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Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp   

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The Orange sound from way down low, portable, light, and ready to go.

The Orange Crush PiX Bass range, like the guitar amps, feature everything you would expect from an Orange amp. The Orange CR50BXT includes the acoustically transparent black speaker grille used on the world's leading Orange tube bass series. Whether you're looking for practice, portability or low level rehearsing, this Orange Crush bass amplifier can suit your needs.

The Orange Crush PiX bass amp features a gain control, for adding punch and flare to your bass tone. The 3-band EQ helps you dial in your ultimate bass sound. The bass amplifier's auxiliary input is great for an MP3 player, so you can jam along, or just use the speaker to amplify your tunes. A headphone socket is included for silent practice and jamming. The Orange bass amp's line out and speaker out are included so you can plug the Orange Crush PiX bass amp into an extension for even more powerful bass presence. Weighing in at 40 lbs. the compact Orange Crush PiX bass combo is portable and pumps out that legendary tone with 50W of Orange power.

FEATURES
  • Gain
  • 3-band EQ
  • Master volume
  • Tuner
  • Input for MP3 player
  • Headphone socket
  • Line out
  • Speaker out
  • One 12" speaker
SPECIFICATIONS

Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp

  • 40lbs.
    20"W x 14"D x 22"H
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Orange AmplifiersCrush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Portable (13)
  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Warm / comfy (7)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Performances (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Think twice if you use Active EQ

First, the good: I love the look of my amp. I bought the orange one, and as expected, the look is flawless. I also like Orange's approach to the speaker grille,...Read complete review

First, the good: I love the look of my amp. I bought the orange one, and as expected, the look is flawless. I also like Orange's approach to the speaker grille, which they made detachable (with a nylon strap loop in the lower right corner and several strips of Velcro). This provides very easy and quick access to the speaker, which might come in handy. As for sound, it's classic Orange tone as long as your bass is completely passive. I have a P-Bass with the standard split pickup configuration, and I get a mid-rich sound that fits in perfectly with 70s and 80s rock. Now, with that having been said, my primary bass is an Ibanez SRX650 with passive pickups, but an active 2-band EQ preamp. The thing I noticed immediately about this bass on this amp was that I could not turn my Ibanez's bass pot past about 50% without hearing some rather significant distortion. This is by no means the end of my Orange, but it is certainly something that you should note before you purchase this amp. One more thing; the tone that I get out of this amp while using my Ibanez is incredible. It is a very modern sound, which I tend to prefer. I scoop the mids almost entirely on the amp, and with my bass's treble pot turned to about 10%, I get a fabulous sound comparable to that of Queen's Another One Bites the Dust. This amp is extraordinarily versatile, especially when you consider the low price. Just make sure that you can handle cutting some of the low end out of your active bass's sound when you make this purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Amp, NOT FOR USE WITH ACTIVE EQ!!

I've owned this amp for over a year, and two amp techs have reached the same conclusion I have; it sounds wonderful IF you're using a bass with passive pickups. The EQ controls...Read complete review

I've owned this amp for over a year, and two amp techs have reached the same conclusion I have; it sounds wonderful IF you're using a bass with passive pickups. The EQ controls on the amp are lacking, but for the price, I didn't expect a whole lot, so I wasn't too terribly bothered by that. The problem is that my Ibanez bass (dual Active Humbuckers) puts out far too much gain for this amp to handle. The result? You can push the volume on the bass to about 80% and the "low" knob to about 40%. I don't know about everyone else, but I believe a bass amp should, at the very least, be able to handle BASS. I'm not talking about super heavy metal stuff, either. The limitations of this amplifier have prevented me from obtaining, well, really any desirable sounds. You could get this to use as a bedroom practice amp, but if you have active pickups, I implore you to look for another model. The Fender Rumble series is an excellent (and competitively priced) model. I have dealt with this amp's shortcomings for too long. I will be replacing it shortly.

