Since MATAMP USA was not supported by the UK over this ordeal, the amp was put into archive, and an
orange basketweave vinyde sleeve was later ordered from the UK shop for $400 US Dollars + Duty and Shipping.
FAC , GAIN, BASS, TREBLE, PRESENCE, MASTER.
[ actual EQ control function above ]
The Controls are left as they were with the GREENAMP, Panel.
The current text is off if you compare the actual knob text as shown with the front panel text.
The eq line could be changed easily, but it is incredible sounding as is, so we don't want to "tinker"
with something that is fine.
Such an incredible fresh enameled front panel, it had to be used.
Most of the Orange OD's seen are beat up, and the panels are not fresh and new.
THIS ONE is VIRGIN NEW !
Notice the chassis is an actual MATAMP GT type metal chassis.
Cream Enamel instead of the standard Orange Enamel chassis.
If the front panel was not so "white" it would not be noticed if that it was a VOTW panel except to a gearhead.
The Chrome handle roll bar system on these models is similar to a rubics cube to service.
These handles were problematic from th factory typically, with stripped threads for a one time fit.
This amp has all 4 pieces and all 4 correct studs. Very Rare to have we found over the years.
Fresh and Clean still 10 years after it's assembly by Dave Green/UK in 1998.
This amp was modified, and refabed into a full on rock and roll tone machine.
Unit assembly display from Matamp UK in Huddersfield for USA Orders:
From 1994-1997 the GREEN amp line was made from Matamp Spares and Old Matamp Amp Units.
From 1997 to 2000 ORANGE Voice of The World parts were mainly used, then about 55 GREEN amp
units made from fresh parts intended only for their specific production toward
the end of 1999 before the chassis change in 2001.
After 2001 the GREEN amp line was assembled from Ashdowne UK type parts by the Huddersfield Shop.
A little Puff makes the Tone Light UP like a Christmas Tree, making the Master knob a real "Master" !
Swap some wires around to the original spec locations, and "Wang Dang Sweet Amp Thang like Florida
Orange Wedges in your Mouth After Sex on the Beach" type of tone TONE !
In the UK often in their "Forums" they always refer to Matamp and Orange as the "hardwire point to point amp".
There are a more than a couple of aces out there that with bad ideas brewing and really posting it up.
Something some forum wankers argue blind and riffpowerless in the UK about for some pointless reason.
What they need to do is take a look inside their units and look at those awesome traks that are DOH ! PC's!
PC = "Printed Circuit" Boys... Not "Personal Computer".
These amps SOUND GREAT when
set up right and with correct voltage supply.
The down side is ordering a new one and having to do all of these mods right out of the box especially
when it is actually an "orange" underneath and you wanted to be the new kid on the block in GREEN.
This type of shifty weasel assembly
in the UK created a bad name for the UK Shop in Huddersfield
which then created very bad publicity for MATAMP USA since they were the only front line for sales,
service and repair in the World until 2004 .
Matamp USA began to seek new a manufacturer for it's products.
In the end MATAMP USA ended importing and turned over the innovation to ELECTRIC Amp, USA
and for the first time GREEN AMP Units were made from
100% new materials and a sturdy design that is a real keeper.
GREEN Amps are now Hand Made in the USA.
Sold as a "new GREEN Amp" simply just could not be done under such terms, so the amp unit remains in archive
and used in the studio often still. This amp in particular has incredible silence until the strings are hit.
The feedback at low volume has so much control you could draw with feedback on a wall.
An amp that was sent to the USA with wierd intentions, that in the end turned out to be a good amp.
Now when the amp is sold one
day, it will be a good deal for both parties involved.
An interesting piece of USA Amp Import History.
In the end we found out, it all depends what side of the "pond" you are.
"It is what it is."
AMP BLUE BOOK VALUE:
GOOD WORKING CONDITION: $1450-2000
GOOD WORKING BUT BEAT: $1000 -1450
BLOWN but GOOD CONDITION: $ 900
BLOWN but BEAT: $ 400-900
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