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The Palomino V32 Amp is a hot little single 12" combo amplifier that kicks serious butt. It's an all-tube, 30W class A amp featuring four EL-84 tubes...Click To Read More About This Product

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Righteous tube tone and 30W Class A power!

The Palomino V32 Amp is a hot little single 12" combo amplifier that kicks serious butt. It's an all-tube, 30W class A amp featuring four EL-84 tubes in the power section. Very solid construction with searing tone that will get you in the ZZ Top, AC/DC, Led Zep, Ted Nugent, Allman Bros, classic blues-rock frame of mind in an instant. Plug an LP or a 335 into the V32 combo and you won't be able to suppress a smile when you hear this amp perform. White Tolex covering with wheat grille gives the Palomino V32 a boutique look.

FEATURES
  • Class A 30W
  • 4 - El-84 power tubes
  • 3 - 12AX7A preamp tubes
  • Spring reverb
  • Clean/overdrive switch
  • Boost switch
  • Bass, mid, treble, and presence tone controls
SPECIFICATIONS

V32 30W Class-A Tube Combo Amp

  • OUTPUT POWER RATING
  • 30W RMS @ 6 % THD, 8 ohm load, 120 VAC
  • SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
  • 71dB Typical
  • GAIN
  • Clean 56dB, Overdrive 101dB
  • TREBLE
  • 12dB range @ 6kHz
  • BOOST
  • +10dB @ 900Hz
  • MID
  • 10dB range @ 1kHz
  • BASS
  • 8dB range @ 150Hz
  • PRESENCE
  • +8dB @ 10kHz
  • PREAMP TUBES
  • (3) 12AX7A
  • POWER AMP TUBES
  • (4) EL-84
  • POWER REQUIREMENTS
  • 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 35VA
  • 100/115 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 35VA
  • 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 35VA
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4.8

(based on 43 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great amp for the cash!

I've owned Marshalls, Fenders, Hughes & Kettners, Peaveys, and currently have a Line6. In my quest for a good tube amp for not a ton of cash, I ran across...Read complete review

I've owned Marshalls, Fenders, Hughes & Kettners, Peaveys, and currently have a Line6. In my quest for a good tube amp for not a ton of cash, I ran across one of these. I was completely impressed with the clean tones, amazing overdrive, and power of this amp. It is VERY flexible. I use it every week live, and it simply sounds amazing!Now, an important distinction is that mine is one of the Made in the USA models. The current production is in Viet Nam. Not sure about the differences in components, but after playing through a new one, there is a bit of a difference...just not a big difference.Someone mentioned tube rattle in these amps. Mine was not exempt from this problem. After closer inspection, I found that there were covers on the preamp tubes. Took them off and reinstalled them, and no more rattle.Absolutely killer amp. Get one...you will NOT be sorry!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice, but not for me

This amp does deliver tone that can be compared to some of the boutique amps I've played through. It still carries the stigma of the Crate badge, rightly or wrongly, although the name...Read complete review

This amp does deliver tone that can be compared to some of the boutique amps I've played through. It still carries the stigma of the Crate badge, rightly or wrongly, although the name Crate does not appear on the amp. When dialed in to a fairly loud level, and with the overdrive cranked, you'll feel like Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Page, or any artist that has that trademark crispy, buttery sounding OD tone.I have not seen anyone mention this in a review, and I think it's important. I had two specimens of this amp, and both of them exhibited an extremely annoying tube rattle. In addition, I could not dial out the mushy low-end overtones that some might call "Class A ghost" tones. I suspect that the heat shield might have been picking up vibrations and transferring it to the chassis, where it rattled the tubes, producing microphonic noise. I never bothered removing the shield, which would be easy enough. It's there to protect the user from burns, not to protect the amp components.Here's why I returned the second amp and chose something else:1) The boost is too over the top. It has no variable control.2) The amp has a pronounced low-end. Too low for my tastes. I have a bass player to take care of the low end.3) The aforementioned tube rattle.4) My personal desire is to use this amp both in my band and at home. Because it needs to be cranked, I was not getting satisfaction in the house. In the band though, it rocked.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp for the cash!

