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I have been looking at reverb pedals as well--but this was too good a deal, and a small tube/hybrid amp is on my short list as well.
So I had to get it.

So what did I get?
It's an Orange Micro Dark amp head
This thing is tiny & weighs under 2 pounds.
1 tube--so it qualifies as a tube/hybrid--and it qualifies soundwise as well.
the growl you get from the gain, as well as a soft clean sound are nice and both suit my playing.
They sound particularly good with my Ibanez AF95 hollow body--but with other guitars as well.
I tried it at the store with the matching Orang amp cab--but also headphones--and it sounds real nice through my headphones.
i do have a former Fender Combo that is now just the speaker & cab that I got along with a footpedal (2 switches--one regular/normal and the other is a momentary one) and a small Fender sign for under $10--but I need to get the speaker wire & jack to be able to use it as a cab--and see if the speaker is any good. If not--well I'll buy a new one or get the orange cab.

So far it's still the initial "honeymoon" period.
but for a small amp to sue around home & stuff like that this one is quite nice
20 watts as well--this thing can get real loud.

I'll post pictures when I have my picture hosing site stuff worked out.
But it pretty much looks like this:
Micro Dark – Orange Amps
 

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Good morning zontar, and congrat's!

Been lollygagging about an amp, and I'm generally not a fan of straight ss sound -- guitar amps or home audio. Look forward to your post-honeymoon impressions too.

I have a LV105 Luxman stereo integrated amp with two warming tubes (not technically pre amp) and just those take the edge off cd's especially. Runs a lot cooler than my full tube stuff -- a real plus when it's a scorcher outside --and just one tube per channel makes recorded guitars sound so much better than full ss. Hope you enjoy your new amp.
 
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I have the loan of a Micro Terror which I am currently running through my Marshal DFX 50 as a cabinet! It will do for now!

How do I hook up my pedal board to the Micro?
 

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I have the loan of a Micro Terror which I am currently running through my Marshal DFX 50 as a cabinet! It will do for now!

How do I hook up my pedal board to the Micro?
That could be cool.
So you mean like an effects loop? There isn't one--but i never use it anyway...
You can hook i up the same way I would--plug into the board then from the board to the amp.
 
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That could be cool.
So you mean like an effects loop? There isn't one--but i never use it anyway...
You can hook i up the same way I would--plug into the board then from the board to the amp.
Thanks Zontar!

I already knew how to do this like I did a million times before. I was over thinking things! I got it all together and really love this micro Orange. Quite amazing!
 

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The Micro & the Micro Dark are both pretty cool--Overall I prefer the Dark--due to the difference in controls--but I do like both.
 

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I am thinking of trading my shitty Marshall DFX 50 in for and extension cab at L & M. I will probably get $150 for it but have a gift card for $100. If I have to finance the rest I will. Money is at a premium right now.

Would you recommend a 1x12 or 2x12 to put with the Terror!

For now I am running it through my DFX speaker and it sounds pretty amazing but I know it has more potential. It sounds even more amazing with my pedal board.
 

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I am thinking of trading my shitty Marshall DFX 50 in for and extension cab at L & M. I will probably get $150 for it but have a gift card for $100. If I have to finance the rest I will. Money is at a premium right now.

Would you recommend a 1x12 or 2x12 to put with the Terror!

For now I am running it through my DFX speaker and it sounds pretty amazing but I know it has more potential. It sounds even more amazing with my pedal board.
I guess it depends on what you are using it for.
Right now I mostly use mine with headphones...
the small Orange cab they have for the Micro & Micro Dark works nicely--but for some uses I think a bigger speaker--or multiple speakers would work better.
But I can' say that from experience.
 

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After thinking about it a bit, I'd be in for renting one of those little Orange Micro Darks (I'm not sure what I tried before in the store). Would prolly sound good with my Blackstar HTV212 that's been upgraded with a couple of Celestion V30's. If I get anything else I'd Opt for a different type of sound. Don't really know what to expect with a hybrrid like that. I'm used to the EL84 sounds of my 3 amps.
 

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So, Zontar what is the difference between the Dark micro and the regular?
 

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So, Zontar what is the difference between the Dark micro and the regular?
Well the Micro is white & the Dark is black...
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I like both of them-wouldn't put either one down.

For actual differences beyond cosmetic:
The controls are bit different--the Micro has a standard type tone control & the Dark has a Midrange contour control--since I normally love my mids--it is cool to have--and if I do ever want to veer into lowering the mids--it's great to have.

there may be other differences--but that's what I can think of without looking them up...
 

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Would you recommend a 1x12 or 2x12 to put with the Terror!
I think you're better off with a good 112 than an average 212.

Lighter to cart around, cheaper to try different speakers in. I gig with 112's all the time and they easily hang with a drummer. Often, a 212 throws too far and gets in the way physically, although some of them can be set up vertically as well.

The next question, though, may be 112 closed back or 112 opened back. The closed back will retain more bottom end (better for heavy stuff, chugging, etc) while the open back will disperse sound around the room more and is generally considered a bit nicer for clean 3d-ish and lighter overdriven stuff. These are huge oversimplifications, but that will get your beak wet, at least.
 

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I think you're better off with a good 112 than an average 212.

Lighter to cart around, cheaper to try different speakers in. I gig with 112's all the time and they easily hang with a drummer. Often, a 212 throws too far and gets in the way physically, although some of them can be set up vertically as well.

The next question, though, may be 112 closed back or 112 opened back. The closed back will retain more bottom end (better for heavy stuff, chugging, etc) while the open back will disperse sound around the room more and is generally considered a bit nicer for clean 3d-ish and lighter overdriven stuff. These are huge oversimplifications, but that will get your beak wet, at least.
I just found that out! The fact that there was an open and closed edition of a 1x12. I think the closed back would suit my needs better! I am thinking of getting the Traynor Dark Hearse. For me getting this cab makes more sense then getting the Orange cab because the Orange is that more expensive! They sound very similar!
 

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I have two Darkhorse cabs, the 1x12 and the 2x12.
Great cabs for the money, convertible option and they come loaded with a MIC Greenback.

I think the cab closed with the GB would be what you're after.
 

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I have two Darkhorse cabs, the 1x12 and the 2x12.
Great cabs for the money, convertible option and they come loaded with a MIC Greenback.

I think the cab closed with the GB would be what you're after.
What is a "Greenback"? What does that mean?

MIC = made in China?
 
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