Orange Amplifiers' Music Aid for Joplin fund-raising auction is currently underway, and will come to a close Wednesday, August 24th. The auction is to help those affected by the worst tornado season to hit the USA in more than 50 years. 153 people were killed in Joplin, Missouri and the Glory Days Music Store also fell victim to the disaster. As a result of this, Orange will be donating a rare and valuable Union Jack half-stack worth at least $6,000 – the last of only 20 made.
The company has also encouraged support from other manufacturers and suppliers and the list of items being added to the auction is being updated daily. Included in the list of contributions is Sabian cymbals 'money-can't-buy' 14” Paragon Crash, personally signed by Rush’s Neil Peart to be personalised with the winner's name. Also included is an Orange CR50BXT bass amp signed by Rush’s Geddy Lee also personalized with the winner’s name.