GLX212 review by Crate

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 7.9 (35 votes)
Crate: GLX212
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Price paid: $ 165

Purchased from: Pianos 'N Stuff

Sound — 10
I use the epic ESP 1000 series M, EC, and MH FR, all with EMG pups, again it's a great amp for metal, it is rather noisy with a buzzing noise when the volume is a little cranked but you can fix this easily by getting a noise gate pedal. This amp can do many effects such as Flange, Wah, and Reverb.

Overall Impression — 10
Perfect amp for metal, if you see one, BUY IT. I have been playing for years and have not found a better amp made by the lesser known companies. If it were stolen, lost, broken, etc. I would claw my way through the burning nine circles of hell with nothing but a toothpick to get another one. What do I love? EVERYTHING except 1 thing. What I hate: IT'S LIKE 400 POUNDS. My favorite feature is that IT LIGHTS UP, YES I am A VERY SIMPLE PERSON AMMUSED BY SUCH THINGS. I compared it with the stuff around it's price range which was like 200$, the Fender Mustang II, Vox VT20+, and like 4 others but no other amp was as good a deal as this. Anything you wish you had? Yeah, stop reading this and go get me a beer for writing this review.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Yeah you can depend on it, I would use a backup because it is getting a bit old but if you got a fresh brand new one, I wouldn't. Never broken and never needed repairs. There really is like nothing else to say, it's good in these terms, that's pretty much it.

Features — 10
Not sure what year this was made in but I think recently as an employee told me they went as fast as they came not long ago, so maybe 2007 on. This amp is PERFECTO for metal, 3 channels, Clean, Rythm, and solo which is like rythm but it sounds like it boosts the mids and gives a little clearer sharper tone. You have to use these crappy little buttons to Switch channels but god answered my prayers and it came with a footswitch. There is a sort of fourth channel that allows you to use 16 effects that you can turn off whenever but it's just too fun to use so you won't. What do I wish it had? I would like to have the traditional Gain, bass, mid, treble, volume setup, but you catch on how to use this amp pretty quickly. I use this amp from Park sized venues to my tiny room, the 120 watts ooze the power of this amp.

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