Orange Crush Bass 100 1x15 Combo, Orange
The Orange Crush Bass 100 is a powerful analogue bass combo amp with 100W of power and lots of features. The largest in the Orange Crush Bass family, this amp has a separate Volume control for the clean and gain/blend tones. It’s great for home practice, jamming, and even small-to-medium sized gigs, where you could also connect it to a PA.
The Orange Crush Bass 100 has an active EQ section with parametric midband, covering a wide range of frequencies and gives you full control over your sound. You can dial in a range of bass sounds from a deep, warm tone, a gritty distortion, and crystal clean tones, whatever style of music you play, you’ll be able to find the sound you need.
The Orange Crush Bass 100 has a 15” speaker with ported cabinet which provides improved low-end response and is louder than the traditional sealed cabinets. The headphone output has a CabSim feature which emulates the sound of an Orange OBC bass speaker cabinet, so you can practice quietly without disturbing your housemates or neighbours, without compromising on sound quality. The aux input lets you connect your smartphone so you can play along to backing tracks, which is great if you’re just starting out with the bass.
The Gain and Blend controls provide you with the distortion and harmonic tones of a guitar amp, and also the low-end frequencies of a bass amp, giving you a fuller, beefier sound. These can be switches with the optional Orange FS1 Footswitch. The buffered effects loop lets you use your favourite pedals, getting just the sound you want, while the built-in tuner provides a quick, easy way to tune up, so you can spend more time playing.
For the best experience, partner with the Orange FS1 Footswitch (sold separately) for added functionality and control.
CRUSH BASS 100
Taking elements from our flagship 4 Stroke and OB1 series bass amps, and with enough power for smaller venues, the Crush Bass 100 is a seriously versatile combo in both sound and application. Using high-end engineering techniques not usually found on combos of this type, the key to the Crush Bass 100’s immensely fat and detailed tone is the amplifier’s 100 Watt output section. The choice of discrete components (rather than common integrated circuits) gives the amp sensational levels of clarity across the entire spectrum, and the internal 15” speaker means that even the most subterranean frequencies come through loud and clear.
Coupled to the output stage is an equally powerful preamp. The active EQ section with its sweepable parametric mid band allows players to fine tune the Crush Bass 100 to any style, plus our ‘bi-amp’ inspired Gain and Blend circuit adds even more tonal variety. These interactive controls add extra harmonic content and variable levels of grit to the core bass tone, perfect for creating earthy vintage riffs or savagely distorted mayhem, without ever losing the all-important low end. They can also be switched in remotely via the optional footswitch. Along with a balanced line output, the Crush Bass 100 also has a buffered effects loop, an integrated tuner, aux. input and a Cabsim-loaded headphone output for silent practice. From the bedroom to the stage, this amp covers all bases.
POWERFUL ACTIVE PARAMETRIC EQ
The Crush Bass 100 features an EQ circuit inspired by our prestigious 4 Stroke Series amplifiers. At its centre is a parametric mid band. This presents players with a much greater degree of control over the sound than a traditional EQ, allowing them to vary the frequencies they want hear. The mid band covers a wide range, sweeping from 300Hz (fully anti-clockwise) to 2.7kHz (fully clockwise), meaning this amp can be fine tuned to suit any musical style. The active circuitry allows for up to 15dB of boost or cut on the bass and middle frequencies, and up to 20dB on the treble side.
BLEND & GAIN
Lifted straight from our popular OB1 Series amps, the Blend and Gain controls are a nod to the many bass players who experiment with guitar and bass amps simultaneously. In this ‘bi-amped’ setup, layers of harmonics and distortion from the guitar amp are blended with the core bass tone to create the ultimate full-range live sound. The Crush Bass 100’s Gain and Blend controls create the same effect in a single package, adding extra bite and crispness to the tone at lower gain settings, right up to all-out filth with the dials cranked. These controls can also be engaged remotely with the optional FS-1 footswitch, ideal for fattening your sound on the fly.
DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE & ANALOGUE DESIGN
At the heart of the Crush Bass 100 is its 100 Watt output stage. Using discrete circuitry, rather than ICs (integrated circuits) ensures a purer and even more forceful delivery with outstanding clarity and definition. The Crush Bass 100 houses a 15” speaker with a reflex port for improved low end response. The buffered effects loop has been engineered for maximum transparency, ensuring your pedal arsenal will perform at its peak.
BALANCED OUTPUT, CABSIM HEADPHONE OUTPUT, AUX INPUT & CHROMATIC TUNER
The Crush Bass 100 features a balanced output (post EQ) for connecting to a PA in live situations. The headphone output features our Cabsim circuitry which emulates the response of our stage-ready OBC bass speaker cabinets during silent practice. This signal can also be sent to a console for seriously authentic direct recording. The Aux. input allows for connecting external audio sources for backing tracks whilst the handy onboard tuner makes for quick tune-ups between jams.
- FEATURES: ACTIVE 3 BAND EQ, PARAMETRIC MID CONTROL, BI-AMP INSPIRED BLEND & GAIN CONTROLS (FOOTSWITCHABLE), BALANCED OUTPUT, BUFFERED EFFECTS LOOP, CHROMATIC TUNER, CABSIM-LOADED HEADPHONE OUTPUT & AUX IN
- CONTROLS (RIGHT TO LEFT): -6DB PAD SWITCH, GAIN, BLEND, BASS, FREQUENCY, MIDDLE, TREBLE, VOLUME
- (BELOW) INTEGRATED CHROMATIC TUNER
- FINISH OPTIONS: ORANGE OR BLACK BASKETWEAVE VINYL
- OUTPUT POWER: 100 WATTS
- SPEAKER: 15″
- UNBOXED DIMENSIONS (W X H X D): 51 × 55 × 35.5CM (20.28 × 21.65 × 13.98″)
- UNBOXED WEIGHT: 24.25KG (53.46LB)
No upgrades available
Fantastic quality and clean sounding bass amp... one of the best out there!
Love the amp and delivery was quick
Lovely sounding Amp
Solid construction and nice quality. Great for old school valve sound. Has nice depth for its power.