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Crate XT120R 120W Guitar Combo

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The Crate XT120R 120W Guitar Combo has 120 steaming watts to drive 2 - 12" speakers. If you need it bigger, an extension speaker out lets you turn it...Click To Read More About This Product

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Hair-parting power for the big gigs!

The Crate XT120R 120W Guitar Combo has 120 steaming watts to drive 2 - 12" speakers. If you need it bigger, an extension speaker out lets you turn it into a stack. The FlexWave Evolution 5 preamp gives it a great singing voice. True 3-channel operation with reverb lets you switch among multiple setups. Includes a 3-button footswitch for channel, gain, and reverb switching on the fly. RCA inputs let you plug in a player and jam with your favorite CDs.

120W power 
2 - 12" speakers
True 3-channel operation
FlexWave Evolution 5 preamp
Includes 3-button footswitch for channel, gain, and reverb switching
RCA inputs for CD player
21"W x 26-1/2"H x 11"D 
50 lbs.

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Best Amp I've Ever Used

Simply put, this is the best amp I have ever played on. The clean channel is just awesome, it brings out every string's sound perfectly without blending it together (a problem I've had...Read complete review

Simply put, this is the best amp I have ever played on. The clean channel is just awesome, it brings out every string's sound perfectly without blending it together (a problem I've had in the past), probably thanks to the Flexwave Evolution 5 preamp. Add in a chorus pedal and you've got pure heaven. The rhythm channel is a nice touch for a toned down distortion, or use it like I do as a "punk distortion" since it emulates the sound of east bay hardcore and punk well. If Green Day or AFI are your thing, that's the channel for you. And the Lead channel...holy crap, it is a metal and soloing machine! Tapping is a breeze, squeals come through great, and the the overall sound is better than I've ever gotten out of a marshall! The footswitch is great, it doesn't take long for you to memorize where the buttons are so you can effortlessly switch between the channels and reverb (also one of the best I've heard, you can throw away your reverb pedal as soon as you click buy). I've used it with everything from Fenders and Epiphones to B.C. Riches and Washburns, and every one of them sounds better thanks to this amp. And you simply cannot beat the price for this kind of quality and wattage. So if you need something for the big gigs, try this out. I can practically guarantee you will not be dissapointed.


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It used to work good

I've had this amp for about a year and a half now and it's worked well up until about a month ago. It doesn't even work anymore. It started out with some minor problems...Read complete review

I've had this amp for about a year and a half now and it's worked well up until about a month ago. It doesn't even work anymore. It started out with some minor problems that I easily fixed right up, but lately, the only time it works is when it's hooked up to my 4x12 crate cab. I want to keep it at my drummers house for practice but without my cab, it doesn't even work. I recommend this for a quick fix to get you through for a little while, but if you want to use it for a long time, this isn't the product to get. For a while, though, I was really happy with my purchase, but lately I'm wondering whether or not it was worth buying it. Lately, it's been such a hassle to lug around with a cab whenever I want to play and it's awful to take to shows and such. So, I'm going to continue to go buy a new head now because this one just doesn't cut it anymore. Oh yeah, and now even when it is hooked up to my cab, I get really bad feedback and the sound quality just went downhill and it pretty much just sucks. I'm no longer satisfied with this product and it's too much of a hassle.

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By T*****H*****O*****R

from Baldwin, NY

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This is a great everything amp. It has 3 awesome-sounding channels, spring reverb(good for moody minor scales and **** distortion (cough megadeth's so far so good so what cough..)) and 3-band eq for each channel. it's fairly easy to bring places, amplifies well for gigs, and is a good way to shake the house and get a ticket for disturbing the peace. I already know. I got complaints from 3 neighbors.

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crunchy, lots of bass

By thedude00

from Owego, NY

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I have had it for a few days now and it sounds pretty awesome. My set is a Schecter with the Emg 81/85 set. I plugged it in and it was a little difficult to get the EQ's to not be to low end. The treble gets too high quickly. I plugged a kind of crappier guitar (an old Epiphone Les Paul Special) and suprisingly it made the thing sound amazing! My real criticism with the amp is the solo channel having way too much hum. I use that Boss Noise Suppressor NS-2 and everything is fine. It is just a noisy amp. The clean channel is beautiful though, wicked good for jazz stuff. It is very clean.If you do end up buying the thing, which I recommend you do, just buy that noise gate. Decent price for what you get that is for sure.

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just about the best for the money

By guitar_slayer

from pittsburgh P.A.

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I have owned the Crate xt120r for about a year now, and I can personally say it is good for just about all music genres. I am playing alternative metal through a DigiTech RP12 and it sounds better than a Marshall. Playing clean rattles a little bit, but not too much. It is all but enough power you will need, but I would recommend buying an external cabinet by Crate. But overall buying this crate would be a much better choice than winging it with other models.


Great amp

By Doob

from Manchester Tn

This is a great amp that can do every genre well. I use mine as a death metal amp while playing with a drummer and it gets Loud enough to not be overpowered. I run a tube overdrive pedal on the rhythm channel and it gives me that nice lead tone I love. I bought mine used for under 200. Get this amp.

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Awesome amp. A must have!!!

By Wig of rhythem220

from Houston, TX

This amp steams. If your looking for that perfect tone for the money this is your amp. It burns like a stack. And what's really cool is you can go from a nice clean setting to an awesome metal tone in a split second. This amp is totally worth the money and much more.


Pretty damn good.

By Jimby-Q1zyY

from Ventura, CA

I bought this a few weeks back and I'm pretty happy with it. The cleans are good, reverb is excellent, so is the solo channel. My only problem is the rhythm channel, as it's a bit lacking. This is gonna last my a while.


