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Crate FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp  

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    A practice amp with fantastic tone.

    The FlexWave 15 is a 2-channel guitar combo amp that gives you everything from crystal clean to raunchy distortion tones, thanks to Crate's FlexWave Evolution 5 preamp with patented Sequential Cascading Gain technology.

    Its open-back speaker cabinet produces optimal 15W output for the 8" speaker. The stereo input allows playing along with your favorite songs, while a headphone jack lets you practice at any hour. Onboard 3-band EQ provides dynamic tone control, while the external output can power an additional speaker. This versatile combo amplifier weighs just 15 pounds, so you can literally take it anywhere.

    Features
    • 2 channels
    • 15W Evolution 5 preamp
    • 8" speaker
    • 3-band EQ
    • CD/MP3 input
    • Headphone jack

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    FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

    • 15 lbs.
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    CrateFlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp
     
    3.7

    (based on 26 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for what it is at the price

    I bought an earlier version of this amp for all the usual reasons - it sounded OK and was cheap. But the best feature is the Ext. Spkr Out.
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    I bought an earlier version of this amp for all the usual reasons - it sounded OK and was cheap. But the best feature is the Ext. Spkr Out.
    Just for kicks I ran it thru a 4x12 at the store. The little varmint came alive. Once again, the cheap price is much due to the chintzy 8" speaker. Switch it out for a higher powered 8" or do what I've done: Pull out the guts and make 'em into a wee little head, and run it thru a 15" (30 yr old Radio Shack) speaker. That 15" smooths out the low-powered solid state sound, and it's now a total gas.
    Or, just leave it be and run it thru a single 12. You won't be sorry.

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    DO NOT BUY

    I bought this amp for my husband along with a nice electric guitar. Less than a week after getting it the stupid thing broke. Now we have no amp and he cannot play the...Read complete review

    I bought this amp for my husband along with a nice electric guitar. Less than a week after getting it the stupid thing broke. Now we have no amp and he cannot play the guitar because we have to purchase a new one. As soon as you turn the amp on it makes a terrible screeching screaming sound no matter how low the volume is or if the guitar is even plugged in I have spent hours trying to see if I could get it to stop but it is broken. This thing is a piece of crap and I don't recommend it if you do buy it definitely get a warranty or something.

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    4.0

    Great for what it is at the price

    By Strat w/ Carvins

    from Juneau, AK

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I bought an earlier version of this amp for all the usual reasons - it sounded OK and was cheap. But the best feature is the Ext. Spkr Out.
    Just for kicks I ran it thru a 4x12 at the store. The little varmint came alive. Once again, the cheap price is much due to the chintzy 8" speaker. Switch it out for a higher powered 8" or do what I've done: Pull out the guts and make 'em into a wee little head, and run it thru a 15" (30 yr old Radio Shack) speaker. That 15" smooths out the low-powered solid state sound, and it's now a total gas.
    Or, just leave it be and run it thru a single 12. You won't be sorry.

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    5.0

    Crate Amp

    By Mark Maragides

    from Aspen Hill Md.

    Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Simple to use.Well made.No problems.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    OK FOR PRACTICE

    By blister-fingers

    from upstate ny

    Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I've owned mine for 3yrs. It is about as inexpensive as you can get, but rugged enough to survive being dropped, kicked, and thrown into a trunk. If you're not fussy about sound quality and just need loud, this is a good buy for a practice amp.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Sucks, but good for the money

    By amx owner

    from Virginia

    Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I got this amp three years ago as a starter, and I am still using it. Granted, this is not because it sounds good, because it sounds terrible. The only reason anyone should ever buy this amp is because it is the cheapest amp I have ever seen. If you get a nice Distortion pedal though, it is not that bad. That's what I'm using and its the only thing that keeps me from getting a new amp.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    RF INTERFERENCE

    By Saxman78

    from Oklahoma

    Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I bought this for my daughter to use with her mandolin in church. Everytime you play it and no matter where you play it you can hear radio stations coming through the speaker. Dunno what's up with that but it is unusable in this state. In the process of contacting Crate to see if there is anything they are willing to do about it.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Blah.

    By Tim Owens

    from A tiny town

    Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Its bad. overall, the clean sounds horrible, and the distortion is weak, I only recommend this for beginners or quiet practice, the volume knobs over 4 sound bad. Clean sounds like Distortion and Distortion sounds like Clean. I recommend a Peavey or Marshall if your going to put it in a gig.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Alright for a Beginner.

    By CEMayes

    from NC

    Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I bought this amp in my first few months of playing. I thought it sounded great because I had no idea what other amps sounded like. For a BEGINNER it would be fine. If your an intermediate player it will limit you. The structure is solid but the sound is not. If you want a good practice amp, get a Fender/Marshall/Roland and spend the extra $$$$$. I sold this amp.

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    4.0

    Great Amp

    Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I got this amp a few days ago, and let me say, for the money, this is a deal you can't beat. Other reviews have said that the clean and distortion on this amp is terrible, but I have to disagree. This amp's clean sound blows me away, the distortion isn't a top of the line sound, but with an effects pedal you can make it sound really great. For the money, this amp is nice. If you are looking for a cleaner sound, I would go with a Crate acoustic amp, I own one of those as well, and both of them by Crate are really nice!

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    1.0

    Buyer Beware

    Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I had this amp for about 2 years and about four months ago it began to shock me it was a good amp for the sound but just the fact that the amp was shocking was horrible. The clean sounds like junk and the overdrive is very weak. My suggestion is that if you buy this amp buy a distortion pedal because the overdrive just doesn't do it.

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    5.0

    Clean Bites..

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I've had this amp for a little over about six months, its a great amp if your playing quietly, however if you ever want to play clean, always adjust your settings, the clean channel on this amp bites and though not really in a bad way, it's just,.. too loud and its very startling. Still a good amp for people who like using overdrive

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