Orange Super Crush 100 Combo review

An affordable solid-state amp that will give a fair few tube combos a run for their money

Orange Super Crush 100 Combo
(Image: © Phil Barker/Future)

Guitar World Verdict

A nicely priced, gig-ready combo from the iconic British company that does an excellent job of squeezing tube-like tones from a solid-state design.


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    Tube-like response from solid-state.

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    Excellent headroom.

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    Wide range of tones.

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    Classic Orange look and build quality.


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    Pics-only control panel may take some getting used to for newcomers.

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You have to love Orange amps. Firmly seated in the rock ’n’ roll pantheon of Great British amp builders alongside Marshall and Vox, it remains a family-run business after all these years. The roots of Orange were laid down in London’s West End during the late '60s when CEO Cliff Cooper set up his secondhand musical instrument store, the Orange Shop. Regular punters would hang out, play some cool guitars, and check out Cliff’s guitar amps – including a young Peter Green, whose band Fleetwood Mac helped launch Orange amplifiers. 

Orange put its own stamp on guitar tone when they released the legendary ‘Pics Only’ amps in the early '70s (the name refers to the now iconic road sign-inspired graphics on the control panel). These seminal Pics Only amplifiers have remained a reference point for Orange ever since. Indeed, the firm’s “king of the jungle” Rockerverb valve amps capture their classic midrange crunch very nicely (and some!). 

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Rod Brakes

Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar WorldGuitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.