Orange Crush 20 - 20 Watt 8" Solid State Combo Amp


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Orange Crush 20 - 20 Watt 8" Solid State Combo Amp

Gearank High Notes

Orange Crush 20: Highest Rated Combo Guitar Amp between $100 and $200 - 2019.06

Gearank Recommended

The Crush 20 appeared on our recommended list for Solid State Guitar Amps from May 2019 until July 2021 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other amps.

It also appeared on our Guitar Amps Under $200 list in June 2019 and it has remained there ever since.


While Orange amps do offer amp modelers, the company's line of streamlined solid state amps continue to rate significantly higher. One of which is the Orange Crush 20, a combo amp with 20W of power and a single 8" speaker packed in a combo package that's distinctively Orange.

But it's not just about looking the part, because this amp is well received for sounding like its premium counterparts, thanks to its solid state 4-stage preamp.

With an optional footswitch, this compact amp lets you between clean and dirty.

It also comes with a 3-band EQ for basic tone shaping, along with a gain knob and dedicated volume knobs for each channel.

And it comes with Orange' CabSim circuit, which emulates a 4x12" cabinet when using the amp's line/headphone output.

With its killer looks and tone, this wallet-friendly solid state amp will make a great addition to your gear.


  • Power Rating: 20-Watts
  • Speaker Size: 8”
  • Channels: 2
  • Controls: Clean/Dirty Switch, Dirty, Treble, Middle, Bass, Gain, Clean
  • Amp Models: None
  • Effects: None
  • Inputs/Outputs: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" (Aux), 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
  • Dimensions: 12.8" x 14.67" x 7.75"
  • Weight: 15.8 lbs

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
Guitar World Richard Blenkinsop 80/100
Guitars For Idiots Matt Dunn 86/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.
At publication time this was on our recommended list for The Highest Rated Guitar Amps Under $200.


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I have been writing about and researching music gear for many years, all while serving as a music director at my local church. I engage in guitar playing and singer-songwriter stints, in addition to mentoring young musicians and teaching guitar and bass.