Orange DD50 Dual Dark 50w Twin Channel Amp Head
The Orange Dual Dark DD50 is a two channel high gain guitar amp head. Channel B is based on the legendary Dark Terror with aggressive modern Metal gain while Channel A is a new voicing completely unique to the Dual Dark, you can take either channel from clean and crisp through tight crunch up to full on 4 gain stage chaos.
50w of power is awesome when you're ripping peoples face off at gigs but it's not always very helpful when you're in the rehearsal studio (or at home!) which is why Orange have given the Dual Dark 50 both a step down switch (50w/25w) AND a built in attenuator so you can dial your ideal tone and then lower the volume without effecting your tone!Here's what Orange say about the Dual Dark Amplifiers
The all-new Orange Dual Dark Series is a range of high-end dual channel amps. Put simply, these amps showcase Orange Amplification at their most innovative. The new amps build on the brand’s reputation for creating the ultimate British guitar tone. Bringing a new dimension of sound that delivers potent combinations of tone.
The models have a completely new voicing for Channel A, different to anything else in the Orange Amp range yet still true to their heritage. Channel B is has the voicing of the Dark Terror tone. Both channels can go from clean through to crunch at lower gain levels and offer four stages of gain!
Launching at NAMM 2014 are the 50 Watt and 100 Watt versions, both feature footswitchable attenuators and Orange’s signature low impedance effects loop design. The Dual Dark 50 has an output that can be switched to 50 or 25 Watts. Output on the Dual Dark 100 can be switched to 100, 70, 50 or 30 Watts.
Both amps come with standard EL34s fitted but other tetrode valves can be used when biased correctly by a technician. The Dual Dark amps have been built with state of the art components backed by Orange’s ever evolving design and deliver the biggest amount of gain available in the history of our amps. Orange DD50 Features:
- Power: 50W
- Two channels
- Controls: Attenuator; volume, treble, middle, bass, gain (Channel A); volume, shape, gain (Channel B)
- Tubes: five ECC83/12AX7 (pre-amp); one ECC81/12AT7 (FX loop); two EL34/6CA7 (power amp)
- Speaker out: 1x16, 1x8, 2x16 (with each 16 cab plugged into the 8 out)
- FX loop
- Footswitchable channels and attenuator
- Dimensions: 10.6" x 21.7" x 11"
- Weight: 46.3 lbs.