#1
Hello again,

I apologize for the amount of threads I've posted recently, nothing is more frustrating than wanting something you can't have (in my case a decent amplifier).

Anyway, I've been speaking to a friend of mine and he's selling his Crate 65w amp for £65. I know Crate have a pretty bad reputation, but I'm in desperate need of an amp right now. He says it's a pretty good amp, and the cleans are really nice. Unfortunately it's a solid state, but the price doesn't sound too bad! He's bringing it over next week some time for me to have a look at, not really expecting anything special...

So what do you guys think I should do? Should I go for it? Is it a good deal? Pros and cons? I would only be using it for a while until I can get hold of a nice tube amp.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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#2
You probably should wait until after you actually try it out. Haha. We don't really know what condition this amp is in.
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#3
Haha, I really should have mentioned. He has had it for about 2 years now, it's in perfect condition, full working order.
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#4
You're paying a quid per watt. It's your choice man!

Being serious I've heard cheaper Crates aren't very reliable and don't sound particularly good . Then again you won't find anything else amazing for that price tbh.
#5
The 2x12 120 watt combos can barely get over drums.
Just sayin.
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Not owned one but use one a few times at a practice space. It was a crap amp for the purpose
#6
Well I'll try it out, and we'll see what happens. Thanks for the help!
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#8
Crate 65 Watt Amp + Digitech RP 350 > No Amp.

Sounds like a great deal to me.
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#9
I'd get it if you need an amp, It will work for you.
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#10
Okay thanks again guys. Will it be loud enough for gigs though?
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#11
Can anyone help me out?
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#12
mic'ed anything would be gig level, but at practice you'll need a drummer whose quiet (mythical) or a set of brushes. pretty much any bassist with something better than a practice amp would drown you out, but he can turn down. You're gonna wanna get a job busing tables this summer and buy something more substantial, or buy an acoustic and busk up some funds
#13
ok guys, i've actually got one of these amps... the exact model! it's been my practice amp for a few months and it IS loud enough to play with the full band... yeah you have to crank it but it does the job (i play in a metal band btw). I also did a gig with it a few months ago as a last resort but it held up fine (although for this gig, it was mic'd although i'm not sure thats completely necessary as like i said, i've practiced with the band and have the vol at about 75% un mic'd ).
The clean channel is very useable and with 2 gain channels, you get versatility as well. (the 2nd gain channel is a beast tbh)
it's never gonna be my main amp BUT it's a great backup to what i already have and at £65, it's a steal... just get it mate, you won't be disappointed! it'll do the job perfectly until the time comes where you can upgrade!

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