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Crate Taxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp   

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Durable workhorse with limousine sound!

The Crate TX50DBE Limo Combo Amplifier is battery-powered for outdoor gigs, or you can plug it in using the included adapter where there's juice. Delivers 50W through a 10" woofer with a piezo tweeter for full range sound. 2-channel operation with 1/4" input, gain, level, and distortion modes on channel 1; XLR mic inputs on channel 2. Equipped with 8 digital effects, headphone and footswitch jacks, and dual RCA inputs for pumping up your CD player. Durable injection-molded enclosure. Includes wall charger and 12V adapter.

FEATURES
  • Wedge-shaped cab for great projection
  • 50W output
  • Custom-designed 10" speaker with piezo tweeter
  • Instrument channel has clean and distortion modes
  • Mic channel includes Lo-Z XLR and Hi-Z 1/4" inputs
  • 3-band EQ
  • DSP send
  • Dual RCA inputs for CD player
  • DSP mode with 8 effects
  • Headphone jack
  • Footswitch jack
  • Operates on wall current or battery
  • Includes wall charger and battery

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CrateTaxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Portable (5)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cate Limo 50W 1 x 19 Battery Powered Combo Amp.

I would recommend this product but also beware that the unit does have a
Battery and its expensive to replace around 75 or so when ordered on line.
I have 2- of...Read complete review

I would recommend this product but also beware that the unit does have a
Battery and its expensive to replace around 75 or so when ordered on line.
I have 2- of these and i have replaced batteries 4-times, after about a year
of street gigging they will need replacing, but the tips on the street will
cover that. It is also noted that the inputs on the volume controls are
weak and latter can cause static or boost. I replaced one and soldered
back in and its working fine. Other Battery amps on the market are not as good,
i recommend this one. I also put a Celestian 10"speaker in one of my cabinets
and it seams to of stopped the Feed back and gave more bass sound. I
only wish that the Battery compartment had a door on it because you have to
remove the grill and speaker to get to it. The other thing is the battery is only
available through Crate and you can not purchase a match any where.
Got my batteries in a couple of days so not bad. For a Street Amp i really
think its Great. Remember to keep the battery charged up and it will last
quite a long time. Have Fun.
These amps work well on the street for acoustic and mic applications.
After 7 years usage they have held up pretty good and are still working.
The angled cabinet is nice for pushing the sound up off the ground.
The quality is ok and holds up if not abused. It has a nice pole mount and
the side handle is nice for lifting. I use a dolly to cart mine off. It has nice reverb
and the mic imput works pretty good. We use two of them for Dbl. mics
and singing, and the volume is pretty good. The pole mount is good if you want
to mount it up high, I set them on a milk Crate and thats pretty nice and out
of the way. 2-Channels are nice to have for guitar and Mic.w/ good features.
I give it a 9 because the knobs on top are not protected as well and can be
bumped when moving it around. They could of used a better potentiometer
on the volume knob since it is used all the time (More Rugged) If your
careful you will be fine. Cool rubber feet give it a stand alone sound and
make it easy for set up and protect the body of the amp.
Not bad for the price range and volume you get. Will run 4-6 hrs with new batteries
if not cranked all the way up. Also like the LED Battery light it Blinks from
Red to Green when needing a charge then Red. Would of been nice to have a battery
Life Indicator on it so it does not drop out when performing. Just keep in mind
your time and you will be fine.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Battery Must Remain Charging If Not In Use! (Update to my previous review)

See my previous review, as well as the details of this review ...
I'm changing my 10 star rating to a 3 ... What good is a battery powered amp that...Read complete review

See my previous review, as well as the details of this review ...
I'm changing my 10 star rating to a 3 ... What good is a battery powered amp that dies when your gig begins!? Seriously!?

I've used this amp at practices; but at only less than 10 gigs total in the last 2 years ... my estimate is that I have logged less than 50 hours total ... And the very second time that I plugged in the charger, the light went out after only a few seconds ... I know it's not the connection or the charger, becasue the same thing occurred when I used the car charger (and, NO, I did NOT plug into the wrong slot! Sheesh!).

On the absolute 5th gig ever, the amp crapped out JUST AS I WAS STARTING ... WHAT!!?? If I hadn't been able to plug into a Roland KC-110 that my keyboard accompanist was using, we would NOT have been able to finish the gig .... BUT ... I was NOT able to use my guitar, because his Korg out powered my guitar ...

At any rate ... WHAT WENT WRONG ....???!!!!

It can only be either:

This came from the factory with a weak battery (ever notice how new car batteries die after only 2 years? .. Even though after market replacement batteries last for 5..?); or

I needed to ensure a full charge during non-use times by plugging the charger in (even if it's not being used ... or, maybe, especially if it's not being used ..??)


Does this mean that I have to carry the re-charger with me, and use it all the time to ensure that the battery will never die ...?? ...Seriously..??

