Wood Crate Madness

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Alvis, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Alvis

    Alvis Member

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    Found me a wood crate at GC the other day for $55. They had it marked as a bass amp ...
    Because ya always see bass amps with reverb ,right .......?
    It takes me back to when I thought owning one o' these was a legit step up (and it was too,we're just know it all snobs now)

    The $100 rig
    Crate w/ 80s Series 10 LP Copy I got pawnshoppin for $49
    Woooooo!

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  2. geodr

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    That model Crate was my first amp
     
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  3. Alvis

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    Cool, my 1st amp (after my Dad's stereo) was a Peavis :(
     
  4. snow and steel

    snow and steel Supporting Member

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    I got this one for free last may - somebody had ran it without a load and blew the SS Finals. $0.12 fix and it works... FWIW...

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    The built in "drive" is sinfully awful, but for pedals it is actually decent. I'll probably give it to some kid for his first amp when I see one in need, maybe throw in a boss SD-1 too. That should be a fantastic rig for some kid to learn on.
     
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    Hulakatt Supporting Member

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    I liked Crate better when they lived up to their name, these are way cool amps.
     
  6. Jackie Treehorn

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    Ah yes... I played through one of those for awhile in a two amp rig...a tiny harmony solid state amp, speaker output into the crate...

    It's cool seeing one again. It would be fun to build a dumble or something in one of those amps.
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Very cool score, and nicely played Sir!
     
  9. bgmacaw

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    Nice find.

    One of the other dealers at the antique mall I sell stuff at had one for sale. Unfortunately, they wanted $125 for it and wouldn't back off the price at all.
     
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    You're making it work, that's for sure, but if anyone on this board could, it would have to be you. Or maybe Splatt.

    Got a gas can amp to go with it?
     
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    Don't need no stinkin' tolex!
     
  13. Alvis

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    Exactly

    Funny you should say that . I take the line out of my '82 Super Champ and plug it into various solid state amps ,including this one ......BALLS

    I was thinking.....what I'd build in there if/when it dies. I thought that about the Marshall 2199 too......But I figure as long as they're workin', they're part of our "gear history" and should remain so ....
     
  14. Edwood

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    Great Find! Nice playing
     
  15. ToneGrail

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    Mine too!

    The active tone stack really allowed for some versatile tone sculpting capabilities.
     

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