I went through two Crate BFX 100's back in the day. Very noisy in a bad way. I never pushed them as hard as I have the, Hartke 65 watt combo, Ampeg B100R, Laney Linebacker 100, or the GK Backline 200. Yet the Crates were noisey and fuzzy and sounded bad compared to the others. I have to say I am anti-Crate I noticed now they make no bass amps.