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Old 03-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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Fender Bronco 40 or Orange Crush PiX 50BXT?

I picked up a Fender Bronco 40 today. I only tried that and the Roland 25W Cube (both £200). I thought the Cube sounded like shit in comparison.

I wanted to try the Orange amp as I've heard good things, but they didn't have one at my local shop so I went with the Bronco.

Did I make the right choice? Couldn't really find any comparisons, I think the Bronco is relatively new.

I'm fairly happy with the Bronco to be honest, but since I'm new at bass, for all I know the Orange could be miles better. The guy in the shop said the Orange brand is really good with high end stuff, but no better than others for these low end combo amps. Correct?

The bronco seems like it has way more versatility since it just models a few other fender amps, has some effects built in and a usb port for messing around with sounds/recording on a computer.

I kinda get the feeling everyone just bums the orange brand a bit too much though. But it is a 50W 12" amp comapred to the Fender 40W 10". I probably won't need the volume, but the headroom is nice. As I said, the 25W Roland sounded horrible, clipping even at bedroom practise volumes.

Any thoughts?
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:42 PM   #2
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To be honest, there isn't much point fretting if you've already bought the amp. They are all bedroom practice amps really. If you ever get to the point where you're in a band or anything, you will want to upgrade to something bigger, no matter which one of those you had bought.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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To be honest, there isn't much point fretting if you've already bought the amp. They are all bedroom practice amps really. If you ever get to the point where you're in a band or anything, you will want to upgrade to something bigger, no matter which one of those you had bought.

Yeah, that's what I figured. I can always return the amp (7 day return policy), I just wanted to make sure the Orange wasn't leagues better for the same price, since that was the one I set out to try.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:27 PM   #4
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Yeah, that's what I figured. I can always return the amp (7 day return policy), I just wanted to make sure the Orange wasn't leagues better for the same price, since that was the one I set out to try.

No, the orange is not leagues better then the bronco. I tried it, and it was ok, but nothing fancy.
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