Orange Amplification https://www.orangeamps.com British Guitar Amps, Bass Amps, Valve guitar, Combos, Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:38:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Orange Dual Dark 50 Wins Amplifier of the Year https://www.orangeamps.com/orange-dual-dark-50-wins-amplifier-of-the-year/ https://www.orangeamps.com/orange-dual-dark-50-wins-amplifier-of-the-year/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:48:01 +0000 https://www.orangeamps.com/?p=204402 Orange Dual Dark 50 Wins Amplifier of the Year at MIA Awards 2014

The 2014 MIA awards were held last night at the The Park Plaza Riverbank, London.

For the third consecutive year, Orange Amplification won the Total Guitar, Guitar Amplifier of the Year award and this year it was for the British designed and built Orange Dual Dark 50.

Launched at Winter NAMM 2014, the Dual Dark 50 and Dual Dark 100 build on the Dark Terror tone and brings a completely new voicing to the Orange amp range. It has been critically acclaimed by media all over the world and Total Guitar when reviewing the amplifier said “It is a Pro-level amp for players who are serious about getting heavy, and nobody does heavy quite like Orange”. iGuitar magazine also said “I don’t believe the ‘perfect’ amp exists but the Dual Dark comes frighteningly close.”

The event was attended by dignitaries from across the music industry, with the majority of awards being voted for by the general public with over 29,000 votes received. This annual award ceremony celebrates the best people, products and companies in the UK MI industry and in 2011 presented Orange founder and CEO, Cliff Cooper with the prestigious Living Legend award.

Orange Amplification Technical Director, Ade Emsley commented, “I am deeply honoured to be a part of a hat trick of wins for Orange, following on from the success of the Jim Root Terror in 2012 and the OR100 in 2013. My sincere thanks go out to the readers of Total Guitar and the general public for their appreciation of the Dual Dark 50.”

Cliff Cooper added: “We have a great team here at Orange and it takes everyone working together to deliver the product, service and support that our company works so hard to achieve. We are extremely proud to receive this award and express our sincere gratitude to all of those who voted for the Orange Dual Dark Amplifier”.

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Classic Rock https://www.orangeamps.com/classicrock/ https://www.orangeamps.com/classicrock/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:30:30 +0000 https://www.orangeamps.com/?p=204066

Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

6:00 PM

Alex, Artist Releations Manager here, welcome to Oranges live blog of the CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS BABY!!! We will be bringing you a blow by blow update of the night.

Antony, Sales Director here! The rock royalty are starting to walk the red carpet. We have an amazing view, we will get some snaps and share them as the stars arrive.

Antony Gunter

Antony Gunter

Sales Guy

6:10 PM

Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

6:12 PM

Who’s that we see? It’s only Henry Rollins!


Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

6:20 PM

Antony: Who’s this sharped dressed man? Oh yea, it’s only one of the true legends of rock Billy Gibbons! Tonight he will be presenting a special award.


The champagne is flowing and the guests are starting to fill the hall.

Luke Zollinger

Luke Zollinger

Executive Vice President

7:16 PM

An awards ceremony without a auction just would not be right. Tonight we have thrown a CR120C into the mix, we are getting the celebs to sign it as they enter and then we will auction it off, giving all proceeds to Little Kids Rock (http://www.littlekidsrock.org/). Little Kids Rock is a national non-profit which aims to transform children’s lives by bring music education to disadvantage public schools. Maybe we can help nature and inspire the next rock god? Let’s hope so!

Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

7:24 PM

Rum courtesy of Sammy Hagar, thanks Sammy! Sammy Hagar is presenting tonight’s awards. Remember this from ’84? Crank that stereo…


Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

7:26 PM

Sign that amp! All of a good cause.


Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

7:26 PM

Luke Zollinger

Luke Zollinger

Executive Vice President

7:28 PM

Here comes another living legend, Brian May, Ph.D is in the building, wow. He will be presenting the Maestro Award at tonight’s classic rock awards.

Luke Zollinger

Luke Zollinger

Executive Vice President

7:29 PM

I’m just going to be geeking out all night I guess, Joe Perry is here.

Dinner Time! What we eating tonight you ask? I’ll break it down to a sentence, a fancy salad, steak and vegetables, chocolate cake (without flour). Lovely.

Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

7:34 PM

Antony Gunter

Antony Gunter

Sales Guy

7:36 PM

The stage is set…….


