Orange Micro Crush

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!

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Original Fuzz Guitar Strap

The guys at Original Fuzz recently sent me one of their ultra-cool guitar straps to try out.┬áIt 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!

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