Poll: Buy the Crate V5 at the pawn shop for $50-60
Poll Options
View poll results: Buy the Crate V5 at the pawn shop for $50-60
Snag it?
17 89%
Leave it?
2 11%
Voters: 19.
Stopped by my local pawn shop today and found a Crate V5 Tube Amp for $50-60, in pretty good condition. I already have a sweet amp - a 10 year old AC30cc2x and am not looking for a backup or replacement, merely a different option that doesn't weigh in at 100 lbs (as my Vox does when I put it in a road case).

Any opinions on this little amp? Sells for $200 new and I have spare tubes lying around to replace the stock ones.
Last edited by Nate.K at Dec 3, 2012,
Why don't you own it yet?

Hmmm....Hmmm.....GET UP!! Go NOW!

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
Charles Darwin
If it sells for 200$, why the heck are you asking UG whether to buy or not? Seems illogical.
Quote by ChemicalFire
You get my first ever lolstack

The image in my head is just too funny for words at this point

Aw yeah.
$50 isn't going to hurt you.
Quote by AlanHB
Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.


Bach Stradivarius 37G
Charvel So Cal
Fender Dimension Bass
Hartke HyDrive 210c
Ibanez BL70
Laney VC30
Tokai TB48
Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115
Its a $50 tube amp. Why the hell wouldn't you?
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
leave it to me!

Mesa Royal Atlantic
Marshall Class 5C
Emperor 4x12 Silver Bells
Yamaha THR10
PRS Swamp Ash Limited Custom 24
LTD Viper 500 with Duncans
Buy it. Or alternatively you could but it, put it in a box, and post it over to Western Australia and I'll buy it.
Quote by chatterbox272
Buy it. Or alternatively you could but it, put it in a box, and post it over to Western Australia and I'll buy it.

... for quadruple the price.
Quote by Dunning~Kruger
Yes I was rude, and I was aggressive and I was offending a large group of people. But I was civlized about it.

Taylor 414CE
Step one: Buy

Step two: Play

Step three: Determine if you like it.

Step four A: If Like=True, then keep

Step four B: If Like=False, then sell

Step five B: Profit
RG351DX - Bridge Dragonfire Screamer, Mid+Neck Fender Hot Noiseless
Peavey Valveking 112 - Eminence GB128
AMT E1 > Joyo AC Tone > Dan'o EQ > Shimverb > Digidelay
Quote by cdr_salamander
... for quadruple the price.

And it'd still be cheaper than any equivalent I'd be able to get locally
Bai it and sell it.
Quote by Blompcube
it's so cool to hate Gibson, even the federal Department of Justice hates them.

( )( )
( . .) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
C('')('') signature to help him gain world domination.