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Opinions on Orange amps

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:58 am
by Disha
I am in the market for a new amp to upgrade from my Line 6 Spyder 3. was at Guitar center and it was hard to not see the Orange line up.
got to asking the guys at Guitar center about them and they gavethem great props for being good amps.
the one i am looking at is the Crush 35RT for $260
what are your alls opinion on the Orange amps

Re: Opinions on Orange amps

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 11:55 am
by Vanilla Latte
I gig a CR60 Pro and love it. If you can afford getting the CR-60 instead of the CR-35 I would go for it instead, because it is loud enough to get above a loud drummer.....and will effortlessly handle any band situation.

There are differing opinions for juicing up the front end. Orange recommends the Fulltone OCD if you are looking for a transparent OD pedal (ie more gain without losing the signature Orange tone). Lot's of OD drives that work with the amp though, and you will hear a lot of differing opinions up here.

GL with your purchase!

Re: Opinions on Orange amps

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 7:37 pm
by beninma
We have a Line 6 Spider III in our "jam room" at the office and I have used the Crush 35 in practice rooms.

No question the Crush 35RT sounds hugely better. It is way less fiddly and annoying too. You turn the knobs and the amp settings reflect the positions of the knobs and do not change until you move the knobs, even if you change the channels.

The whole thing with the Line 6 changing the settings when you switch channels drives me nuts.

Only thing is the 35RT is definitely a louder more powerful amp. If you're constantly trying to play really quietly it might not sound as good. The 35RT is loud enough to play with a drummer in my experience.

Re: Opinions on Orange amps

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:37 am
by stargazer747
Did somebody say they're interested in an Orange Amp? Go for it, whatever the model, you won't be disappointed. Take it from someone who owns 5x Orange Terrors! I was sold the first time I heard one, a Dark Terror at GC thru a Marshall 412. It was sheer tonal nirvana. Had to get one, and then 4x others! They all take pedals really well if you're a pedal junkie like me. I run my amps thru cabs of Celestion Vintage 30s & 70th Anniversary speakers, just that pure classic British crunch tone.

Re: Opinions on Orange amps

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:01 pm
by Les Paul Lover
Vanilla Latte wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 11:55 am
I gig a CR60 Pro and love it. If you can afford getting the CR-60 instead of the CR-35 I would go for it instead, because it is loud enough to get above a loud drummer.....and will effortlessly handle any band situation.

There are differing opinions for juicing up the front end. Orange recommends the Fulltone OCD if you are looking for a transparent OD pedal (ie more gain without losing the signature Orange tone). Lot's of OD drives that work with the amp though, and you will hear a lot of differing opinions up here.

GL with your purchase!
+1

The CR60 is a pretty good amp!!!!

Re: Opinions on Orange amps

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:58 pm
by beninma
Yah I mean really, this is an Orange forum, the only opinion here is that the amps are awesome. :D

I've had my Rocker 15 a little over 2 years now and I still feel like I need to pinch myself sometimes.

Re: Opinions on Orange amps

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:18 pm
by darkscience
Put me in the same camp as the guy who bought 5 terrors.

I randomly bought a CR20 thinking it was a cheapo practice amp, (I did not know anything about orange at the time), and was flooooored when I cranked it. It sounds incredible! Not I want 1 of each model!

Re: Opinions on Orange amps

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:00 pm
by Ddjembe Mutombo
I've loved my oranges, but I've never gotten along with the crush series. Have you considered buying used. Not sure what your budget is or what tone you are going for, but there are some reasonably priced second hand chinese tube amps worth looking into. The used orange valve stuff is just a bit more expensive. The below are worth looking into:

Marshall DSL 20 or DSL 40
Peavey 6505 MH
Jet City JCA22 or JCA50

You could definitely try out the Marshalls at GC and then look on Reverb or Facebook marketplace for used ones.