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NAD/Review: Brent Hinds Terror!

Post by Guitarjon » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:18 pm

I got an Orange Brent Hinds Terror recently so here's the demo in 4 styles and review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjMOuwnYJmo

This amp sounds a little bit similar to my Rocker 15 Terror but it definitely has it's own thing going on.
The clean channel has a thick and warm sound with a lot of mids.
It does not have that bright 'fender' clarity but that could be changed with an eq pedal in front of the amp or in the loop.
Since it only has one knob (level) you can't really tweak it much.
I really enjoy the breakup of the clean channel though and it sounded great with the bridge pickup of my strat, not really ice-picky but more round and almost sounding like a humbucker.

This amp has very nice drive sounds on the dirty channel as you'd expect.
It has a nice and raw sound with roaring mids and raspy highs (in a good way).
The bottom end isn't huge sounding, so I'd say the low end is nice and tidey.
For this reason and the lack of gain it's not the best amp for metal but it can definitely work, especially if you pair it with a good cab.
With the gain set a little bit lower the upper mid frequencies come through better.
It can definitely sound plexi-ish with the gain at moderate levels.

Overall it's a very cool amp with great attenuation features for the bedroom guitarists out there!
If you're looking for a versatile Orange amp with it's own unique tonal characteristics, this could be the amp for you!
For really heavy death metal etc. I maybe wouldn't recommend this amp first although like I said, it can do those things, just not as well as some other amps.

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Re: NAD/Review: Brent Hinds Terror!

Post by satchmodog » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:29 pm

I liked the Hinds quite a bit and I'll probably grab one eventually. The rocker 32 just made more sense to me at the time and has some awesome versatility, but the Hinds surely has more tonal variation. Neither is superior to the other, just different. I'm also looking at the rockerverb next as well after living with a dark terror for awhile. You cannot go wrong with an Orange, unless you're one of those freaks who chases ice pick in the ear, God awful fender tones with no mids and a flat assed bottom end.

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Re: NAD/Review: Brent Hinds Terror!

Post by stargazer747 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:08 pm

I have one too, bought it as soon as it was available right after they announced it at the NAMM in Feb this year, at first I was not completely sure about it and decided to exchange it only after 3 days for the Rocker 15. But then around early summer I found myself wanting it again, guess I was looking to complete my Orange Terror lineup; Jim Root, Dark Terror, Micro Dark Terror, Rocker 15 Terror, so I got the BH Terror back (only the ones with FX Loop as my pedalboards are split signal chains). And for some reason I now love it especially when I pair it with my two EVH 5150 III 112s, those Celestion Heritage speakers are so dynamic and work very well with Orange Terrors. I guess my initial feelings on it were based on these two new additions to the Orange Terrors not designed as "high gain" amps. But that really doesn't matter to me since I use overdrives and boost with all amps and I quickly got over it.

But all in all, its a Terror no doubt. Has the same qualities that make Orange Terror lunchbox amps so great. I agree, while the Rocker 15 & BH Terrors are sister amps, same design, and both introduced together, they each possess their own voice and ultimately have unique tonal characteristics. Having been used to single channel amps for so long, I almost forgot what my guitars would sound thru a crisp clean channel amp, these two amps having the "Natural" channel were exhilarating when I first heard it and downright welcomed. The right speaker cabs and pedals used (or not) with this amp will get you whatever genre of music you seek.
Heads: Orange Rocker 15 Terror, Brent Hinds Terror, Signature #4 Jim Root Terror, Dark Terror, Micro Dark Terror - Cabs: Marshall 412 Celestion Vintage 30s, Blackstar HT112 Celestion Vintage 30, EVH 5150III 112st Celestion G12H30 Heritage

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Re: NAD/Review: Brent Hinds Terror!

Post by Les Paul Lover » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:09 am

Sounds like a good amp.

All that's missing in your review is an archtop / jazz take.... :wink:
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Re: NAD/Review: Brent Hinds Terror!

Post by Guitarjon » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:26 pm

Haha! That would be awesome but I can't play Jazz ;)

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Re: NAD/Review: Brent Hinds Terror!

Post by satchmodog » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:37 pm

stargazer747 wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:08 pm
I have one too, bought it as soon as it was available right after they announced it at the NAMM in Feb this year, at first I was not completely sure about it and decided to exchange it only after 3 days for the Rocker 15. But then around early summer I found myself wanting it again, guess I was looking to complete my Orange Terror lineup; Jim Root, Dark Terror, Micro Dark Terror, Rocker 15 Terror, so I got the BH Terror back (only the ones with FX Loop as my pedalboards are split signal chains). And for some reason I now love it especially when I pair it with my two EVH 5150 III 112s, those Celestion Heritage speakers are so dynamic and work very well with Orange Terrors. I guess my initial feelings on it were based on these two new additions to the Orange Terrors not designed as "high gain" amps. But that really doesn't matter to me since I use overdrives and boost with all amps and I quickly got over it.

But all in all, its a Terror no doubt. Has the same qualities that make Orange Terror lunchbox amps so great. I agree, while the Rocker 15 & BH Terrors are sister amps, same design, and both introduced together, they each possess their own voice and ultimately have unique tonal characteristics. Having been used to single channel amps for so long, I almost forgot what my guitars would sound thru a crisp clean channel amp, these two amps having the "Natural" channel were exhilarating when I first heard it and downright welcomed. The right speaker cabs and pedals used (or not) with this amp will get you whatever genre of music you seek.
What's your impression of the Amps using the loop? I've found the micro dork, Jim root and the rocker 32 all love my hall of fame and flashback. They take the chorus really well and dig the metal zone in the loop(don't laugh, it really does sound amazing). Up front they all seem to love fuzz like the RAMs head and big muff and any boost pedal with the gain turned down to zero. But I don't like coloring my Orange amps with any crunch or distortion that's got the gain dialed in. That suits my Marshall, egnater and Blackstars much more.

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Re: NAD/Review: Brent Hinds Terror!

Post by stargazer747 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:02 am

I never consider using modulations, delays, and reverbs outside of the FX Loop, even the Phaser although some would argue that it sounds better in the front. All of those FX on both my boards go thru the loop (my two boards have split signal paths for preamp and fx loop chain, I use the 4-cable method. Of course, in preamp are all my overdrives, boosts, wah, and EQs. These amps, except for the Micro Dark, obviously, have a buffered FX Loop with its own dedicated tube, the 12AT7, that provide the loop with a more natural, warm, and balanced tone. Since yesterday I've been messing around with some boutique FX pedals I ordered this past weekend, GAS never ends, and they sound off-worldly thru these amp's fx loop. I told you, been messing around with some mind tripping psychedelic cosmic space signal sounds, looks like I'm getting into ambient/prog rock/new age stuff!
Can't live without FX Loop, its why I don't own the Dual Terror or original Tiny Terror.
My two boards...
Main board
Diago Gigman PB02 with all MXR/Dunlop
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Backup board (who are we kidding, this board quickly evolved into "The Other" board, nothing at all like it started out being as a backup)
PedalTrain Metro 24 with re-issues of vintage pedal brands and boutique brands
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Heads: Orange Rocker 15 Terror, Brent Hinds Terror, Signature #4 Jim Root Terror, Dark Terror, Micro Dark Terror - Cabs: Marshall 412 Celestion Vintage 30s, Blackstar HT112 Celestion Vintage 30, EVH 5150III 112st Celestion G12H30 Heritage

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Re: NAD/Review: Brent Hinds Terror!

Post by Guitarjon » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:23 pm

Woah, sick pedalboards man!

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