• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop by Department
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Warehouse Sale Top Deals 7-25-14

Crate RFX120 Combo Amp  

  • Write a Review
Product #487824

We're sorry—this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Similar Items:
  • Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp
    Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp $299.99
  • See All Crate Solid State Combo Guitar Amplifiers
    Crate

    Modern DSP effects and serious wattage in a retro-style amp.

    The Crate RFX120 Combo Amp gives you full 3-channel operation with independent Gain, Level, and tone-shaping circuits plus a versatile DSP effects section that offers lots of sonic options. The effects section includes Chorus, Flange, Phase Shift, Vibrato, Octave Down, Touch-Wah, and Reverse Wah, and also has 15 delays that can be set for depth and speed. The RFX120 combo has a Save/Tap button that serves as a tap tempo input and lets you save your effects customizations on each channel. Reverb is separately assignable and has settings to control room size and reverb amount simultaneously. Crate includes a chromatic tuner and 3-button footswitch with the RFX 120 Combo Amp.

    The Crate RFX amplifier series is all about smooth, classic tone and looks, skillfully mated with modern DSP effects for combos that deliver the sonic goods!

    Features

    • 120W
    • 2 - 12" speakers
    • Full 3-channel operation
    • Flexible DSP effects section
    • Independent Gain, Level, and tone shaping on each channel
    • Effects include: Chorus, Flange, Phase Shift, Vibrato, Octave Down, Touch-Wah, and Reverse Wah, 15 delays, Reverb
    • Separate reverb control
    • Tap tempo
    • Chromatic tuner
    • Includes 3-button footswitch
    • 27-1/2"W x 21"H x 11-1/4"D

    Professional-level wattage and effects let you play any gig with authority. Order now.

     
    Customer Reviews
    Loading....

    Review Snapshot®

    by PowerReviews
     
    4.7

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Can't be beat for the money

    I waited till after my first show with this amp to write a review. In the last year I have had 6 amps. I change my mind all the time with amps because they...Read complete review

    I waited till after my first show with this amp to write a review. In the last year I have had 6 amps. I change my mind all the time with amps because they just don't "cut it" live. Many amp companies claim their amps are great for gigging, but fall short in the end. I have been playing for 18 years and have tried tons of high dollar tube amps as well as quality solid state amps. Very few have even come close to what this amp delivers. Being a working musician I needed a "do-it-all" amp that sounded great. This Crate delivers like nothing else. My setup consists of my Dean guitars into a rack with my Furman line conditioner, Sure LX Pro wireless and Korg tuner, then into my pedal board with my Dunlop DFH wah, BOSS tuner, and a BOSS NS-2 NR which I use to quiet RF signals that are amplified when using HOT pickups. I use Seymour Duncan JB's in all my guitars. On the Crate I set the solo channel's gain at 50% and the Contour at 50%. On the Rhythm channel the gain is at 75%, the Bass at 75%, Mid at %50 and Treble at %50. Clean is set with the Bass at 75%, Mids at 65% and High at about 70%. I have effects set up to my taste, but I won't bore you too much with those. I also use a Peavey 4X12 cabinet as an extension for larger gigs. With this set up I can play anything from Nickleback to Slipknot. I have had not one issue with feedback or noise. The foot switch is nice but the cord they provide is only about 10 feet long and not very well made. I have replaced the footswitch cable with 2 Mogume Gold, 20' TRS cables. The tone from this amp is amazing for solid state. For me it was a trade off of solid state reliablility Vs. tube tone. It is very hard to tell the difference with this amp. It has tube characteristics and sounds great. As far as loud? I played a 1000 seater last night, and I had plenty of headroom on stage. I was mic'd through the PA mains anyway so that didn't matter. The effects are very clear and don't change your tone. They only add to the qality of the sound. The delay is great. I also love that this amp comes with wheels. Like I said in the title, "can't be beat for the money". I am on the road all the time. I needed a working mans amp that sounds great. This is one greatest value out there. Yeah, there are better amps out there, but you would have to spend much more money to get one that beats this amp. Great job Crate.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Well....

