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The Crate RFX120 Combo Amp gives you full 3-channel operation with independent Gain, Level, and tone-shaping circuits plus a versatile DSP effects se...Click To Read More About This Product
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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!
- 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
- 50 lbs.
Professional-level wattage and effects let you play any gig with authority. Order now.
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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.
Most Liked Negative 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...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.
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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.
I used to have a GFX120T and the clean side of this amp just blows it away. It's actually a sweet, warm sound. I also like that it has a cd input. So now, instead of just being a middle-aged hack playing in my basement, I am now a middle-aged hack playing in the basement with GREEN DAY!
I played with countless other 2x12 combos and this was by far the best solid state I could find. Real good clean sound and I love the rhythm/lead switch, plus the effects are amazing. Just buy it and end this quest for a new amp.
I looked at many amps including fender,Marshall, and Peavey before deciding on this one. All the other brands are great if you've got enough cash to go tube. But as far solid state goes crate just as good as any of them. Plus they usually come with more effects, and they're cheaper. This particular amp does well with classic rock, but it's pretty versatile. You can get damn near any sound you want out of it, as long as your not too picky. I recomend this amp for anyone with a low budget. If you can go tube do it if not buy a crate. Besides it's something different. Too many people are getting lost in the Marshall world. Marshall's got awesome tube amps. But the solid state blows. Go Crate.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Got this amp at the Guitar Center. There were a few scratches here and there, but it's the inside that counts. The clean sound on this thing is brilliant, and I love the Solo channel. All that and it looks sexy as hell. This thing delivers just enough power for small gigs, and even more with the ext output for hooking up cabinets. I got mine with wheels on the bottom, a decision I'm definitely grateful for.
I recently went to my local music store because my old amp was trashed at a show. They had recently stocked this amp and let me try it out. I got on and couldn't get off. Way better than any amp I've ever had. 2 hours later I left the store with my brand new amp. I just used it in its first show last night and it completly holds its own. Amazing amp At an amazing price Effects are incredible my Boss pedals are now obsolete.
THIS AMP IS AMAZING! if i had to choose any amp in the world for the money i would get this one. the 65 watt which is not on the site is also good but lack the power and the tone of having another speaker. i totally recommend this amp to anyone who just wants to jam or even for live shows. this amp rocks my world
I just this amp two days ago and I'm liking it a lot. The solo channel gives a great metal tone that has so much bass it's amazing. At low volumes this thing shakes my whole house. It fuzzes a bit on solo channel though. Clean is good, rhythm is good for classic rock stuff and ya, it's a good amp.
I love this amp, the looks, the sounds and how easy it is to get a great tone. I play epiphone SG's mainly that have been taken down to a single EMG passive hummer, and they really sound great. The clean channel reminds me of of my TubeWorks amps, very clean but still warm. The distortion. That seems to be the big issue hear. First, I agree that with the gain full on and some power chords are used, it sounds BAD. HOWEVER, I never thought this was a metal amp. You want brutal then I use my Spider II, you want some great lower gain rock sounds, then it sounds great. As for the hum and the buzz, s-s-s strat players have had that issue for years :-) but a lot of that sound is coming from the guitar. I've never had this since I don't tread into In Flames territory, so my gain is back low. Hell, I typically just use the 'rhythm' channel! I would assume a good pickup set, good cords, an EQ, and a noise unit would clean it up pretty well. But like I've said, this is not a high gain-sacrifice your grandma to satan-rip your face off amp. Stick to what it's intended for and you'll be happy with this.
the crate rfx gives you a lot of amp for your money. each of the 3 chanells have great sound, from very clean tones to a really rounchy distorsion. the effects sound really good for a combo amp. the only problem i have had is the gold string on the front of the amp was falling off a little but a dab of glue fixed it right up. all in all its just a really great amp for the money
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 !
This amp is really nice, I played with it a couple of times and it is really loud. It is good for a setting where like 500 people can fit, maybe more because the sound level was like on 3-5 or something... and I went nearly deaf. Great tone and features, and this thing is a BEAST, I plan on getting it today.
I got this amp from guitar center 5 months ago and the second I got it I loved it. All the channels sound good and it was fairly simple to control and it looked good as well. But two weeks ago my foot switch that came with it started switching channels by itself. I unhooked the pedal and now my solo channel completely went out and now its just another clean and The gain switch does not work. Buyers beware.
Crate once again makes a very good product. The 3 channels are not only all good sounding, but with the many digital effects that come with the amp can make very original sounds. Reasonable price for a combo this good and believe me, it is.
This is indeed one intense sounding amp. Its got raw power for metal and a blissful clean tone for everything else. Add some chorus and reverb and you've got the warmest tone ever!!! When I'm away from my amp, I actually miss it and can't wait to get home to play it. It's just heavenly!
I replaced my 100W Marshall JCM-900 Full Stack with this combo and one 4x12 (Marshall) cabinet. The new set-up is louder, cleaner, warmer, has MUCH angrier distortion (2 channels instead of just one), MUCH deeper Reverb, and some added extras.The built in effects sound pretty good, deep Chorus and Delay. You can also program the effects into each footpedal channel so you don't have to mess with knobs everytime you switch from clean to lead etc. etc. I think you can do up to four different sounds with just the footswitch.It's a damn nice looking amp too.