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VC5115, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Crate in the Vintage Club series.


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Crate VC5115 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Crate
  • Model: VC5115
  • Series: Vintage Club
  • Category: Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 12/24/2005

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Crate VC5115 user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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Shlublu12/25/2005

Shlublu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Crate VC5115
Amp is a combo dual-channel, 50W All Tube.

This amp was manufactured for two years, beginners 90s. He then replaced by the t VC-5212B, which amme circuitry, but two bowls of 12 against a 15 for it (see the reviews on AudioFanzine it).

Its format is quite large, for against, it is not * if * Heavy (announced about 45 pounds).

INTERESTED point, it is fitted with a rverb indpendante per channel. It's really convenient to use!

It is equipped with a manual standby, and is being protected in case of power failure or inadvertent support on / off. It has an effects loop, but it is not by being protected against. Better to avoid any accident on the part of 'return' of cable!

Dtails the following:

Amplification:
- Pramp: 4 x 12AX7
- Amp: 4 x EL84/6BQ5
- A speaker 15-inch Crate

Dimensions and weight:
- Height: 65 cm
- Depth: 45 cm
- Width: 80 cm
- Weight: 45 lbs

Connections:
- Input Jack Standard 6.35
- Footwitch Jack mono 6.35 (channel switch only)
- Loop: Jack stereo 6.35 (1 ple send / return ple 1)
- No external speaker output (but I see no need)

Channels:
- Clean channel: rglages volume, bass, treble, reverb
- Canal drive: rglages gain, bass, mid, treble, volume, reverb

UTILIZATION

Delight.

The sound is quite clear lens while having excellent low trs deep. Superb.

The drive is impressive agressivit and clarity when pushed a little (around 75%), and gives her a trs hot when used to 25/30%. The sound is quite prcis and deep, and even though Ragit "low" volume.

About the volume, he moved quickly, trs trs quickly (maybe be a little too), especially on the clean channel. Sometimes I use it in concert 0.5/10 volume on that channel. The drive channel is less subject, as well rpond amp ds 1 / 10. On this channel, volume trsgrable.

The trs rverbs are not deep or brilliant. They color the sound a bit, but enough discrte fawn. Impeccable.

SOUNDS

In a fawn gnrale, this amp sounds warm and deep while having a good offense and trs some precision. It makes it very versatile. Trs trs its beautiful color, to my taste.

I use it to mount in Sovtek pramplification as for amplification with a Hamer Special 2 (guitar caractrielle enough, with two P90 pickups but a more crunchy than the Gibson with this type of microphones). I think he should trs well to this type of guitar, as well as Les Paul and company. I did not try with Fender, but it would see what a deal. It could be seen INTERESTED donns advice on the 5212-B.

I use to play progressive rock, plain as saturated and fingers as in mdiator. For these uses, I find it perfect.
The crystal is the clear arpges possible. The rhythms are clear and deep bass are quite trs dcoupes in the treble. The rhythm can be saturated trs trs violent if you push a little gain. The note note is in its saturated trsdcoup. Small dtail, the drive is such that I no longer use of distortion pedals. I play all my games on the channel saturated drive, with (possibly) a gain boost (type MXR MINIAMP) on parts.

The amp Ragit trs well to the nuances of the game Although low load, it remains prcis and does not change to bold. We like it or not - personal love. Finally, the clean sound remains clear even when one goes up in volume. The Crate has no such ct "bright clear sound a little dirty" type Fender, when you go up the gain. It could miss some.

OVERALL OPINION

Amp incredible.

I use this amp for a year and a half. I love the richness and warmth of its sound, whatever the channel, while apprciant that even the most violent, it remains quite prcis.

To compare, I jou Marshall JCM 800 on two bodies of Roland Jazz Chorus 120 combo, and Fender Deluxe. Marshall is the "dirty" and needle and bass less enjoyable because more extreme. The Roland is prcis and dcoup (transistors), but less rich and warm. The Fender has a more hollowed out a clear and brighter treble, and sound drive cooler and less dcoup.
I also tried a Vintage Club VC-5212B in concert. A power and EHJV scabies, I found him more cold and clear the prfre trs 5115.

This amp cot me 350 euros, and again, I would put no more than 1000 hsiter. In addition, in case of question, the support email is Crate trs efficient, friendly and fast trs.
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