    I bought this amp about two years ago. At first I thought it was wonderful. Three channels an included footswitch, built-in tuner, effects, and the whole works. Then I got a little...Read complete review

    I bought this amp about two years ago. At first I thought it was wonderful. Three channels an included footswitch, built-in tuner, effects, and the whole works. Then I got a little more experience and realized this amp wasn't as good as I thought it was. The effects went out on it and I'm currently awaiting the new board for it. In Crate's defense that was after much lugging around and it living in a dorm for two semesters (much too loud for dormitory though). The clean channel is alright and so is the rhythm (I mainly use it for light distortion), but the lead channel isn?t really enough for metal which is mainly what I?m looking for. As just a lead to anything with out to much distortion it?s fine. Foo Fighters, The Donnas, Green Day (not that anybody should ever play green day) type sounds should be alright, but it?s not really for me. That said it?s not a bad amp. I?ve got a Boss MD-20 Distortion pedal running through it and I can get pretty much any sound I want out of it. The speakers are really good for not being anything special. Lots of low end, which when mixed with the MD-20 is amazing. The effects are better than most amps, but they?re still not as good as buying separate pedals (however buying separate pedals is expensive and kind of monotonous if you don?t use them a lot) As a whole it?s a damn good deal for the price, but expect what you pay for. I recently played the 200W version its cosmetics look a little different/cheaper, but for some reason the sound on that thing was great for all channels. In my opinion the Vox Valvetronix is worth the little bit extra you spend.

    Reviewed by 43 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    its the best purchase you will ever do

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I got this one kind of for my birthday and man it rocks dude. The clean channel is so clear and the solo channel is awesome. A sweet part of this amp is that when you are on the rhythym channel. It sounds great and when you wanna do a solo you just switch to the solo channel to get a boost of volume and crazy tones. The octave down effect is sweet too.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    nothin better for the price!!

    By todd6138

    from Huntington, WV

    Ask me a question

    Incredible purchase I had no idea what to really expect Plugged in my ibanez RG and barely turned on the gain (about 10 oclock) on the solo channel and wham it blew my face off with a great metal distortion that reminded me of megadeth the clean channel is absolutely superb. I have been foolin around with some yngwie and the octave down has been a plus. Fun coming up with my own presets I have a great metal one dialed in the tap tempo is a grat feature. Simply the best amp for the money period highly recommended for any style of music!

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Really Good Amp

    By Mister_Justin180

    from Cape Coral, FL

    I've owned this amp for almost a year now. I've played at least a dozen shows with it, inside clubs, and out at parks, plenty loud enough when paired with a 412 cab. It provides great tone, for all types of music, if you know what your doing. I've been able to get great alternative rock tones, classic rock tones, and even some amazing hardcore tones. It'll provide you with great tube sounding tone, with great low end. I personally pair this with a Behringer Ultrastack 4x12 loaded with four Eminence Red Coat Private Jack's. Sounds great. Before shows, people laugh at my less than Mesa set up. Then ask me for a detailed set up of my gear, after. The only thing that sucks is the footswitch, it wears out fast, I just changed it out for a 2-button marshall for the channels, and a single for the effects if your pedalboard doesn't suffice you for effects. Get it. peace.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The most Bang for the Bucks

    By veganomix

    from Kearny, NJ

    I read the reviews and thought long and hard on wether or not to go ahead and buy this amp. I am so glad that I did. I mean, you not only get 3 independant channels but you also get the effects, the footswitch and the wheels to go with it. Ok, so lets do the math so far. Footswitch alone about 30 to 40 bucks. Wheels 20 bucks easy. so thats a 50 to 60 dollar plus for this amp. Amazing. This amp can do most anything from the light style of music to the dirty. I will point out that if you want the grindcore deathcore tone, you'll need some help from the boxes. I love it and would suggest that you get this amp before she goes.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Value

