Amplifiers Bass Guitar Manufacture
Orange Musical Electronic Company, Ltd.
Tel: +44 20 8905 2828
Fax: +44 20 8905 2868 USA Distribution Office
PO Box 421849
Atlanta, GA 30342
New Tel: 1-404-303-8196
from the Orange Musical Electronic Company, Ltd. web site
With their bright colours, sci-fi controls and distinctive crest, Orange amps couldn’t have been born in any other decade or any other country. When Cliff Cooper opened a music shop and recording studio in the summer of 1968, he never imagined that from this near-derelict premises in the heart of swinging London, a sound and a brand would emerge that would still be going strong more than forty years later. The tone and expertise of a host of famous names went into the development of the first Orange amps. Guitar luminaries like Peter Green and Paul Kossoff plugged into early prototypes at the Orange Shop, and their feedback was baked into the amp circuitry. Orange has sounded like no one else since.
And they haven’t looked like anyone else either. Right from the start, Orange took to heart guitar design legend Les Paul’s maxim that “people hear with their eyes”, and began producing heads and cabinets that once seen, could never be forgotten. All of Orange’s trademark design cues were there from the start: the vivid vinyl covering, the amp control hieroglyphics, and the regal crest, establishing a look that has set the standard for British amplifiers ever since.
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