Price paid: $ 325
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 1
Sounds like a brick wall walks in front of the cabinet every few minutes bringing the volume to almost nothing. Again, this is not the first "sound related" problem with this amp. Amp went in for warranty repair 4 months after buying it new, then sat at repair shop for 6 months waiting for Crate to send working parts. Can't use the foot Switch to use all them fancy effects when playing live, kinda defeats the purpose of having a "gigging amp" when the amp is constantly in for repair and/or not fully functional
Overall Impression — 1
Issues after issues after issues, then getting the runaround from Crate for 6 months while in for repairs, this is NOT worth it, Get an amp from a REPUTABLE manufacturer such as Vox, Marshall, Fender etc. AVOID Crate AMPS LIKE THE PLAGUE! I'm honestly disappointed in myself for not taking the refund they offered the first time, as I decided to give them one final chance (a chance they failed miserably at) after speaking with the supervisor at Loud Technologies. Will be demanding refund yet again for this one.
Reliability & Durability — 1
Where to even start here... 6+ months in repair 4 months after buying the amp NEW, now going in for MORE repairs a year later. Crate support is almost useless. Can't gig anywhere when you don't have an amp let alone an amp that works right, very UNRELIABLE by any standards.
Features — 1
MORE ISSUES! After first buying the amp in 9/08, amp died 4 months later, after 6 months of repair and back and forth with so called "Support" I finally had my amp working again effects wise, however, footswitch no longer worked since then, but at that point, I was all to happy to have an amp that made sound again. So here we are 1 1/2 years later, amp is dieing once more, volume cuts out every few mins to almost nothing, foot Switch still not working. And to top it off, the handle is in pieces held together with duct tape since Crate thought it amusing to put a cheap handle on an amp that weighs 80+ lbs.