• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG August Big SaleRefresh 08-25-15
SKU 
#424059 000002000

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

  • Write a Review

The Orange Crush PiX Bass range, like the guitar amps, feature everything you would expect from an Orange amp. The Orange CR50BXT includes the acoust...Read More

CHOOSE STYLE:

Black  
  • Orange

    $269.00 Best Seller

    In stock

    { "name": "Orange", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 269.00, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 329.00, "salePrice": 269.00, "listPrice": 269.00, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1sku424059000001000", "displaySku": "424059 000001000", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/best-seller.png", "stickerDesc":"Best Seller!", "stickerDisplayText":"Best Seller", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//424059000001000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Black

    $269.00 Best Seller

    In stock

    { "name": "Black", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 269.00, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 329.00, "salePrice": 269.00, "listPrice": 269.00, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1sku424059000002000", "displaySku": "424059 000002000", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/best-seller.png", "stickerDesc":"Best Seller!", "stickerDisplayText":"Best Seller", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//424059000002000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }

CHOOSE YOUR EXACT INSTRUMENT

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • (Most Popular)
  • MSRP:
    $329.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $60.00
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price:
    $26900

  Add to Cart Add to Wishlist
See All Orange Amplifiers Solid State Combo Bass Amplifiers
OVERVIEW

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
Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
Orange AmplifiersCrush PiX CR50BXT 50W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (13)
  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Warm / comfy (6)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (10)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

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.

VS

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.

Reviewed by 22 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great beginner amp

By 

from Sydney, NSW

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

  • Limited Functions
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ

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

I purchased this amp in the hopes of getting something to practise at home with. They delivered on this but it stops around there. When this amp is pushed, it distorts badly, losing much of the tone. This amp couldn't even hold up in a rehearsal situation without distorting badly whenever the volume knob went past halfway (gain being at around halfway, passive instrument). The amp, however, is very much suitable for a beginner bass player. It is easy to use, doesn't bombard the user with graphic EQ's and compressors.

Comment on this review

 
4.0

Home and Rehearsal Space Warrior

By 

from Santa Fe, NM

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording
    • Rehearsal

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

    I had a limited budget and a tiny apartment, so I needed an amp that could double as bass and guitar amp. Multiple reviews lead me to believe this would get the job done, and it has. But I enjoyed the sound it produced while playing bass so much I rarely use it for guitar at all.

    Pros: Solid, no rattling, and can be pushed. Played first with a Squier P-Bass and to match the band I was playing with I had to crank it, and it didn't distort or fart. Now that I'm playing an American P through it, I don't have to push it nearly as hard. But this thing was keeping up with a massive 4x12 guitar cab in a small practice space playing 80s hair metal. Has an extension out, headphone out, and aux in. Great for bedroom jam sessions or smaller practice spaces.

    Cons: Extension out shuts down internal speaker. I now need a bigger rig, and can't just add an extension to this without shutting off the internal speaker. Might be great if I was going to get some monster 4x10, but I'd love to just have a 2x12 rig. Not sure a 50w SS into a 4x10 would even be enough for larger venues. Orange cabs are prohibitively expensive anyway.

    Bottom line: Great cab for the money. I passed over a used Ampeg BA115 with 3 times the output wattage because this was more clear and seemed to have that it-factor. Lighter too. I don't envision selling it even after I buy a more powerful 1x12 rig because of how small and powerful it is.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love my Crush Amplifier!!!

    By 

    from New Mexico

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

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

      Not big enough for Stage, but perfect for Garage Band. And that is what we use it for, Friday night Jam.

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Update to previous review

      By 

      from Higden, Ar

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Weak

        Best Uses

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

          OK I have had this for awhile and wish I hadn't bought it. I would have been way better off buying a Hartke 1212 kickback at the time. I would not been out much more money.

          All I've ended up using this thing for is to plug a DVD player into for playing cds to practice with. It has absolutely 0 for low end. All I can say positive about it is you can plug a bass into it and make sound. Sound not good sound.

          It was replace at the time for 1/3 the price with an 1980 Peavey TNT 100 with a 15 inch eminence in it. Way bigger and heavier but it blows the orange out of the water as a practice amp.

          Nope the bass being used is not the issue original '74 Fender Jazz all original near mint which is a tone monster through any decent amp it is plugged into.

          The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because you can carry it along with you and let your friends with guitars use it. It actually works ok as a guitar amp. Not great just ok.

          I would not recommend this amp to anyone. Sad thing is I have tried to sell it for 1/2 of what I paid for it and can't get anyone to buy it.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Practice Amp

          By 

          from Venezuela

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Orange's Growl
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Small gigs

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

            Every bass player should have a good or above quality amp for practicing. Because then you might go to a gig and might get sloppy technique sounds. So, if you want a very very good and afortable amp this is what you need. Best one out there for the price.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            not enough bottom end

            By 

            from bridgeport, wv

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • God Mids And Highs
            • Line Out Useful
            • Nice Looking Cabinet
            • Nice Tuner Aspect
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Grill Hard To Keep On
            • More Of Keyboard Amp
            • Needs Xlr Line Out
            • No Low End Bass

            Best Uses

            • Best Bass Is On Keyboard
            • Home Studio
            • Keyboard Small Gig
            • No Bottom On This

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

            used this on several gigs. did not perform as expected . plenty of volume. but did not fill band out. our keyboard player used it and it works fine for mids and highs. I replaced it with a hartke a70 with a 12 inch aluminum cone speaker and the improvement was astounding. very good lows and blows this orange away. and has a great xlr out to the board for outside gigs or large venues. try this hartke you wont be disapointed.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very Good Beginner or Practice Amp

            By 

            from Higden, Ar

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

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

              I picked up a 50BXT after aquiring an original '75 4bolt Fender Jazz. It is not a huge power house but it is very adequate for getting back into playing again. I am bassically using it for parctice.

              It has a good sound, but alot of it's sound depends on the bass you are using and it being set up right with a well matched set of strings. That and some adjusting of the tone controls on the amp and bass to get the desired sound.

              I would recomend it to a beginner or someone looking for a decent practice amp. This will not be my last Orange.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic amp for great price!

              By 

              from NJ USA

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

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

                Great quality with just the right features without unnecessary bells and whistles. Solid yet light weight, easy to transport especially with a 12" . Clear, strong sound that is easily tweaked to match your sound. Very articulate and broadcasts all your nuances. The gain is not what you expect, but is exactly what you need for bass. It adds bite without sounding harsh, and not at all like "blown speakers" as most bass amp gains end up sounding like. This amp is what I needed, for a great price. Perfect for practice, recording and the small club gig. Clearly articulate, light weight, high quality and right price. What more can you ask for?

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                low end just not there

                By 

                from bridgeport, wv

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Portability
                • Portable
                • Powerful
                • Size And Weight

                Cons

                • Low End Not There

                Best Uses

                • Practice Small Gig

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

                this is a great little amp with plenty of power for small gigs or practice. in using it out i found it did not have that deep low end that i am used to with fender or ampeg. but it is light and portable. tried it througn the board and also with an extension 15 inch speaker and was able to get the low i need but by itself it sounds like a guitar amp. and i am back to carrying an extra speaker again. a better heavy duty speaker would probably help. for country and old rock it just did not have that heavy bass feel. bob in wv

                Comment on this review

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great sound. Versatile!!

                By 

                from Southern California

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                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!!

                  Comment on this review

                  Displaying reviews 1-10

                  Back to top

                  Previous | Next »

                  You are changing the Ship-To country.

                  Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.