ALL ANALOGUE DESIGN
The 4-stroke is a Class AB bass amp thats great for high definition bass tone. You can turn these amps up loud without them becoming swamped in low end, whilst still having that bass boom thud that you’d expect from Orange.They remain lively, without becoming too compressed at low volumes and the intricate EQ means you can dial in your exact sound.Having a Class AB output on a bass amp means you can use the amp for direct recording, without a speaker load. This is essential for those late night recording sessions.
Footswitchable Class A Compression
Every bass player needs a compressor of some sort for their bass signal. It controls the dynamic and pushes your signal up to give you more punch in the mix. The 4 stroke amps have got a clean sounding compressor built on-board and it’s easily accessible with a normal orange FS-1 footswitch.
ACTIVE FOUR-BAND PARAMETRIC EQ
Full control over the entire sound spectrum – not just the mids. Featuring four independent frequency controls, each with up to 18dB of cut or boost, the 4 Stroke’s Q curves have been engineered to achieve the perfect balance between precision and usability. The intuitive layout is typically Orange – “Do much more, with much less.” With no pre-defined contour or filter switches, the ability to fine tune your sound is really comprehensive.
- Bass: 40 – 400Hz
- Low Mid: 80 – 800Hz
- High Mid: 250 – 2.5kHz
- Treble: 550 – 5.5kHz
Here’s what Orange have to say about this amp head
The 4 Stroke Series is our offering to the demanding modern bass player – everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Featuring all-analogue circuitry throughout, the 4 Stroke 300 & 500 speak with genuine authority, delivering powerful tones with a natural and rounded emphasis that leaves Class D amps in their wake. The Class AB 4 Stroke stays crystal clean and expressive all the way up, without ever becoming sterile or fatiguing.
The centrepiece of these amps is the uncompromising tone stack which allows for an unparalleled level of control over the EQ without the fussiness that plagues so many. The active four-band parametric EQ covers an enormous range and opens up limitless possibilities. Whether you need to sculpt your signature sound, bring out the character of your instrument or combat troublesome acoustic environments, the 4 Stroke deals with all comers in an instant. For the finishing touch, our proprietary Class A compression circuit tracks seamlessly, adding further punch and fatness. On the rear, you’ll find the usual essentials: two parallel speaker outputs (min. total load 4 Ohms), plus balanced and line level outputs. Available in 300W and 500W configurations, the 4 Stroke Series is the perfect tool for the contemporary bassist – powerful, usable, musical.