The recharger is way too bulky to carry along with the amp; and the amp itself is already about 4 pounds heavier than it should be because of the too heavy battery ...

Why can't this model come with a removable battery pack, and separate (transformer-less) power cable? So that the battery is optional (just like on the Roland KC-110)?

I'm going to stubbornly hang onto this amp, because it's still the best guitar / vocal combo amp / P-A ... but this is a serious problem ....

I can assure you that when I contact Crate for service that I'm going to grill them about this ...
See battery complaint above
See my previous review

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cate Limo 50W 1 x 19 Battery Powered Combo Amp.

By Fred Obermeyer Obermeyer

from Arizona

See all my reviews

Comments about Crate Taxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

I would recommend this product but also beware that the unit does have a
Battery and its expensive to replace around 75 or so when ordered on line.
I have 2- of these and i have replaced batteries 4-times, after about a year
of street gigging they will need replacing, but the tips on the street will
cover that. It is also noted that the inputs on the volume controls are
weak and latter can cause static or boost. I replaced one and soldered
back in and its working fine. Other Battery amps on the market are not as good,
i recommend this one. I also put a Celestian 10"speaker in one of my cabinets
and it seams to of stopped the Feed back and gave more bass sound. I
only wish that the Battery compartment had a door on it because you have to
remove the grill and speaker to get to it. The other thing is the battery is only
available through Crate and you can not purchase a match any where.
Got my batteries in a couple of days so not bad. For a Street Amp i really
think its Great. Remember to keep the battery charged up and it will last
quite a long time. Have Fun.
These amps work well on the street for acoustic and mic applications.
After 7 years usage they have held up pretty good and are still working.
The angled cabinet is nice for pushing the sound up off the ground.
The quality is ok and holds up if not abused. It has a nice pole mount and
the side handle is nice for lifting. I use a dolly to cart mine off. It has nice reverb
and the mic imput works pretty good. We use two of them for Dbl. mics
and singing, and the volume is pretty good. The pole mount is good if you want
to mount it up high, I set them on a milk Crate and thats pretty nice and out
of the way. 2-Channels are nice to have for guitar and Mic.w/ good features.
I give it a 9 because the knobs on top are not protected as well and can be
bumped when moving it around. They could of used a better potentiometer
on the volume knob since it is used all the time (More Rugged) If your
careful you will be fine. Cool rubber feet give it a stand alone sound and
make it easy for set up and protect the body of the amp.
Not bad for the price range and volume you get. Will run 4-6 hrs with new batteries
if not cranked all the way up. Also like the LED Battery light it Blinks from
Red to Green when needing a charge then Red. Would of been nice to have a battery
Life Indicator on it so it does not drop out when performing. Just keep in mind
your time and you will be fine.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Handy amp

By BrytheBoatGuy

from Montreal

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable
  • Value

Cons

  • Needs a charge level

Best Uses

  • Remote area gigs

Comments about Crate Taxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

I have two Limo's. They sound surprisingly good in an acoustic guitar duo or by using one for just vocals and the other for guitar. I have run the vocals and guitar into one before and the sound was pretty nice. They're very handy for garden parties and weddings since you can set up almost anywhere in minutes. Quite a bit of sound comes out the back of the cabinet which is handy if you just plunk the box in front of you. You can put them on poles or use them as monitors which cuts down on the wiring and clutter if you're playing in bars and small spaces. I haven't had any battery issues and they seem to run forever on a charge! The controls are a bit odd. I have to wonder how this unit slipped past the factory QC guys back when they were first designed. The effects switch has no click between effect settings. You have to listen carefully to check if you're on the right setting! Also, the XLR input for the microphone is incredibly hot. If you turn the volume past 3, I think the speaker would blow.
Aside from that, I think they're a flexible product if you play in a variety of places. I would have given it a rating of ten if the controls were a little better thought out and if it had a battery level indicator.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best bang for the buck!

By jonfritz

from Washington,DC

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Crate Taxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

    I recently bought a new Limo after my last one finally died BUT I had that one for almost 8 years, 100's of gigs and used it in clubs in Ecuador, Peru & LA. It even stores in the overhead compartment on most commercial airplanes. I am a pro solo performer in the DC area for over 17 years now and unless I play a room where I can't push enough sound, this is ALL I use-- and I play some pretty large & loud clubs. I use to lug my JBL Eon 15 all over creation until I realized the Crate was more than loud enough-- even outside at the various Virginia wineries I perform. I have NEVER gone beyond about 3-4 on the volume control on both mic & acoustic. Most places I perform I am strictly background and most clubs don't want in-your-face entertainment anymore, so this is perfect! I play about 250 gigs a year, using just the Limo for 99% of them-- that's how versatile it is. Of course, if I crank it, it's not gonna be as effective-- it's not made for that-- but at low to mid-range volume it more than suffices...

