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

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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. Del...Read More

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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

    Best Uses

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

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Handy 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...Read complete review

    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.

    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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I could sell the Crate Limo door to door

    By love to play

    from Santa Maria, Ca.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Any Industrial Battery
    • Battery Goes For Hours
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • All Single Or Duo Gigs
    • Events
    • Or On The Street Busking
    • Performances

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

    It's a great little amp. Yes, you do want to keep it on the charger when not in use...then it's ready to go when you need it for a gig. Otherwise it will run down. I rarely plug it in at a gig because the battery goes for hours, and one less thing to fool with. I put it up on a speaker stand. I stand nearly in front of it have rarely have any feedback. The p.a. settings are good for a vocalist. Several choices of reverb though I only use one consistantly. I am a female, but have several male friends that use them too. My guitar player plays guitar though his sometimes while also singing and the battery still last long enough. The batteries are easily replaced and can be bought at any industrial battery place. Its a 12Volt. The convenience of the amp is addictive..and the sound is great. Have played out by a pool...cemetery..weddings held out in a field...places with no electricity...happy hours..great for upscale restaurants that don't want the music too loud..though I have never had it above 3..if even that. I have had mine for years...have only had to change out the battery...that's it.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Incredibly Poor Sound

    By Mandoman

    from Vancouver, BC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Projection
      • Tinny Almost Distorted

      Best Uses

      • Useless Really

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

      I cannot for the life of me understand the high ratings. This is the worst amp I have ever owned, and I've owned maybe a dozen. I've tried every tweak, every kind of input, but cannot get more than irritation out of that tinny speaker.
      My JVC ghetto blaster (10 yrs old) greatly outperforms the Limo in all "busker" respects except perhaps volume, but who wants to listen to a loud squawk box like this Crate. DSP effects are almost silly. No bass whatsoever. Feedback galore. I wouldn't buy it for any price, and will more carefully read the lower ratings guys in future. Save your pesos.

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      5.0

      op gun crate

      By hammerdown

      from timmins

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Easy to use again and again

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          the best!

          By jonfritz

          from Washington,DC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                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.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                best bang for the buck!

                By jonfritz

                from Washington,DC

                About Me Professional Musician

                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...

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                  (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.

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                  (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.

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                    (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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great with orchestra or large ensemble

                    By wrd2255

                    from Ft Lauderdale, FL

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

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

                      I'm playing with a pops orchestra and need to slip in and out of rehearsals and performances subtly, so not having a power cord to deal with is great. The Limo has more than enough power to be heard in this setting, and has a very clean sound. Relatively light weight and small footprint. Hard to find! Local stores [@] didn't carry it.

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