Orange Crush 12 - 12W 1x6" Guitar Combo Amplifier


93 out of 100. Incorporating 850+ ratings and reviews.

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Orange Crush 12 - 12W 1x6" Guitar Amp

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Our rating of 93/100 is based on analysis of 850+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

At publication time this was featured on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $100.

Practice amps need not be complicated to be effective, and this is exemplified by the success of Orange Crush 12.

Unlike other practice amps that are packed with amp models and effects, this one sticks to Orange' distinct dirt tone, and based on reviews, users love this amp's easy plug-and-play design.

Rated at 12 Watts and with a 6" speaker, this amp has enough juice for personal practice and even for a small group jams.

Controls follow classic amp setup with 3-band EQ and volume, the main difference is the ability to adjust overdrive and gain independently in addition to the volume knob.


  • Power Rating: 12-Watts
  • Speaker Size: 6”
  • Models: N/A
  • Effects: Overdrive
  • Controls: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Overdrive, Gain
  • Input/Output: ¼”, AUX-In, Headphone
  • Extras: None
  • Weight: 10.4 lbs

Many are impressed with how good this amp sounds, especially when considering its small 6" speaker. And the ease of getting good tone is also mentioned by users who use different guitar models and playing styles. It is also often commended for its durability and reliability.

Aside from its default Orange tone, there's not much room to play with, so this is is not ideal for those who want to try different voicings and effects right on the amp.

If you're looking for a great sounding overdriven amp with a price tag that'll be easy to justify, then this is for you.

At publication time this was featured on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $100.

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