Orange Crush Bass 50 Bass Combo Amplifier (50 Watts, 1x12")

Features like an extremely versatile parametric EQ and blend controls that mimic the nuances of bi-amping, the Orange Crush Bass 50 delivers on every level.

Combines the essentials of a practice rig with tone and features normally reserved for the pros. From warm modern cleans, through to vintage grind and all the way up to full-on distorted mayhem, the Orange Crush Bass 50 combines the essentials of a practice rig with tone and features normally reserved for the pros. The Crush Bass 50 draws inspiration from Orange's flagship OB1 and 4 Stroke amplifiers, bringing some of the defining elements of each into a compact combo.

Like the rest of the Crush Bass range, this 50 Watt model delivers bold and punchy lows courtesy of its analogue circuitry and ported cabinetry. The extremely flexible active EQ section includes a sweepable parametric mid band, allowing players to shape their signature sound without limitations. For even more versatility, the interactive Gain and Blend controls are primed for creating enormous 'bi-amped'-style tones with ease, adding extra harmonics and variable levels of grit to the core bass tone. They can also be switched in remotely using the optional footswitch. Other handy features include a buffered effects loop, integrated tuner, aux. input and a headphone output with Cabsim circuitry.

Watch us run this Orange Crush Bass combo through the gamut of tone:


Powerful Active Parametric EQ

The Crush Bass 50 features an EQ circuit inspired by Orange's prestigious 4 Stroke Series amplifiers. At its centre is a parametric mid band. This presents players with a much greater read more degree of control over the sound than a traditional EQ, allowing them to vary the frequencies they want hear. The mid band covers a wide range, sweeping from 300Hz (fully counter-clockwise) to 2.7kHz (fully clockwise), meaning this amp can be fine tuned to suite any musical style. The active circuitry allows for up to 15dB of boost or cut on the bass and middle frequencies, and up to 20dB on the treble side.

Blend & Gain

Lifted straight from Orange's popular OB1 Series amps, the Blend and Gain controls are a nod to the many bass players who experiment with guitar and bass amps simultaneously. In this 'bi-amped' setup, layers of harmonics and distortion from the guitar amp are blended with the core bass tone to create the ultimate full-range live sound. The Crush Bass 50's Gain and Blend controls create the same effect in a single package, adding extra bite and crispness to the tone at lower gain settings, right up to all-out filth with the dials cranked. These controls can also be engaged remotely with the optional FS-1 footswitch, ideal for fattening your tone on the fly.

Analogue Design & Ported Cabinet

The Crush Bass series delivers fat, rounded sound thanks to an all analogue signal path. The Crush Bass 50 houses a 12" speaker with a reflex port for improved low-end response. The buffered effects loop has been engineered for maximum transparency, ensuring your pedal arsenal will perform to its peak.

Cabsim Headphone Output, Aux Input & Chromatic Tuner

The headphone output features Cabsim circuitry which emulates the response of Orange's stage-ready OBC bass speaker cabinets during silent practice. This signal can also be sent to a console for seriously authentic direct recording. The aux. Input allows for connecting external audio sources for backing tracks whilst the handy onboard tuner makes for quick tune-ups between jams.

Classic Orange Styling

Finished in Orange's legendary livery dating back to 1968, the Crush range features basket weave vinyl, woven speaker grille cloth, signature 'picture frame' edging and iconic hieroglyphs on the control panel.

Features:

- Active 3 Band EQ
- Parametric Mid Control
- Bi-Amp Inspired Blend & Gain Controls (Footswitchable)
- Buffered Effects Loop
- Chromatic Tuner
- Cabsim-loaded Headphone Output & Aux In
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- Controls (Right to Left): -6DB PAD SWITCH, GAIN, BLEND, BASS, FREQUENCY, MIDDLE, TREBLE, VOLUME, INTEGRATED CHROMATIC TUNER
- Output Power: 50 WATTS
- Speaker: 12"
- Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D): 16.93 \19.09 \ 10.83" / 43 \ 48.5 \27.5CM
- Unboxed Weight: 14.85LB / 14.45KG
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 38.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 20 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ORA CRUSHBA50 BLK
Blemished, Black
Shipping Weight: 38.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 20 x 14 in
Orange
Shipping Weight: 38.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 20 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ORA CRUSHBA50

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 404-303-8196

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 9 out of 10 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted February 7, 2020 by Rich Briere in Northampton,, MA
"Much More than just Metal"
Overall: 9 out of 10 stars
My Crush 50 was the LAST Bass Combo Amp I ever expected to buy.....Why? I'm not a Metal Guy. Then I plugged in the Crush next to TWO of the top selling combo amps from other manufacturers and discovered that the Crush completely and totally destroyed them. No matter what type of music you play, you owe it to yourself to check out these Tone Monsters. Have I ever turned up the Gain knob to bring in a tone of distortion? Nope. Not my thing. The only thing I'd advise Orange to do is to add a 1x12 ext cabinet and a 2x10 ext cabinet to the Crush Line. I currently use an Aguilar 1x12 with my Crush 50......and it's Magical.......but it's not Orange. #bassilicious .
Musical Background:
Geezer High End Bass Snob.
Musical Style:
Rock, Pop, Jazz, Tone to the Bone-No pedals
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