Blazing Class A British blues tone!
The Crate V18 212 combo features a single-channel, Class A design with gain and master volume controls, 3-band EQ, and spring reverb, making it one of the most versatile little amplifiers around. This baby produces sweet cleans and warm, smooth overdrive from its dual cathode biased EL84 output tubes, punching 18 watts into dual 12" speakers for the perfect pub/club amp.
Back in the day in merry olde England--before rock was huge and 12 year olds had tinnitus from 100 watt stacks--an 18 watt 2x12 combo was all you needed to set toes a-tapping at the local garden fete. A few years later, some crazed Limey decided to crank just such a combo into distortion and found it produced a brilliant, compressed sustain perfect for the blues. People started selling their souls to find these rare gems, but you don't have to because we've recreated that vintage setup—and with all the mod cons.
Just the smell of those glass bottle tubes blazing with fire gets amp aficionados to perk up and lose their cool. Giving our all for the evolution of all-tube tone, Crate's V-Series combos and stacks produce the sweet cleans and earthy distortion that can only come from tubes. Roadworthy construction, modern features and genuine value are causing legendary players and novices alike to develop a thermionic love-Jones for the Crate V-Series amplifiers.