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The Orange Crush CR120 is a 120W solid-state amp head that offers the tonal clarity and definition players adore in an Orange amplifier. The Crush CR...Read More

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A120W analog, solid-state, two channel amp that's at home at rehearsal and on stage.

The Orange Crush CR120 is a 120W solid-state amp head that offers the tonal clarity and definition players adore in an Orange amplifier. The Crush CR120 amp is part of the Crush range, marking Orange’s first foray into the world of high power, solid-state amplifiers. Orange have spent years creating a solid-state amp they could be proud of.

The Orange team wanted to keep these amp simple. The dirty channel uses a circuit based on four stages of gain and a three band EQ which provides the player with a wide pallet of over-driven and distorted sounds. The clean channel is based on a two stage, two band EQ design, that gives the player a clean but warm sound which when cranked begins to break up.

These amps have a transparent effects loop, allowing you to plug in your favorite pedals. It also contains a digital reverb that provides a natural sounding spring, hall or plate reverb.

FEATURES
  • Two channel
  • Digital reverb
  • Clean channel controls: Volume, Bass and Treble
  • Dirty channel controls: Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble and Gain
  • Global controls: Volume and Reverb

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Orange AmplifiersCrush Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head
 
5.0

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  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Portable (9)
  • Warm / comfy (9)

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    5.0

    Great Service!

    By Listenpaperback

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

      Great head for a great price. No Brainer

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Orange Crush Pro Head

      By TJ Grant

      from Charlotte

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Built like a tank
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Great Clean
      • Great Head
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Unique sound

      Cons

      • A tad heavy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

      This amp is a great head for the money by far. The thing that amazed me was the clean channel it is amazing the first time i plugged into it and still seems to amaze me. The dirty channel is good as well, although it does lack fully what a tube amp might sound like it does a great job emulating the tube sound. The dirty channel also has plenty of gain so there is no lack there. This is not a tube amp there for it wont sound exactly like a tube amp. If your in the market to buy a head at a budget price that is versatile this is it. I must warn you though if your not used to hearing oranges sound as soon as you do you wont go back to another sound again. I love the Marshall and Mesa Boogie sound but after playing orange I think its won my vote by far. There is just something different and unique about orange that you cant get out of other amps. My advice would be to go play one at your music store and see if you like it. I love this head every time i plug into it.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      solid State with Rockerverb MOJO!

      By Ron

      from Virginia

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Back Up
      • Bullet Proof
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • No Tubes Maintenance
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Effects Loop Eats Tone
      • Price

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

      This is a crazy good solid state amp. I give it 5 stars because it is probably the best solid state old school amp out there. There is a lot to like about this amp. The YouTube reviews heaping praise on this amp are accurate. It's a two channel amp with an adequate clean channel. The clean channel is nothing special but it is good enough for those who primarily dial in hi gain. The clean channel will get dirty the more juice you give it so the headroom does have limits. Where this amp shines big time and earns its 5 stars is on the dirty side. Shockingly good at low and moderate volumes. Pure Orange tone. Very Rockerverb. This amp really thrives with Vintage 30s and Greenbacks. No problem dialing in classic British tones ala AC/DC, Purple, Zep, Sabbath, etc or 80s Hairband tones. The three digital types of reverb are pretty good. The amp also looks great and is very well built. Great tube like tones with out the maintenance of tubes is awesome. This amp would be a great backup to a Orange tube head, would be ideal for band practice ( leave your expensive valve amp at home) , and would be a great amp for those weary of the expense of tube amps. Overall well done!

      Nothing is perfect: As good as this amp is, it is not perfect. This amp is not a Rockerverb. As you dial in more volume the tone of this amp basically hits a wall and begins to sound thinner. I'm talking high gig level volumes so for normal everyday use this issue is less important. Not bad but a tube amp like a Rockerverb gets warmer and hotter the more juice you give it and the tone screams when the tubes warm up. The CR120's sweet spot is at moderate volume where it is very good. Also, the amp does take pedals well front side but I did notice the effects loop sucks up some tone. It was noticeable. Lastly, when you add the footswitch you must buy separately, this does get pricey as there are some hi power tube amps near this price point which have better performance.

      If you want a 100W Orange amp this thing is a tremendous value. This amp has enough power to gig with though it sounds best at moderate volumes. If you are tired of tube amps this is a great choice and is much better than Marshall's MG line or modeling amps like Line 6. Also, if you need a good backup amp to your expensive tube amp or a good practice amp for rehearsals this amp delivers. But, if you are looking for well built head for gigs as your main rig I suuggest you consider Made in USA Carvin V3M or the X100 reissue. They are valve amps and they exceed the performance of this amp all around. When you factor in the price for the foot switch (included with Carvin) the price points are similar. Still, I like the Orange tone and I am impressed with the CR120 and sometimes it's just easier to grab the solid state amp and go without worrying about the tubes.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great SS amp, classic orange tone

      By Navin Johnson

      from Colorado

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Limited Clean Controls
      • no footswitch

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances
      • Practice

      Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

      Pretty sweet little amp. I needed an amp to gig with, and I had very limited funds, I could not be happier. I quit playing guitar in bands for a while, sold a Mesa Tremoverb (so i know good amps) that was just too much for home jamming. I bought a line 6 spider 3 from a friend at first, and it was total junk. Sold it for the Orange. For the price, you can't beat the power and tone. The Marshall Mg series is in the same price range, and it is junk as well.

