I found a used Crate stealth gt 50 h for $250. It sounded good at the place I saw it, but I am not sure if it's a good amp or not. It looked old, and from what I found online it's probably early 90's all tube, with no standby switch. I saw some reviews saying it's a great head. It doesn't look pretty by any means and is missing the crate emblem, but it sounded good.

Anyone have any experience with this amp?

Would it be wise to buy it or just spend the extra cash on something else?

I also tried out a Bugera 333xl at samash and it sounded kind of dry, but it was a tube amp and has a lot of power, more than I need. At this point, it's going to be this head or something used for around 700 or 800, or possibly the Krank rev jr. Not really sure what to do.
You may be hard pressed to find someone who has played it. You may have to go off of your own opinion. It is an all tube 50 watt head. I would say if you like it, the price is right. With that kind of budget you have some options.

What style of music do you play?
What is your guitar?
Do you gig or just play at home?
Obviously you would buy used, what major city do you live near?
I'm getting an ESP ltd ex400 with an EMGs 60 and 81.

I just got back into playing after years of not playing and have just been playing on my friends gear, Mesa triple rect half stack. I play metal stuff, Avenged Sevenfold, Pantera, Slayer, White Zombie, Slipknot, Anthrax, etc.. At the moment I am a bedroom player, not doing any gigs, I do plan on playing a lot with my friend who has the mesa half, and I guess it's possible I may play a gig in a year or so.

I live near Los Angeles.
OK for home practice try a Roland Cube 5 wattr. Peavey Vypyr 15 watt. When you are ready grab something like this. Or if you can, go try this. http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/855101902.html That Peavey Ultra head. $375
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/874027116.html 4x12 cab $95 Ampeg cab
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/862193895.html Carvin 4x12 cab $200
Both cabs are worth a try. For metal? That Ultra head is very good. Or you could look at a Krank and one of these cabs.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Oct 12, 2008,