By voxfan

from Austin, TX

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I've owned Marshalls, Fenders, Hughes & Kettners, Peaveys, and currently have a Line6. In my quest for a good tube amp for not a ton of cash, I ran across one of these. I was completely impressed with the clean tones, amazing overdrive, and power of this amp. It is VERY flexible. I use it every week live, and it simply sounds amazing!Now, an important distinction is that mine is one of the Made in the USA models. The current production is in Viet Nam. Not sure about the differences in components, but after playing through a new one, there is a bit of a difference...just not a big difference.Someone mentioned tube rattle in these amps. Mine was not exempt from this problem. After closer inspection, I found that there were covers on the preamp tubes. Took them off and reinstalled them, and no more rattle.Absolutely killer amp. Get one...you will NOT be sorry!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Affordable Class A

By Southwinds Worship

from California

I have owned this amp for a little more than a month and am so pleased with my purchase. It sounds wonderful. The clean channel is great with my Highway 1 strat. The overdirve channel is punchy and warm. I also use a Route 66 Distortion petal with it and it too sounds great. The guys in my band can't believe how great this inexpensive amp sounds. I have played Accoustic for a long time and figured it was time I learn to play Elecric. I have tried and tried to get good tone using, POD XT live, Flextone, Fender classic and just couldn't do it. This amp has really helped me to find what I was looking for. Additionally, this is a great amp for worship. Plenty of sound for the stage and mics nicely. I absolutely recommend this amp.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Quality control aside, a great amp!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Believe the hype. It doesn't sound QUITE as good as a comparable Fender, Mesa Boogie, Vox, etc, but it also isn't NEARLY as expensive. If you are looking for a fantastic low-budget tube combo, this is the amp for you. It has a very versatile sweet spot. However, the one that I got has developed a nasty sympathetic buzz, and I'm having to send it back to get a new one. I would like to criticize Crate for poor quality control, but that costs money, and this is an affordable amp. Get it if you don't mind running the risk of having to return it for a new one. Minus 1 star for quality control; otherwise a 5-star amp.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp for the money

By danielj

from L.A.

This is the best value for a tube amp. A-Class! Loud 30 watt.Tone is rich, but changing the tubes and upgrading the speakers to greenbacks improves it all around, amazing, closer to a VOX. But, still distinct. Use it to sculpt your sound. Even putting in a few hundred will still put you way under the price of a Vox AC30. I paid $450 out the door. Upgrading the reverb would be better as well. That is creating an ideal combo amp, though. Out of the box, it is still great. Thick sounding, highly recommended for hard rock type stuff or blues. When you play live, tube is what you need to cut through, this does not disappoint.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome for Blues

By Telemike

from Greensboro, NC

Love the overdrive channel. It's creamy and perfect for blues and classic rock. The clean is nice and chimey, wish it had a more blackface tone but it is very good. Reverb is good but not Fendery and Surfy, it's a good ambience reverb rather than sproingy. Amp runs hot from the cathode biased EL84's and lack of ventilation. The Celestion 70/80 is nice. I really like this amp for the money and is a great looker too with cream tolex and gold panel.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stop your search, this is a great amp

By toneman-HY0mD

from Jeffersonville, Indiana

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Wow... This amp is the total package for just about any style of music. It's not a metal amp but pedals work great with it. I have been playing for 36 years and have had many many amps. This tone machine will hold its own with the high dollar amps and sound better than a lot of them. The last 3 months I have been trying out many diferent amps. "This gets expensive" However, I have settled on this little tone beast. Strats, LP, Carvin CT6M all sound great. It is not one that you have to spend a lot of time with getting the tone you want. Very straight forward amp!! No adjusting for hours to end up with a sound you are just ok with........you will get it quick with this pony. Not many bells and whistles but it diffently does the job without them. This is the only amp that you will actually turn the bass down. It has a celestion Palomino speaker that thumps. Sort a sounds like the AC30, has the chime and a loose bass that is great sounding. I generally have purchased 212 cabs but this little pony has more bass than them. Not USA made, but not much is anymore.If you are looking for a great amp at a fantastic price, you should buy this one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i'm at a loss for words but i'll try anyway

