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Orange OB1-500 Bass Guitar Amplifier Head

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The key to the OB1’s unique sound is a footswitchable Blend circuit which adds a veneer of controllable gain and increased harmonic content to the upper registers of the input signal. The lower frequencies and clean signal are left alone, staying warm and clear just as they would be in a bi-amped setup. Depending on where the Gain and Blend controls are set, the possibilities are limitless. Punch in the Blend control to achieve anything from a transparent clean boost, to all-out filthy grind, and everywhere in between.

Orange OB1-500 Bass Guitar Amplifier Head Features

  • 500 Watts
  • Rack mountable (2U) bi-amp inspired bass head
  • Footswitchable Gain and Blend controls
  • Active 3 band EQ
  • Balanced DI and line level outputs
Leave the Other Amp at Home
For years bassists have been combining guitar and bass amps to remarkable effect, adding harmonics and layers of overdrive from a guitar amp to their core bass tone in pursuit of the ultimate live sound. This bi-amp trend got the folks at Orange thinking… Why drag two amps to the show when you could take just one. The result is the OB1 Series of class A/B rack mountable bass heads which take care of this and much more besides.

Bi-amp Inspired Design
The OB1 splits the input instrument signal into two separate paths. One side amplifies the clean signal, with all the clarity you would expect from Orange. The other adds up to two stages of distortion to the upper harmonics only, controllable via the amp’s Gain knob. These two elements are combined using the amplifier’s Blend control which adjusts the mix between clean and dirty. The Blend control can then be remotely engaged or defeated using the optional footswitch.

The Gain and Blend’s range allows for almost anything, from a subtle level boost to cut through the mix, added girth and presence at moderate settings to fatten up chorus passages, to fully saturated savagery at the extremes. However you dial it, the OB1 always maintains the critical low end definition, right the way up to the most offensive settings!

Active EQ
The OB1’s highly responsive active three band EQ has been meticulously voiced for maximum effect with minimal fuss. The EQ section is located after the Gain and Blend dials take effect, allowing full control over their massive sonic range. The Bass and Middle controls feature +/-15dB of boost or cut, whilst there is a range of +/- 20dB on the Treble control.

All Analogue Signal Path
The OB1 Series puts proper class A/B power back on the map. All circuitry is completely analogue, ensuring these amps sound expressive and musical even at ridiculous gain levels.

Rack Mountable
The OB1 Series are our first rack mountable amps, suitable for 19” cases (2U). Enclosed in a rugged power coated steel chassis the fascia is finished in our classic pics only styling.

Balanced and Line Outputs
Balanced DI with ground lift and line level outputs for live and studio use.

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Phone:  404-303-8196 Warranty:  1 Year; 3 months speakers

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Orange OB1-500 Bass Guitar Amplifier Head Specifications
  • Front Panel (Right to Left): Instrument Input with Active/Passive Switch, Gain, Blend, Bass, Middle, Treble, volume, Footswitch Input, Mains Switch
  • Rear Panel (Right to Left): Speaker Outputs (Speakon), 1/4” Line Output, Balanced Output with Ground Lift Switch
  • Speaker Output Options: Minimum 4 Ohms: 1 x 8 Ohm, 2 x 8 Ohm, 1 x 4 Ohm
  • Output Power: 500 Watts, Class A/B
  • Finish: White powder coated steel chassis (19” 2U Rack mountable)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 48.2 × 26.5 x 10cm (18.97 x 10.43 x 3.93”)
  • Weight: 9.5kg (21lb)

Customer Reviews

James Smith, jsmith63@scsu.edu Submitted: 10/5/2018
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My goodness!! Where do I start?!?!? I'm a gospel music bass player. In my small local genre of music, no one uses the Orange brand. You mostly see Peavey, Fender, Mark Bass or Line 6. I received my product on Sept 27th for a weekend gig. The sound and tone bypassed my Peavey rig that Iv'e using for the last 10 years by a long shot!! Everyone was in awe of the brand as most had never heard of it until I showed up with it. They told me.. We have never seen anyone use this brand or color, but after today you may have started a new trend. Then they said.. But one thing for sure is no one can take the credit for it because James Smith is the first one to do it and no one can ever take that away from you!! My head was lifted high above the clouds! Thank you American Musical for the opportunity to use such a wonderful rig as the Orange brand!!
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Casey Davidson Submitted: 7/21/2018
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Best amp I’ve ever owned.
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I absolutely love this head. It can get every tone from sludge/doom metal to gospel bass. It is the loudest amp I’ve ever played or even heard. I run mine into an 8x10 mono so it gets the full 500 Watts. I’ve never had to go above 3 for volume at a show or rehearsal. If you’re thinking about it just do it. Get the foot switch also. That way you get a two channel amp.
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0rgazm0 Submitted: 2/6/2016
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Great amp
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Awesome bass amp. Can get various great tones from super clean to full thick overdrive easily.
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