Bass dudes; Orange OB-1 500 or Terror Bass 500? Why?

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Bass dudes; Orange OB-1 500 or Terror Bass 500? Why?

Post by BrianFantana » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:20 am

I know I'd have to get the Terror Bass second hand (used) but the OB1-500 has caught my attention.

Although there is a price difference, it's my understanding that the class AB power section is smoother than the class D power section.

Thoughts / opinions?

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Re: Bass dudes; Orange OB-1 500 or Terror Bass 500? Why?

Post by Boy_Narf » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:00 am

GET THE OB1. It has a built in blender for stage margaritas!
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Re: Bass dudes; Orange OB-1 500 or Terror Bass 500? Why?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:34 am

Boy_Narf wrote:GET THE OB1. It has a built in blender for stage margaritas!

That.

And i remember Alex Auxier commenting on that very question and adding that thw OB1 was more reliable too.
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Re: Bass dudes; Orange OB-1 500 or Terror Bass 500? Why?

Post by Jondog » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:50 am

The Terror Bass amps have had overheating issues.
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Re: Bass dudes; Orange OB-1 500 or Terror Bass 500? Why?

Post by Boy_Narf » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:49 pm

And DI issues I believe. I tried a TB500 through a SP210 and the tone was so bad I laughed. It bottomed out the cab at low volumes which I found very odd, but there was some sort of upper mid-range honk that made the distortion sound very fake/digital. I then gave up on Orange bass amps, until of course the OB1-300 came out. Now that is top of my list.
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Re: Bass dudes; Orange OB-1 500 or Terror Bass 500? Why?

Post by DastardlyDonut » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:43 pm

I have been steadily gigging a Terror Bass 1000 with an OBC 210 for over a year now and love it. My friend has a Terror Nass 1000 he's gigged for a better part 5 years and he's the one who talked me into mine. I think it's a personal preference I don't like the look of the OB it's not my style but if it fits you looks and tonally then get it and rock it out

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