Descended from the legendary Series 2000 and Orange Matamp ORST, the Series 3000 is full of Matamp tonal DNA. Big open cleans, classic EL34 crunch and dynamic pick response that has to be played to believe.
The Series 3000 is a direct descendant of the amp that started it all for Matamp, the Series 2000, the tone monster made famous by Peter Green among many. The Series 3000 has a warm and dynamically responsive tone that sounds great on its own or with pedals. Peter Green asked Mat for an amp that sounded like honey – here it is.
The preamp is the same as a Series 2000 apart from a drive pot in place of the switch. The output stage combines aspects of the Orange Matamp ORST and Series 2000. It features a pair of cathode bias EL34s fed by a 5U4GB rectifier valve to give 30w of clean power and dynamic compression that responds incredibly well to your pick attack.
The tone is pure vintage Matamp from the Cooper-Mathias era of Orange-Matamp, but without the expense of owning an original. Updated with a stainless steel chassis, the one weak point on the original, this is an amp that won’t let you down and you won’t want to part with.
Available in the modern style Picture Frame (pictured) or the Traditional Super Light head sleeve.
Panel controls: Voice, Drive, Bass, Treble, Boost, Volume
Preamp valves: 3 x JJ ECC83
Passive series FX loop
4, 8 & 16 Ohm output
Output Valves: 2 x JJ EL34
Power: 30w RMS clean power
Proprietary UK made transformer