#1
I want to buy a half stack, I don't want to spend the amount of money that like an orange amp or a higher priced marshall would cost but I want something that has good clean and distortion. I also want a head that is reliable and will last a while. I was looking at the Crate GT3500H Head, but I don't know how good it is. If somebody has that head or has played it is it nice? If not is there another head you could recommend?
#2
we all want a halfstack
but the question is
do you want a cheap one for RIGHT NOW?
or a good one FOR YEARS?

im assuming you chose the second one
save up bud.

im doing the same.
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#3
I highly recommend a Crate Vintage Club 50w Class A/B tube head and the 4x10 cab it comes with. They don't make them anymore, but they are GREAT amps, especially for the price. I play mine just as much as my Mesa Stiletto Deuce.
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#4
Quote by waylay00
I highly recommend a Crate Vintage Club 50w Class A/B tube head and the 4x10 cab it comes with. They don't make them anymore, but they are GREAT amps, especially for the price. I play mine just as much as my Mesa Stiletto Deuce.

Pretty amps too
+1 to what he said
#5
Is there any particular reason as to of why you need a half-stack?

Do you need something louder for band practice or gigs?

Do you have a car big enough to haul a 4x12 cab (plus amp head) around in?

Are you looking for a larger and/or deeper sounding tone as compared to the sound you are getting now?

If you say no to those questions, maybe a halfstack really isn't what you are really looking for. A Volkswagon can hold a very nice small tube combo which sounds great and can be mic'd up at any reputable venue....

But if a halfstack is what you're after, I wouldn't recommend the Crate....
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Quote by SayAnything
Is there any particular reason as to of why you need a half-stack?

Do you need something louder for band practice or gigs?

Do you have a car big enough to haul a 4x12 cab (plus amp head) around in?

Are you looking for a larger and/or deeper sounding tone as compared to the sound you are getting now?

If you say no to those questions, maybe a halfstack really isn't what you are really looking for. A Volkswagon can hold a very nice small tube combo which sounds great and can be mic'd up at any reputable venue....

But if a halfstack is what you're after, I wouldn't recommend the Crate....



I agree with you there man. Jsut because it's a half-stack, doesn't mean it will sound better than a combo. only advantage that a half-stack has over a combo is more speakers, which will give a fuller sound. however there are many disadvantages such as : too loud, not practical, expensive and heavey. you can still get the "surround sound" with a full range speaker system.
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#7
Threadstarter, you're an idiot, you might want one, but you don't need one, get a valve combo instead of looking into POS SS half stacks.

What're your playing styles/sounds you're looking for?
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#8
a few months ago i was thinking to buying a halfstack, but i've seen other guys with HS and is a big trouble to handle it, the cabs are very heavy, if i were you i would get a good 2x12 amp and if still want a louder thing you may buy a 2x12 cab and connect the amp and the cab to have your 4x12 HS
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#9
that crate 3500 is crap.
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#10
ok threadstarter so you want a half stack doesnt everyone. but you have to ask yourself what am i gonna be doing with this half stack that will make it worth while to have. if your in a band then yes by all means get it. if you plan on auditioning for a band you dont want to bring a half stack to your audition. half stacks and full stacks come with time and experience. your not gonna go out and buy one if your just a beginner. when i got mine i paid over 3000 for it. but i was in a band and needed to match a loud drummer. the money we made giging paid for the half stack. then we broke up the band and the half stack just sat there without being used for 2 years. you may ask why. because its not a practical practice amp.

but if thats what you have your mind set on then get it. but unless your in a band its pointless to have