Orange Crush CR60C Review

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Mar 012014
 


Orange Crush CR60C Review

60 WATTS OF ANALOGUE SOLID-STATE AMPLIFIER, IN A COMBO!

The new high power Crush range heralds a new dawn for Orange Amplifiers. These mark Orange’s first foray into the world of high power, solid-state guitar amps. The reason it has taken so long? We have yet to be happy with the sound, that is, until now.

Orange have spent years researching, developing and testing a solid-state amplifier which they are truly proud of. The Orange design team felt it was important to keep these amplifiers simple and not bombard the player with hundreds of on board features. The result is an analogue, solid-state, two channel (dirty and clean) amplifier based on the prestigious Rockerverb range. The dirty channel use a circuit based on four stages of gain and a three band EQ which provide the player with a wide pallet of over-driven and distorted sounds. The clean channel is based on a two stage, two band EQ design, that gives the player a clean but warm sound which when cranked begins to break up, just like a Rockerverb!

Although simplistic in its design, we have also given the amplifiers a transparent effects loop, allowing you to plug in your favourite pedals to open the amplifier up to a wide variety of situations and playing styles. Finally, the amplifier contains an inbuilt digital reverb, providing the player with a natural sounding spring, hall or plate reverb.

Like with all our amplifiers, the look had to be right, the Crush exhibit the same features as their valve based brothers which includes Orange basket-weave Tolex, woven speaker grille, beading, hieroglyphs and of course the Orange signature picture frame edging.

The Crush CR60C is a 60W solid-state combo made from 18mm ply and loaded with Oranges own 1×12″ 60W, 16 Ohm Voice of the World speakers. Like all of the parts in our products, these speakers are of the highest quality, both in terms of construction and tone. The Voice of the Worlds combined with the analogue solid-state circulatory gives the CR60C the tonal clarity and definition players adore in an Orange amplifier.

The Crush CR60C has been designed to look and sound the part be it in a rehearsal, in a living room or on the stage.

Orange TH100

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Feb 222014
 


Orange TH100

The TH100 is an incredibly versatile amp packed full of face-melting rock and metal tones, but capable of cleaning up to a sparkly chime. Those who hear it reminisce about the now infamous Orange AD140, an amp considered by many to have been the best lead amp ever made. The TH100 has only six knobs split between dedicated clean and dirty channels. Dial in everything from blues to country, classic rock to nu-rock, and then finish off by dialing the shape knob to 10 for the perfect metal tone.

A power selection switch on the amp’s front panel, coupled with the option of removing two output valves from the circuit on the back panel, allows the player to choose between 100 watts, 70 watts, 50 watts, and 35 watts RMS output. It’s like having 4 amps in 1!

Orange OR15

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Feb 152014
 


Orange OR15

In 1972 Orange launched a British guitar amp that defined their sound. It was dubbed the ‘Pics Only’. Orange Amplification celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2008 with the issue of an extremely limited edition amp: the OR50H. Due to overwhelming public demand, Orange Amplification have decided to re-introduce it while adding a 15 and 7 watt version – the OR15H – to the 2012 OR Series. Only pictures are used on the front panel of the amp. The OR15H owes more than a nod to this vintage legend; from the method of its construction, the blues rock tone, and of course its desirable looks.

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