Orange Crush CR120C 120W 2x12" Guitar Combo Amp

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

Street Price: 

$699
Orange Crush CR120C

The Orange Crush CR120C is part of their streamlined line of solid state combo amps with no digital amp modeling.

This one is the biggest and loudest of the bunch, with its 120-Watt amplifier and two 12" speakers.

Instead of having multiple amp voices, this one has two channels, a clean and dirty channel in keeping with old school 2-channel amp configurations.

It utilizes multi-gain stages to get its tone, two gain stages for the clean channel and four gain stages for the dirty channel.

Other features include built-in effects loop and built-in reverb that's switchable to plate, hall and spring.

Features

  • 120 Watts
  • 2 x 12” Speaker
  • 2-Channel Multi-Gain stage Amplifier
  • Built-in Reverb (Hall, Plate, Spring)
  • Effects Loop

Pros
The main advantage of the Orange Crush CR120C is its simplicity and consistency, it lets users get great tones quickly with minimal tweaking. The amp's dirty channel gets a lot of thumbs up, with some users describing it as sounding much like how a tube amp would. It also receives a lot of good feedback for its clean channel which is impressive given that Orange amps are mostly known for overdriven tones. Reliability is also often commended, with many appreciating how they get consistently good tones out of the amp, compared to their more expensive tube amps.

Cons
At almost 64 lbs, this amp is not easy to haul around and it's not for those who are looking for multiple amp models and built-in effects.

Overall
The Orange Crush CR120C is a workhorse amp for those who want a great quality straightforward 2-channel amp and are not into modern bells and whistles.

This is a very good amp that only just missed out on making our recommended list, to see which amps made the cut see our guide to The Best Solid State Amps.

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