The other guitarist in my band currently plugs his guitar straight into the PA.

He is looking for an amp, mostly used from Craigslist. I've been trying to find him a good deal on a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, but haven't been very successful.

He found a Crate V33 head with matching 2x12 cab for $300 and was thinking about picking this up. What do you guys think?

I play through a V33 2x12 combo, as I picked it up new on clearance back before they were discontinued.

Thanks for any and all input!

EDIT: Cleans would most likely be the most important.
Last edited by Tom_Servo at Dec 20, 2009,
What are you playing? Rock, Metal?

The V33 is a good amp, but depending on your bands genre, you could do much better.
Well seeing as you use a v33, you could decide if that would work, i would try a peavey classic 30 or a Kustom Defender.

Also what is his budget.
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Last edited by Major Sparky at Dec 20, 2009,
If you're looking for good cleans, a used Fender Blues Jr. would be your best bet, though the Peavey Classic 30 and Bugera V22 are very nice amps as well.
I think these amps are known for good cleans, diappointing overdrive, but pedal friendly to correct that. I'd say go for it