This year, Orange will offer modern bassists the new OB1 series of amp heads that will be unveiled at NAMM 2015.
The new Orange OB1 series debuts with two OB1-300 (300W) and OB1-500 (500W) 19” 2U rackable Class A/B heads. Orange says that this series was designed to provide bassists with a “bi-amp” solution and free them from using both guitar and bass amps to get harmonics and overdrive tones.
These new amps split the incoming signal into two full analog paths: one amplifies the clean sound and the other adds two stages of gain and harmonic content to the high frequencies, which can be controlled via a gain knob. Both signals are then combined by using the foot switchable Blend control and you can fine tune the sound with the active 3-band EQ.
It results a fat sound with a brutal, yet versatile gain circuit, which offers multiple sound possibilities according to the way you use the Blend and Gain controls.
Both amps feature a “Pics Only” control panel and include balanced DI, line level and speaker outputs with 4 or 8 Ohm impedances.
More info about these new amps at www.orangeamps.com.