By stangme

from Chicago burbs

I just had to submit a review of this amp. I just heard the best amp i've ever had the pleasure of hearing.....i thought this was just supposed to be a GC speciall "looking" edition of the vfx3112 without the effects? NOT AT ALL i think crate is a great brand who has had some reliability problems......well so does BMW they are known for reliability problems but are considered about the best car to drive in the world, but they break down constantly. Well this little amp is just absolutely incredible. It sounded so rich, and detailed, and warm, yet clear (impossible right? LOL) so much that i had to grab a used crate vintage club 30 to hear it side by side. now the Vintage is considered a pretty good sounding budget tube amp. Well it sounded very lifeless and plain in comparison. I compared it to A hot rod deluxe, no contest, a classic 30.....not even close. A Hughes & Kettner (spelling?) tube 50 which was very nice but just didn't have what it takes, a modded Peavey Delta BLues (better tubes) came close but no cigar. THe only thing that came close was this reissue Ampeg that was modded and still didn't have it! So i tried out a Mesa that was covered in purple suede like material costing thousands and was about the closest thing to beating the Palomino but didn't I just cannot stop thinking about this amp...... I don't even think the guys at GC had ever heard this amp lol because they all came over and started listening as well as a few customers that were shocked to see a crate logo on the amp :D For $*** i am shocked. On the dirty channel you can get NASTY heavy metal tones, on the clean channel its just so incredible. I had 5 amps on at 1 time all on standby (cept he **** Delta friggin thing didn't have 1!!!!!) just going back and forth trying to find a setting on other amps to beat this little sucker! I feel like a newbie all over again, i am watching myself type this stupid review that sounds like a 5 year old but cannot stop myself! Love that thing!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you'd have told me...

By Esquire J

from Cary, IL

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...If you'd have told me a year ago that I'd be gigging with a Crate, I'd have told you that would be the day I traded my beloved Tele for a pointy guitar.Well, that day has come and my Telecaster NEVER sounded better!! This amp will give you that vintage clean sound with TONS of headroom as well as a second channel for you Drive-driven folks!The mid-boost is useful (though I still prefer a clean boost pedal) and the effects loop is the cherry on top!I've owned 'em all...from vintage Fenders to Dr. Z's...and I must say that the Palomino is the BEST value pound for pound out there for players from Country to Blues to Rock!PLEASE do yourself a favor and check one out!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow! Do Not Let This One Pass You By!

By 49man

from Ohio, near Akron

I have had enough amps over the years to start my own music store. My favorites over the years were Marshall, Fender, Mesa Boogie and a few others. But for the money you can get an amp like this? Only in America (God bless her)! An American amp that just absolutley screams! It blows away anything I have owned or played. You will pay 3-4 times as much for a Boogie that really does not sound any better. This class "A" amp is just so sweet sounding it is incredible. It is cleaner sounding than a Fender but also more rounded. It has more gain than Marshall and sounds better. You really can not get a bad sound out of it. Do not let the 30 watt rating bother you, this is class "A" and it sounds like 75 watts of class "A-B". Show up with guitar in one hand Palomino in the other and blow their doors off! My friends have come over, tried this amp now they want one. I never had anything against Crate amps before, I just never paid attention to them. But when I first heard this amp I knew it was special. This US made amp is made by the same people that make the Ampeg amps and that ain't bad. Comes with groove tubes (4-EL84's and 3-12AX7A's) and 1 special designed 12" 80 watt Celestion speaker. Also get this...5 Year Warranty! It is a dream come true, go test this amp, you owe to yourself, you will not be sorry!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So Warm... So Happy...

By TimBug2

from Rosemount, MN

I researched for over a year and never looked at Crate. Then I stumbled upon a Palomino forum and was intrigued so I forcibly quelled all the bad feelings associated with Crate and searched out a Palomino V32 112 Combo. I got it, played through it with my '89 JS1000, '76 Strat, Seagull Le Patrie 'Etude Classical and have regained my love of playing clean and mildly gritty guitar. It is so rich sounding with a mellow smooth distortion that has gain to spare. I tried a Digitech Valve FX through the line in/lineout and it worked perfectly with delay and reverb behind the distortion of the amp. It is very loud and can be a bit difficult to get bedroom levels. A re-tube is probably in order (to lower the noise-floor) but I could get by without it. This is a beautifully voiced amp with great classy looks and since I bought it I have struggled at prioritizing its importance in my life. I understand that the V3112 is the same amp in a new skin but I like the skin mine is in.

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