Crate Blue Voodoo BV412SVB : mooseherman's user review
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This is a really solid cabinet from Crate. There are 4 12" Celestion speakers inside of it. It is a bit burdensome to carry around, but it does have wheels. Stairs are difficult but that's the case with most cabinets. Because of this, it actually sounds quite a bit like a Marshall cabinet, considering that they are very similar speakers in those cabinets. I think that this is a great cabinet to use with a really heavy distortion sound, it sure works with clean tones but I think that I prefer a Marshall-esque tone with it. It won't really bring out the same sound that the speakers in a Fender amp would. Thus, stick with the rock stuff for this guy, and you can't go wrong. The perfect match for it, ideally, is the Crate Blue Voodoo head, which is an underrated amp head. With that combination, you can really rip, and it gets more than loud enough for most gigging purposes. The best thing about these cabinets is that they are a heck of a lot cheaper than the Marshall cabinets that they basically sound exactly like. While it is kind of a rip-off, it's the same thing and it's cheaper, so I would definitely prefer it to the Marshall. The sound quality is as solid as to be expected. I would have to highly recommend this to anyone looking for a new cabinet, it's just such a deal compared to a different, more popular name like Marshall, which has been capitalizing on its name for years now and really raising prices enormously. It is a bit burdensome to carry around, but it does have wheels. Stairs are difficult but that's the case with most cabinets. This is a great cabinet and you'd do well to check it out.