#1
When I went into a local shop to rent an amp for BOTB tonight, I had my mind set on a Bugera 333XL (which is what I ended up with anyway), but the guy was very enthusiastic about this Crate VTX200S. I was VERY skeptical, it being a solid state, but when he powered it up I was blown away. He turned it up VERY loud and there was no breakup whatsoever. It sounded very natural and tube-like, and had a pretty damn good amount of gain. Does anyone else have experience with this amp? It sounded so good that I'm including it in my considerations for when I have the money to actually buy a new amp. I normally have little respect for Crate, but they have seriously done something right in the world of solid states with this thing. And I know the VTX series tube amps are great.

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#2
i don't own the VTX2005, however i do have the vtx15, and i love it soooooo much, it is one of the greatest compact amps i've ever owned!
#3
A lot of people bash Crate amps. their actually really good, I love my Crate GT212, I was gonna replace it this year, but after playing with the Settings on it, I got the Tone I was looking for, I've never used this Crate, but Im sure its pretty decent
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#4
according to crate vtx200s and vtx200sh are just like an ampeg vh140c with an extra channel.
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#5
Quote by schecter_r0cker
A lot of people bash Crate amps. their actually really good, I love my Crate GT212, I was gonna replace it this year, but after playing with the Settings on it, I got the Tone I was looking for, I've never used this Crate, but Im sure its pretty decent



Yeah I have that too. You produce so many tones because of the shape dial.
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#6
haha..i still have my Crate GX-80 from 8th grade in the early 90's. its a 1x12 80 watt solid state amp. i sits in my studio in the corner. don't play it anymore, but it works fine and i did my first recording with it with my band in 1994. great gain
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