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(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Think twice if you use Active EQ

By ChrisBas

from Minot, North Dakota

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Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp:

First, the good: I love the look of my amp. I bought the orange one, and as expected, the look is flawless. I also like Orange's approach to the speaker grille, which they made detachable (with a nylon strap loop in the lower right corner and several strips of Velcro). This provides very easy and quick access to the speaker, which might come in handy. As for sound, it's classic Orange tone as long as your bass is completely passive. I have a P-Bass with the standard split pickup configuration, and I get a mid-rich sound that fits in perfectly with 70s and 80s rock. Now, with that having been said, my primary bass is an Ibanez SRX650 with passive pickups, but an active 2-band EQ preamp. The thing I noticed immediately about this bass on this amp was that I could not turn my Ibanez's bass pot past about 50% without hearing some rather significant distortion. This is by no means the end of my Orange, but it is certainly something that you should note before you purchase this amp. One more thing; the tone that I get out of this amp while using my Ibanez is incredible. It is a very modern sound, which I tend to prefer. I scoop the mids almost entirely on the amp, and with my bass's treble pot turned to about 10%, I get a fabulous sound comparable to that of Queen's Another One Bites the Dust. This amp is extraordinarily versatile, especially when you consider the low price. Just make sure that you can handle cutting some of the low end out of your active bass's sound when you make this purchase.

(10 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Decent Amp, NOT FOR USE WITH ACTIVE EQ!!

By ChrisBas

from Minot, North Dakota

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Pros

  • Aux Input
  • Dedicated Line Out
  • Easy To Use
  • Portable
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Can't Handle Active EQ
  • Limited Functions
  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Weak

Best Uses

  • ONLY personal practice

Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp:

I've owned this amp for over a year, and two amp techs have reached the same conclusion I have; it sounds wonderful IF you're using a bass with passive pickups. The EQ controls on the amp are lacking, but for the price, I didn't expect a whole lot, so I wasn't too terribly bothered by that. The problem is that my Ibanez bass (dual Active Humbuckers) puts out far too much gain for this amp to handle. The result? You can push the volume on the bass to about 80% and the "low" knob to about 40%. I don't know about everyone else, but I believe a bass amp should, at the very least, be able to handle BASS. I'm not talking about super heavy metal stuff, either. The limitations of this amplifier have prevented me from obtaining, well, really any desirable sounds. You could get this to use as a bedroom practice amp, but if you have active pickups, I implore you to look for another model. The Fender Rumble series is an excellent (and competitively priced) model. I have dealt with this amp's shortcomings for too long. I will be replacing it shortly.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Built Like a Tank!

By Guitarzan-FYeIk

from NC, USA

Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp:

I love this thing. Its Orange, It does the job very well. Built solid( Like a Tank). If you are looking for a small amp, easy to move but big on old school tone this is the amp for you . Buy this amp You will be a Happy Camper.
Features are Nothing fancy and for me thats good thing. Just a good solid 3 knob EQ that does the job very well. I do Love the on board tunner, Its always there you never have to look for one. The line out is also great for recording.
Looks like quality is job one with Orange. This is a solid built amp. For a fifty watt amp this thing has all the volume, and the tone is pure.
For the money this is one of the best in this price range. Easy to move around. Great sound, Will fill a small room with sound. If you need more use the line out into the mains.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding amp for this price point.

By Tyson Frei

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp:

An outstansing amp, That's suprisingly loud. Perfect for a nice practice amp, And something to travel around with.
The amp features a control for Volume, Lows, Mids, Highs, and Gain. They do more then the mass of features and buttons I see on most other all in one amps. The tuner is a nice touch, And works perfectly as well as the headphone jack for jamming.
It's an Orange amp. This thing is built like a tank.
Played with quite a few amps in this price range, And this is the best by far.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid practice amp

By jeffrey callahan

from Massachusetts

Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp:

For the price it's a great starter combo for new bass guitar players or a nice practice amp for an old pro.
Could use low mid and high mid knobs instead of just a general mid for fine tuning. Tuner works great.
Everything you'd expect from Orange, crisp and clean.
A good price tag for a combo that can get very LOUD.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound. Versatile!!

