Orange Amps ??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Crazydawg, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Crazydawg


    Mar 31, 2014
    Does anyone have feedback on the Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX Bass Series CR100BXT 100W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp? Thanks :bassist:
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Its a combo. You get what you get.
  3. DannyBob


    Aug 28, 2013
    Orange make nice sounding amps for rock and metal. Not much else IMO. You don't get much power for the money, and I think the only reason many people go for them is because of the colour being orange (usually) and standing out - I should know, I almost bought one for that reason. I would rather save up a bit more money and go for a Markbass CMD JB Players School. Sounds much nicer (unless you play rock/metal) and has over double the power. Or if you can't wait go for a Laney RB8.
  4. LedReign


    Feb 17, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    i use that amp at the college i play at. it is a good amp, but nothing special

    if its the classic orange tone you are looking for, you probably dont want this amp. you either want the ad200 or one of the tiny terrors.

    if you are just looking for a 1x15 combo, you could find a lot better deals out there
  5. LedReign


    Feb 17, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    what does genre have to do with it? i play jazz, blues, funk, and rock through my orange. you buy an amp because of its tone. if your only concern of an amp is the color, you might as well buy a peavy and throw some wrapping paper around it
  6. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    are you looking to play out?
    If so, I'd suggest a higher wattage amp.

    If you just want a practice amp that could be used for a jam or two, this'll do it, but unless you want the Orange tone, there are better priced options.

    for the record, I love my Orange TB500. I use it to play country, rock, funk, singer-songwriter what-have-you, church work, and just about anything else.
    As someone else said, play what sounds good to you.
  7. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    I was wanting one of those SO BAD for at home jamming and possibly the occasional coffee shop gig,until I got to try one at GC..The only thing it had over my trusty ol' Fender BXR combo was it's poppin' orange tolex..I stuck with the Fender. Like LedReign said,if it's the classic Orange tone you seek,you'll be disappointed.
  8. Tim1


    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    Orange crush is much like any big name's entry level comb/starter. Outsourced manufacture and nothing like the top of the line rigs that earned the company its name.
  9. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    I have a Orange TB500 and love it. I tried out the Orange combo amps and wasn't as impressed. They sound good but like others said, they don't have that Orange sound.
  10. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    +1. If you are looking for a good combo there are better for the money. I looooove my Terror Bass. The combos look orange but do not sound orange.
  11. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Outsourced manufacture is exactly what made the company their name, they outsourced to Matamp.