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Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head   

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FlexWave120H is the perfect stage guitar stack top for the pro or semi-pro gigging musician who needs driving power, multiple channels and built-in e...Read More

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A tonal range from crystal clear to screaming high gain.

FlexWave120H is the perfect stage guitar stack top for the pro or semi-pro gigging musician who needs driving power, multiple channels and built-in effects. Its FlexWave Evolution 5 preamp uses patented Sequential Cascading Gain technology to pump 120W of fat, driving tone through your speaker cab. Variable 3-channel operation allows you to switch among crystal clear clean, red-hot overdrive and screaming high gain channels from the included remote. A built-in tuner ensures you're constantly in tune. With DSP effects, Channel Tracking of effects settings, and a proprietary Shape Control circuit for creating wicked custom leads, it's suited perfectly to the Crate G412A/B 4x12 cabinets.

More than 25 years of award-winning engineering prowess led Crate to develop the remarkably responsive FlexWave Evolution 5 Sequential Cascading Gain technology that yields rich, articulate tone that's fully customizable with onboard effects. Get everything from crystal clear cleans to white-knuckle distortion. For sweet tone and roadworthy construction, it's hard to find a better value.

FEATURES
  • 3 channels
  • 120W
  • Evolution 5 preamp
  • DSP effects
  • Onboard tuner

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CrateFlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head
 
3.5

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This Head Rocks

I picked up my FW120H about 1 1/2 years ago and it is still going strong. If you need power, this will give you all you want with multiiple channels, you can...Read complete review

I picked up my FW120H about 1 1/2 years ago and it is still going strong. If you need power, this will give you all you want with multiiple channels, you can go from overdrive, or super high gain toone of the cleanest channels you'll find. It is a great lead head without the built in effects, which are extremely variable. Personaly I've been hard pressed not be able to creat nearly every sound that I wanted and I've been playing 40 years. Mine is paired up with an old(80's)Randall 4x12 slant loaded with Celestion speakers and together they will definatelyRock a stage. I't gets used about 4 nights a week plus practice time and can handle the mistreatment. Oh!! and it's got a tuner too.Only trouble I've had with it was a couple tone pots getting a little noisy and a shot of electic contact cleaner took care of that. This amp is a LOT of bang for the buck and I would put it up against a lot of high dollar tube amps. Great Buy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not worth the time

This amp was all I could afford to start up my band, but it is a waste of time and not worth the money. The amp couldn't get loud enough and the effects kept...Read complete review

This amp was all I could afford to start up my band, but it is a waste of time and not worth the money. The amp couldn't get loud enough and the effects kept cutting in and out randomly. I had issues with the high gain just cutting out and believe there is a short now in the wiring. If you're looking for an amp head, don't sell yourself short and go cheap. Save up

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4.0

Flexwave120H

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from Toms river NJ

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Nice And Loud
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Distortion Channel Poor

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

I always use Crate amps for years. they haven't failed me yet!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good head unit

By 

from Georgia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound

Cons

  • Built In Effects Are So-s

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

I have used this head unit for about two years now and the only issues that I have come across is that the built in effects are so-so. I use my own pedal board so I really don't have to worry about the built in effects. The clean channel is right on point, nice crisp sounds.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cost less than a used GX212 I had

By 

from P.C. NEBRASKA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • I Dont Like The Tuner

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

I like Crate, they`re pretty easy to use, I could do with out the tuner and effects.

Comment on this review

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

junk

By 

from TEXAS

About Me Professional Musician

Ask me a question

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

        I got one of these and it was complete garbage. Broke over ahs over again. I sold it and then felt guilty for passing along garbage to someone else.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        flexwave

        By 

        from Rock Cave,West Virginia

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Bad Quality
        • Breaks easy

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

        I have had this head now for a few years and I have to say it is junk. I have had it fixed 3 times and guess what it breaks again. It can not handle any type of hard playing through a quality instrument I plugged in my Gibson les paul special(p90s) and it destroyed the high gain channel while playing. I have to say that the best part of the flexwave is the cab. it has great power and has never broken once.

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not worth the time

        By 

        from Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

              This amp was all I could afford to start up my band, but it is a waste of time and not worth the money. The amp couldn't get loud enough and the effects kept cutting in and out randomly. I had issues with the high gain just cutting out and believe there is a short now in the wiring. If you're looking for an amp head, don't sell yourself short and go cheap. Save up

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good Beginner Head

              By 

              from Chattanooga, TN

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Too Quiet
              • Weak

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Small Venue Amp

              Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

              PROS: Good, durable amp. Great for practice and smaller venues. Perfect punk/thrash/metal sound.

              CONS: NOT LOUD ENOUGH. Knobs/Dials a little fragile if you just throw it into the back of the van (obviously), but easily replaced. FX a little ... meh, but better than nothing.

              Comment on this review

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Crate FW120H Guitar Amp Head

              By 

              from Bangor, ME

              Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

              I've been in a three piece band for a couple of years now and have been using a Crate 1 x 12 combo amp miced through the PA. Not long ago I came across an inexpensive 4 x 12 cabinet that I soon loaded with Celestions. After a month of looking at heads in this price range, I settled on the Crate because of the past experience I had with them. For the money, I couldn't be happier. It's really easy to use, all three channels sound great and the footswitch to me is a must have. If you want a tight and punchy high gain channel with loads of distortion, this is your amp. The effects aren't bad either. Look, I've already done the homework for you. You wont be sorry!

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              about this half stack

              By 

              from ft. stewart

              Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

              I got this amp about 5 months ago, and the only issue i have is the fx are so-so. I run a Boss distortion pedal through it and it is killer, with all my guitars. The volume is outstanding for what i need it for. So iof you are a beginner, then this is an amp you should consider.

              Comment on this review

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              This Head Rocks

              By 

              from Grew up NY now living in AZ

              Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

              I picked up my FW120H about 1 1/2 years ago and it is still going strong. If you need power, this will give you all you want with multiiple channels, you can go from overdrive, or super high gain toone of the cleanest channels you'll find. It is a great lead head without the built in effects, which are extremely variable. Personaly I've been hard pressed not be able to creat nearly every sound that I wanted and I've been playing 40 years. Mine is paired up with an old(80's)Randall 4x12 slant loaded with Celestion speakers and together they will definatelyRock a stage. I't gets used about 4 nights a week plus practice time and can handle the mistreatment. Oh!! and it's got a tuner too.Only trouble I've had with it was a couple tone pots getting a little noisy and a shot of electic contact cleaner took care of that. This amp is a LOT of bang for the buck and I would put it up against a lot of high dollar tube amps. Great Buy.

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