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Crate GLX212 120 Watts Guitar Amp with Effects TESTED 430
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CRATE GX 30M GUITAR AMPLIFIER with Overdrive
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RARE Crate Vintage Club 50 ALL Tube Guitar Amp 1x15 VC5115
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Crate FXT120 Guitar Amp Has Been Tested Line 120V 60Hz Power 95VA Black 140
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Crate G1500 By SLM Amplifier Head Black 150 Watts Has Been Tested 140
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Crate GX 15 Amplifier
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CRATE GT212 120 Watt Guitar Amplifier Local Pickup Only
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Crate Pro Audio Stereo Power Amplifier SPA400
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CRATE Amp Monitor KXB15 KXB 15
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Crate GT15 15 Watt Guitar Amplifier E13758 1 JR LOCFRONT ELK GRVE
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Crate Guitar Amp Model X15R 15 Watts 8 Speaker Reverb
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CRATE KX15 GUITAR AMPLIFIER LOT 854
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Crate ST15R amplifier GREAT SHAPE
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Crate G600 By Slm Amplifier Head
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Crate Guitar Amp GX 20R AAEDI40818 Made In The USA 10
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Rare Vintage SLM Crate CR 45 Guitar Amp OD and Reverb Factory Cab 1980s 40w 1x12
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Canberra 1461 Biased Amplifier NIM BIN Crate Module
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Crate CR 212Guitar Amplifier VINTAGE
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CRATE CA30D GUITAR AMP
CRATE CA30D GUITAR AMP
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Crate GLX15 Amplifier
Crate GLX15 Amplifier
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Crate XT15R Guitar Combo Amplifier 15 Watt Black
Crate XT15R Guitar Combo Amplifier 15 Watt Black
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Crate V5 5 Watt Tube Amp
Crate V5 5 Watt Tube Amp
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Crate Stealth GT50 Tube Guitar Amplifier Combo Amp Lee Jackson
Crate Stealth GT50 Tube Guitar Amplifier Combo Amp Lee Jackson
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Crate XT120R Guitar Amplifier 120 Watts 3 Channels 2x12 Very good shapeReverb
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Crate gx 130c amp 2 channel
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RARE Crate GX 212 Solid State 2x12 High Gain Guitar Amplifier GREAT CONDITION
RARE Crate GX 212 Solid State 2x12 High Gain Guitar Amplifier GREAT CONDITION
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CRATE G 250 amplifier combo 2x12 Celestion G12M speaker Big  Heavy
CRATE G 250 amplifier combo 2x12 Celestion G12M speaker Big Heavy
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CRATE ProFiler Series Model 5 9v Practice Travel Guitar Amp
CRATE ProFiler Series Model 5 9v Practice Travel Guitar Amp
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Crate MXB15 Guitar Amplifier 30 VA
Crate MXB15 Guitar Amplifier 30 VA
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Crate VTX65B Guitar Amp works well as basic 2 channel amp ch 3 dsp disabled
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Crate GX 60 Guitar Combo Amplifier Original Crate 12 SLM Speaker
Crate GX 60 Guitar Combo Amplifier Original Crate 12 SLM Speaker
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Crate V Series V5 Tube Electric Guitar Combo Amplifier Former Display Model
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Crate Palomino V16 15 Watt Tube Amp Combo Blonde Cream Tolex NICE Celestion
Crate Palomino V16 15 Watt Tube Amp Combo Blonde Cream Tolex NICE Celestion
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Crate PA 8 8 Channel Powered Mixer Amplifier Head 150W  4 Ohms
Crate PA 8 8 Channel Powered Mixer Amplifier Head 150W 4 Ohms
$83.95
Crate mX10 Electric Amp with cord
Crate mX10 Electric Amp with cord
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CRATE CR110  GUITAR AMP
CRATE CR110 GUITAR AMP
$29.99
CRATE G 60 GUITAR AMPLIFIER W REVERB  ORIGINAL SPEAKER VERY GOOD CONDITION
CRATE G 60 GUITAR AMPLIFIER W REVERB ORIGINAL SPEAKER VERY GOOD CONDITION
$74.99
Vintage Crate PA B4150 4 Channel Mixer Amp Nice Condition 150 watts
Vintage Crate PA B4150 4 Channel Mixer Amp Nice Condition 150 watts
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Buying an Electric Guitar Amplifier. A Guide.

Given the variety of guitars and the number of amplifier brands available, deciding on the right amplifier has its challenges. This guide attempts to make your buying decision a little easier with arming your with some basic tips. On the one hand, it is wise to arm yourself with some research before entering the market for an amp. On the other hand, the quality of amps on the market these days, you could just as easily pick your budget, review a few models in that price range, and make the purchase. So do not stress too much.

The price

A common adage used by guitarists is that you should always spend as much on the amp unit as you are willing to spend on the guitar. The reason is pretty simple; the music that you create needs to pass through the amp before it reaches the world. Bottom line is; don’t retard your instrument’s potential by pairing it up with a less than suitable amp. However that does not mean that less pricey amps are of low quality. Today, because of computer aided manufacturing, costs of amp units are dropping considerably without affecting the quality of the sound that it produces. This is obviously good news for the newbie guitarist who wants a good amp unit.

Amplifiers are generally optimized to perform with the four types of guitar instruments, for example: the electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, electronic keyboard.

