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Orange Amplifiers Crush Pro CR120H 120W Guitar Amp Head Orange 
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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. The Crush CR120 features Orange basket-weave Tolex, woven speaker grille, beading, hieroglyphs, and of course the Orange signature picture frame edging.

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

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Warm / comfy (7)
  • Portable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Home studio (6)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
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    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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    (3 of 3 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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      (3 of 3 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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        (2 of 2 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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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Orange CR120H Great BIG Surprise !!

        By ROBERT SCIFI

        from New york

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        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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          (1 of 1 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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            (12 of 12 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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              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great solid state head

              By Carvinguitarman

              from Browning, IL

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              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None That I Have Found

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

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

              This is my first Orange amp and I am glad I waited til this CR120H came out. I was not dissapointed. It has replaced a Fender Mustang V head that had trouble with the headphone jack causing speaker to cut in and out-flemsy 1/8" jacks. This beauty does NOT have a headphone jack, which is fine with me because it is that much less to go wrong. I chose the BLACK amp head cabinet instead of the normal orange cabinet. This thing is built like a tank. After removing the unit from the cab to take a peek inside, I can see that this thing is very well built and well thought out and will last for years to come. Very thick metal amp chassis. Very clean layout of components and NO loose feeling control knobs or jacks. It has an impressive clean sound and the dirty channel, to me, sounds tube like. Any old 1 button ft. sw. will work to change channels. The REVERB, which is SWEEEEEET sounding, well, I never have to turn it over the 2nd mark at the most. You can use 2x16ohm cabs or 1x8ohm cab. I purchased this from a local music store without even hearing it or trying it out because the store owner had me plug into the Orange OR15 and for a 15 watt tube amp I was blown away- literally. The OR15 cranks! Also a very good amp but for the price of the CR120H, I had to take it for a test drive and have the music store owner order me one. The effects loop is a nice touch and takes pedals well. BTW - the company recommends putting distortion pedals into the input jack rather than through effect loop. Give one a test drive. You won't regret it. I think it will fill the bill in many genres of music. WAY TO GO ORANGE!!!

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