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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

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Orange AmplifiersMicro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head
 
4.8

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (53)
  • Portable (51)
  • Excellent sound (50)
  • Good power output (40)
  • Warm / comfy (37)

Cons

  • Limited functions (16)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (38)
  • Amateur recording (36)
  • Performances (28)
  • Professional recording (20)
  • Outdoor events / games (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (37), 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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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

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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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Headphone and Practice amp

        By OttoMatick-o23Xt

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Experienced

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        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

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        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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Powerful amp, not enough gain for metal

          By JMG975

          from Kentucky

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

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

            Great tube sound from such a small packsge. If you plan on playing metal through this amp without a distortion pedal, forget it. You would be lucky to get classic rock tones. It does take pedals well fortunately and sounds great with the right ones out front.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            "Little dog big bite"

            By whop

            from Indialantic, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

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

            Well worth the money. Plug into 12' speaker and bring the house down!

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            5.0

            Micro Terror Rocks!

            By Franny

            from Philly, PA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Practice
              • Small venues

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

              I have read many comments about power and volume for this extreme compact amp. I just finished a jam session with my band. The drummer is very loud. I has the gain almost maxed and the volume only at 1/4 and I cut right through. The volume and sound from this tiny little Micro terror has to be experienced to actually believe it. I have it paired with an Orange 1 12" speaker cabinet. Even without the low price, this amp is killer!

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