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Crate GTD15 Guitar Amplifier
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The Crate GTD15 Guitar Amplifier combo features the FlexWave solid-state preamp that provides convincing tube-like tone and feel. You get 15W of powe...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Crate GTD15 Guitar Amplifier combo features the FlexWave solid-state preamp that provides convincing tube-like tone and feel. You get 15W of power, 2 channels, an 8" speaker, CD/MP3 input and headphone output.
- FlexWave preamp
- 15 watts
- 2 channels
- 8" speaker
- CD/MP3 input
- Headphone output
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- Width : 10 in.
- Depth : 16.5 in.
- Height : 15 in.
- Weight : 17 lbs
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I went to a local music store with the intention of buying an Epiphone Valve Junior. After trying out about half a dozen low-wattage amps (including several tube Fenders, a Palomino V8, and a Line 6 Spider III), I remained unimpressed. The Fenders were expensive, the Palomino sounded like it had a head cold, and the Line 6 was uninspiring. Then I saw this amp, which was by far the cheapest of the bunch. "What the hey," I thought, "it can't hurt to try." Of course I walked out 10 minutes later with a GTD15. The clean sound is balanced and rich. The distortion channel is far less impressive, but I don't care; I just bought this thing for the clean sound. In fact, I would have been happier if they'd nixed the distortion channel and added a reverb of some sort. That's the only feature I wish it had.
I've gone through several 15W x 8" amps over 30+ years. I've come to view them as commodity items that I buy on the basis of price-per-pound, bolt in a Celestion, and then beat up in short practice sessions when I don't want to take an expensive set of tubes through a complete thermal cycle. Until now, the 15W x 8"s have all sounded pretty much alike. When I unboxed the GTD15, I was immediately pleased by its efficient angled control panel. I picked up a guitar, plugged in, flipped the the blue power switch, and hit it with a barrage of chords and runs (like I was trying to scare it or something). My bad. Wait a minute...this thing is actually begging to be treated like a musical instrument. Both channels really sound good. It doesn't have the absolute transparency and delicate bell-like overtones of a tube amp (which many people can't hear), but the GTD15 has just about everything else...without the hum and hiss. It is very dynamic and articulate (with a stock speaker, no less). So I cranked it up a bit...okay, I cranked it up a lot. Technology marches forward. This 15W x 8" is NOT just another commodity amp. "Turn it down", my wife growls. "I thought you were going to use your new little amp."Enough said. I won't bother bolting in a better speaker.
I had an extra few dollars to spare and decided I wanted to buy a new practice amp. I checked out a bunch and decided that I would order the Crate GTD15 that night. It's quite surprising how great the sound is on such a small, inexpensive amp. When I crank it up, you can hear the crisp cleans and harsh overdriven tones from down the street. When it's time to let the neighbors sleep, the headphone jack let's you keep thrashing throughout the night. There's also a CD auxiliary jack featured on the GTD15 that allowed me to rock along with my favorite bands. (It says CD, but it didn't complain when I plugged my mp3 player into it!) All in all the GTD15 gives you plenty of sound for the price. Definitely worth checking out!
i bought this amp like a yr ago and i hate iti recently joined a band and i couldnt do anything because i owned this amp. i had to buy a new and better one thts not a crate btwit was terriable when i turned it up all the way and i couldnt hear it at all i would not recomend this at all
VERY pleased with this amp. Killer deal for the price - gorgeous, clear, accurate sound. Stays clear and accurate even at high volumes. Nice, rugged build and great quality sound. Just kicks my old Marshall amps butt every which way to Sunday. BUY BUY BUY!! A+ all around.
i picked this amp up a few months ago. i have recently started playing again, and remembered the crates of the '80s that i enjoyed. this amp is good for the money. i did close off the back of mine with plywood to give it a little more umph to its sound. now i like it even more. only thing i dont like is its either too quiet or too loud for what i need. the volume control jumps from quiet to loud to fast. its almost as if there is no inbetween(it might even be just mine). all around though i am pleased with it