Antony Gunter

Antony Gunter

Sales Guy

7:36 PM

It’s only bloody Ozzy!


After some good food and adequate hydration, the awards are starting! Orange are sponsoring the Inspiration Award. Before Sammy Hagar kicks off the presentations though, we have Orange ambassadors Rival Sons! They are looking great and looking cool. Prepare to be rocked!


Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

9:38 PM

Antony Gunter

Antony Gunter

Sales Guy

10:01 PM

Always look on the bright side…


Sammy lines up for the first award, Best new band as voted for by the fans, the tension is high, and the winner is!? The Cadillac Three totally rocking that slide. Great band. Great Sound.


Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

10:16 PM

Antony Gunter

Antony Gunter

Sales Guy

10:18 PM

Another Osbourne….


Film Of The Year Award goes to Metallica for Through the Never. If you haven’t seen this in 3D yet then I suggest you do!

Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

10:18 PM

Luke Zollinger

Luke Zollinger

Executive Vice President

10:26 PM

Luke Zollinger

Luke Zollinger

Executive Vice President

10:28 PM

Orange rocking bass supremo Glenn Hughes saying Hi!



What’s going to win reissue of the year? Lets face it, there can only be one and that’s the deluxe editions of Led Zepplin’s first three records, remastered by Page himself. Page was one of the earlier uses of Orange and our amps can be heard all over those first three master pieces!

Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

10:31 PM

Antony Gunter

Antony Gunter

Sales Guy

10:34 PM

Another Osbourne….


Sir Billy Gibbons is on the stage, he’s looking good and talking about the winner of the Orange sponsored Living Legend. The award tonight is going to Gregg Allman. This adds to many of Gregg’s amazing achievements to date, well done that man.

Luke Zollinger

Luke Zollinger

Executive Vice President

11:01 PM

Alex Auxier

Alex Auxier

Artist Guy

Luke Zollinger

Luke Zollinger

Executive Vice President

Antony Gunter

Antony Gunter

Sales Guy

11:13 PM

So that’s a wrap. Please stay tuned in the next couple of days for further videos and photos and hope you have all enjoyed the blog.

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Orange Amplification At The Los Angeles Classic Rock Roll of Honour https://www.orangeamps.com/orange-amplification-at-the-los-angeles-classic-rock-roll-of-honour/ https://www.orangeamps.com/orange-amplification-at-the-los-angeles-classic-rock-roll-of-honour/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:51:33 +0000 https://www.orangeamps.com/?p=203975 Note

This news story will be updated with photos shortly

The 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards were held last night at the prestigious Avalon in Hollywood, California. For the fifth consecutive year Orange Amplification was the presenting sponsor of the awards, which was hosted by Grammy Award winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sammy Hagar.

The star-studded event was attended by rock royalty and it culminated with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons presenting the Orange Amplification sponsored Living Legend award to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and icon Gregg Allman.

Orange ambassadors Rival Sons kicked off the evening with a live performance followed by Glenn Hughes’ new supergroup California Breed who played an acoustic set during the interval. Glenn also featured in a performance at the end of the show with the supergroup Kings Of Chaos – including Sammy Hagar, Billy Gibbons and Joe Elliott.

Orange Amplification had a Crush Pro 120 Combo at the awards, which was signed by many famous attending artists. This will be auctioned shortly to raise funds for Little Kids Rock and more details on how to bid for this special amp will be revealed on http://www.orangeamps.com/.

The winners announced on the night were:

Living Legend (sponsored by Orange Amplification): Gregg Allman

Inspiration (sponsored by Global Merchandise): The Doors

Band Of The Year (sponsored by Universal Records): Queen + Adam Lambert

Film Of The Year (sponsored by AXS.TV): Metallica – Through The Never

Album Of The Year (sponsored by MixRadio): Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home

Classic Album (sponsored by Eagle Rock): Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard Of Ozz

Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by CitiBank): Jeff Lynne

Reissue Of The Year (sponsored by The Great Frog): Led Zeppelin I, II, III Deluxe Editions

Maestro: Joe Perry

Metal Guru: Dave Mustaine

The Bluesman (sponsored by The Blues Magazine): Eric Burdon

The VIP (sponsored by Sunset Marquis Hotel, Restaurant, Spa): Sharon Osbourne

Best New Band: The Cadillac Three

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Orange Amplification Sponsor The Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2014 In Los Angeles https://www.orangeamps.com/orange-amplification-sponsor-the-classic-rock-roll-of-honour-2014-in-los-angeles/ https://www.orangeamps.com/orange-amplification-sponsor-the-classic-rock-roll-of-honour-2014-in-los-angeles/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:11:47 +0000 https://www.orangeamps.com/?p=203209 For the fifth consecutive year Orange Amplification is delighted to be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards. The awards will be held at the prestigious Avalon in Hollywood, California on Tuesday 4th November. Now in its tenth year, the event is one of the most highly respected music award ceremonies of the rock and roll calendar,  attracting the biggest names in the business.

