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Menacingly small, easily recognizable, this aggressive little amp comes with a mind-blowing sound which combines the Shape control of the Thunder series with the weight and size of the monster Terror family. This Frankenstein-like amp has creepy amounts of gain on tap with disturbingly pleasurable responsiveness. It is uncompromisingly brutal, doubtless unhinged, even ferocious! The Dark Terror rises from the ethereal depths to fulfil the every desire of the Heavy Metal and Rock guitar players. With its characteristic fearless Orange Amp looks, heavy duty construction and portability, guitar players everywhere will quickly become attuned to this scary dark force of nature.

The Dark Terror is highest gain Terror amp ever. Hear its distinctive Orange Amp sound and you will feel this mysteriously attractive force pulling you into the shadow of the Dark Terror. Its everything you want from a Black Orange Amp. Prepare to ride the Dark Terror storm.

Features:
• Valve Driven FX Loop. High Gain Preamp.
• Gig Bag
• Volume, Shape & Gain controls

Specs:
• Output: Class A Switchable between 15 and 7 watts
• Valves: Preamp: 3 x ECC83/12AX7, Output: 2 x EL84, FX Loop: 1 x ECC81/12AT7
• Speaker Out: 1 x16 ohm 1 x 8 ohm 2 x 16 ohm
• Dimensions: (W X H X D) 30x17x14cm, 11x7x5.5in
• Weight: 7kg/15lb

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Closest StoreLondon North, Ontario
I like this amp so much I bought two of them, just in case one breaks down.
Posted by Scott on Mar 28, 2019
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Best little amp ive ever come across0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
Had one a few years ago and got rid of it because i didnt know how to use it, replaced it with the tiny terror which was awesome in its own right but didnt have the fx loop. Finally got my hands on the dark terror a month or so ago and have fully fallen in love with it. Im more of a blues guy who loves to play heavier stuff every once and a while, and this amp does it ALL! dont hestitate and buy one right now!
Posted by Tom on Oct 17, 2018
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It plays METAL2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island
This is an amazing amp that needs no big explanation. It has HUGE power that surprised me for a 15w/7w amp. I use it on 7w most of the time and it's perfect for the studio and for small/medium concerts, but if you really like the sound just mic the cabinet for bigger concerts. I absolutely LOVE this amplifier. The only problem is that there is only the shape nob and no 3 band EQ. Also i would have liked to have a separate clean channel but for the price and the quality I honestly couldn't care less. This is amazing.
Posted by Alex Gallant on Feb 14, 2015
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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
I bought it on sale on boxing day and the service I received was superb. Even though the store was full of customers, the salesmen would walk by and ask if I needed any help. This amp is as the title says, simple yet quite effective. I havent bought a seperate cabinet for it but what I have done is plugged it into the two 12" speakers of my Fender hot rod Deville and it sounds awesome! I can get a near "Fender" clean and a monstrous high gain at the turn of my guitar's volume knob. Great Beatles, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Rolling Stones tones. Btw, did I mention it comes with a shoulder strap bag? :D 10/10 would buy again if stolen.
Posted by Mike on Dec 27, 2014
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A little is a lot0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
This amp has some serious crunch. It may look little, but the sound is huge.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2012
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
Great little amp but the sound is big,very impressed. The only reason I didn't buy it was because a need a clean channel.But if you don't use a clean channel this amp has tons of distortion and sustain.
Posted by Tim on Nov 5, 2012
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
Best amp ever made! In looove.. Just wish I had some reverb
Posted by Pat foster on Oct 29, 2012
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Give it a shot, you'll be impressed.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
This is a great little amp. I was in the market for a new practice amp; but I needed something I could bring around to jams and gigs with ease; without sacrificing tone. The Dark terror fits those parameters to a tee. Great tone, effects loop, 7 or 15 watt option, and a boatload of gain on tap: It's really all you need. Since there is no 'true' EQ on this amp, I run it with an MXR 10 band through my mesa 212, and it just slays. Some people have stated that they don't like the way it sounds coupled with vintage 30s, but if you're a fan of that dirty sludge metal tone you hear from Mastodon, and High on Fire - like I am - you're going to love this amp through 30s. The shape knob offers a lot of tonal variety for its simplicity, and if you own an EQ pedal there is no reason to fear not having the traditional 3 on the head. That said, the only reason an EQ pedal is a necessity for me is because I need to cut the bass out for practice in my apartment. Tonally speaking, this amp can run by itself with ease. I just like the extra 'oomph' the 10 band can give it. I compared this amp with probably 10-15 heads and combos in this price range, and even up to the mesa mini recto - almost double the cost of this amp - and nothing came close. Even if the recto was the same price as this guy, I would still choose the Dark Terror without hesitation. It's got more than enough volume to gig with, and it sounds nice at 'bedroom' volumes as well. (Rare for a tube amp) For reference: The mids are pushed when the shape knob is left of 12, and scooped out to right of 12. The amount changes drastically depending on where you end up. Comes with a cool Orange bag, and it weighs next to nothing. The active metal guitarist's dream buy in terms of portability and tone; all for under 600 dollars.
Posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012
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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
Cannot beat value for the buck here. Easily loud enough for jamming in a band. Perfect distortion sound. Cleans up nice y rolling back volume on guitar. Effects loop sounds wicked. Really nice LITTLE package. Save your money and buy this instead of the 100 watt monster you're looking at getting.
Posted by Dude on Sep 12, 2012
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Great head at a great price0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I have played this amp and just overall AMAZING. The gain stage is perfect on this lunch box style amp. The only thing i would like is a 3 band eq as the shape option is the entire eq i just wish i could alter it a little. But still amazing amp can not wait to get my own!
Posted by EmgNFLD on Aug 25, 2012
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