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    Default Wondering if the Micro Dark can gig?

    Why, hell yes, it can!

    We played our Sabbath tribute last night in Northglenn, north of Denver. I used my friend's Rivera 4x10 cab, and it sounded pretty dang good, to me. There is something quite satisfying about putting such a little amp on the cab, yet getting such a big sound.

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    Are you using the stock tube or did you swap it out?


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    In my last gigging band I would use either a Green Matamp GT120 or a vintage Sunn model T (120w and 150w respectively) and the only time the rest of the band ever asked me to turn down was when I used a Micro Dark at a gig.

    For an amp the size and price of a pedal, it's a ridiculously useful tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenPerkins View Post
    Are you using the stock tube or did you swap it out?


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    I did. It's got a Telfunken in it that is probably worth more than the amp was new. It's a bit clearer and louder, for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty Pockets View Post
    In my last gigging band I would use either a Green Matamp GT120 or a vintage Sunn model T (120w and 150w respectively) and the only time the rest of the band ever asked me to turn down was when I used a Micro Dark at a gig.

    For an amp the size and price of a pedal, it's a ridiculously useful tool.
    No doubt. I think the ss power section makes it so strident that it makes the transients pop out rather than sag or squash. It's my bullet proof backup amp for my other Oranges and it weighs under 2 pounds. If they made a 50 or 100 watt version, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitfiddle View Post
    No doubt. I think the ss power section makes it so strident that it makes the transients pop out rather than sag or squash. It's my bullet proof backup amp for my other Oranges and it weighs under 2 pounds. If they made a 50 or 100 watt version, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
    The CR120 all-analog solidstate they make is REALLY sweet for what it is. Pretty sure the new Pedal Baby is the same power amp with less preamp EQ. I wonder how the Micro Dark's FX out into a cranked Pedal Baby would sound.
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    Default Re: Wondering if the Micro Dark can gig?

    Sounds good man, love that guitar.

    no surprise though -20 watts is workable -I use a 22W amp often in pretty big venues. sounds like you have the gain and headroom left dialed nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty Pockets View Post
    The CR120 all-analog solidstate they make is REALLY sweet for what it is. Pretty sure the new Pedal Baby is the same power amp with less preamp EQ. I wonder how the Micro Dark's FX out into a cranked Pedal Baby would sound.
    I'd love to find that out as well as how my OR15's preamp would sound. 100 watt OR15. Damn.
    Last edited by guitfiddle; 06-10-2019 at 09:01 PM.
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    Default Re: Wondering if the Micro Dark can gig?

    Sounded like it had no problem cutting through. Looks like everyone is having lots of fun so there's enough concrete proof right there.

    Dare I say, your humble rig sounds more like classic Iommi than Iommi has been in decades.

    You probably find it so satisfying because the return you get from the minimal input is paretos princple 80/20 rule in play. We like to see efficient systems and you certainly get A LOT in return from a tiny, simple, and low-cost package here. I would have killed for something like this when I was a teenager, would have saved me a lot of time futzing around with over-sized, over-priced, and over-complicated amps and gizmos. Not saying it's the greatest amp in the world because there are situations where it would be insufficient, but damn those micro amps punch above their weight.

    Here's another video I've found showing both a micro terror and micro dark being used live in a dual guitar setup:



    Sounds good here also. Now if only Orange could somehow invent a tiny cab/speaker system that sounds like a full sized one.
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    Default Re: Wondering if the Micro Dark can gig?

    I've seen a few people gig the Micro Terror, always mic'd up but never seemed to have a problem

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