#1
You guys must be sick of seeing threads like this! I'm sorry but I'm in a dilemma right now.
So I'm looking for a new amp ... nothing big but something to replace the Spider III 75 I have, it's beginning to give trouble, it won't turn on sometimes, knobs are loose ugh I won't even continue. Originally I planned to get a Peavey 5150/6505 combo but I need that money for a car since I need it for College/University in Sept.2009 so I want something that's good for gigging that suits Metal and yet still very versatile and mobile AND doesn't sound like a friggin computer is processing all the sounds inside of it (cough cough the Spider).
So I found the Crave FlexWave 120W. It's full out tube...which is good. Judging by the wattage it's much louder than the Spider I have now.
ANYWAY, to the meat of the thread:
Will this Crate FW120 replace the Spider III 75 I have now with ease and provide much more happiness and awesome sound for metal? I know the 5150/6505 would be a lot better but I really can't wait on that due to money.
Jackson King V KVX10
Line 6 Spider III 75 W.
Peavey 5150/6505 Combo to be owned at the end of 2010.
#2
Quote by iTzMaTT
So I found the Crave FlexWave 120W. It's full out tube...

No, it's not. Its just another average solid state amp.
A metal band?
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#3
I'm 100% sure that the flexwave is not tube.

Still, I have an older one and it sounds great for metal. Very nice for a SS amp.
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#5
Quote by iTzMaTT
You guys must be sick of seeing threads like this! I'm sorry but I'm in a dilemma right now.
So I'm looking for a new amp ... nothing big but something to replace the Spider III 75 I have, it's beginning to give trouble, it won't turn on sometimes, knobs are loose ugh I won't even continue. Originally I planned to get a Peavey 5150/6505 combo but I need that money for a car since I need it for College/University in Sept.2009 so I want something that's good for gigging that suits Metal and yet still very versatile and mobile AND doesn't sound like a friggin computer is processing all the sounds inside of it (cough cough the Spider).
So I found the Crave FlexWave 120W. It's full out tube...which is good. Judging by the wattage it's much louder than the Spider I have now.
ANYWAY, to the meat of the thread:
Will this Crate FW120 replace the Spider III 75 I have now with ease and provide much more happiness and awesome sound for metal? I know the 5150/6505 would be a lot better but I really can't wait on that due to money.


Flexwave series is not 'full-out tube' it's SS, it's a terrible attempt of Crate at transtube.

I cannot think of anything at $400 that would do metal as use describe...maybe a Peavey Ultra...it depends on what kind of metal

You will probably be suggested a Crate V50, personally I think they are terrible for metal without a boost of some sort, and you seem like you don't want any extra pedals or anything.
#6
Look for a used 5150 combo or a used 6505. You can get them for much less than your current budget.

EDIT: There's a Peavey Triple XXX 2x12 on Toronto Craigslist for $850. These will do metal and a whole lot more: http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/msg/931108017.html

Mesa/Boogie F30 combo for the same price + a case: http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/msg/930656652.html
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#7
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH My bad. read the wrong description :P
Jackson King V KVX10
Line 6 Spider III 75 W.
Peavey 5150/6505 Combo to be owned at the end of 2010.
#8
look for a used 6505 combo, used XXX combo, used ultra combo, used mesa, at that price range you dont have to resort to solid state.
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#9
the FW120 is pretty good for the price,
it takes a while to wear it in and
get a good tone, but mine sounds pretty good
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#11
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You could get a roland cube for the same price


Indeed, but it'd only have half the wattage.
#13
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lol
i knew this thread ringed a bell

why on earth would you bump an 8 months old thread ?


I'm interested in Crate amps and I was wondering what people were saying about them so I searched for it.
#14
In my experience, the Spider III is a terrible amp, but the Flexwave is EVEN worse, so no, not a god deal.

Get a Roland Cube (there's an 80 W model if you want) or a Vox Valvetronix (again there are 50 and 100 W models which will sound heaps better than the Spider or the Flexwave).
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