#1
Hello UG. Its my birthday and my girlfriend is dead set on getting me something for my birthday so I decided I would take a look at some cheap amps since I recently had to sell my horrid Crate GX-15. I have heard a lot of good things about Orange amps and decided to take a look at them since I have been wanting to get a tube amp. I the Orange Crush CR12L but I cant find any reviews on it any where so I here to see if any of you guys have any experience with this amp and if it is any better than the Peavey Vypyr 15. I assume since its a tube amp it would most likely have better tone quality than the peavey vypyr but it will be a while before I can get any decent effect pedals so will this amp work good for metal and alternative metal? Also me and a friend will be starting a band soon so would I be able to mic this amp and still get a good sound for small gigs?

If you have some an amp to tell me about please keep in mind that I want to keep it under $100 if at all possible.
Also please no one suggest a Line 6 Spider, I all ready tried them and find the vypyr to be its superior.
Last edited by Darkdevil725 at Jun 28, 2010,
#2
The Orange Crush series arent tube. They are pretty good amps, but I'd take a Vypyr over a Crush.
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Quote by Darkdevil725
Hello UG. Its my birthday and my girlfriend is dead set on getting me something for my birthday so I decided I would take a look at some cheap amps since I recently had to sell my horrid Crate GX-15. I have heard a lot of good things about Orange amps and decided to take a look at them since I have been wanting to get a tube amp. I the Orange Crush CR12L but I cant find any reviews on it any where so I here to see if any of you guys have any experience with this amp and if it is any better than the Peavey Vypyr 15. I assume since its a tube amp it would most likely have better tone quality than the peavey vypyr but it will be a while before I can get any decent effect pedals so will this amp work good for metal and alternative metal? Also me and a friend will be starting a band soon so would I be able to mic this amp and still get a good sound for small gigs?

If you have some an amp to tell me about please keep in mind that I want to keep it under $100 if at all possible.
Also please no one suggest a Line 6 Spider, I all ready tried them and find the vypyr to be its superior.


Tube isn't always better than solid state. /bandwagon

I don't know much about the Orange Crush amp, except that it is not tube. Also I don't think that it can achieve the metal toanz, so the Peavey Vypyr is the better choice.
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#5
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Orange-Amplifiers-Crush-PiX-Series-CR12L-12W-1x6-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=424054

Its marketed as a Tube Combo Amp.

@ Guitarbaddie - I know tube is not better or worse than solidstate but at this price range I just assumed the tube would have a better sound. But another concern is that I plan to get some active pickups and i hear a lot about how actives tend to get sound clipping through solid states amps so this was a concern. I tried doing more research on this but I could not find much information on this issue between active's and solidstate amps so I was not sure.

@BrokenDstring - Thanks but thats just a little bit out of the price range, also i should have mentioned that I do not like fender amps but thanks for the suggestion.
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Go vypyr, I think there is also another line of vypyr's with tubes, I think.
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Quote by Darkdevil725
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Orange-Amplifiers-Crush-PiX-Series-CR12L-12W-1x6-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=424054

Its marketed as a Tube Combo Amp.

@ Guitarbaddie - I know tube is not better or worse than solidstate but at this price range I just assumed the tube would have a better sound. But another concern is that I plan to get some active pickups and i hear a lot about how actives tend to get sound clipping through solid states amps so this was a concern. I tried doing more research on this but I could not find much information on this issue between active's and solidstate amps so I was not sure.

@BrokenDstring - Thanks but thats just a little bit out of the price range, also i should have mentioned that I do not like fender amps but thanks for the suggestion.


It shouldn't be marketed as a tube combo amp

Personally, I think you should consider solid state over tube if your price range is only $100. Also, look up some more info about active PUPs. I don't know much about them myself, but I know that they won't make a cheap amp sound better.
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It shouldn't be marketed as a tube combo amp

Personally, I think you should consider solid state over tube if your price range is only $100. Also, look up some more info about active PUPs. I don't know much about them myself, but I know that they won't make a cheap amp sound better.

Well I am not getting them to make a cheap amp sound better, I am getting them cause I like how they sound. I found some Dragonfire active pickups that just seem to fit the sound I want just a little better than EMGs.

So everyone is pretty much agreed that the Vyppyr 15 would be better than the Orange Crush CR12L?
Last edited by Darkdevil725 at Jun 28, 2010,
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Well I am not getting them to make a cheap amp sound better, I am getting them cause I like how they sound. I found some Dragonfire active pickups that just seem to fit the sound I want just a little better than EMGs.


That's fine.

As far as the price range.

You could try Roland Cube amps.

Peavey Vypyr, Line 6 Spider, not many options at this price range.
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#10
Orange Crush is NOT a tube amp! I own one so I should know. Mind that it is a practice amp which means that its purpose is home playing. It has nice cleans but only for home playing. You cant take this amp to a rehearsal with a band. The overdrive is very bad. You wont get any decent metal out of it unless you use a pedal, but this amp doesnt like distorsion pedals as well. I keep this amp for home praciticing only. You will hardly find a tube amp at a price range of 100$ and even if you do dont expect much. I suggest that you save a little money an get a Roland cube (cube 15 or even a micro cube). They are way more versatile and better sounding.
#11
Well thanks for all the help everyone, I will just ignore those oranges and take some time to decide between the Peavey and the Roland.

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Last edited by Darkdevil725 at Jun 28, 2010,
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Well thanks for all the help everyone, I will just ignore those oranges and take some time to decide between the Peavey and the Roland.

p.s. The Game, you just lost it.


I think you would enjoy the Roland more, also, gtfo newfag.
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