Orange Glenn Hughes Purple Crush 50 review

An Orange combo, but in purple? That’s ‘deep purple’ to you, and here we take a closer look at the Voice of Rock's new signature bass amp

Orange Crush Bass 50 Glenn Hughes
(Image: © Orange Amplification)

Guitar World Verdict

A very impressive bass combo at a very attractive price, especially if you enjoy dirtier bass tones.


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    Easy to use.

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    Monstrous tones.


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    Lacks an XLR DI and speaker connections.

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Orange and Glenn Hughes have been a match made in heaven for over 10 years – and this new GH signature bass amp combo gives the Orange Crush Bass 50 a purple makeover, with an improved speaker in the rear-ported cabinet and a simple but versatile front end. 

It’s said to deliver smooth clean lows and biting mid-range, alongside a spiky top end... let’s find out.

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