Orange Amplification updates its O Bass sequence of single-decrease, retro bass guitars

Orange Amplification updates its O Bass sequence of single-decrease, retro bass guitars

Orange Amplification O Bass

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Orange Amplification has up so a long way its standard and fairly priced O Bass differ of bass guitars. 

Launched in 2015, the O Bass sequence has a stripped-down retro dazzling, with single-decrease body housing a single sever up-coil pickup positioned excellent north of the median line between neck and bridge positions.

The premise used to be that it’d peep and sound used-faculty, trafficking in deep, warmth bass tones that pair nicely for used RnB, soul, and rock. The unusual for 2022 O Bass differ retains that vibe, but now supplies a black painted headstock that looks the piece with the simplest-ply binding.

(Order credit: Orange Amplification)

The produce is assorted, too, with the 2022 O Bass now arriving with a solid West African okoume body, with a purpleheart fingerboard on its plug-on maple neck.

The O Bass has a 34” long scale, a 43mm nut, a nickel top-loading bridge and matching start-gear tuners, and its single pickup is controlled by volume and tone controls.

Orange is offering the O Bass in Orange and Dismal finishes with white, tortoiseshell and black pickguard choices.

(Order credit: Orange Amplification)

It ships in a padded gigbag and makes for an interesting proposition to any player who thinks better of amplification when they deem Orange.

Nonetheless for a midpriced thumper – the O Bass is priced $549 / £399 – with a retro vibe, these peep nicely-price auditioning, and they’re on hand now. Head over to Orange Amplification for more fundamental aspects. 

And if it unruffled freaks some of us out that Orange makes basses, let it be notorious as soon as more for the story that the logo now has its like hot sauce line, Gigantic Natural. In this trade, anything’s ability.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and steadily contributes to publications in conjunction with Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He makes use of Jazz III nylon picks, 10s all the intention in which via the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully unruffled struggles with rhythm figure thought to be one of Van Halen’s Panama.