Orange Crush 20 Guitar Combo Amplifier

Orange Crush 20 Guitar Combo Amplifier

Crank out the jams on this 20-watt tone machine! Use a footswitch to alternate between the revamped preamp's clean and dirty channels for max versatility.

Overall User Ratings (based on 6 ratings)
Overall:
5 out of 5 stars
Sound:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ease of Use:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Quality:
5 out of 5 stars
Value:
5 out of 5 stars
Manufacturer Support:
5 out of 5 stars
The Wow Factor:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Submitted May 18, 2019 by Mark Garner in Metairie, LA
"Orange CRUSHES The Competition"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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After a really good experience with the Orange Micro Dark head I decided to try the Orange Crush 20 combo. (My Vox AC15C1 will never be mistaken for lightweight or portable. #HERNIA)I'm guilty of writing some Tolstoy-esque reviews so I will use two just words; 'Wow' & 'Impressive'.Yes, it's loud.Yes, it looks seriously cool. (I bought the orange Orange.)The clean channel is nice but I didn't buy this for 'nice'. I bought this for crunch, as in "KAH-RUNCH!"The four stage "dirty" channel is capable of everything from a subtle overdrive to full-on thunder.I tested the amp using an Epiphone Les Paul Custom w/SD "Hot Rods" and a Fender Hendrix Monterey Strat and the amp seems to prefer humbuckers. Single coils sound really good too but this amp truly lets loose with a double coil pickup.The three band EQ allows for some nice tone shaping but be careful with the treble control. It can get really bright.My preferred setting is on the dirty channel with the volume "dimed" and the gain set to about "10:00". I use a Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion and the end result is a HUGE sounding roar that is guaranteed to satisfy any fan of Randy Rhoads.The bottom line is that for the money you would be hard pressed to top this little beauty.If you're also looking at the Marshall MG series and can't decide between this or the Marshall, please TRUST ME. The MG has nothing on this amp. (I've owned two MG series amps. I sold one and gave away the other.)I've been playing for forty years and I've never heard a solid state amp that sounded this good.
Musical Background:
Former semi-pro now a stay-at-home jammer.
Musical Style:
Rock, rock & rock.
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Submitted February 1, 2018 by Nathan Peace in Greenville, KY
"Good Amp"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This amp was delivered quick and I got it on Pay As You Play. Amp sounds great for the price. In my opinion, if you want an amp that sounds close to a tube amp (without the expensive prices), I recommend this amp. You won't be disappointed in the clean and distorted tone of this little amp. The pedal is sold separately and it has no reverb, but I still can't complain on this little amp.
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Submitted April 30, 2020 by Ron C in Burleson, TX
"GREAT PRACTICE/RECORDING AMP- SMALL FOOTPRINT- LARGE ORANGE TONE!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I bought the Crush 20 so I could have a small, but great sounding, amp in my small practice area. And something I could stuff into the saddle bag on my Harley, and take to jam and work parts with my buddies. I previously purchased a Crush 12, so I had a preview of what the 20 might sound like. I haven't been disappointed! It's really small footprint is great, and the tones are typical ORANGE! I've been using both of these for recording into my DAW, and they are excellent! I've been playing for 30+ years, and have MANY amps in my arsenal. The Crush 20 is perfect for my uses, without cluttering my small area. It takes a TS9 really well, boosting the distortion level and tightening the sound just a bit. For the money this is probably the best small, portable "practice" amp I've used or owned. And it's actually pretty loud! You can dial in all kinds of levels of distortion, and the clean channel sounds pretty good. The only semi-negative thing I can say, is that I wish it had the gain/level control setup like the Crush 12 has. Other than that I'm very pleased and would recommend these Orange practice amps to anyone looking for a small package amp for practice/recording.
Musical Background:
30 plus years, professional gigging guitarist, song writer.
Musical Style:
Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Southern Rock etc.
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Submitted November 19, 2020 by a customer from gmail.com
"Best tones ever!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I have owned big and small amps and never liked clean. Crush 20 rt delivers a flawless clean tone. A while ago I had an Orange head and a Hi-Watt head for clean and Orange for dirty. 20 rt delivers the saturation of the big amp without the hugeness!
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Submitted October 5, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com
"Awesome buy!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This thing shipped super fast. Secure packaging and no damage. Sounds amazing. You cant beat the tone of an Orange. The pay as you play option was no strings attached. Will order again 100%
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Submitted May 9, 2022 by Brandon Boe in Thornton, CO
"Decent solid state practice amp, ignore the hype"
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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Ignore the "Orange" SS hype ive seen out there, this amp is what it is, it is a very low wattage, solid state amp, with an 8 inch speaker. It lives at apartment volume levels only, nothing more. It has no headroom, no way even turned all the way up could you play with a drummer just FYI. I would like to try a higher watt version with a 12 inch speaker. What it is good for is very low volume practice. The gain is ok as cheap solid state amps go, not the worst by any stretch, but nothing special either, where it shined for me is with the gain about half, treble cut all the way out and with a Joyo tube screamer in front of it, with that I got some really good early late 70s/early 80s Marshally tones out of it at "FM radio turned down" volume levels.. ala apartment practice. Overall it seems well made except for one issue, for some reason they used a plastic panel on the part of the back with the on switch and you can actually feel it bending in just pushing the power cable into it, SHM at that. That's why I'm only giving it 4 instead of 5 stars
Musical Background:
20 year hobbyist
Musical Style:
80s "hair"metal, traditional heavy metal, thrash, classic rock, classic blues rock,heavy blues rock, 70s heavy rock/metal
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