Orange Little Bass Thing 500W Bass Head
As the name suggests, the Orange Little Bass Thing is a no-nonsense, featherweight bass amplifier, aimed squarely at the modern player. 500W of Class D muscle coupled with a hugely powerful solid-state preamp, all in a diminutive 3Kg package, mean this tiny toolbox delivers maximum tone with minimum fuss.
Simple but effective EQ: A parametric mid control and carefully chosen bass and treble frequencies, all with 15 dB of cut/boost, ensure that you can dial in the ultimate bass sound not only accurately, but quickly too! Whether you're adding the finishing touches to the perfect tone, taming a troublesome room acoustic or crafting something really over-the-top, the Little Bass Thing does it with engineer precision and the musical simplicity you expect from an Orange bass amp.
Class A optical compression: The footswitchable (sold separately) compressor control on the Little Bass Thing's front panel gives players instant access to Orange's painstakingly developed Class A Optical Compression circuit. With its unique sidechain and a response optimised for bass guitar, this single dial provides excellent dynamic control and a warm, classic feel, at subtle or extreme settings.
Helpful little extras: In addition to great tone and light weight, the Little Bass Thing also features a buffered FX Loop and a studio-quality balanced D.I. output with a Ground Lift switch for eliminating any ground loop issues. There's also a -6dB input pad switch for active basses and hot pickups. With all its dynamic and tone-shaping capabilities, the Little Bass Thing also makes a great recording preamp when used without a speaker connected.
Are you looking for a small, simple rig to amplify your bass in a BIG way? We've got just the thing. The Little Bass Thing.
- Single Channel
- Class D power amp
- Foot-switchable (sold separately) compression
- Variable input sensitivity for active or passive basses
- Balanced DI out
- FX loop
- Controls (left to right): Volume, Compression, Treble, Frequency, Middle, Bass, PAD
- Output Power: 500 Watts RMS | Total Minimum Impedance: 4 Ohms
- Unboxed Dimensions: 8.5 x 27.6 x 25.1 cm (3.35 x 10.9 x 9.9 in)
- Unboxed Weight: 2.95 kg (6.5 lb)
I took a chance on this little amp on the strength of the online reviews ... I have now gigged with it and found it a worthy (and smaller and lighter) replacement for my Ampeg SVT!! A very happy customer here!
Loads of power, easy to use controls actually make a change when adjusted