If you're good to this amp, it'll be good to you!

By Elwood Blues

from Norfolk, VA

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This amp is one of the most solid amps that I've worked with as a gigging musician. The clean channel is crisp, and the rythm and lead channels are SUPERB. I no longer use my Electro Harmonix "Big Muff Pi" Distortion pedal with this amp to get that incredible sustain.The reverb has been my only problem with this amp. It's the only non-roadworthy component of this amp. The Reverb Tank in the back of my amp had to be replaced twice due to improper handling of the amp (resulting in a rattling sound when the reverb was past 7).It's a great amp, and I've used one for about 5 years, and if you treat her right, she'll treat you right.


Amazing Amp

By BJ-xy8Kk

from Long Beach, CA

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Pretty much everything about this amp is perfect. The lead distortion is perfect for any genre from punk to metal, and makes good for pinch harmonics. The rhythm channel makes an amazing crunch sound that can sound like a ton of classic rock bands (AC/DC, for example), or even the beginning of "American Idiot," by Green Day. The clean channel has a great range, everything you'd want in a clean sound. The reverb can create an epic effect to either one of the channels.The footswitch may be kind of confusing, but they work fine. The only fault is that one of the buttons on my footswitch broke, and now i can't get a clean sound. But it is fixable. I use it for concerts, and it's easily powerful enough to play a show without being overpowered by the drums. Overall, this is a great amp



By Mike Veronese

from Harvard, IL

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This amp is awesome for beginners and veterans, you can crank up the reverb so high it sounds like you're playing in a giant cave. It has a killer distortion sound so you can get that Yngwie Malmsteen, Metallica, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Guns n Roses, Van Halen or KISS sound you've always longed for.


good, not great


from Union City, MI

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This amp has a good clean channel, but the distortion in it sounds really crappy at some points. It sounds like the speakers are rattling or something. The rhythm channel isn't distorted enough for anything, and the solo channel is too distorted and when you turn the gain down it gets crappy sounding and fake. If you want clean guitar, then it's good, but don't expect to get a lot out of the distortion and and pedals you plug in. It's too scratchy. One more thing: Don't turn it up past about 3! It just sounds terrible past that point.


Holy crap....

By Proud Crate owner

from Golden Valley, AZ

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This amp is insane. The distortion on it is so good, I completely retired my old Digitech Hot Head, because the amp's own distortion kills. The solo channel has great distortion for any kind of heavy metal, and the rhythm channel is perfect for classic rock or punk. I love it. The clean channel is crystal clear, and with the reverb, it's absolutely amazing. It's very loud too. I used it in a school auditorium in front of about 300 people and it kept up well with a Marshall half stack playing Iron Maiden's "Fear of the Dark." I don't know how I managed without this amp. Plus, with that rebate that's going on now, it's a deal too good to pass up. Get one... now...


Amazing quality and bang for your buck.

By Gabe the Babe Hinson

from Atlanta, GA

It's got a good clean sound, a good reverb and an excellent crunch. It also comes with a foot pedal and it's a three channel amp! It's got enough power to crank it up and play for a small auditorium but enough depth to sound really good on a PA system. It sounds really good on some decent headphones but the only down side is it doesn't already come with a cable to use your foot pedal. It's hard to find this kind of an amp under 500 dollars. Overall it's good for a guy/gal who is an avid guitarist but with a tight budget. I give it my upmost approval.


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By Freddie Mercury

from Union City, CA

its really good quality. The sound it produces is thick and rich.


this amp is awsome, it can do all

By guitardevil

from sandiego california

this aamp is awsome, i use it all the time it can handle all types of music


Love this thing!

By Blasting out everyone

from lancaster, PA

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I just got this about a week ago. I love this thing! I have a POD 2.0 so features aren't really a big deal for me. The stuff it has is really nice though. It has three channels and all are great. It even comes with a foot switch for them. The quality is very good, it sounds really nice with my Epi Paul and POD, especially for the money. Considering how much I spent for an amp like this, it's probably one the best purchases i've made.



By Loki Punk

from Monterey

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I like it i think its sweet. It's perfect for Punk ROck, it hasen't broke down yet hehe, the solo dist is where it's at i love it hook up a sonic maximizer and u are ready to rock.


Great Combo Amp at a great price!!

By Guitarman150

from Woodland Hills, UT

Great amp at a great price! Crate's come up with a nice combo amp suitable for a small gig to a small venue. Plug in you're favorite stomp boxes and you're ready to go.


Alright Amp...

By Nandonator9000

from Williamsburg, VA

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This amp is alright for small bands but the tone is not excellent. If the amp is moved while on it rattles and sounds as if it were going to break. It is loud and that is my reason for buying it because with a drummer things get loud. Another quality that this amp has over its competitors is that it can be used in conjunction with a cab as a head or amp, so those 2 12's dont go to waste.


Great Amp

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I had a Line6 Flextone, but then I got the Roland VG-88 pedal, so I no longer had any need for all the effects on the Flextone (which don't compare to the VG-88 at all). So I traded in the Flextone and got the Crate. The Crate is so much better. It has two different distortion channels, each with different equalizers. Let me tell you, the distortion channels are great. Awesome feedback, awesome shape control, and awesome wailing. The clean channel has a great bottom end which really adds depth to your band's sound, especially if your keyboardist plays the bass on the keys like my band. Bottom line is that this is a killer amp, especially for the price.


Great amp!

By lineskier04

from cary, NC

this amp rocks! the three channels that come on it are amazing and sound great. this amp has enough power for a local venue as well.

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