Orange Little Bass Thing Bass Amplifier Head (500 Watts)

It may be little, but that doesn't mean it's quiet! The Orange Little Bass Thing rocks with a 500-watt class D power amplifier, DI output, and parametric EQ.

Good things come in small packages

As the name suggests, the Little Bass Thing is a no-nonsense, featherweight bass amplifier, aimed squarely at the modern player. 500W of Class D muscle coupled with a hugely powerful solid-state preamp, all in a diminutive 3Kg package, mean this tiny toolbox delivers maximum tone with minimum fuss.

Simple but effective EQ

A parametric mid control and carefully chosen bass and treble frequencies, all with 15 dB of cut/boost, ensure that you can dial in the ultimate bass sound not only accurately, but quickly too! Whether you're adding the finishing touches to the perfect tone, taming a troublesome room acoustic or crafting something really over-the-top, the Little Bass Thing does it with engineer precision and the musical
simplicity you expect from an Orange bass amp.

Class A optical compression

The footswitchable (sold separately) compressor control on the Little Bass Thing's front panel gives players instant access to Orange's painstakingly developed Class A Optical Compression circuit. With its unique sidechain and a response optimised for bass guitar, this single dial provides excellent dynamic control and a warm, classic feel, at subtle or extreme settings.

Helpful little extras

In addition to great tone and light weight, the Little Bass Thing also features a buffered FX Loop and a studio-quality balanced D.I. output with a Ground Lift switch for eliminating any ground loop issues. There's also a -6dB input pad switch read more for active basses and hot pickups. With all its dynamic and tone-shaping capabilities, the Little Bass Thing also makes a great recording preamp when used without a speaker connected.
Are you looking for a small, simple rig to amplify your bass in a BIG way? Orange has got just the thing. The Little Bass Thing.


- Single Channel - Class D Power Amp
- Foot-Switchable (Sold Separately) Compression
- Variable Input Sensitivity for Active or Passive Basses
- Balanced DI Out
- FX Loop
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Controls (Left to Right): Volume, Compression, Treble, Frequency, Middle, Bass, Pad.
Output Power: 500 Watts RMS
Total Minimum Impedance: 4 OHMS
Unboxed Dimensions (H X W X D): 8.5CM X 27.6CM X 25.1CM (3.35" X 10.9? X 9.9?)
Unboxed Weight: 2.95KG (6.5LB)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 9.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Little Bass Thing

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 404-303-8196

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted June 26, 2020 by Richard Stark in Fresno, CA

"This is THE thing!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This is the only class D amp I have really been interested in, I preferred A/B, and like simple easy tone. Not into downloading sounds, and crap options and variables. I've had this 2 days, and after 32 years playing this is my favorite amp I've owned.The knobs have detents so they always get to the same spot, you can't get just a touch of dial, but the adjustments are useful and easy.With an OBC112 I was able to plug right in, dial in some compression, at it sounded great. Playing a G&L SB-1, a P with more lows and hotter passive output, used the 6db pad because I was distorting with higher compression. I cut 1-2 clicks of mid with the freq at the top of the range, this dialed out a touch of the mid centric sound of the neodymium 12" (but the Lavoce doesn't have the weird hollow neo sound that made me sell a cab with an Eminence neo), added 1 click of bass, and it is perfect.I ordered the gig bag for the Pedal Baby because it fits. I can carry my bass in one hand with this head on my shoulder, the cab in the other hand, and walk into any rehearsal or gig with confidence knowing I can quickly and easily setup, have great tone, be heard, and focus on opening my mind and fingers to speak with my instrument.A second OBC112 would fill out the sound for bigger gigs, but I don't think I'll need it for a while. A 1x15" is my preference, but this combo delivers. The OBC115 is 65lbs, so if I could get a cab somewhere between these two in size and weight, loaded with a Lavoce neodymium read more 15", I would never look back with that bass stack. I could probably put it under the OBC112 and run it flat wish compression at 10 o' clock.Whether you have an Orange cab or not, this is a great head with smooth thickening compression, simple eq to get you where you should be, it delivers!

Musical Background:
32 years on bass. bedrooms, livingrooms, yards, clubs, dives, breweries, wineries, churches, Bakersfield Convention Center.
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