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1980's Crate CR-285B Bass Amplifier information thread

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by scuzzy, Oct 16, 2017.


  1. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    Just making this thread as a resource for (the few) people who search and are interested. I found little information online regarding this amplifier but feel its solid enough and unique enough to post in case others want a resource. If anyone reads and has anything to contribute, please do. I use forums constantly for my used gear purchases.

    It is a mid to late 1980's model Crate solid state bass amplifier. Internal and External speaker outputs that say 2ohm stable. 150 watts at 4 ohms. Made in the USA at the SLM factory in St. Louis Missouri.

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    I did some EQ plotting on my cell phone. Started flat with my DP custom scroll. Just plucked the A string and paused the graph. I did one with the amp flat and one for each control manipulation. The findings are as follows.

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    HIGH MAXED
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    BRIGHT SWITCH ON
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    WARMTH MAXED
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    PRESENCE MAXED
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