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    the great crate

    By onelap louie

    from randolph ny

    Comments about Crate Taxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

    This amp is great for camp gigs,Has multitude of ranges with acoustic or electric guitars, pass the mike off for kereoke.Its your choice if you use electric or battery at your gig, easy to go from place to place.I recommend covering the twelve volt plug as not to plug your a/c in by accident.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amp is Essential to me and I like it.

    By TB

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Battery powered
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Reliable
    • Sounds Very Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Battery Power
      • Good Sound
      • Outdoor Weddings
      • Performances
      • Picnics
      • portable
      • Reliable

      Comments about Crate Taxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

      I do outdoor gigs where there's no electricity available. i.e. weddings in parks, on ferrys, picnics, etc. It really sounds good for jazz/chord melodies on my Carvin semi-hollow. I had one for several years that did not fail me. Dumb me plugged in the wrong a/c device thinking it was the Crate-charging device. It cooked the unit beyond repair. All my fault, not that of the product.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      This is what you want for your solo street playing gig

      Comments about Crate Taxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

      decent value
      If you are serious to make a good impression , have a nice sounding speaker and lots of extra power to avoid distortion playing live on the stage, or more important, busking live on the streets, this is the amp.
      The Taxi 15 is a toy compared to this, since its underpowered and does not have the flexible fx on both channels.
      As far as the other amps out there, just look at the wattage rating and ask yourself if 5-15 watts is going to work in any setting other than your bedroom. Correct, its not.
      I have the older version, the TX50D, and the speaker is very nice. I use this with a Tele which has both magnetic and piezos, and this amp does a better job at hearing the subtle differences in pickup type/position than a couple of other amps which are bigger and dont let u go mobile.
      Suck up and pay the price; you will soon forget that you paid more than the cheaper amps but everytime you plug this in, you will be happy.
      Only reason its not a 10 is due to the unknown lifespan of the battery and fact that theres no fx loop.
      this might be the amp where it makes sense to buy the extended warranty for battery issues

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great amp when no power available

      By OldKansan

      from Wichita, KS

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Crate Taxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

      I've had this amp for a few years now. I've used it for out door gigs with small bands with no problem being heard. Used it once with a 17 piece group & it was plenty. I regularly play with a group that does parades. It is plenty of volume. I've also used it as a Portable PA with good results.

      I'm still on original battery. Since it often sits weeks or months with out being used, I always charge overnight before using. I have never had the battery go down in a gig. The only time I've ever run the battery down was the time I left it on by accident.

      The charging light seems confusing. It goes on when you plug it in then goes off or very dim. It goes back in when you unplug. As I said before, I charge overnight & don't pay much attention to the light.

      One word of caution, The 12V (automobile) jack & the DC Charger jack (15V I think), are the same. The manufacturer warns that pluging the charger to the 12V jack is BAD. I put Electical tape over that one so I don't "Opps" when connectiing.

      While this may not be the best amp for all uses, it is great if you need to play where ther is no power.
      Good basic package of features., comparable with similar size & price amps. Where it really shines is the portability to take it where ther is no power. Especialy glad it has 2 independant channels. This allows vocals with the instrument or 2 instruments
      I've had one for a few years now with no issues. Some wear where wires enter AC adapter, but that's due more to my misuse than product quality
      Don't know of anything else out there, battery powered, that matches this.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Taxi Battery LIfe is great

      By Celebrations of Tampa Bay

      from Tampa, FL

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Crate Taxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

      10
      I'm a DJ who uses the TX50DB for doing wedding ceremonies on beach. Wanted to check that the battery life was as manufactures indicated. Ended up playing it in my living room with a i-pod hooded into it, and it lasted for a couple of days. I never turned it off, although over night wasn't playing any music, and got to the point where I was hoping the red light (low batt indicator) would come on so I could end my test....Sound is great plenty loud enough for what I need. The only negative was that RCA input, you can't control the volume with the unit, you would have to control it from the i-pod, but that ended up being no problem because I discover I could also plug the i-pod into the 1/4" input for instrument, and it actually sounded better and by doing that was able to adjusts lows, mids, and Highs, as well as the volume. Very Happy with it.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      the best!

      By jonfritz

      from Washington,DC

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Crate Taxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

      It's the best for what I do! Very cost effective & easy to travel with. I play at least 250 gigs a year as a professional solo/acoustic guitarist in the DC market, so this is perfect! I'm not needing to push a lot of sound at the venues I perform, so this is spot on. And when the club has its own PA, I simply turn the LIMO into a monitor and run it thru their board.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Remakably loud

      By Judah Man 777

      from Hudson, N.Y. 12534

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Has A Slight Hiss

      Best Uses

      • Where There Is No Power

      Comments about Crate Taxi Series TX50DB Limo 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

      For a small amp it works well and does the trick when electricity is not available.

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