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Crate bass amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mr.Crowley, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. DGbass70


    Jun 1, 2005
    Rochester N.Y.
    I have never been too impressed with Crate although i own a pratice amp from them.
    I tried recently an amp with similar set up from Yorkville and think the sound was very decent,if you get a chance check them out.
  2. I have an MXB50 and regardless of what Crate-bashers may say, it sounds really good. Now that's an 'inconvenient truth.'
  3. Earthquake


    Dec 19, 2007
    For 200 bucks how can you go wrong? If it lasted 2 years it ended up costing you about 10 bucks a month with taxes and shipping. I bet it would last a lot longer though.
  4. theLimeyBrit

    theLimeyBrit Used Register

    Feb 3, 2006
    Longview, TX
    I have an older head-only BX220. I got it used and it needed a bit of servicing, but since it came back from the shop it's been great. It holds up fine against two guitars and a drummer in a cosy little 10'x15' practice space, and it sounds awesome. Don't pay any attention to the Crate-haters - this is a perfectly decent amp at a great price.
  5. emesen


    Jan 3, 2007
    Lake Forest, Ca
    I had a BX200 with a matching 4x10 about 10 or so years ago... it was loud and kept up and I carted it all over. Never liked the sound though but I am convinced it was my crappy Ibanez bass I had at the time for when I sold it to a local music store the guy that plugged it in to test it made it sound real nice... so I am sure they are okay if you give it something to work with.
  6. Bluesbreaker5


    Mar 24, 2006
    I have the Crate BX220 head also. Got it as a backup for my Hartke 4000. Now the Hartke is the backup!

    It's easy to carry and does fine in a 5-piece classic rock band for most bar type venues.

    I got it new and on sale for $145.


    Jan 20, 2008
    hey im a beginer but the bt100 was the first combo i bought and it served me well. plenty loud.plenty low... payed the same price as the model u are looking at...no trouble with it so far.

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