Crate GX-15

15W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Crate

Description This is a good amp for a beginer. Nice clean channel and excellent overdive channle.
Posted By Chris Griggs (135)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 3.6 (of 5)
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On 11/21/2003, Kevin Browder (382) posted:
Overall Rating:
The best practice amp ever, and some pretty big name pros agree with me. Ofcourse, the key to good sound is a good amp. The guitar isn't as important as the amp. You can put the best guitar in the world through the worst amp. It will sound like the worst amp in the world. This amp however, will assist your guitar to give you a good sound.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $109.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Music Mac Hawaii
Features:
It's a two channel. On the clean channel you've got volume, bass, mid, treb controls. On the distorted channel you've got volume and drive controls. This is only a 15 watt solid state amp, but it will crank like most thirty watts. If you're playing a small venue, it might pass, but go at least 60 watt for a larger venue.
Sound Quality:
This is my practice amp. I use all five of my current guitars with it, and have been known to put a bass through it a time or two. It will carry it with no problems. Depending on your guitar, you can get any sound out of it that you want. It's much cleaner than most amps if you're going for clean. It can go bright or warm, and it handles effects well.
Ease of Use:
There's not really much to this amp. If you can't figure this amp out, contact me. I'll put you out of your misery.
Durability:
It's very reliable. No tubes to change. It will give me consistent sound as long as the guitar I'm using is consistent. It's made well. I worry about the speaker cone due to the exposed back, but if you closed the back on this little guy your tone would be non existant. It needs that airy feel to be full.
On 6/11/2002, Ryan Eckenrode (5114) posted:
Overall Rating:
Bigger is always, and i do mean always, better.
Price: $80.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Educational Music Services
Features:
Yes, it's a good amp for someone just starting out with an electric. However, i've had mine for about two months now, and i'm realizing it's limitations; especially it's lack of effects. sometimes, the overdrive alone just doesn't cut it. If someone out there is looking to "plug in" with a Crate amp, i'd have to recommend shelling out another $40 or $50 for a gx-15R model (the reverb controls are more than likely worth it).
Sound Quality:
Ease of Use:
Yep, a chimp could certainly use this amp.
Durability:
On 4/12/2002, Inactive Member posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a beginners/warm-up amp. It's not of great quality sound, but it's good for the price. I think it's better than similarly-priced amps made by Fender, Kustom, etc.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $79.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars Music
Features:
This solid-state amp's got your basic "high-mid-low" EQ knobs, and push-button overdrive with gain & volume controls. Not powerful at just over 12 watts.
Sound Quality:
This amp isn't made for quality sound. Clean sounds good at low volumes, but tend to rip once you turn it up. It has a nice overdrive, however, which is good at any volume.
Ease of Use:
You can get a pretty good sound at any setting on this amp, so all you have to do is plug in, and play.
Durability:
Since this amp is solid-state, it requires no maintenance. It's made pretty well and stands up to quite a bit of abuse.
On 4/10/2002, Chen Kasher (358) posted:
Overall Rating:
For a small, sturdy, beginner amp it holds up, yet please if you have the money go get a small good marshall and not this junk.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $170.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
The features are very simple. It has an overdrive or clean channel and a switch for highs and lows.
Sound Quality:
Playing with a squier and a small bad crate sounds like a bad choice, but this crate has some good effects. Firstly, it's absolute garbage with distortion, the tone sounds right out of a neil young record and can't be made crisp. The clean however, if you mess with it can give you ultimately a very good country chet atkins feel to it.
Ease of Use:
Lots of fiddling, and not much luck with getting anything.
Durability:
I blew it out last week playing at super loud volumes, what a waste of 170$!
On 5/5/2001, Chris Griggs (135) posted:
Overall Rating:
Good for a beginer
Price: $90.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Forgot the name of the store
Features:
Sound Quality:
Ease of Use:
A chimp can use it
Durability:
Dropped 5 times and still works