green amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by hyperlitem, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    has anyone ever tried a green amp. They look oh so tasty and vintage. Their website is They look alot like orange amps, but i dont think they are realted in any way. If anyone could tell me if its worth dropping a grand on a 4x10 i'd love to know why. They are like the coolest amp i have ever seen though, hope they sound just as good.
  2. FalsehoodBass


    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    nothing said anything about them making Bass Amps... the cabinets looked like bass cabs in their sizes and such.. but the amps, no way to tell... not much info at all.. they sure look cool though... look a LOT like orange.
  3. Nails


    Jun 4, 2000
    Austin, Tejas
  4. Some years ago, Matamp and Orange were divisions of the same company. Orange amps were marketed in the southern UK, and Matamp were marketed in the north.
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I have a Green Audio Preamp and Poweramp, but somehow I think it's not the same company :p
  6. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    I read somewhere about two years ago...on a web page or Guitar Player issue, that the "Green Amp" guy was once involved with Orange, either as an employee or devotee of the amps. Green amps are made in the UK on a small production run basis, and to my knowledge, are a guitar-based outfit. Where we bass players refer to small luthiers and manufacturers as "custom", the equivalent in the guitar world is "boutique", and this company is definately a boutique amp company. I can't remember is any of the major mags have reviewed the amps, but I know that there are people out there who LOVE the stuff (guitar players) and swear by it...much like someone would swear by a Walter Woods or a Carl Thompson. If you're looking for a vintage, '60's tube bass tone, then you might consider the Greens. Otherwise, I'm willing to be that you would not be happy. You won't find any hi-fi, super clean, SWR/EDEN/Epi/Berg tones coming from your cabs. Hope that helps.