Following the announcement of a Brent Hinds Signature Terror Amp at this year’s NAMM Show in January, Orange Amplification recently caught up with the Mastodon guitarist and singer to find out what he likes best about it.
Orange’s artist relations manager Alex Auxier met an ‘excited’ Hinds for some rock and roll chitchat combined with the musicians demonstrating the unique sound of his signature amp.
With an individual voice and character, the Brent Hinds Terror is its own beast. It features two channels and a new gain structure. The single control on the natural channel has been redesigned with more bottom end, but retains the finely balanced and highly playable character of the Rocker series.
The dirty channel has a different 3 stage gain structure. It’s brighter at lower gain levels and fattens up the more you dial the gain in. The new gain structure also means that the gain comes in more quickly.
Power switching options of 15, 7, 1 and 0.5 Watts make it ideal for bedroom, studio or stage. Using the beefy Terror transformers, the Brent Hinds Terror is able to take full advantage of the EL84 output section, giving players the ability to create warm valve compression and saturation at neighbour friendly volume.
Was the Brent Hinds Signature Terror amp really designed by a chemist, in a lab under the mountain with people wearing goggles? Who got the tattoo first, Brent or the amp?
The video below will reveal all…