Orange Crush Bass Series - Redesigned for 2016

Orange updates their the entry-level bass combo amplifier line with the redesigned Orange Crush Bass Series.

Orange Crush Bass Series

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This upgraded line of combo bass amplifiers come with improvements to the amps' sound quality, speaker performance and cabinet design. Practice friendly elements are also added into each amplifier to make them more student friendly.

The new Orange Crush Bass Series currently includes three amplifiers, the Crush Bass 25, Crush Bass 50 and Crush Bass 100. As their names imply, the three amps cover three different levels of power and shapes, from the smallest CB 25, to the medium sized CB 50 and finally, the biggest CB 100.

The most notable update to the new Orange Crush Bass Series is the addition of parametric EQ circuits. This addition was inspired by the bigger 4 Stroke series bass amps, and are meant to give bassist better fine tuning control over the resulting sound of the amp. This translates to easier integration of extra gear, room adjustments, and the flexibility to complement the different sounds of various bass guitar types. Tone flexibility can also be achieved by playing with the EQ controls.

The analogue circuitry of the amplifiers in this line were also improved for better and clearer sounding lows. Improvements were also applied to the speaker used and the cabinet design itself, all working together towards improving the resulting sound.

Other common features found on all Orange Crush Bass Series amps include a nifty onboard chromatic tuner and a headphone output with CabSim filtering. This simulator lets you get good tones on your headphones, making each amplifier a viable tool for quiet practice.

Orange Crush Bass Series

The Crush Bass 25 is the smallest of the group weighing in at just 18.26 lbs, it houses a 25W amplifier with an 8” speaker. It features a reflex port for improved low-end response. The Crush Bass 50 is the middle child of the three siblings, with a weight of 31.85 lbs. It combines both practice and performance friendly features in one unit, with a 50W amplifier paired with a 12" speaker. This particular model comes with a gain and blend circuit that allows for "bi-amp" style tones. By playing with these knobs, you can go from big '70s era bass sounds to modern distorted tones, while retaining your low-end.

Finally, the Crush Bass 100 carries over the same features as the Crush Bass 50, including the gain and blend knobs, only this one is bigger (53.46 lbs) and more powerful with its 100W amplifier and 15" speaker. More than being a practice amp, this model comes with a balanced output so you can plug it straight to PA for live use.

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For more information on the Orange Crush Bass Series, you can head over to Orange Amps.

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