#1
What are peoples generally thoughts on these amps? I am considering to get an Orange Crush 15. I know they are soild state but Orange has a good rep for their amps and i was wondering if it was worth it. I am looking for something with good cleans and dirty cleans. I am debating if i should just get a small tube (like 5-10 watts) or this. I'm mostly useing it to play southern rock, blues and stuff like that, no metal or anything that requires high gain/ distortion.


So are they like the average solid state P.O.S. amps or are they worth my time?
#2
It's little more than a Marshall MG without the effects and in Orange tolex. You're paying for the name and looks. If you want to play southern rock and blues, a small tube amp and/or a cheap OD pedal would be a much better choice in terms of value and tone.
#3
Well for pedals I'm useing a Boss BD 2 Blues Driver and a DS 1 pedal, if that helps out.

I really don't need any modeling/built in effects on it or anything.
#4
Quote by CJRocker
It's little more than a Marshall MG without the effects and in Orange tolex. You're paying for the name and looks. If you want to play southern rock and blues, a small tube amp and/or a cheap OD pedal would be a much better choice in terms of value and tone.



Ive actually played this amp, and while no, it doesnt compare to its bigger brothers, its definitely a good amp, still, I dont know the price, though, so I cant say whether or not its worth it.
#5
i'd just say stick with tube. u can get a fender blues jr. for 350 bucks
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#6
Blackheart BH-5 is great for both blues and southern rock. The cleans are nice and thick, and have a nice POP to them. Can't really explain it better than that, I think. Very dynamic, very bluesy.

It's hella loud, though. I play cleans with volume at about 2-3 on 3 watt mode for bedroom levels. I have an attenuator so I can crank it. 3 watt mode is where I find most of my favorite tones, since it's less modern sounding than the 5 watt mode.

As far as headroom, with aggressive picking you can make it lightly break up even at only 2 on the volume. Normal playing, it starts around 5.
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#7
I have it. It's not too bad with some decent pedals. But it definitely doesnt compare to anything tube.
#10
Quote by GuitarHero0715
Ive actually played this amp, and while no, it doesnt compare to its bigger brothers, its definitely a good amp, still, I dont know the price, though, so I cant say whether or not its worth it.


The Orange Crush 15r runs for ~$120. The regular Crush 15 runs for ~$100. I've had one for about half a year now, and It's pretty decent.

Cleans on it are pretty amazing. I had a JBP strat copy that sounded absolutely AMAZING on clean. I don't really play blues or anything, so I don't know if the avaliable distortion on the amp is enough. I play hardcore, so I would think that it would need to have a little, and I mean little more gain added to it. But I think it could get some pretty good blues tones and some "dirty" cleans.

And as a matter of fact, I'm talking to someone about getting a cab, and If I get the cab, I will need to sell my orange for a head.

But I'll be honest, I don't like the tone that much, but there's a great possibility that my guitar is not suited for the style I play (It's a no-name telecaster and I play Hardcore/Screamo with it! =P ) But like I said, I had a no-name strat and the cleans sounded so amazing that I was considering NOT selling it and using the strat as my main guitar!
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