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Overview

  • 120W RMS
  • 3 channels
  • DSP with separate controls for effects, including delay, reverb
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $866.72
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    - $366.73
  • Your Price:
    $49999

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120W of brute force, 18 DSP effects, and much more in an affordable half stack.

Dig if you will the awesome FlexWave120H/FW412 half stack from Crate. If sheer volume combined with tone so outstanding it should be declared illegal is the action you crave, then put this roaring half stack in the cart now.

Producing 120 watts of savage power while sporting three channels and built in effects, it’s the perfect head for the gigging maniac. We guess you could use it in your bedroom too, if you don’t mind re-plastering the walls every week.

The FlexWave120H head's FlexWave Evolution preamp uses Crate's patented Sequential Channel Tracking technology, for a tone with balls so big, it needs a jumbo-sized jockstrap. Variable 3-channel operation allows you to switch between twang-adelic clean, hot-as-hell overdrive, and tortured high-gain channels via the included footswitch.

With 18 stereo DSP effects, Channel Tracking of effects settings, and Crate's proprietary Shape Control circuit for sculpting wicked custom tones, it’s statistically impossible to dial up a lame sound.

The matching FW412A/B speaker cabinet is designed for the next generation of rock players. These 4x12" cabs are available in slanted (FW412A) and straight (FW412B) models, and are guaranteed to produce gale-force movements of air. With 120 watts of power handling capability, the FW412A and FW412B operate in either stereo or mono at 4 or 8 ohms.

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Features

  • 120W RMS
  • 3 channels
  • DSP with separate controls for effects, including delay, reverb
  • CD/MP3 input
  • Effects loop
  • Built-in tuner
  • 4 x 12" speakers
  • Mono/stereo/operation
 
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CrateFlexWave FW120HS and FW412 Half Stack
 
3.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

  • Weak (4)

Best Uses

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pro Review

    I bought this amp at my local guitar store. I got a heck of a deal on it. Anyways, the half stack sounds great. Clean is crystal clear and you get so many...Read complete review

    I bought this amp at my local guitar store. I got a heck of a deal on it. Anyways, the half stack sounds great. Clean is crystal clear and you get so many different dirty sounds out of it you will never get bored with it. The digital effects rock. I keep reading that people cannot turn their effects off and all that. That is not true. If they would read the manual before they played they might just be able to use the amp in the right way. Effects stay on for each channel you use. You simply just have to turn all of the effect nobs down to reset the effects.
    I have had my half stack for almost a year now and zero trouble out of her. Don't buy a combo get this. Plenty loud and fills any bar just fine. My buddies couldn't tell if it was tube or not which is a good thing. The reverb, delay and other effects don't sound cheap like a Line 6 amp, they have a studio quality to them. I am now a lifetime fan of Crate.

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    Go with Randall

    Everything is great with this amp but like all crate Stacks and Half stacks volume is the negative. The sound just doesnt travel well and most Combo amps will out jam you at high...Read complete review

    Everything is great with this amp but like all crate Stacks and Half stacks volume is the negative. The sound just doesnt travel well and most Combo amps will out jam you at high volumes. Some people say its the cabs but its the Head, I use one the crate cabs with a peavy i have and it jams out. For some reason this has been a problem with crate for years. I would go with another brand if your looking for something loud, and I think a half stack should be!! Crate needs to tweek with the volume levels of there larger amps. There simply not loud enough.

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    4.0

    Best for practice

    By Talon

    from International Falls, MN

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Tonal Range

    Cons

    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Crate FlexWave FW120HS and FW412 Half Stack:

    After using this amp for almost 4 years now I'm absolutely pleased in the bang for the buck. The cleans sound beautiful and the overdrive and high gain channels can provide a very wide range of tones from crunch to searing high gain. The only issue i had with this amp at all is the slowly creeping hum that will eventually become very loud over time at high volume. I would not reccommend this amp for gigging. Works best at mid to low volume, the tone just seems to dissappear the louder you crank it. Still definitely worth the price.

