Well Built Solid State Amp - Glad I Waited!
By: Kenny H. from IL
Your general opinion of this product.
First Orange product that I have ever purchased and I have known about Orange for a while now. I played the OR15 at a local music store but it had the orange covering. I did some looking on the web and found out that they were available in the black tolex covering also. I ordered the CR120H, without ever playing through it, based on the quality and sound of the OR15 and even though it wasn't tube, I was very impressed. Global master volume and reverb controls, separate volume and eq. controls for each channel plus effect loop option. Switches feel solid, tough metal amp chassis, knobs and jacks feel tight and solid - NO looseness. 3 different built reverb settings via the 3 way mini toggle switch and NO headphone jack on this one, which can't short out and cause your speaker to cut in and out, which was a common problem that I had on another companies amp that had a poor quality 1/8" jack. I see why Orange waited to get on the solid state amp wagon - They wanted to do it right.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Yes, but have only had it a short time. Looks like it will last for years to come.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Impressive cleans and tubelike dirty channel.
How was the action out of the box?
How did the stain or paint job look?
Good quality Fit and Finish.
How has it stood up over time?
Time will tell. No problems so far and have had it about a month now.