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Tiny Terror Vs. Tiny Terror HardWired

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Post Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:13 pm
JS023 New Member

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I've been reading the forum and you guys really seem to know your amps, especially Orange amps, so I would greatly appreciate your feedback. So then, Tiny Terror or Tiny Terror Hardwired ?? Why ?? Thank You for the help!

Post Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:58 pm
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If you are asking if the HW is worth the extra dough, it really depends on whether you have the extra dough to spend. It is apparently a bit more dynamic, though they are still substantially similar in tone. I'd go for the HW if you can spare the cash - unless you can compare them side-by-side first to see for yourself how they differ. You can always find a PCB version later though. The HW is a bit more rare.
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Post Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:05 am
Jondog Orange Master

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Well, tiny terror is an awesome sounding little workhorse of a rock n roll amplifer, which lead to the hard wired edition being made. I tested them both side by side through the same cab and the hard wired to my ears had a little more thick natural sound to it. However, it does cost close to double the price and the regular TT, regardless of the hard wired sounding a little nicer, is still one of, if not the best sounding lunchbox amp I've played. I just got a Dual Terror, traded in my Rockerverb 50 mkll for it, and I have to say I'm enjoying it every bit as much. I can't get as loud with a clean tone, but the guitars volume knob does an OK job of that. I would actually compare the Hard wired tone closer to the Fat Channel on the Dual Terror tone wise. I think the Hard wire is great for the collector, or tone freak that wants to spend the cash. Also, if you ever need to repair something, it will be easier to do or even upgrading the amp.
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OrangePaul Orange Master

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^ Yeah this is more the question that I've been pondering...Dual Terror or TT Hardwired?
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Jondog Orange Master

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OrangePaul wrote:
^ Yeah this is more the question that I've been pondering...Dual Terror or TT Hardwired?

Me personally, would go dual terror. Still a great sounding lunchbox amp with more options. When it's cranked, it's sounds even better, I don't think you'd notice a difference all that much at high volume.
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indianDYsummer Orange Master

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It should be said that as far as reliability is concerned, there seem to be a lot more posts about problems with the TT handwired than the regular Tiny Terror. There are also TONS more regular TTs out in the field too, so it seems like a hugely disproportionate amount of TTHWs have electronics issues.

So, even though you would think a PTP amp would be more reliable, the number of posts made here seem to suggest otherwise. I'd personally get a DT with the extra money, or just a regular TT.
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brianr0131 Orange Master

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indianDYsummer wrote:
It should be said that as far as reliability is concerned, there seem to be a lot more posts about problems with the TT handwired than the regular Tiny Terror. There are also TONS more regular TTs out in the field too, so it seems like a hugely disproportionate amount of TTHWs have electronics issues.

So, even though you would think a PTP amp would be more reliable, the number of posts made here seem to suggest otherwise. I'd personally get a DT with the extra money, or just a regular TT.


That's great advice. I just got one and love it.
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