Orange Crush Pro 120 CR120H Guitar Amp Head 120W (Discontinued)

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$449
Orange Crush CR120H

Specifications

  • Power: 120W SolidState
  • Channels: 2
  • Effects: Reverb
  • Effects Loop: Fully Buffered
  • Input: 1 x 1/4"
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (Speaker)
  • Weight: 31.75 lbs.

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Overview

Orange amps has built their reputation on providing no-frills but great sounding guitar amps, and the CR120H does exactly that, but in a more reliable solidstate format.

This amp head is based on the dirty channel of Rockerverb, reproducing its overdriven tones without using actual tubes.

The Orange Crush Pro 120 CR120H is a 2-channel solidstate amp head, rated at 120 Watts.

The first is a clean channel with 2-band EQ, and the second one is the Dirty channel which has gain and 3-band EQ controls.

It comes with 3 types of digital reverb, Plate, Spring and Hall.

Despite being a solid state amp, many people say it sounds similar to an actual tube amp. In fact we've seen reports of guitarists treating this as though it was a tube amp but without the maintenance hassles.

Note that the footswitch didn't come standard with the amp, you had to buy it separately, but if you're buying it second-hand then there's a good chance it will come with one.

If you're looking for a reliable, no frills, unpretentious guitar amp for rock music, then this is for you.

Gearank Recommendation

This appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Amp Heads Under $500 when we first published it in June 2021.

Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores, however you can see excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best Guitar Amps Under $500 - Combo, Heads & Pedal Board.

About the Author

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