#1
I just recently bought a used 200 watt B80XL Crate amp, for only $150-160 at a pawn shop!!!! My friend and I was hoping to get a good deal, and we was talking to the guy about wanting a cheap amp with 100 watts or more. I honestly didn't think I was going to get anything below $200, but I did! However, after a little usage, I was not satisfied with the small amount of distortion it carried. So, I took a distortion pedal and effect pedal, plugged them up to it, and it suddenly sounded much better. I certainly can't complain for the cheap price. However, is there any pedals that might make this thing shine a little more? I was thinking of a Metal Master, but not sure how much they are.
#2
Not really. Those are bass amps aren't they?
Sure, a disto would work, but don't expect great tones, as it's probably a cheap, and poor quality amp.
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#3
Quote by Hair Banger!
I just recently bought a used 200 watt B80XL Crate amp, for only $150-160 at a pawn shop!!!!


You do know you just bought a bass amp, right?
#4
dude stay away from metal effects,sounds u want are deep smooth deep notesand soft high notes otherwise ur amp will sound like a giant rock falling into the grand canyon
#6
If you do get a metal pedal, get a metal muff. Still, why a bass amp? Maybe, though, you could put a floor processor with amp simulation through it, using it kinda like a keyboard amp. You know.... blank slate kind of thing.
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#7
Well, honestly, it was all they had that suited my budget and wattage need. I can get distortion with pedals, or plenty of distortion if I pre-amp it. Honestly, you'd mistake it as a guitar amp if you heard it rigged.
#9
Quote by carniferous
If you do get a metal pedal, get a metal muff. Still, why a bass amp? Maybe, though, you could put a floor processor with amp simulation through it, using it kinda like a keyboard amp. You know.... blank slate kind of thing.

The blank slate theory works best when your amp is intentionally clear, not covered in the dust of apathetic neglect.
#10
Quote by Hair Banger!
Honestly, you'd mistake it as a guitar amp if you heard it rigged.


The difference is there and most would notice, at least I can. One of the bands I was in during high school, the rhythm guitarist was playing through his bass amp. He was primarily a bassist, but switching over to guitar for whatever reason. Can't say his tone was anything great using a bass amp.
#11
Quote by Highwaytohell
why would you buy a crate... I guess if you are happy with it its ok but... just uggh I hate crate tone


Well, we all have our own tastes in tone. Just think what it'd be like if we all liked the same thing.