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    1.0

    More like 50 watts

    By Billfo

    from Lampe, Mo

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Lost Power
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Crate FlexWave FW120HS and FW412 Half Stack:

      This unit really never sounded very good. After one year, was not loud enough to be heard over drums. Lost output power. Volume had diminished. Really dissapointed with Crate amps.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Don't Buy It or Gigs

      By guitar

      from DC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crate FlexWave FW120HS and FW412 Half Stack:

          Not a good amp for gigs (indoor or outdoor). Amp at top volume, couldn't hardly hear it over the drums.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW

          By blueshound

          from IN.

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • None Yet

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Crate FlexWave FW120HS and FW412 Half Stack:

          It's GREAT.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Go with Randall

          By MusicMan

          from ky

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Great Sound And Gain

          Cons

          • Not loud enough

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Practice

          Comments about Crate FlexWave FW120HS and FW412 Half Stack:

          Everything is great with this amp but like all crate Stacks and Half stacks volume is the negative. The sound just doesnt travel well and most Combo amps will out jam you at high volumes. Some people say its the cabs but its the Head, I use one the crate cabs with a peavy i have and it jams out. For some reason this has been a problem with crate for years. I would go with another brand if your looking for something loud, and I think a half stack should be!! Crate needs to tweek with the volume levels of there larger amps. There simply not loud enough.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GOOD TO GO

          By DIRTCLODD

          from SEATTLE WA

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Crate FlexWave FW120HS and FW412 Half Stack:

            MAN I PLUGED IT IN WITH AN OVERDRIVE PEDAL AND AWAY I WENT....THE ON BOARD EFFECTS WAS A NICE TOUCH TO THIS ALREADY CHEAP (IN PRICE) HALF STACK. I PLAYED ONE A LONG TIME AGO AND WASNT IMPRESSED BUT I GAVE CRETE ANOTHER CHANCE MAINLY I WAS SHORT WITH FUNDS TO BUY A HALF STACK. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT IM GLAD I DID. THANKS AGAIN MF

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Ehh

            By g3nguitarb3ast

            from Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Limited Functions
            • Poor Sound Quality
            • Weak

            Best Uses

              Comments about Crate FlexWave FW120HS and FW412 Half Stack:

              The amp was nice when I first got it, but using it for shows has let me down. Never got a good tone out of it for our live set and eventually the high gain just shorted out on me.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good amp, not loud enough

              By KalonS.O.B

              from Denver, CO

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Not loud enough
              • Weak

              Best Uses

                Comments about Crate FlexWave FW120HS and FW412 Half Stack:

                This is an awesome amp until it's time to turn it up. The tone rules and it's got a lot of good qualities but it just didnt hold up. My 120 watt Line 6 combo amp turns up way louder then this. My band isnt overly loud either, we turn up barely louder then the drums. If you are playing a show where your amp will get mic'd it'd prolly be an awesome amp to use, but at sleazy dive bar shows or band practice it wont do any good. I tried every possible way to make it louder, I even played a different head through the cab and vise versa, nothing worked. If you want a cheap amp to just mess around with or if you're in a quieter band I suggest you get it, but if you're looking to do other stuff it prolly wont be the best choice.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Dan Cavender

                By Dan Cavender

                from Lenexa, Va.

                Comments about Crate FlexWave FW120HS and FW412 Half Stack:

                Very high quality and the range is great.
                It is better than any combo I ever had>
                You can play rock & roll, hard rock, and with the effects makes all the differnt's.
                The price is great.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing

                Comments about Crate FlexWave FW120HS and FW412 Half Stack:

                Very happy with it. It is louder than my drummer, bassist, rhythme guitarist (who plays a Marshall) and our p.a. system put together. Sounds great with my Les Paul and with all of my accoustic guitars. Highly reccomended to any practicing musician.
                The tonal range is impressive. It's loud enough to shake the neighbors walls. The castors make it very top heavy and easy to tip so be careful.
                seems to be very well built.
                For the money that I paid for it, you could not find a better amp. Don't buy a combo, get this!

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