The Orange Thunderverb 200 is a 200 watt Valve Guitar and Bass Head Amp from Orange Amplification.
Pushing the boundaries of conventional guitar amplifier design
Using a revolutionary new technology, Orange’s engineers have created a world first. A 200 watt interactive amplifier designed specifically for guitar and bass guitar! The secret? It’s all in the design...
The Thunderverb 200 incorporates Extended Tone Range technology, (ETR). Its combination of ground breaking tube engineering and unique output transformers, (patent pending), enable the amplifier’s bass bandwidth to operate as low as 30Hz without distortion. This means that not only can the Thunderverb 200 deliver the most gut wrenchingly thick guitar tone you could ever imagine, it also sounds absolutely amazing when used for bass guitar. Of course when it comes to drop tunings or 7 string guitars, other amplifiers will run home with their tails between their legs. The Orange Thunderverb 200 is the new standard for metal guitar amplifiers.
The Thunderverb 200 design sheet had one thing written in bold and underlined at the top of the page... Versatility. Channel A's Gain, Volume and Treble, Middle, Bass EQ controls can be manipulated to achieve an absolute myriad of tonal variations. A full spectrum of guitar tones are available from warmest, loudest clean imaginable to most extreme metal distortion your ears have ever experienced.
Similar to channel A, but unique in its own right, Channel B replaces the 3 band EQ with a simple Shape control. Rotating this control clockwise reduces mid frequencies whilst increasing both bass and treble frequencies. The dynamic nature of this control has to be tried to be believed! An incredible array of possible tones can be dialed in at the merest tweak of the knob,
If the 100 watt setting is still making your ears ring, the built in Attenuator will help keep the Thunderverb 200 in check! Valve amplifiers sound amazing cranked and this output level control will allow you to achieve high output tones at a lower volume.
A tube driven, tube returned reverb circuit gives the Thunderverb 200 reverb a sparkling chime that will add dimension and space to your guitar tone. It features a high quality, Accutronics 3 spring reverb tank.
Tube buffered, tube returned. Orange pioneered the effects loop back in the 1970's. So it should come as no surprise that the Thunderverb 200 comes fitted with the highest quality effects loop on the market. If you have to take the signal out side of the amplifier’s chassis then the Thunderverb 200 design ensures that it will come back in sounding crystal clear!
Let your feet do the work with the Thunderverb 200 full function footswitch capabilities. Use any latching footswitch to change channel, punch in the reverb circuit or switch the Attenuator on and off. Whether you need a solo boost, clean volume boost, or gain boost, with a combination of footswitches the possibilities are endless!
Valve Failure Protection
Here's a feature to take a weight off your mind! When the Thunderverb 200 is running at 100 watts it uses just one pair of the output valves. If you are unlucky enough to experience a power tube failure whilst playing show, it is possible to quickly switch the amplifier to function using the other pair. Once the show is over you can then take the time to trouble shoot the problem pair, swap out the valves and have your tech re-bias the amplifier.
The Thunderverb 200 is designed to work with a variety of guitar and bass speaker cabinets from 4ohm to 16ohm.
- Power 200 Watts RMS into 4/8 ohms / 100 Watts RMS into 8/16 ohms
- Channel Configuration Channel A / Channel B
- Channel A Controls Gain / Bass / Middle / Treble / Volume
- Channel B Controls Gain / Shape / Volume
- Shared Controls Attenuator / Reverb
- Footswitch Function Channels / Attenuator / Reverb
- Features Valve Driven FX Loop + Accutronics Spring Reverb
- Preamp Valves 4 x ECC83 / 12AX7
- Power Valves 4 x 6550
- Reverb Valves 2 x ECC81 / 12AT7