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Well, I originally asked for a Tiny Terror for Christmas but my dad's most likely getting laid off so he told me I would have to find a less expensive. I want all-tube that can cover a pretty wide variety of music. My band does quite a bit of indie/pop punk stuff and solo I play quite a bit of blues and jazz so I need good cleans and decent overdrive but not crushing metal or anything. I found the V33 for $250 which seems like a steal for an all tube rig. Would this be a good amp for me?
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#2
Yeah, it's a really good amp, and $250 is a damn good price for a 30-watt tube of that quality. It's not great for metal, but it'll suit you well.
#4
Sounds like it would be one of the better options for someone in your place.

They don't sound like $800 amps, but what do you want for the money? They get the job done with a little tonal finagaling--probably need an od or eq pedal to tighten things up properly. I can''t speak for the 33, but my v18 constantly smells hot, so reliabilty might be an issue. Also, the reverb is nice in moderation, but it's really unruley and useless past 9 o clock on the knob. I'm assuming the reverb has the same tank and is driven the same way on both models. I could easly be wrong though.

Despite any issues, I'm very glad I bought my v18. By no means is it my ideal amp, but I really like the little fella and if it doesn't suddenly die or anything like that, then I've definately gotten my money's worth.

edit* while we;re at it-- anyone else have this hot smell issue or is it just me? If it's an inherent defect I'll put a fan in, if it's just me it's probably indicative of some bigger problem I should look into.
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Yeah, it's a really good amp, and $250 is a damn good price for a 30-watt tube of that quality. It's not great for metal, but it'll suit you well.

Like I said, I don't really do anything that heavy and I have a decent OD pedal anyway if I need to tighten up the sound. I think I might go for it.
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Didn't those get discontinued?

I'm pretty sure you're thinking of the Palominos.
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No the v series is discontinued too. That's why they're so cheap, all the retailers are completely clearing them out. Get them while you can.

It's showing up on their site http://www.crateamps.com/products/findex.php?catID=1
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#9
Very good amp...I love my v18. Amazing cleans. Nice tube amp for under $200 USD. Yes, they have been discontinued...so take advantage and get one cheap!
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edit* while we;re at it-- anyone else have this hot smell issue or is it just me? If it's an inherent defect I'll put a fan in, if it's just me it's probably indicative of some bigger problem I should look into.


my palomino gets incredibly hot...
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