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

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94 out of 100. Incorporating 500+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$149
Orange Crush 20 - 20 Watt 8" Solid State Combo Amp

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 500+ 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 on our recommended list for The Highest Rated Guitar Amps Under $200.

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.

Features

  • 20 Watts
  • 8" Speaker
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Overdrive
  • 2 Foot-Switchable Channels
  • Cabsim Output Line/Headphones Output

Pros
Response to this amp is overwhelmingly positive, with most users commenting on its ease of use and great tone as its best traits. Some also mention that for a small amp with basic controls, there are a lot of in-between tones that can be conjured. Many also appreciate its distinct Orange appeal, while others complement its overall build quality, especially when compared to other amps in the same price range.

Cons
Users have few complaints other than a small number who wished that it had more tone control and effects options.

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

At publication time this was on our recommended list for The Highest Rated Guitar Amps Under $200.

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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.