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Crate RFX65 Combo Amp  

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    Vintage style with modern features.

    The Crate RFX65 Combo Amp has full 3-channel operation with independent Gain, Level, and tone-shaping circuits plus a versatile DSP effects section that gives you lots of sonic options. The effects section on the RFX65 combo 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 Save/Tap button 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 RFX65 Combo Amp.

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

    Features
    • 65W
    • 12" speaker
    • 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
    • 21"W x 19-1/4"H x 10-1/4"D

    Play any stage anywhere with your favorite sounds ready to go. Order now!

     
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    4.7

    (based on 33 reviews)

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    Sweet tone for an SS amp!

    I tried this out today because I was looking for randall amps to try out, but they didn't have any, so I set my eyes on this puppy. I'm in the market for...Read complete review

    I tried this out today because I was looking for randall amps to try out, but they didn't have any, so I set my eyes on this puppy. I'm in the market for a good sounding solid state combo, and this is right in there for sure! It also looks sweet! Don't let the vintage look fool you, this thing is totally capable of some sweet metal sound! The tones are very sweet in my opinion, the clean can be very warm or cristal clear depending on how you set the eq. The rhythm channel has a nice chunky feel, not pushed hard enough for a sustaining metal lead sound, but excellent for rhythm; it is very similar to a Mesa recto sound if you ask me. The lead channel is what was the most interesting to me! It has that usual fuzzy tone you get from tube amps usually, but only when playing chords and lower notes I notice; go up on the neck to shred and the notes open up in a great silky warm sound. Very similar to the warmth of tube amps that may have a high gain channel. For having a shared eq with the rhythm channel, the solo channel has an excellent sound! I didn't take the time to mess with the effects that much, I just heard some of the analog delay and chorus effects. The chorus sounded surprisingly lush to me, and the delay was a delay; I can't say nmuch about it because I didn't have enough time to tweak and figure out the sounds. All I gathered about the amp were at low practice level volumes, so I can't say much about how it holds at performance volumes, but at $300, I would be willing to make that an experiment! I gave a 4 on quality simply because I can't say how it would hold up to decent abuse since I only tried it in the store. If you don't want to take my word for it, try this puppy out the next time you see it in your local music store, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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    Think!

    Nice looks, but the rhythm and solo channels are unusable for anyone with a decent ear. The distortion is raspy, buzzy, and lacks and any harmonic character. I am amazed that Crate...Read complete review

    Nice looks, but the rhythm and solo channels are unusable for anyone with a decent ear. The distortion is raspy, buzzy, and lacks and any harmonic character. I am amazed that Crate continues with this Flexwave 5 preamp; it is incredibly bad sounding. There is nothing musical sounding about this amp, save the clean with chorus and delay. have been a transistor amp player for over 20 years. I have owned several Crates before this one but got away from them as soon as my ear got more discerning. I came back to this new series becuase of the hype on certain sites, so I tought that SLM changed the preamp and deveolped something more musical -- not a chance. Go with a different manufacturer. Peavey's Transtube line has some promising tones. I try to avoid tube because of maitinence and cost issues -- a good SS amp can produce if it has the right stuff for tweaking. Crate RFX isn't even on the radar for "right stuff" in an amp's tone.

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    5.0

    great amp for price

    By sexxibeast

    from hemet,CA

    Its an amazing amp for the price i just got mine yesterday good for any playing style. I play mostly metal and the solo channel has some good distortion, and the rhythm has a great cruch and the clean channel shimmers if you set it just right, and the dsp effects arent bad at all, they're pretty good. The only thing I didn't like was the shaking of the amp at certain volumes but other than that I loved it. Get this amp, its amazing and great especially if on a budget.

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    4.0

    Great amp

    By Sleepyman555

    from San Antonio, TX

    I actually wanted a different amp at the time, because I heard it was on sale. I guess I was told wrong and I could only afford this one, but man am I proud of my decision! This amp has an awesome sound, and some cool effects (if not many) and its just fun to play! My only complaint is with the switch that comes with it, those cables dont last long if you dont take care of them.

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    4.0

    A good amp

    By Pac_man

    from Grand Rapids MI

    I bought this amp in pinch needing a small amp to travel on missions trip with. I was really looking for a vox but also wanted atleast a 12in speaker. After talking to a salesmen at guitar center I was shown this amp and a Line 6. Neither brands are brands that I particuly like but I was in pinch. The Crate took me by suprise. Simple yet has enough effects that I won't use still unlike the Line 6 which was way more complex. A very handy built in tuner is great feature. Some of the effects are not so great and the foot pedal is annoying to take down and put together because of the two cables. Overall this amp is good. Plenty of power out of a small amp. Good features, nice looks. It was a good buy. Although I would still buy a vox over it.

