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Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass 500 Series BT500H 500W Bass Amp Head  

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Overview

  • Controls: volume, bass, middle, treble, gain, active/passive switch.
  • Switchable impedance: 4 or 8ohm
  • Metal case 1.5 mm Zintec chassis, steel vented top
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    $1,139.00
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500 ferocious watts and a tube preamp in a compact head.

Maintaining the size of the original Tiny Terror, the Terror Bass from Orange Amplifiers is a 500W hybrid bass amp head with a Class D solid-state power section and the AD200B twin-tube 12AX7 preamp.

This Orange bass amp's diminutive size is quite deceiving, especially considering that underneath its sturdy and appealing housing lies an unbelievable 500 watts of class-D solid-state power, paired with a twin tube preamp. The result is a crushing bass power and tone that has put Orange bass amplifiers in a class of their own. The amplifier head features switchable impedance of 4 or 8 ohm, and includes volume, bass, middle, treble, gain, and active/passive switch for further control of your bass tone.

Weighing in at just over 11 lb., the Orange Bass Terror is a leader in ultra-compact and portable bass power. Its size makes this bass amp head ideal for traveling musicians. Take it on the bus, subway, in a backpack, or on a bike to that gig, and rock out knowing the sound from this little Orange bass amp head is loud, and proud, and pumps out incredible tone. Includes padded gig bag.

Note: The Bass Terror bass amp head does not require rebiasing when replacing tubes.

Features

  • Controls: volume, bass, middle, treble, gain, active/passive switch.
  • Switchable impedance: 4 or 8ohm
  • Metal case 1.5 mm Zintec chassis, steel vented top
  • Output: 500 watts RMS
  • Dimensions: (WxHxD) 12"W x 6-3/4"H x 5-1/2"D

If you have to sell your soul, do it and get this amp.

 
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Orange AmplifiersTerror Bass 500 Series BT500H 500W Bass Amp Head
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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60%

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      (0 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      This is junk

      By unhappy

      from Casar NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • NONE

      Cons

      • Very Poor Amp

      Best Uses

      • Paper weight

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass 500 Series BT500H 500W Bass Amp Head:

      do not buy beware stay away

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great quality bass head for the money!

      By Mike Bass

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass 500 Series BT500H 500W Bass Amp Head:

        I literally received it on the night of my show and was easily able to find a sound I like.

        If you purchase one of these, and you don't have a speakon speaker cable, make sure you order one. There is not an option for 1/4" cable connection. I was a little disappointed with the weak packaging, but fortunately nothing was wrong when I received it. I ordered the restocked version and it didn't come with the orange gig bag, so keep that in mind when ordering.

        Based on the minor issues that are irrevelevent to the quality of the head itself, this is a 5 star product.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pocket sized and ready for any stage!

        By jsutton1988

        from Cleveland, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Warmth
        • Hybrid Reliability
        • Portable
        • Powerful
        • Quality Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Recording
          • Touring

          Comments about Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass 500 Series BT500H 500W Bass Amp Head:

          I just recently picked this guy up, and I have nothing but praise for this compact, reliable beast of a 'pocket amp'. It can create any tone you could want, but I find it especially catering to a warm vintage tone with slight grit. You can really make this head sound like a vintage tube amp, but have all the quality of a new, hybrid head. It only weighs about 11 pounds and comes with a carrying case to keep it in good shape. The case quality seems good as well.

          This amp was very easy to set up and get a great sound out of. I didn't have to do any crazy knob turning to get the tone I wanted. I will mainly be using a fender precision and jazz bass with this head. I am using it with a vintage musicman 212 cabinet.

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          (4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Refurbed unit showed up DOA

          By Seek Heater

          from Puyallup, WA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Dead on Arrival

            Best Uses

              Comments about Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass 500 Series BT500H 500W Bass Amp Head:

              I ordered a refurbished model. It showed up with a badly damaged original box (the shipping box was fine, but the Orange original box inside had its lid torn off, and was badly beat up).

              The amp itself looked fine, but immediately after power on it started to smell like burning oil, and was humming a fair amount. Then it started sending loud popping noises through to my speakers.

              Obviously, either Orange or MF need to really clean up their inspection process on "refurbished" units... this thing was obviously just stuffed back in a box from a previous return with no checks whatever as to whether it works.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great tone / Great value

              By Sirchalk47

              from Undisclosed

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Excellent tonal range

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass 500 Series BT500H 500W Bass Amp Head:

                Wanted something with relatively flat/warm tone with at least tube pre's. Couldn't be happier with this purchase. Even took a chance on buying w/o trying out first based on brand reputation and other reviews.

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                (11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                a good cost/benefit

                By Lumen Witkowski

                from Sao Paulo, Brasil.

                Comments about Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass 500 Series BT500H 500W Bass Amp Head:

                firstly, since ever i wish i could have a Orange amp and the Terror Bass it's something i could afford.in my epopeia to find the perfect (or the nicest w/ cost/benefit) i found this little demon and it seems the perfect gear that i found in this time of my life.it's perfect in many aspects: 1) LIGHT WEIGHT (you can travel w/ it without problem with extra weight (airplanes)) 2) IT'S POWERFULL. (i play in a few houses that didn't have the decent/acceptable conditions to play, so i plug it in a 600w cab and the Orange does perfectly the job).i love how simple Orange can be. the lack of tones w/ 5 knobs it's fantastic, mixing it w/ a high end signal bass gives you that little fantastic dirty.resuming: Orange Terror Bass = DIRTY, LOUD AND FAT TONE.

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                (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect.

                By jander78

                from Syracuse, NY

                Comments about Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass 500 Series BT500H 500W Bass Amp Head:

                I've used multiple bass heads (Ampeg SVT, GK, Sunn, Fender) and didn't think I'd find a head that could get the perfect tone without having to use a preamp pedal. I previously used (and loved) the Fender Bassman 300 pro, but at 80 pounds it was impossible to tour with and rely upon. The Terror Bass is amazing. Perfect tone that can get real dirty the higher the gain goes up, weighs under 10lbs, and comes with a camera bag sized carrying case. Also, at 500 watts, it's extremely loud. I can't turn the volume past 3 without blowing out the rest of the band with their 100 watt tube heads cranked. Finally I've found the Bass head I've been looking for.

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                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I have my B-15D again

                By bass-man

                from Austin

                Comments about Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass 500 Series BT500H 500W Bass Amp Head:

                I sold my Ampeg fliptop B15-D about 43 years ago, and have been searching for that tone ever since, without having to lug around a SVT or similar 60 pound behemoth to club gigs. This puppy is PERFECT!!! Growley if you up the gain and open up the pickup volume, clean if you back off the gain, and everything in between. I have a couple vintage Fenders that have never sounded better ... I agree, sell your soul to get this amp

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Yea.

                By mynameisseth

                from Atlanta, Georgia.

                Comments about Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass 500 Series BT500H 500W Bass Amp Head:

                It's an awesome amp. If you like the sound of your bass with out huge signal path changes, you'll like the amp. There's tons of gain. In fact, I played an Ampeg 300-CL head, and had gain all the way up just to see how dirty it could get, and the equivalence was probably the Terror Bass up to the 6th notch. If you like playing angry music, this amp is for you. The gain is unreal. Everyone complains about the D.I. being extremely hot. While this does suck, it still sounds great through through a PA. Speaking of the D.I., I've noticed when plugged into a D.I. the gain knob controls the signal going to the board, and the volume knob controls cabinet volume. Very cool. With the trend of tubed, low wattage, and easy portability, this little guy fits right in. Except for the whole 500 watts thing. It's plenty loud through a 4x10 cab.

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