    By Patrick Loggins

    from Marietta, GA, USA

    I've had this amp for a few months now. I got it as a trade for an older version of the FXT120. This amp is basically a nicer version of that one. The clean channel is, as many have said, great. Very bright but deep as well. I even play it with my NJ Classic Series Mockingbird with a Dimarzio humbucker on the neck pickup and I still get some great tones, not even mentioning how it sounds with a strat. The few problems are with the distortion channels and effects. The distortion tones are good, but they just don't cut through like they should; cranking up the distortion and scooping the mids on the tone in the solo channel give you good tone for a guitar but with a band it just doesn't cut it. The rhythm channel is better, but don't try to play metal or fairly heavy rock with that alone. The effects are good, but the system for presets is confusing and messes up often, forcing me to go over to the amp and turn off an annoying chorus when I don't want it after switching channels. The footswitch is great.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    This amp pretty much kicks a**!

    By Skidmark

    from bonney lake, WA

    I bought this amp in july, and I am very pleased with it. I have had no problems whatsoever. The price was unheard of. The distortion is great, the solo channel purely kicks a**. the thing gets so much distortion, I love it. oh, and did I forget to mention, this thing is LOUD! I took it over to a buddies and cranked it up, and I was literally blown away, and I hardly even had it turned up. (a little more than halfway between the first and second line) the digital effects are crap, but they are on every amp. plus I just don't really care for flange, free wah, etc. but I did have a few laughs with the octave down setting. The clean channel is the best I've heard before, it's crystal clear, and the chorus sounds great on it too. I'm playing the amp with an Epiphone les paul standard plain top. (great guitar, I recommend it) In a nutshell, this amp will not let you down, get out there and buy it TODAY!

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    Well....

    By Davidson

    from Illinois

    I bought this amp about two years ago. At first I thought it was wonderful. Three channels an included footswitch, built-in tuner, effects, and the whole works. Then I got a little more experience and realized this amp wasn't as good as I thought it was. The effects went out on it and I'm currently awaiting the new board for it. In Crate's defense that was after much lugging around and it living in a dorm for two semesters (much too loud for dormitory though). The clean channel is alright and so is the rhythm (I mainly use it for light distortion), but the lead channel isn?t really enough for metal which is mainly what I?m looking for. As just a lead to anything with out to much distortion it?s fine. Foo Fighters, The Donnas, Green Day (not that anybody should ever play green day) type sounds should be alright, but it?s not really for me. That said it?s not a bad amp. I?ve got a Boss MD-20 Distortion pedal running through it and I can get pretty much any sound I want out of it. The speakers are really good for not being anything special. Lots of low end, which when mixed with the MD-20 is amazing. The effects are better than most amps, but they?re still not as good as buying separate pedals (however buying separate pedals is expensive and kind of monotonous if you don?t use them a lot) As a whole it?s a damn good deal for the price, but expect what you pay for. I recently played the 200W version its cosmetics look a little different/cheaper, but for some reason the sound on that thing was great for all channels. In my opinion the Vox Valvetronix is worth the little bit extra you spend.

    Comment on this review

     
    2.0

    agt5150

    By agt5150

    from oklahoma

    This amp sucks! I bought one about a year ago three weeks later the effects all sounded the same and were stuck on. I took it back to the store. They replaced it with another of the same model. 3 months later the same thing happened.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Superb Tone!

    By daguitarist3

    from Chicago Il.

    I was asked to test some inexpensive Amps for a Bass player who has Equipment for the whole band in his Basement. Out of all the the Amps tested, this one really stood out! I took my PM-120, because it sounds good through any Amp. The Tone was so unbelievable, I had to have one for myself. I traded in My Fender Cyber Twin for this Amp, and a lot of other free stuff. For Jazz,Rock,Blues,R&B,Country or Classical, this is the Amp. This Amp sings with my Jazz Box, Strat & my Taylor Classical. For Tone, Power & Price, it's unbeatable !

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great Amp for cheap

    By musicman286

    from Fontana, California

    I wanted a cheap amp with a ton of power and I got just that. The clean channel sounds great and the distortion is a little muddy but that can be fixed with some fine tuning. I use a vox tonelab se for my effects cuz I don't trust the pedals that come with the amp. Great amp over all, definitely great for a cheap price.

    Comment on this review

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.