Well, I tried a couple practice amps when I was there.
They had a Carvin cabinet, an Acoustic, Ampeg, amomg others.
I tried quite a few. xD
It came down to the Fender Rumble 40 and the Orange Crush 50. The Orange Crush had a tiny bit more punch and thump (but not overly so to my ears), both amps had a pretty good sound.
I will say the OC had a better arrangement on the control dials, to include an on board tuner. Headphone jack is located on the top, which I like. I already bought a Korg GA-50 tuner, so thats pretty much a feature I don’t need. The Orange Crush had a prettier look, even though I had some nostalgia for the Fender cloth front (father had a Fender Twin that weighed about 9 million tons with that cloth front).
OC was $300, Rumble 40 was listed at $200. I really didn’t just want to cheap out and get the Rumble JUST because it was cheaper. They had smaller, cheaper amps there that really didn’t sound good at all.
I was banging away on both for at least a good hour a piece, with different adjustment. Tried a cheapo Jackson, Squier Jazz, and an American Pbass.
In the end, I decided it wasn’t worth the extra $100 for an extra 10w. Plus they were willing to work with me on the Rumble 40, not so much on the OC.
So, basically, because I was a cheapskate. xD
Both are good amps. Honestly, if money is no object, yeah, the Orange Crush was a better amp. If it was closer to $250 than $300, I’d have an Orange Crush sitting in my garage right now.