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orange, green, matamp bass amps/cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by sloppysubs, Jul 28, 2003.


  1. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    anyone have any info. are they good or what? i saw an orange and a green bass amp/cab that someone had. they looked cool. whats up.
     
  2. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    oh god they are sooo sweet. My dream setup is a 4x10, 1x15, and a green head. The green amps are like a custom version of the oranges. They are both called matamps. the only major difference ive seen is the color. The matamps are black and the others are their respective color. Ive never played a green or a mata amp but ive played a few oranges. They are pretty sweet. Single channel amps, which most people dont like nowadays with these darn triple recs and such. If you have the money id say go for it. They have a distint sound though that you cant change cuz their single channel though so think about that.
     
  3. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    yea i dont mind dual channel but i do enjoy som single channel action.
     
  4. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I'm confused. Are we talking Guitar or Bass amps here?
     
  5. rok51

    rok51

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    Made their name primarily with guitar amps. They've got 'bass' amps, but the bang for the buck just isn't there.
     
  6. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    so bass amp wise it aint worth it?
     
  7. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Are you kidding???
    They are just about the best bass amps you can buy!
    Well, they used to be.
    It looks like they don't do a bass amp anymore just g**tar amps.
    They used to be part of "Orange" amps until there was some kind of "falling out" years back.
    They are the kind of company that will custom build you a bass amp though (at a not unreasonable price).
    I think they used to manufacture the "V" type tube amps for Trace Elliot.
    Take a look at the (English!) website.

    http://www.matamp.co.uk/
     
  8. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Matamp=
    Orange Green, Blue
    Same circuit design.
    All hand-built, point-to-point wiring;all-tube,
    built to order.
    Powerful, great sounding gear, equivalent to
    other tube rigs-Mesa, Trace, Ampeg, Marshall, etc.

    Orange is planning a lower-priced version I understand with PC boards.
     
  9. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    according to the site you tell them what you want and they do it.
     
  10. Aristotle

    Aristotle

    May 12, 2002
    Easton, MD
    Chi Cheng of the deftones has a green half stack amp always sitting next to his ampegs on stage, anyone know if such a green amp carrys this namesake?
     
  11. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    ive seen it. although i thought it was chinos rig. oh well. btu hey they make bass amps, and it would be pretty bad ass to have a green bass amp...name or color.
     
  12. corinpills

    corinpills

    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Paul A said:
    "I think they used to manufacture the "V" type tube amps for Trace Elliot.
    Take a look at the (English!) website.
    "

    which got me really worked up for asecond. Does anyone else know anything about this? I have a V^ and love it, but I do find it rather hard to believe it was actually built by Trace Elliot. It just doesn't seem like anything else they ever made. I love Orange amps (guitar- wise), they sound great.
     
  13. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    I do know for definate that ORANGE were having their little transistor guitar amps made by Trace Elliot.
    Although Orange and Matamp are different companies there is still a loose tie up.
    Trace don't (or didn't) have the tooling to make valve amps (particularly the chassis).
    I was told a while back by "Eddie" (Don't know his 2nd name) who worked for Matamp that they were building for Trace.
    Looking at the chassis of the "V" type amps they do have "Matamp/Orange" about them!