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Come one, come all and get ready to rattle the earth with tone that shakes ya to the bone... Being a long time Orange artist, a lifelong rocker and an official inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it only made sense for Orange to release a Limited Edition Glenn Hughes Crush Bass 50 signature amp.
From warm modern cleans, through to vintage grind and all the way up to full-on distorted mayhem, the Crush Bass 50 combines the essentials of a practice rig with tone and features normally reserved for the pros. The Glenn Hughes Crush Bass 50 draws inspiration from Orange's flagship OB1 and 4 Stroke amplifiers, bringing some of the defining elements of each into a compact combo.
This Glenn Hughes Crush Bass 50 delivers bold and punchy lows courtesy of its analog circuitry and ported cabinetry. The extremely flexible active EQ section includes a sweepable parametric mid band, allowing players to shape their signature sound without limitations. For even more versatility, the interactive Gain and Blend controls are primed for creating enormous ‘bi-amped’-style tones with ease, adding extra harmonics and variable levels of grit to the core bass tone. They can also be switched in remotely using the optional footswitch. Other handy features include a buffered effects loop, integrated tuner, aux input and a headphone output with CabSim circuitry.
The Glenn Hughes Crush Bass 50 features an EQ circuit inspired by the prestigious 4 Stroke Series amplifiers. At its center 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 counter-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.
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 50’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 tone on the fly.
The Glenn Hughes Crush Bass 50 series delivers fat, rounded sound thanks to an all analog signal path. The Glenn Hughes Crush Bass 50 houses a 12” 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 to its peak.
The headphone output features CabSim circuitry for 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.
Topped off in a Deep Purple finish and outfitted with a Glenn Hughes Limited Edition plaque, this amp is ready for the stage, the studio and beyond.
- 50 watt bass combo amplifier with all analog, solid state circuitry
- Active 3 band EQ and parametric mid control for sound shaping
- Ported cabinet delivers ample low end from a small amp
- 12" speaker yields classic bass tones
- Authentic-sounding CabSim headphone output for silent practice
- Aux input for connecting media devices
- Onboard chromatic tuner
- Special Deep Purple vinyl finish and a Glenn Hughes Limited Edition plaque
- Brand: Orange
- Product Warranty: 1 Year - USA only
- Approx. Weight: 32lbs 14oz
- Amplifier Type: Solid State
- Amplifier Watts: 50W
- Voltage: 120v Before making a purchase outside of the United States, please know that this product uses the standard 120V voltage standard. The Music Farm is not responsible for any damage caused by not adhering to the voltage requirements
- Headphone Connection: Yes
- Built in Reverb: No
- MIDI Connection: No
- USB Connection: No
- Effects Loop: Yes
- Footswitch I/O: Yes
- Footswitch Included: No
- Input 1 Type: 1/4 Inch
- Input 2 Type: 3.5mm
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