Poll: Is this amp a good deal for 240$?
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Hell yes, good find!
28 97%
**** no!!!!
1 3%
Voters: 29.
#1
You guys think this is a good deal?
I am of course going to change the speakers on the cabs and I'm going to mod the pre amp section to that of a soldano slo.
so is it a good deal?
Some info on the amp:
Crate V Series V33-212 33W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Features:

* 33W all-tube power
* Class A circuit
* British voiced
* 2 crappy 12" speakers
* Two channels
* 4 x EL84 output tubes, cathode biased
* 3 12ax7 pre amp tubes
* Spring reverb

I'll check this thread before I go and buy the amp.
update
Gonna Wait until Monday morning to pick it up, if, I don't find something better in LA tommorow.
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
Last edited by edge11 at Jan 31, 2009,
#2
Sure.
Quote by Cathbard
If all you had to go on was the forum you'd think a Decimator could cure noise caused by dodgey stage lighting and restock the ocean's population of sperm whales
#3
I don't know man.. I'd keep saving till you know its the deal you want
Gear:
Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash
Bugera 333XL 212
Dunlop Original Cry Baby >> Korg Pitchblack Tuner >> MXR Carbon Copy >> Boss DS-1
#4
Yeah, that's definitely a good deal if it's the sound you know you want.
Telecaster - SG - Jaguar
Princeton Reverb, Extra Reverb
P-Bass - Mustang Bass
Apogee Duet 2 - Ableton Suite
#5
yeah, that's a good deal. i say go for it, especially since you're going to mod it, it's a cheap, good amp to mod

edit: where did you find these mods?! i want!
main rig:
MIM Tele->VP Jr.->CryBaby->Fuzz Factory->TS808->Carbon Copy->Phase 90->TU-3->Vox AC30CCH+Avatar 212 and Peavey VTM60+Marshall 1960A


Quote by necrosis1193
Fuzz...It's wonderful and horrible and beautiful and repulsive and so many things all at once.
Last edited by spiff389 at Jan 30, 2009,
#8
Quote by halvies
on one condition

we need a NAD thread with pics and clips when you get it

will do but i can only get crappy quality webcam pics ;(
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#9
Quote by Sid McCall
Yeah, that's definitely a good deal if it's the sound you know you want.

Well, I've always liked british voiced amps, i have a friend that has one with the slo pre amp mods and vinatge thirtys in it, the thing sounds killer, lots of gain, very clear and the thing sustains for almost a minute.
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#10
what genres of music do you play? it's a good amp in general.
Ibanez S320 with Dimarzio Fred + Seymour Duncan 59-> Weeping Demon Wah -> Ibanez TS-7 -> Homemade iBoost x3 -> Keeley DS-1 -> Visual Sound H2O -> MXR Ten Band -> Traynor YCV20
#11
Quote by Robino_Ibanez
what genres of music do you play? it's a good amp in general.

I play thrash metal (megadeth), "glam" metal (motley, dokken), new wave of british heavy metal (motor head, def leppard) and "classic" rock(zep, cream) as its called these days.
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#12
Quote by edge11
I play thrash metal (megadeth), "glam" metal (motley, dokken), new wave of british heavy metal (motor head, def leppard) and "classic" rock(zep, cream) as its called these days.



The "classic" rock will sound fantastic on this amp...

The heavier stuff will do very well, as I see you have a tube screamer/ modded ds-1.
#13
hey josh, thanks for the input man!
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#14
Quote by roshjosh
The "classic" rock will sound fantastic on this amp...

The heavier stuff will do very well, as I see you have a tube screamer/ modded ds-1.

Hey josh, how does it sound with a boost (tube screamer ect?)
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
Last edited by edge11 at Jan 30, 2009,
#16
Quote by STABxYOU
Where'd you find the Soldano preamp mod?

on harmony central.
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#17
i say save it and just get a classic 30.

a better amp in all respects.

i had one the V18's are alright but the 30 and 50's are buzzy as hell especially the 50.

the 30 is still buzzy but bearable., but other than that and alot of other things compared to the classic 30 its an alright amp but save up an extra bill and youll have a way better amp.

Also its not a great deal or a great price either, its a pretty standard price for one of those.

