The flagship of this line would be the Beta, and today we will discuss some notable users, interesting techincal aspects, and the various models within this line of amps.
The Beta series was rolled out with quite a few options for the guitar (or bass) player in 1979.
It’s a pocket-sized synthesizer that was, like, .
I’ve made those things sound like giant organs, but I’ve barely even touched a keyboard.
Lately, I’ve really been into long string bends that sound like I’m using a Whammy pedal—long, unnatural-sounding bends ending with heavy vibrato.
It gets confused with an octave fuzz or a gnarly keyboard, but it’s just this little device I’ve had for a long time—it’s a great studio tool.
However, he is probably best known for his work in the band SUNN O))) (named after an old amplifier company). It was sonically crushing and the oppressive nature of a wall of amplifiers was the light bulb moment for me when it comes to what an amplifier really is and what to can do to you. I do have a lot of amplifiers, but not as many as a lot of people I know and of course have my dream quest amps I’m searching for.
My first experience of SUNN O))) was sat in the front room at a friends house and he played me White One. On tour recently I borrowed a Swedish friend’s old [OR] 120 and wow, that amp sounded great. Those are all elements I look for in a guitar amplifier and Orange has these characters.
I also like playing the Rockerverb 100 and 200 Watt amps here and the vintage 120s* of course.
In my flat I have a great Orange Rockerverb 50 combo for writing, and for local recording appointments.