What did you get for Christmas? My lovely girlfriend gave me this sweet little Orange Micro Crush. Looks awesome, right? Totally retro cool and portable 3 watt amp with a 4 inch speaker powered by a 9 volt battery. It also has a tuner. So how does it sound? You get a fairly clean sound if you leave it on clean and a very raunchy Orange distorted sound on Overdrive. And it does go fairly loud. All in all, it sounds a little less like a toy than my Fender Mini ’57 Twin amp but nowhere near as nice as my Yamaha THR10C (10 watts with two 3.15 inch speakers). So I’d say it’s still a toy–but an affordable, fun, portable toy and the tuner is a real plus. More pics after the jump!
This was filmed on March 17, 1969 in Denmark. Led Zeppelin had just released their first album and Jimmy Page was still playing his 1959 Telecaster (a gift from Jeff Beck). Via Guitar World
The guys at Original Fuzz recently sent me one of their ultra-cool guitar straps to try out. It is made of high quality cotton webbing and leather with heavy-duty stitching and metal hardware. Mine is a very classy tan color and looks great with my Inca Silver Robert Cray Strat. It is much nicer than the standard cheap nylon stuff and would make a great stocking stuffer for your guitarist pals. And if you want to go whole hog they just introduced some handwoven Peruvian straps as well. Check ’em out!