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Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp  

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The Orange Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 amplifier has all the cool looks of its bigger brothers. But it's not just cool looking. Plug into the little O...Read More

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Cool 3-watt 'Micro Crush' combo with built in tuner for a great price.

The Orange Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 amplifier has all the cool looks of its bigger brothers. But it's not just cool looking. Plug into the little Orange Micro Crush amp, and you'll soon realize it is Orange through and through. Orange gives the Micro Crush amp the brand's signature Orange Tolex cover and woven speaker grille and, of course, Orange's picture-frame edge style.

FEATURES
  • Controls: built-in tuner, overdrive function, volume, tone
  • Headphone out
  • 9-volt battery power (or PSU)
  • Speaker: one 3.5"

You'll have big love for this Orange Micro Crush. Order now.

SPECIFICATIONS

Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp

  • Weight: 2lb.
  • Dimensions: 3-1/2"D x 6-1/2"W x 7"H
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Orange AmplifiersMicro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp
 
3.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Experienced (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Flange rocks Micro Crush

      Great built in tuner. I tune standard, D, C, and flat. Has good player dynamics, responds well. With gain engaged, I can go from a really good crunch/ lead tone...Read complete review

      Great built in tuner. I tune standard, D, C, and flat. Has good player dynamics, responds well. With gain engaged, I can go from a really good crunch/ lead tone to a nice clean tone by rolling off the volume. Looks great and sounds better than most of the other plastic practice amps. Nice tolex, Cloth and grill.

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      No Clean Guitar Sound

      The sound will NOT produce a clean above the number 2 setting on the volume, and that is with the bridge pickup only and tone control all the way up to its highest...Read complete review

      The sound will NOT produce a clean above the number 2 setting on the volume, and that is with the bridge pickup only and tone control all the way up to its highest setting.

      No good for jazz applications.
      Okay for a rock n roll sound, but has almost no definition when striking different notes and chords (in other words, does not sound musical).

      Better off spending a little more money and getting a Vox or a Roland Microcube-

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      4.0

      great little amp. cheap battery cover th

      By stab13

      from san jose

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp:

        Portable light and convient.Not loud enough for real drums but more than enough without.

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        5.0

        You can't go wrong with this Orange!

        By outbacklon

        from palm harbor, florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Very Loud For What It Is

        Cons

        • No Cons For Me

        Best Uses

        • Pratice Fun

        Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp:

        works great on battery power, plus I love the big sound! I also use late at night with headphones. this is my 4th orange amp, two bass & a 35 watt guitar amp. I have always been a Orange fan ,& this little 3 watt has not changed anything!!!!!

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        1.0

        Surprisingly fragile

        By newguy

        from va

        About Me Novice

        Pros

          Cons

          • Limited Functions
          • Weak

          Best Uses

            Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp:

            Given all the good reviews for this product line, I was surprised with what I got. The speaker blew the first time I used it. And yes, that was after letting it warm up. By comparison, the Danelectrico worked great with the same treatment.

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            4.0

            Size Matters

            By Andrew Taylor

            from New York

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Convenient
            • Easy To Use
            • Portable

            Cons

            • High Distorting Wvolume
            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Fun
            • Practice

            Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp:

            It does what it says, convenient and portable with an easy to use interface. Power button, tuner power button, tone,volume and overdrive switch. Input jack, 9v power input and headphones out. The clean doesn't stand a chance with volume but who cares, you won't be recording with this fella.

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            (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yes.

            By Thetadisbad

            from Salt Lake City, UT

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fun

              Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp:

              Off the gait... This thing is amazing!!! It's a wall of sound, loud enough to shake the snares on the snare drum from across the room. There is so much punch and lovely sounds it's hard not to love this little guy. There is no gain knob but I actually love that. The volume knob keeps the integrity of the amp, you can get volumes from no one would even know your playing in your bed room to the whole house and the neighbors know every song you play. In stead of using a gain knob to get more overdrive/distortion, or even the gain switch on the amp itself. I use my guitar volume knobs. All these people who say the Orange Micro amp doesn't go clean, haven't tried using their guitar volumes. I usually use an Epiphone Les Paul when I play this guy. I just leave the little guy on overdrive, and I turn down one the volume knobs of one of the pickups on my guitar, and keep the other on full blast, and I just flip the pickup switch when I want a different tone. The cleans are beautiful and crystal clear, with volumes at 1 and 2, and when you turn you turn it to 3-4 you can get a super bluesy John Mayer tone, that sounds so saturated. With guitar cranked you can get every sound you would like from big heavy drop tuning to AC/DC and My favorite part is you can get pinch harmonics on the amp. I honestly get better sounds from this guy then I do with my Expensive Marshall Solid State Head run though a Marshall 1960A Cabinet... Best uses for this is for anybody. Adults, kids, beginners, indeterminate players, professionals or who wanna take a break from the hi watt stuff. Of just a guy who wants to play on the porch. Tuner is fantastic to. I did an experiment on it. My very expensive, super accurate tuning pedal was dead on with the orange amp. I've also had a Marshall Micro amp and my 2 friends both bought one, I was dround out. There is a shootout on You Tube I suggest you check out. He compares the Marshall, Fender, and Orange Micro amps. Even though the video doesn't do the Orange justice. I suggest you buy this amp, over most starter amps and micro amps. I love this little guy, and I know you will too.

              Comment on this review

              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              No Clean Guitar Sound

              By Armon Haumer

              from Cleveland, OH Rock Capital of the World!

              About Me Experienced

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              Pros

              • Nice Tuner
              • Pretty Color

              Cons

              • Clips
              • Low Fidelity
              • No Headroom

              Best Uses

              • Sneaking To Work

              Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp:

              The sound will NOT produce a clean above the number 2 setting on the volume, and that is with the bridge pickup only and tone control all the way up to its highest setting.

              No good for jazz applications.
              Okay for a rock n roll sound, but has almost no definition when striking different notes and chords (in other words, does not sound musical).

              Better off spending a little more money and getting a Vox or a Roland Microcube-

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Good for its size

              By Wombat

              from Baltimore

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Sound For Its Size
              • Portable
              • Very Small And Light

              Cons

              • Outsourced Chinese Amp
              • Roland Microcube Better

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp:

              If you need a very small amp for travel, this is it. Otherwise, the Roland Microcube is a far better small amp.

              If you are looking for a versatile and portable practice amp, spend a bit more and get the Roland.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Flange rocks Micro Crush

              By flange

              from raleigh,nc

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Player Dynamics
              • Portable
              • Web Surfing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Web And Tv Viewing

                Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp:

                Great built in tuner. I tune standard, D, C, and flat. Has good player dynamics, responds well. With gain engaged, I can go from a really good crunch/ lead tone to a nice clean tone by rolling off the volume. Looks great and sounds better than most of the other plastic practice amps. Nice tolex, Cloth and grill.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Best Little Amp!

                By Lion

                from Roseburg, OR

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fairly Loud
                • Portable

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Practice

                Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I had boughten both this mini amp and the Marshall MS-2. They're both good for there own reasons but I favor this one. Not actually made in England (Made in Indonesia or something) but not expecting impeccable quality for just a travel amp. The distortion is satisfying for metal and surprisingly loud for some micro fun! Really basic, built in tuner, cool looking materials, louder and more my style than the Marshall.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Best portable amp I've bought.

                By Musicman85

                from Liberty,M.S.

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events

                  Comments about Orange Amplifiers Micro Crush PiX Series CR3 3W 1x3.5 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Good amp,wish the battery door was a bite better made but I love the little guy it saves me from cranking up my half stack!

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