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    4.0

    Meh

    By bluesman-s.UQb

    from Chicago

    So I've owned this Crate solid state amp for about a year now, and I have to say, I'm not completely pleased with what it has to offer. Obviously for a solid state amp, the tone color has nothing on higher end tubes, but it comes awfully close for a Crate amp at this price. At first use, it is a great amp. I love the solo channel, and it gives tons of crunch and its pretty clear. It probably would be the channel to use if you want to play metal or play any other high gain stuff. The rhythm channel is also great. Just turn the knob slightly behind half-way, and you get a great blues tone. Thats where all the positives in the amp end I'm afraid. The clean channel sounds terrible, no matter what guitar you have, nothing really cuts through, and it all sounds pretty tinny. The effects are terrible! Flanger, wah, delay, etc are very weak and you can't make it do what you want. On top of that, even without effects, theres this reverb that pervades the amp tone no matter what channel your on. Ill play a chord, then mute the strings, and there will be a split second delay that gets on my nerves. Overall, its mostly good for its rhythm and solo channels, and one of the best amps for its price, and the best Crate solid state amp to date.

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    5.0

    Review

    I bought this amp around four months ago and its been a very good purchase. I live in a dorm hall and recieve many complaints about being too loud and people want me to turn it down. I have used it for a few shows and it has held up well. I only have two things that kind of frustrated me with this amp. Just recently, the blue LED on my foot switch went out. I dont use that switch very much so it suprised me when it went out. Also, the effects arent the greatest, they all kind of sound the same. Other than those two problems, this amp is a great buy. I would tell anyone buying an amp to check this one out.

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    5.0

    INCREDIBLE AMP

    I bought one of these recently after playing on one for a few hours and man am I impressed. Once I got it in my home and could really crank the volume, I couldn't believe how good this thing sounds. It's quite loud for a 65 watt and the features are incredible. The distortion is so good that I haven't touched my toneworks AX3000g since I got this, the stomp box is of course great, and the reverb, chorus effects are just out of this world. Don't get this amp if you don't want to spend A LOT of time playing guitar!!!

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    5.0

    Sweet tone for an SS amp!

    By Cameron Fischer

    from Fort Collins, CO

    I tried this out today because I was looking for randall amps to try out, but they didn't have any, so I set my eyes on this puppy. I'm in the market for a good sounding solid state combo, and this is right in there for sure! It also looks sweet! Don't let the vintage look fool you, this thing is totally capable of some sweet metal sound! The tones are very sweet in my opinion, the clean can be very warm or cristal clear depending on how you set the eq. The rhythm channel has a nice chunky feel, not pushed hard enough for a sustaining metal lead sound, but excellent for rhythm; it is very similar to a Mesa recto sound if you ask me. The lead channel is what was the most interesting to me! It has that usual fuzzy tone you get from tube amps usually, but only when playing chords and lower notes I notice; go up on the neck to shred and the notes open up in a great silky warm sound. Very similar to the warmth of tube amps that may have a high gain channel. For having a shared eq with the rhythm channel, the solo channel has an excellent sound! I didn't take the time to mess with the effects that much, I just heard some of the analog delay and chorus effects. The chorus sounded surprisingly lush to me, and the delay was a delay; I can't say nmuch about it because I didn't have enough time to tweak and figure out the sounds. All I gathered about the amp were at low practice level volumes, so I can't say much about how it holds at performance volumes, but at $300, I would be willing to make that an experiment! I gave a 4 on quality simply because I can't say how it would hold up to decent abuse since I only tried it in the store. If you don't want to take my word for it, try this puppy out the next time you see it in your local music store, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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    4.0

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    By sonicyouth

    from Wausau, WI.

    I just got this recently and at first it was fine then about a day later it started buzzing horrendously and it still is because i havent found out the problem. I cant even use it becasuse the buzzing is so severe. I think theres some kind of wiring issue in this thing. The clean channel is awesome, the distortion is ok. The effects are mediocre. Id probably go for something else.

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    5.0

    This amp is amaziing !!

    This amp is really amazing! The clean tone I get on it is amazingly good. But the absolute BEST feature on this amp is the solo channel. My solos sound soo good on the solo channel (no duh..lol)The effects are aiite. They aren't bad at all, but they could be better. I usually use the chorus. The only problem im having with my amp is that it is starting to buzz like crazy. But im sure i can fix that :)

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    5.0

    Great Amp for the Money

    By John Z-tSAWf

    from California

    I've had this amp for about 8 months, and use it for live gigs as a one man band performer. it's a very versatile, nice sounding piece of gear. It has a deeper, richer tone than my other amps (Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Fender Deluxe 900, Peavey Renown). There is also a lot of flexibility in shaping the tone in each of the 3 channels. And, it has killer vintage looks!The clean channel is pristine. The other two channels let you dial in as much crunch and distortion as you wish.The on board tuner is a nice feature, and because it and the rest of the controls are on top of the amp, they are easier to see and access.I'm not overly impressed by the effects. Some are okay, but the vibrato, phaser, and flange effects sound too much alike. And instead of letting you dial in the strength, delay, intensity, and other effect characteristics, you are stuck with a limited number of presets. On a positive note, you can store two effects with each channel, controllable by the included footswitch.Overall, this is very well built, great sounding amp at a reasonable price. It's not too heavy to carry, and is suitable for live gigs in small venues. And if the effects bother you, a $70 multi-effects box will solve that problem!

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