Orange Jim Root Terror Head wins Amplifier of The Year Award
The Orange Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head is awarded the Total Guitar: Amplifier of The Year Award at the recently held MIA Awards.
The Jim Root Terror Head was launched at the 2012 Winder NAMM and is the first signature amp from Orange in over forty years.
Getting this year's Amplifier of The Year Award is a testament to the quality and tone of this portable 15 Watt Tube amplifier. The amp's success could also signify more Orange signature amps in the future, and more portable amps geared towards metal players. The award was given to orange on the 22nd of November at the Emirates Stadium in London.
This signature amp was designed in conjunction with Slipknot's Jim Root, based on the dirty channel of the Orange Rockerverb 100. It has a seemingly simplistic set of controls namely Volume, Gain, Bass, Mid and Treble Controls, but the Gain knob is designed to be versatile enough to handle a wide range of tones from low-gain blues to high gain metal.
Other features include a 12AT7-Driven FX Loop, 1 x 16 Ohm and 2 x 8 Ohm Outputs and switchable power rating between 15/7 Watts if you need the amp to be quieter for practice or recording.
The amp garnered rave reviews at the 2012 Winter NAMM, and it won several other awards from various guitar publications. This most recent win - The Total Guitar: Amplifier Of The Year Award, was won through public voting and serves as an affirmation to a very successful year for this impressive amp.
The Press Release from Orange summarized their press release with this comment: "The Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head is a combination of Orange Amps technology with Jim’s love of the ‘pics only’ amps and his wish for it to be affordable. Everyone at Orange is very proud to have received this prestigious award and to have worked closely with Jim on this special amplifier."
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