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (66)
  • Portable (64)
  • Excellent sound (61)
  • Good power output (52)
  • Warm / comfy (47)

Cons

  • Limited functions (19)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (43)
  • Home studio (43)
  • Performances (34)
  • Professional recording (25)
  • Outdoor events / games (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (45), Professional musician (21), 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

Better Than Advertised

By Doghouse Reilly

from AZ

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup For Gigs
    • Performances
    • Practice Amp
    • Professional Recording

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

    Like many others, I was impressed by the YouTube videos (especially Rob Chapman/Anderton's). However, I was surprised by the warmth and responsiveness of this amps. I've owned a couple (and used even more) hybrid amps. This is better, and not just at the brilliant price point.

    Fiddling with the knobs on this box and on my guitars has given me access to almost any tone I can imagine with the exception of that syrupy Fender clean tone. Even so . . .

    I bought this principally for higher gain tones, but have been very pleasantly surprised by the warmth and responsiveness of the clean tones. There isn't a ton of headroom on the clean tones, but there is a lot more than I was expecting. I've even used it for a jazz gig (coffeehouse sized venue--probably gets lost in a much bigger room). With everything on 10, you get plenty of crunch with sweet tone, and it's loud enough to keep up with most any drummer.

    For practice and recording, I use a closed-back 1 x 8 with a Jensen in it, and for gigs I use an open-back 1 x 12 loaded with a Swamp Thang. Both sound amazing with this little guy.

    The few pedals I've tried, it has taken well. (Boss Fender Reverb and a DOD chorus from the 80s) I mostly plug the guitar straight into the box, so you'll want a second opinion on this.

    I bought this as a one-trick pony, but I keep discovering things I like about it. Which seems odd given that the thing only has three knobs.

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    4.0

    Great Amp, Just not Loud Enough

    By Joey

    from Houston Tx

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Great tone
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Practice
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

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

    It's a great little amp for playing at home as well as recording, and it sounds phenomenal. It has orange tone all the way, and it's really easy to use, but don't expect to walk into a practice and hang with the band.

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    4.0

    Better with a bigger cabinet and volume

    By boxcar rockstar

    from Ottawa, Canada

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I decided to buy this amp because of the great reviews, price, size, and sure, because of the brand and styling. I was looking mostly for a small practice amp that could put out some rock-level gain. The take-away, though, is that it excels with a bigger speaker/cab and at volume.

        In part because the Micro Terror is so small and discrete, I was hoping to get more use out of the headphones for quiet practising but I have to warn you: the headphone sound quality, at least for overdriven sounds, is poor and quite buzzy (I have a Blackstar HT5 which has emulated headphone output and by comparison is FAR better for this; its cleans are more limited, but its built-in gain is higher too, and it has two channels...)

        I'd also recommend skipping the Orange PC108 cabinet. It's okay, and not a big expense, but limits the sound, especially the lower end and gain. For powerchords and solos, I felt I needed to add an OD pedal as a boost. Looks good, though, and I can fit the whole rig on a bookshelf :)

        I recently picked up a Blackstar HTV-112 oversized 1x12" cab to pair with either of my amps, and THAT, I gotta say, adds a lot of lower end and really makes the Micro Terror shine. Sounds fantastic, and for those that like higher gain, will be a lot more pleasing than the smaller cab. I just want to keep pushing that volume up -- sounds fantastic. I imagine it'd be the same with a good 2x12 or 4x12.

        All in all a nice little amp, and I'd say worth it for the price. Despite the size, it's better at volume!

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        4.0

        Great amp for the price.

        By Redlighting

        from Moberly, Missouri

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

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

          This amp is great for the price. Very loud for the size of it. I bought the ppc 1x8 with the amp and was very impressed how loud it could get. The only thing I don't like about the amp is that the gain controls the volume more than the volume itself. Don't let that discourage you from buying this amp. It's an amazing practice amp and can even use it to jam or have band practice.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Big punch in little package

          By Marry Juano

          from Flagstaff, aZ

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

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

            Dude plugged it into my 400 wat jet city cab. Can play big shows with this too.

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            5.0

            Phenomenal for the price

            By Bag

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

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

              I basically bought this to hold me over while I save for a rockerverb and I wasn't really expecting much from it.
              I was totally wrong. This little thing is absolutely fantastic. Hook up an NS2 up for the noise and it's perfect.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Noisy Little Beast

              By Spooty

              from St. Louis

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good For Specific Purpose
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Limited Functions
              • No Clean Channel Option
              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Portability
              • Portabliitytravel
              • Travel Amp

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

              So, this amp will not replace my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. It will however, be of great use to take on vacation to remote places with limited musician resources; I'm thinking Caye Caulker, BZE where the Friday Jam at The Barrier Reef Bar requires lots of wattage to cut through the crowd. It honestly doesn't have any clean channel but who really wants one for this? It's the best 4 pound tube head for guitar you'll find. Period.

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              5.0

              WHAT A SURPRISE

              By KP Gitfiddle

              from LAS VEGAS,NEVADA

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

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

              THIS LITTLE AMP ROCKS !!! GOOD FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC. GREAT FOR ROCK AND BLUES. AND EXTREMELY LOUD FOR A TINY AMP. I'M RUNNING IT THROUGH A 2-12" CAB WITH CELESTION SPEAKERS..."IT SOUNDS FABULOUS" !!! IT HAS THAT BRITISH OVERDRIVE TONE, BUT YOU CAN DIAL IT BACK FOR OTHER TYPES OF TONES. A GREAT ADDITION TO MY ARSENAL.

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I Love this Thing!!!!!!!!!

              By Analog Kid

              from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Power Plug Needs Redesign

              Best Uses

              • Practicepracticepractice

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

              This little amp absolutely Rocks and Chimes! It is the best practice amp I have ever owned and believe me, I own them all. The Electro Harmonix headphone amp is pretty cool too, but the Orange Micro Terror beats them all hands down! I use this with headphones at night and contrary to what others say, the headphone out sounds great to me. Just use a decent set of phones. If you want to use a speaker cab, the Orange Micro Terror will do that too! Many of the other headphone amps could be considered "toys", but the Orange Micro Terror definitely is not in this category. It is very well built, sound quality is excellent with that distinct Orange sound (or crystal clear and clean if you want)and uses a real JJ 12AX7 valve in the pre-amp. This is the real deal if you want a quality, absolutely cool practice headphone/room amp. Don't try to make it what it is not, a performing stage amp (although apparently it can do that as well!) You can't go wrong with this excellent product by Orange! I think I will have to buy another one just in case they ever decide to stop making them. They are that cool!!! Great job Orange and as always, Musician's Friend is the best! Price, customer service, shipping speed, etc. Thanks to MF as well!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great stripped down amp

              By Song-writer

              from Winchester, VA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

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

                This is a solid amp. I really appreciate the tone you get at this price point. I took off the little feet and the handle then mounted it to my floor board! it goes through a di then straight to my board(no big heavy amp cab). Love the compact design and the tone.

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