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Orange Rocker 15W Terror Guitar Head

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Building on the hugely popular Rocker 15 Combo's formula, the new Rocker 15 Terror delivers both massive valve-driven projection and sensible practice volume - without sacrificing any of that pristine Orange sound you know and love! 

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Choose Your Wattage!

Combining Orange's signature full & half power modes with a built-in attenuator switch (labelled 'headroom or bedroom')means you have four different wattages to play with: 15, 7, 1 and 1/2. That's right, a half-watt! This means that much like its combo counterpart, the Rocker 15 Terror is a fully-fledged gigging amp that'll give you heaps of gutsy tone when you need it, but when you want to dial it down to avoid upsetting the neighbours, you can do so without losing the integrity of its excellent valve sound. 

As well as this, Orange aim to ensure that your amp lasts as long as possible; the Rocker 15 Terror uses the same transformers as the rest of the Terror range, hand-soldered flying leads, an all-valve effects loop circuit and chassis-mounted switchgear to give you top-notch sound for longer - what's not to love?

Transparent Sound

The two channels are designed to deliver great sound without the hassle. The clean channel, in this case called 'Natural', couldn't be simpler: one volume control and that's it. This provides you with the ultimate transparent sound that works brilliantly as a platform for pedals. Push it a little harder for a rich compressed crisp that works wonders with single coils and humbuckers alike! 

The 'Dirty' channel takes it in the other direction, giving you Gain, Master and 3-band EQ controls for tonal tweaking. Roll off the gain and boost the mids for a warm, hairy old-school sound or crank it up and boost the bass for killer rock and metal tones - the choice is yours! 

Here's What Orange Have To Say About The Rocker 15 Terror:

Capable of 0.5, 1, 7 or 15 Watts of output the Rocker 15 Terror is the head only version of the enormously popular Rocker 15 Combo that moves seamlessly from the home, to the studio, to the stage. Finally, a small, two channel, bedroom-friendly all-valve amp that you can legitimately gig!

With the Rocker 15 set wide open, smaller venues are comfortably taken care. Thanks to the same beefy transformers as the combo version, the Rocker 15 has a remarkably potent delivery which takes full advantage of its EL84 output section. Even when scaling back the power, the amp's tone stays fat and full, oozing warm valve compression and saturation without disturbing the neighbours.

Clever options aside, the Rocker 15 has real character - a twin channel design with a twist. The Natural channel is a purist's dream with just a single knob: Volume. Finely balanced and supremely playable, this channel is perfectly voiced to bring out the 'natural' sound of the instrument under your fingers (or the pedals under your feet). The 'Dirty' channel is a more familiar affair with controls for Gain, Volume and a three band EQ section. Both channels are very sensitive to touch and playing dynamics, making Rocker 15 very versatile despite its straightforward, player-friendly layout.

The amp also features a proper valve driven effects loop for total purity from input to output. So, whether you need a rig for low-volume practising, recording, or to be heard on the club circuit, the shape-shifting Rocker 15 will show itself to be the amp for every occasion.

From Bedroom To Headroom

Between the Rocker 15's full and half power modes - plus the aptly named 'Headroom/Bedroom' attenuator switch - the amp switches between 15, 7, 1 or even half a Watt. When in Bedroom mode, the circuit has been designed to retain the springiness and feel that we love about valve amps, a sensation that often gets lost with some attenuator designs. The result is this Terror sounds and feels more like a big amp, even in the lowest power modes. This makes for great tones in the practise room or in the studio, with the option to step up a gear to full power 15 Watt mode for the stage.

Unique Twin Channel Design

If you've ever wondered what your guitars or your pedals actually sounded like, the Rocker Series amps are a joy to play. The 'Natural' channel features just one control for volume and is voiced for absolute transparency. Single coils ring out with true clarity and humbuckers sing with woody overtones. Cleaner settings produce clear, glistening tones whilst cranking the volume reveals a bluesy crunch that loves to be kicked harder with boost and overdrive pedals. Quite literally, you get out what you put in. The 'Dirty' channel has a more traditional look with Gain, Master Volume and a three band EQ. It too can be set on the cleaner side as a second rhythm sound, or dialled for various flavours of British grit for leads. (Optional FS-1 footswitch sold separately)

Engineered To Be Played 

At Orange, we expect our amps to work for a living. For the best possible tone and durability, the Rocker 15 Terror uses the same proprietary transformers found in all of our iconic Terror Series. Like our latest flagship valve amp heads, the Rocker 15 Terror does away with plastic connector blocks and ribbon cables in favour of hand-soldered flying leads. The chassis-mounted switchgear is secured to the classic Terror series enclosure. As for the amp's effects loop, we've opted to keep the signal path all-valve to preserve the amp's tonal integrity.

Specifications:

  • Features: Twin channel, valve-buffered effects loop, half-power mode, headroom/bedroom attenuator switch
  • Controls, Natural Channel: Volume
  • Controls, Dirty Channel: Gain, bass, middle, treble, volume
  • Output power: 0.5, 1, 7 or 15 watts (switchable)
  • Effects loop: Yes, valve-buffered
  • Preamp valves: 3 X ECC83 (12AX7), 1 X ECC81 (12AT7)
  • Power amp valves: 2 X EL84
  • Unboxed dimensions (W X H X D): 35.6 X 17.7 X 15CM (14.01 X 6.96 X 5.91")
  • Boxed dimensions (W X H X D): 43.9 X 25.3 X 23.9CM (17.28 X 9.96 X 9.41")
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