he Orange Micro Dark hybrid electric guitar amplifier head puts great high-gain tones in a simple and very portable package. Based around Orange’s popular Dark series of amplifiers, the Micro Dark offers the same searing gain and tonal versatility as its big brothers, but boasts the same tiny format as the Micro Terror. This mighty mite crams 20 watts into a head about the size of a small lunchbox. If you need a simple-to-use, portable amplifier with huge tones, check out the Orange Micro Dark.
- Tones from the heavy to clean
- Compact and convenient
- Easy-to-navigate controls
Tones from the heavy to clean
The Dark series of amplifiers make no secret that they’re engineered for high-gain heavy metal. But even with the few knobs on the front panel, you’ll be able to quickly dial in a large variety of tones from metal grind to spanky cleans. And if the huge range of tones available aren’t enough, the Micro Dark will work with most guitar speaker cabinets, allowing you to fine-tune your tone.
Compact and convenient
There simply aren’t many other amplifier heads this small that can keep up with the Micro Dark’s 12AX7-driven tones and 20 watts of power. At under three pounds, the Micro Dark amplifier head is a cinch to transport to any recording session, rehearsal, or gig. And its diminutive size makes it an easy fit in any room, no matter how tight the space may be.
The 3-knob control panel makes pulling great sounds out of your Orange Micro Dark easy. It features pots for volume, gain, and shape. The shape control is the same used on the other Dark series of amplifiers, going from scooped grind on one side of the dial to a more classic mid-focused tone on the other. Want even more tonal options? The Micro Dark boasts a buffered effects loop in the back for patching in your favorite time-based effects. And the single input and single speaker out streamlines your setup so you’re getting great tone in no time.
Orange 20-watt Micro Dark Electric Guitar Amplifier Head Features:
- 20-watt hybrid amplifier head geared toward metal tones
- Hybrid tube preamp and solid state power amp push 20 watts of power
- Shape and gain controls go from country cleans to savage high gain
- The amp is less than 3 lbs. and only 5.31″ tall
- 20 watts is plenty for practice, rehearsals, and some gigs
- Straight-forward control layout