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
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
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.
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.
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.
Bigger is always, and i do mean always, better.
Price: $80.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Educational Music Services
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).
Yep, a chimp could certainly use this amp.
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
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.
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.
You can get a pretty good sound at any setting on this amp, so all you have to do is plug in, and play.
Since this amp is solid-state, it requires no maintenance. It's made pretty well and stands up to quite a bit of abuse.
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: $170.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
The features are very simple. It has an overdrive or clean channel and a switch for highs and lows.
Playing with a squier and a small bad crate sounds like a bad choice, but this crate has some good effects. Firstly, it's absolute garbage with distortion, the tone sounds right out of a neil young record and can't be made crisp. The clean however, if you mess with it can give you ultimately a very good country chet atkins feel to it.
Ease of Use:
Lots of fiddling, and not much luck with getting anything.
I blew it out last week playing at super loud volumes, what a waste of 170$!