Electric Guitar Amps: These are hands down the most popular of all the amplifiers. But their popularity has a lot more to do with the success of the electric guitar itself.

Acoustic Guitar Amps: These amps are used to project the brilliant highs of the acoustic guitar without sacrificing on the mid-ranges and basses. Acoustic guitar amps always have their own speakers and they also generally allow a mic to be plugged in directly along with the line from the acoustic guitars pickups.

Bass Amps: These amps tend to not distort the sound; rather the focus of a bass amp is to reproduce the low sonorous sounds that bass guitars are so popularly known for.

Keyboard Amps: Simply try to reproduce the sounds made by the keyboard as accurately as possible acting like a PA system.

Types of Amplifier Units

Combo Amps: Contain both the speaker and the amplifier unit in one box. Most of the amps that you will see are of this variety. These are very good for carrying around, as long as they are not too large.

Amp Head: Is a single amp unit without any speakers. These need to be paired up with speakers by a cable. You will need real speaker cables designed for handling higher voltage outputs rather than standard instrument cables. This type of an amp is also great for connecting a large number of speakers.

How an amplifier works

The basic function of an Amp is to convert electrical signals into audible sound. To do this, amplifiers use two circuits or stages: preamp and power amp. The preamp works on the signal it gets from the instrument and makes it good enough for the power amp and the other instruments within the amplifier such as the EQ and the effects loop etc. The power amp boosts the signal so that the speakers can produce the audible sound.

Vacuum Tube Amplifier

A vacuum tube is basically the same thing that was used in radios about half a century ago.

Tubes, when they are over-driven and heated with electrical current produce the “distortion effect” which explains the popularity of these types of amplifier. This is the reason why even today, when they are soundly obsolete and replaced with solid state diodes, they remain in vogue.

Solid State Amps

These amplifiers are a newer generation of circuits which attempt reproduce the authentic tonal sound quality of the vacuum tube.

Trying to decide whether to go in for a vacuum tube based amp or a solid state based amp is a very personal question. The difference between the two is something which only very well tuned ears can pick up, however purists tend to stick with the vacuum tube because of the organic and fluid distortion that comes out of it. Most Newbies however tend to stick with the latest in technology, including solid state circuits not only because some of these are suited to some of the modern genres, but also because they are cheaper.

The Proper Channel

Amplifiers offer multiple channels which can be independently setup so that you can switch between them without missing a beat. Channel switching or switching between multiple channels while playing is a rather important feature that many guitarist now-a-days prefer. Electric guitarists use this to switch between the loud distortion sound and the clean rhythm tones. Most amps come equipped with a footswitch with which you can change and juggle between multiple channels at the same time.

Electrical Power

Power in an amp is meant to denote the amount of raw power being fed into the amp unit for the speakers. This is usually measured in Watts. Keep the following things in mind when selecting the kind of power you want your amp to be based on:

a) Higher wattage will mean a louder sound in the same amplifier.

b) Vacuum tubes produce a markedly louder sound per Watt of power as compared to solid state circuits. A vacuum tube being driven on 5 Watts of power produces the same level of sound as a 40 Watt solid state unit will produce.

c) If you are buying for a beginner then make sure that the amp unit has a headphone jack.

Effects

Amps offer a number of effects which you can switch between. These can be summarized as:

Line-6-spider-amp-controls

a) EQ: This generally comes in the form of 2 or 4 knobs with which you can control the range of frequencies in the sound. For instance, increase treble settings for a brighter sound, adjust the middle EQ to full and the treble and bass to zero to achieve the natural sound of the guitar, add extra bass tones by increasing the bass frequency. As an example, increasing the treble settings will produce a brighter sound, increase the middle EQ with treble and bass to zero to deliver a raw natural sound of the instrument. And then play with the bass control for added bass depth.

b) Effects Loop: An effects loop allows you to modify the signal between the preamp and the power amp using an external chord.

c) Digital Effects: Many amps offer digital effects like flange, phase, reverb, echo, chorus, pitch shift, etc. You can save these as presets that can act as channels in the amp. Many amps also come with presets which can be used as well.

Speakers

Obviously this is what the world listens to! So it is good to have the best speakers which you can buy. Do note that the heavier and more expensive speakers are always of better quality than cheaper ones. Better speakers will also allow for a better coloration of the amplifier’s signal producing richer and more superior sound.

Common speaker types include:

- 8” Speakers: found in smaller amps.

- 10” Speakers: found in practice amps.

- 12” Speakers: basic performance amps.

- 15” Speakers: come in separate cabinets, are paired almost exclusively with bass amps.

Things to keep in mind

There really are gazillion things that you will need to consider if you sat down to decide what kind of an amp you should be purchasing. Among these are – the types of music that you play, the number of instruments in the band, the placement of the amp, is the drummer loud, the size of the performance etc.

Here are a few guide tips

- 40 Watt solid state amp driving a 10” speaker will hold up its own in most performances. However this may not do so well if the band has a drummer as well.

- 60 Watt solid state amp paired with a 12” speaker will do well in all but the loudest situations.

- 30 Watt tube amp is loud enough for a full rock band in most conceivable scenarios.

Use this guide as a starting point to formulate a criteria for your guitar amplifier research and ultimate purchase.

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