Crush 15 review by Orange

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8 (47 votes)
Orange: Crush 15

Price paid: € 60

Purchased from: other musician

Sound — 10
This amp has great clean tone, but also has nice distortion and overdrive. I am using it with my Squier Bullet HSS, and am liking what I hear. It suits my style, which is some light (alt) rock and pop. It is noisy when on, which is not a problem. If put onto extreme reverb and/or distortion, it also acts up a little, but this is logical. For the rest, the amp sounds great for what you pay for it (around $100 new), and sounds fine with my Squier guitar.

Overall Impression — 10
I like many types of music, so this amp is a great match. Like my Squier, it does almost any style. I have been using my guitar and amp for nearly four months, which is also how long I have been playing electric guitar. I have played Acoustic guitar since I was 11. If it was stolen/lost, I would buy this amp again if it was available, depending on how much cash I had as well. If I had enough money, I would probably look for another amp, maybe one of its bigger brothers.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This amp is solid and hard to break. For my school's talent show, I used it without a backup, as I don't have the money to buy one yet. It is loud enough for that (100-200 people). It would take a lot before this amp would need servicing. This amp would have problems only if you deliberately bulldozed it.

Features — 9
The amp I own has reverb built into it as well as the usual distortion and overdrive that CR15 amps have to offer. I decided to buy myself an electric guitar a few months ago, and have played Acoustic guitar more often, so I am still exploring the world of effects. I like the fact that it has a headphone jack. For now, it is an ideal practice amp. Reverb, distortion, overdrive, 3-way EQ, master, gain, level, volume, distortion button, headphone jack, footswitchable (according to Orange). Have yet to find out which function the footswitch selects.

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    Smart Patrol
    Mine has reverb and drive. I like the reverb. The drive could be better, specially if there was a footswitch jack. I cant write a review yet, since Im still going to play it loud. But I already know its very powerful for its size.
    This amp is a good amp. You buy Orange for Orange. It has it's sound. I play an SG through it and it responds to your picking almost like a tube amp, and you can fix any tonal sounds with the high/mid/low tone knobs and it has a good variety of sounds. If it crackles and breaks up, it's 15w not 30w. You can't expect this level of amp from any Brand to be a beast. You probably only play with the volume at 10 on your axe too.. go play a fender with a fender amp. Play anything with meat through an Orange.