« Crate BT100 »Published on 02/27/05 at 15:00
This amp is great. Let's start with it's output. It has 100 watt output through1x 15inch speaker. It can reach 103db so is big enough for small pub/venus gigs. It has a line out for external speakers.
This amp also comes with 3 very useful in-built effects. It has a tuner on the top which is automatically on whenever the amp is switched on and doesn't require bypass to activate so stays on all through the playing. It also has 2 channels, one being a distortion feature. I've found the distortion to be a high quality 'bigmuff' style and includes a noise gate for a rich, smooth crunch. It also has an octive effect for that 'ultra-bass' rumble. Both the octive and dist. effects can be controlled by included footpedal which plugs directly into the amp and doesn't need batteries to run.
General sound quality is awesome.
I could only find 2 faults with this amp:
The size. It weights 69lbs and is 26-21-16 inches in size. This makes it both big and heavy and awkward to move round.
The 2nd point is also related to the size, and that is it has a small handle on top by which to carry it. This is pointless as it needs side-handles and even wheels to move it about.
Good, sturdy contruction, reliable and well made. All components are inside the casing very difficult to damage the wiring.
A great amp for anyone wanting a reliable, gigging bass amp. The features on the amp mean i don't need to cart about a million pedals. Very good value for money, pick it up if you see it on offer.
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