GT80 review by Crate

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.7 (23 votes)
Crate: GT80

Price paid: $ 200

Purchased from: Winter Sound Music

Sound — 10
Excellent sound. It has great tone, solid state ortube, especially tube...

Overall Impression — 10
This amp is one of the most beast amps I have ever played, I have played just about every amp in the music shop I bought this from and, especially for its size, it is one of the best I have seen. I bought it used, only one in the shop, only one I have ever seen...

Reliability & Durability — 10
I have only had this amp for about three months so far, but I would guess it would be very durable... The body/shell is made from inch thick (I would guess) wood. Not too much to mess up inside... Somewhat heavy though...

Features — 10
Okay this amp is pretty rare from what I have seen. This is the only Crate I have seen (of this size) run off of tubes... I have never seen another since I have started looking around about 2 months ago. But I didn't get this new, it looks tobe about five to maybe even fifteen years old, cant tell... Yet this amp is amazing. It can play over a drum set very easily, in my garage at about 2 or 3 on the clean channel, with distortion from a Pro Co Turbo Rat. There are only two channels: clean and distortion(both you can run solid state or tube). Now the clean channel can run soliud state or tube... On solid is is straight clean, on tube you can drive some light overdrive for a little bit grittier sound. The distrtion channel is pretty versitile. You can get just about any distortion from it. On solid state you get a heavier tone, and tube a harsher but clearer tone... Effects: reverb. I use this amp everywhere...

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    I have the same amp except mine is the GT-80v. Has two 10" Celestion and is tube/mosfet. Same features as you've listed above. Best amp I have ever owned. I also bought mine used about two months ago at a pawn shop.
    i love crate since i got my G160XL @ volume 1.5 out of 6 half the street can "enjoy" my music and i get a beep in my ear, and the distortion, damn it just gives me a boner