      I run the orange with a marshall 1960 lead cab (celestion gt75's?) playing a prs ce 24, and it sounds killer. Clean is pretty chimey, but most of all, just a warm, fat tone. Breaks up pretty convincingly for a solid state amp. Only gripe is clean channel only has treble and bass eq. I can still get good tones, but I would love a mid. Clean sounds great with the 3 types of reverb, or my delay pedal.

      Dirty channel has that creamy orange tone a' la rockerverb. Very thick tone as well. Pretty much any dirty tone is available, from a nice southern rock/blues crunch, to mid scooped nu metal tones. Never harsh sounding, but can get a little fuzzy. In a band setting, it cuts through very nice.

      The amp is plenty loud for live gigs, especially if you are miked up. Sounds good at bedroom levels, and obviously really good when cranked. When i play live, i have yet to turn it up more than halfway.

      Does it sound like a tube amp? Kinda. It's analogue voice has a very smooth, tube like tone. It reacts almost like a tube amp as far as breaking up when turning down guitar, or cranking amp up. It doesn't have the overall sensitivity of an all tube amp, but it's pretty darn close. Now say compared with the Line 6 Spider, or Marshall Mg, it totally blows them out of the water. Definately the best solid state amp I've played, and the price is just crazy low. Seems to be built tough, and is pretty light. No footswitch is bummer. Fx loop works very well.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Analog Amp

      By Rich724

      from Flint, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

        To add to the other reviews, I was looking for a solid state amp to replace my tube amps. Why? I didn't want the hassle of tube maintenance anymore. My understanding of this amp is that it is an all analog amp with the exception of the reverb, same design as the Rockerverb with the exection of using Op-Amps (Operational Amplifiers) instead of tubes. I'm using it with a Orange 212 cab with Celestion V30s. Pedals- Whah and OD pedals this the front a tone/delay pedals in the FX loop. Using a Setzer Gretsch, Strat Plus and a Tele Delux. Great tone? You bet.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Head! Very Impressed

        By Ruben Rodz

        from San Antonio, Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

          This is a great sounding head with a unique resemblance to Orange's Rockerverb amps. I am currently running this through the Orange PPC 2x12 Jim Root Cab and it sounds amazing! The digital reverb on the amp also sounds killer, lots of gain for the metal player.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This Head Rocks!

          By JJtheKJ

          from Silver Lake, Wis

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

          Got this amp for my birthday. Runs a pair of 4x12 cabs as easily as my 1x12. I run an EQ in the FX Loop and love the thickness it give this Solid State head.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Orange CR120H Great BIG Surprise !!

          By ROBERT SCIFI

          from New york

          About Me Experienced

          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 Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

            As for the 120H ,well after purchasing the CR 60C in November
            I was hooked and had to try their version of a 120 watt solid state head ,I wasn't disappointed once again . After many years of tube heads, Marshall, VOX, Fender, ect, ect I finally found a solid state amp that I would consider to be up there with BBs L5 SS ,yes! This amp head ,as do there other CR pro series has great character ,from blues tones ,cleans that sparkle and crunch from the 60s ,I'm not joking ,I was very surprised ,and very satisfied . This head is really the closest to any tube head I've ever played ,really creamy ,warm and soulful ,also built like a tank . I do suggest you give this a try . It will surprise you to say the least!!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really good quality amp

            By afro jesus

            from guin, alabama

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

              I go this amp for christmas, and at first was kind of disappointed because i play heavier music. but all i had to do was add a good distortion pedal to it and it will crunch with the best of them now. all in all this is a great amp for everyone. its well made, great sound really good

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              (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Orange out did themselves

              By Jonathan

              from Wilmington, N.C.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Orange Amplifiers Crush Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

                A year ago if I was told that I would be playing an Orange for the price payed, i would have thought it was a lie. Tube snobs, let me get this out of the way then we can continue, its obvious this is not a tube amp, we know. IF you swear by tubes, good for you, they are awesome pieces of equipment. That being said drop a tube head from 8 feet. Chances are great that damage will be done. Solid state chances are far less. So Durability is nice, not saying that tube amps havent been fine after a nasty spill. Hell if I had the money I would have went with tubes. BUT I dont so this was worth a spin. Here is the meat and potatoes: This freakin head kills. Orange did it. They found how to make a solid state keep that amazing tone. This solid state head has the volume of the rare as hell Sunn Concert Lead (which if you dont know is window shattering at 2) it does not break up at high volumes. Now the sound: its what you are looking for, doesnt matter the style. I Play in a Doom Metal band (keep your opinipns to yourself thanks ;D) and I require that loud as hell but warm tone. CHECK! I also like a variety of music so switch to a Neil Young tune. CHECK! Weezer tune? No Problem. Electrified SKIP JAMES TUNE????? (the best delta blues musician if you didnt know)Sure thing. The reverbs are excellent, not a fan of the plate reverb but im not a big reverb user so what the hell do I know. Anyway, i dont see many reviews about the type of sound I play or the volume (we play clubs and cant use the P.A. due to it and are stil 4x the decibles of most) so here it is. You will not find a better head for the price, hell (if i could use coarse language I would) better than tube cost with the sound. There I said it, I dont care what the snobs say, close your eyes and take the pepsi challenge. I win. You Lose....unless you get this baby. Happy Playing Folks!!!!!

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