IF your just ganna be playing distortion and cranking the thing i suggest find a used V18 or crate vintage club 15 watter and swap out speakers.
Last edited by THEKID546 at Jan 30, 2009,
#18
Quote by THEKID546
i say save it and just get a classic 30.

a better amp in all respects.

i had one the V18's are alright but the 30 and 50's are buzzy as hell especially the 50.

the 30 is still buzzy but bearable., but other than that and alot of other things compared to the classic 30 its an alright amp but save up an extra bill and youll have a way better amp.

Also its not a great deal or a great price either, its a pretty standard price for one of those.

IF your just ganna be playing distortion and cranking the thing i suggest find a used V18 or crate vintage club 15 watter and swap out speakers.

I'm gonna mod the pre amp, change the tubes and speakers, should fix the buzzieness
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#19
seriously, is there a website with these mods somewhere?

edit:sorry, missed the above posts. can you find the link by any chance?
main rig:
MIM Tele->VP Jr.->CryBaby->Fuzz Factory->TS808->Carbon Copy->Phase 90->TU-3->Vox AC30CCH+Avatar 212 and Peavey VTM60+Marshall 1960A


Quote by necrosis1193
Fuzz...It's wonderful and horrible and beautiful and repulsive and so many things all at once.
Last edited by spiff389 at Jan 31, 2009,
#20
Quote by spiff389
seriously, is there a website with these mods somewhere?

edit:sorry, missed the above posts. can you find the link by any chance?

yes, These are for the v33 though I have no clue if it will work with you v32
here
all credit to Steve Ahola
He also has extensive mods to v18 (slo, bogner ecstasy, ect, ect)
It would be wicked if he came on UG.
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#21
thanks!
main rig:
MIM Tele->VP Jr.->CryBaby->Fuzz Factory->TS808->Carbon Copy->Phase 90->TU-3->Vox AC30CCH+Avatar 212 and Peavey VTM60+Marshall 1960A


Quote by necrosis1193
Fuzz...It's wonderful and horrible and beautiful and repulsive and so many things all at once.
#22
No problem, hey if you do the mods post clips ok!!!
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#23
OK buy im probably going to buy it right now, pics when i come back.
Im gonna wait a while actually, place closes at 5.
I'm having second thoughts on whether I should buy this or the 6506 112 when i comes out, what do you guys think?
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
Last edited by edge11 at Feb 2, 2009,
#24
If you can really mod a V33 to a SLO, wouldn't the 6505+ suck by comparison?

Real Edit: The V33/SLO would be cheaper in the end too even after the tubes, speakers etc. You know the 6505+112 will have a crap sheffield in it that will need to be ousted.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Feb 2, 2009,
#25
Quote by gregs1020
If you can really mod a V33 to a SLO, wouldn't the 6505+ suck by comparison?

Real Edit: The V33/SLO would be cheaper in the end too even after the tubes, speakers etc. You know the 6505+112 will have a crap sheffield in it that will need to be ousted.

Yeah It would thanks man that was the boost I need to finally go out and buy it.
Any good speaker recommendations?
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#26
Check the ultimate speaker thread.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=823671&highlight=ultimate+speaker+thread
They can be more helpful in there than I can. I'm haven't tried enough different speakers to really rec anything. Maybe a clone of the speakers in the SLO? IF that's the end tone you want. Good luck man, I hope this works out like it sounds.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#28
Update:
I decided not to buy it because
A) i found out im going to Hollywood in a month,
I went with a friend and that friend was waiting n the car, he actually got out of the car, came in and said that the amp sounded liek ****, I know it was probably because of the speakers but Idk that just made me want to wait until I get back from hollywood.
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#29
I actually got a better deal on the head for 160$
Now im just waiting for new 8ohm speakers to put in my vj cab.
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#30
Are you gonna mod it?
Quote by Cathbard
If all you had to go on was the forum you'd think a Decimator could cure noise caused by dodgey stage lighting and restock the ocean's population of sperm whales
#31
I got my V33H head and a 1x12 Blackheart cab for 200....
Quote by Cathbard
Quote by Raijouta
Unless its electronic drums.

BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
#32
Quote by tubetime86
I got my V33H head and a 1x12 Blackheart cab for 200....

you got yours on craigslist i got mine new.
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#33
Quote by shadow__666
Are you gonna mod it?

hope fully i will get the parts to mod it tommorow.
Quote by envoykrawkwar7


edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1