BT220 Review

manufacturer: Crate date: 12/28/2006 category: Bass Amplifiers
Crate: BT220
The flagship of the line is the NEW BT220, a 220 watt single 15" combo which features Input pad and Mute buttons Distortion and Clean Channels with 4 Band EQ, CD Inputs and a Headphone Jack. Rear panel features include: Effects Loop with Send and Return, Extension Speaker Jack, XLR Balanced Line Out with Level control, Ground Lift button and Pre/Post EQ selection for the Line Out.
 Sound: 10
 Overall Impression: 9
 Reliability & Durability: 10
 Features: 9
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overall: 9.5
BT220 Reviewed by: Brad123, on december 28, 2006
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Price paid: $ 511.13

Purchased from: Thorold Music

Sound: I use a Squier P-Bass, and it gives it a much throatier sound than many other amps. It suits my style of funk, rock and jazz well. It does have quite amount of feedback when you just lightly touch the strings when the distortion channel is on. The feedback on the clean channel is very minimal. The amp can make a variety of different sounds and has prestets listed in the manual. When the distortion channel is on, it's a very smooth, yet heavy sound. And the octave feature is quite smooth except for some low tones. // 10

Reliability & Durability: I have and will continue to use it at gigs without a backup. The Ozite carpeting is very durable, and have worn very little over the years. It has never broken down, and I've never had any problems with it. It's maintained an excellent tone throughout time, and hasn't lost any volume. After lugging it around to many gigs, it's never broken and remains in excellent shape. The styling of it still looks as great as when I first got it. // 10

Overall Impression: The amp matches all the types of music I play very well. I've been playing for over 3 years, and I have a Fender 15w Rumble amp, a Boss OBDB pedal, and a Squier P-Bass. The amp is pretty heavy at 87 pounds but has great side handles and casters. If the amp got stolen, I would definitely buy another one. I compared to many other amps, but none had the tone/wattage per dollar to match this one. // 9

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