Orange Crush 20RT -- Larger equivalent?

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  1. Mind Flayer

    Mind Flayer Strat-O-Master

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    I have a little Orange Crush 20RT solid state amp I use to practice on at home. This thing sounds killer, particularly with a strat and the gain around Noon or 1:00. It has this sort of sproingy quality (sorry, I can't think of a better word) that I haven't heard on other amps.

    But, being a little solid state amp, it's not viable to gig or play with a band with this thing. If I wanted to get the identical sound in a bigger amp that could be used at band practices/gigs, what would you recommend? Not necessarily limited to tube amps -- I'm open to solid states too.
     
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    Orange 35RT - 35 watts, 10" speaker....it's the largest you can get without going up to the much more expensive Orange amps....
     
  3. Mind Flayer

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    Thanks -- but is 35 solid state watts with a 10'' speaker enough to gig with? I've been selling off a ton of gear and I have some money to spend, so while I'm not going to send money just for the sake of spending money, I am willing to get into the more expensive territory (within reason, of course -- I'm probably not going to drop more than $1,200 on an amp).
     
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    I can even gig with a 20RT - all you have to do is have good front stage monitors and a good PA and mic the thing.....

    But if you need more power....this is the next step up....$500 and 60 watts and a 12"....still solid state....different amp design than the Crush series though so it might not sound the same to you....

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/amp...plifiers-crush-pro-cr60c-60w-guitar-combo-amp
     
  5. valor19

    valor19 Strat-O-Master Platinum Supporting Member

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    Orange 35RT should be fine for really small gigs. Next step up is the Orange Crush CR60C that is 60 watts with a 12" speaker. And the next step up after that is the CR120C which is a 120 watt combo with two 12" speakers. If you like the 20RT, you will like all of those. All have that distinct Orange sound.
     
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    Thanks -- I'll have to check these out.
     
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    A local store had a CR60 on the floor, so I gave it a whirl. Wow, it sounded fantastic. Just ordered a used one online from GC. I went with the dark tolex version. Really excited to get this!
     
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    Yep, I've been gigging with an Orange CR60 with an extension cab with my 90's tribute band for 2 years now. Fantastic amp, very versatile, and loud enough to blowout your ears most places. Bigger venues, just throw a mic on it....it sure don't sound solid state. The clean can sound a bit flat sometimes (for me that is the only drawback), but it is punchy and warm! Love this amp and best of all....no maintenance ever.
     
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