Grammy Award winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sammy Hagar will host the star-studded ceremony which will honour some of the world’s greatest classic rock bands in one of the most iconic rock cities on the globe. Previous hosts include Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons and Duff McKagan.

 

The prestigious Living Legend award is also sponsored by Orange Amplification and this year it will be presented to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and icon Gregg Allman. Commenting on the award Gregg said “I am so very honored to be receiving this award from Classic Rock. The magazine is one of my favourites and they are always so generous to me and the Brothers.” Previous winners of the Living Legend Award include: Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Page, Lemmy Kilmister, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop and ZZ Top.

Orange have been associated with many rock legends over the years and it is no surprise that The Classic Rock Roll of Honour nominations include many of their ambassadors. Orange nominees for The Best Band Award include Blues Pills, Deaf Havana, Blackwolf and Purson. Fighting out for Album of the Year are Rival Sons with their timeless fourth album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ and Glenn Hughes new supergroup California Breed with their self-titled album, one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2014. When Glenn Hughes plugged into an Orange AD200 bass amp he said “it was as though it had been designed for me!”

“It is always exciting to be involved with one of the most highly respected music award ceremonies in the world” said Cliff Cooper, founder and CEO of Orange Amplification “and for the awards to be hosted in Los Angeles for the first time with so many ambassadors up for awards again makes it doubly so.”

To find out more about the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour and vote for your favourites go to  http://awards.classicrock.teamrock.com/

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James Kim Clinic Tour 2014 https://www.orangeamps.com/james-kim-clinic-tour-2014/ https://www.orangeamps.com/james-kim-clinic-tour-2014/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:10:35 +0000 https://www.orangeamps.com/?p=203012

Organized by Parsons Music Ltd and fully supported by Orange Amplification, “James Kim Orange Amplifier Clinic Tour 2014” has come to an end. Starting from September 11, James Kim, a well-known Korean guitarist and also the spokesperson of Orange, brought fantastic performances across 12 cities in China including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou, Tianjin, Beijing, Xi’an, Chongqing, Chengdu.

The excellent stage effects of Orange Amplifiers has also won a very high praise among music lovers.

2014 Demonstration of Latest Orange guitar by Korean guitarist James Kim: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzkwMTA4MzMy.html

Korean guitarist James Kim《Love Story》:

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Orange at Music China 2014 https://www.orangeamps.com/orange-at-music-china-2014/ https://www.orangeamps.com/orange-at-music-china-2014/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:17:47 +0000 https://www.orangeamps.com/?p=203003 Running from 8th to 11th October  Music China 2014 will open it’s doors at Shanghai New International Expo Centre!

1,775 music product suppliers from 29 countries and regions spread over 98,000sqm in nine halls, the exhibition houses the biggest selection of music products in Asia and Orange Amps will be at the centre of it.

This is an important date on the MI calendar and we hope to see you there.

 

Why not come visit us at Booth E6F32? Demos from James Kim will be taking place at the following times:

Oct 8 at 11am: S1 stage
Oct 8 at 2pm: Orange booth E6F32
Oct 9 at 10am/2pm: Orange booth E6F32
Oct 10 at 10am/2pm: Orange booth E6F32
Oct 11 at 10am/1pm: Orange booth E6F32

 

 

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Progressive Music Awards 2014 Blog https://www.orangeamps.com/progressive-music-awards-2014-blog/ https://www.orangeamps.com/progressive-music-awards-2014-blog/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:36:18 +0000 https://www.orangeamps.com/?p=201902

Progressive Music Awards 2014 Blog

For the third successive year Orange Amplification proudly presented the Progressive Music Awards on Thursday 11th September 2014, at the suitably theatrical Underglobe venue situated below Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

 

The night saw former Genesis front man, Peter Gabriel presented with the Orange Amplification sponsored Prog God award by comedian Bill Bailey.  The award was made for his original and innovative contributions to the world of prog rock.  Jerry Ewing, Prog Editor summed it all up when he said ‘it really is an honour to pay tribute to Peter in this way’.