By Action Jackson

from Southern California

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Practice

    Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp:

    This was my final choice for a studio practice and home recording amp for my bass. I looked at Ampeg, Fender, Acoustic at first as I just wanted a "bass only" practice amp to tinker with. I wasn't too impressed in the price range I was looking at so I also looked at Hartke, GK, Markbass on a little higher end and stumbled upon this Orange model. I must say after playing some higher end amps for the Money Nothing even comes close to this Orange!! This amp delivers a warm rich sound, is punchy, defined, smooth and is an essential tool in songwriting for me. I am a MI grad for guitar and also a lead vocalist. Bass is just a sideline in my home studio. I have since fallen in love with playing the bass and playing this amp has brought our some very powerful and creative ideas towards building songs and creating rythyms. Who knew a little practice amp would yield such incredible results to my portfolio. I would recommend to anyone, bass player or not to add this little gem to your collection. Unless you are playing live and need 300+ watts of rich tube adrenaline, this amp will suit most of your needs. Well worth the money. You won't be dissappointed!!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    With a little EQ it could sound good.

    By Norm

    from Brooklyn, NY

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    Pros

    • Love The Orange Color
    • Portable
    • Really Nice Looking
    • Solid construction

    Cons

    • Not Enough Low End

    Best Uses

    • Practice Amp
    • Very Small Venues

    Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp:

    Firstly, this amp has only a 50W speaker in it. The amplifier is rated at 50W. The speaker really limits the bass response of the amp too. If you use the ext. speaker jack with another cab it really rocks. reccomend repalcing the speaker with something a little more formidable.
    I hooked up a behringer eq and it improved the sound alot but not enough. Speaker replacement is the only option. Luckily i bought it as level 4 and repaired it myself back to OEM condition.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nothing short of incredible

    By Mike-ryI02

    from La Plata, MD

    Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp:

    I was looking for a good practice amp to play out of, I've been used my 4x10 cab so I needed something small that still had the quality and power. Needless to say I found it. This combo sounds great, stores easily, and is very affordable. Definatly worth the value!

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    DANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Kyle Berg

    from Wi

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    Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp:

    So I had a 15 watt Marshall and needed to do some upgrading. Read reviews on this amp, went to the local music store and tried it out and loved it! After Christmas I purchased my new amp! I played around getting a feel for the amp and enjoy the smoothness of the tone. Hooking up your ipod and playing music through it is a joy as well. Now where this amp blows your mind is when you crank it up and play it loud. Used it at a conference this past weekend and the sound stayed consistant and clean. You felt the power through the floor, not to mention standing in front you felt it on the legs too! Love it! Amazing amp, will take this baby to college with me for sure! Thank you ORANGE!!!!!

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Little Practice Amp

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp:

    I bought this combo because i was tired of dragging around my Trace Elliot/Ashdown stack every where i went. Its nice some times to be able to just plug in and play. I was skeptical about this cab at first, not having a tweeter or a port, but i was very surprised at what came out of it. The tone is, well think James Jamerson, Mowtown funk stuff. Now i wouldn't want to take this think to a 300 seat show, but for small acoustic like gigs, or a jam session this combo is great. My only beef is the tone controls seem to do almost nothing on the low end, and the Treble control is set to high of a frequency to do any thing. Id get a bass eq pedal to use with it. Another little pet peave i have is there seems to be some natural compression when the amp is turned up loud. Dont get me wrong this thing rocks my practice space, its doesn't play as low as lets say a 4X10 cab would or a Ampeg 15 but hey its a 50w 12 combo and it plays that roll very well. I have played 3 Basses through this cab, A 2009 Squire Jazz with Custom shop pickups, a 2003 Squire Pbass, and a 1983 MIJ Jazz Special P/J config and the cab represented each bass fairly. I can't wait to get it into the recording studio and get this thing laid down on the 2inch Studer. British sound for the win once again!!!

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