I own an old Crate 130C. I really like its sound and power. The newer Crates I have played have problems cutting through in a gig situation, especially if you scoop the mids. For the same price you can get a Peavey Valveking 212 combo, all tube. Think about it. Maybe try one out. Its gain is ridiculous.
Not to good of an amp, but i have heard that gt3500h is great.
My Gear
Edwards E-LP-98LTC
Ibanez RG 321 MH
Jackson DK2M with tonezone
Mesa Mark III
Tech 21 Trademark 10