iamqman 09/29/2011

Crate GTX30 : iamqman's user review

« Not gonna do it »

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Crate has been known for their very inexpensive and extremely cheap instruments and amplifiers. This is a very cheap amplifier I has a load of the effects and modeling amplifiers built into it. This is basically the same thing is any other line 6 amplifier that has modeling technology and a solid-state amplifier. You get 30 W of power and a 10 inch speaker. It gets pretty loud for a 30 watt amp but the tone of it if you can even call it that is not worth the time. If you are just learning then it will do but if you start getting better and want to jump into a band this isn't going to get you there.


Output Power Rating: >30W RMS
- Solo Ch 98dB +/-6dB @ 1kHz
- Clean Ch 42dB +/-6dB @ 1kHz
Internal Speaker: 10 in. Crate Custom Design 4 ohm
Tone Controls:
- Low 20dB range @ 80Hz
- Mid 12dB range @ 900Hz
- High 18dB range @ 10kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D): 15-1/2 x 16-3/4 x 9-3/4 in.
Weight: 20 lbs.


The tone of this amplifiers and basically exactly what you expect.... not that great. It doesn't have a full rich tone but it's really just a beginners amplifier in general. This is not to be an amp at a professional or anyone he spent any time with a tube amplifier is going to pick up. It's a simple amp for someone just learning how to play and wants an all-in-one with the facts and everything built into the amp. The tone isn't anything special at all but it will get you a good enough sound to practice with if you are just learning.


These amplifiers have been discontinued for little while now so you would have to look on the used section of classifieds to find this amplifier. They're pretty cheap out imagine you can find them for under $100 somewhere. However if you have spent $100 and I suggest picking up one of the Peavey modeling amplifiers that has much more rich tone and usability.