 

Once again hosted by veteran broadcaster Gavin Esler, this glittering occasion was the pinnacle of this year’s Prog world gatherings with many of the industry’s best-known musicians taking part. Andy Latimer, founder member of Camel was presented with the Life Time Achievement Award and Rick Wakeman’s 40th anniversary tour of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth was voted best Live Event.

 

Super group Transatlantic, nominated in four categories and winners of Album Of The Year played an exclusive live set featuring Neal Morse and Roine Stolt using Orange Amps onstage together with bassist Pete Trewavas.

 

Celebrating one of the most unsung genres of music, The Progressive Music Awards have received both critical and public acclaim in their short history.  The awards honoured talent, old and new, from a progressive force that is flourishing in the modern musical world. Joining Cliff Cooper. Orange Amplification CEO on the main sponsors table were Mike Weatherley, MP, founder of Rock The House and Paul McManus, Chief Executive of the Music Industry Association and founder of National Learn To Play Day.

 

The awards were presented by a string of celebrities and prog fans including Team Rock Radio Presenter, Phil Wilding, Threshold lead singer, Damian Wilson, and Marillion guitarist, Steve Rothery. Guests included author Ian Rankin, and snooker champion and Prog columnist Steve Davis.

The winners announced on the night were:

Album Of The Year Transatlantic

Limelight Messenger

Breakthrough Syd Arthur

Live Event Rick Wakeman, Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 40th Anniversary Tour

Anthem Anathema, Anathema

Band Of The Year Dream Theater

The Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award Fish, A feast Of Consequences Box Set

Virtuoso Arjen Lucassen

Guiding Light Sonja Kristina

Visionary Robert John Godfrey

Lifetime Achievement Andrew Latimer

Prog God Peter Gabriel

By Dave Phillips, Orange Amplification PR

Photo’s by David Phillips https://www.facebook.com/ADrummersPerspective
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ProgRock https://www.orangeamps.com/progrock/ https://www.orangeamps.com/progrock/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:27:09 +0000 https://www.orangeamps.com/?p=201841
Orange Prog Rock Awards 2014 LiveBlog

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Orange Amplification Launch Guitar Pack https://www.orangeamps.com/orange-amplification-launch-guitar-pack/ https://www.orangeamps.com/orange-amplification-launch-guitar-pack/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:26:20 +0000 https://www.orangeamps.com/?p=201444 Orange Amplification are proud to launch, in time for Christmas, their new guitar pack containing everything needed to start playing, all in one box. Created to get the next generation of guitarists playing, or encourage lapsed performers to get back in the saddle, this quality, affordable pack contains an Orange®  Guitar, Orange Crush PiX 12L amplifier combo, Orange branded gig bag, headstock tuner, guitar lead plus plectrums and strap. Also included is the new Orange Music Education Rock Guitar beginner guitar tuition course with access to over ten video tutorial lessons and backing tracks.

The single cutaway Orange guitar is crafted from solid Nato wood, with a maple neck and rosewood fretboard. It features chrome hardware including Orange branded machine heads, a Tune-o-matic bridge, a three way pickup selector switch with two tone and volume controls. It is also fitted with medium / high output humbuckers giving a wide range of classic and modern tones. The guitar’s high gloss finish is available in three distinct colours; the company’s signature bright orange, timeless black and pristine white.

The Crush PiX 12L is the perfect practice amp. This combo amp is made for every level of guitarist and is ideally suited for rehearsal or small performance environments. The amp is portable, durable and well built using quality components to Orange’s high manufacturing standards. It comes with three band EQoverdrive, and master volume controls, plus the headphone out allows you to practice anywhere. The solid-state amp produces a wide variety of rich warm tones that make the Crush PiX 12L suitable for a broad range of genres.

Completing this comprehensive set is a modern, soft padded gig bag embossed with the Orange logo, an Orange professional instrument cable, Orange headstock tuner, six classic celluloid plectrums, a sturdy, comfortable strap and a bonus guitar tuition course.

The Orange Guitar Pack offers budding guitarists an affordable way to get started on the electric guitar with a great sounding, easy to play instrument, made to Orange’s strict quality standards and all the accessories needed. The new pack will be available from October 2014 and will retail for £229 inc vat (€269, $349).To find out more go to https://www.orangeamps.com/guitar-pack/

 

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