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Rating and Reviews: Crate FW65 Guitar Amp

Pump 65 watts of rich Crate tone through a 12" speaker. It features 3-channel operation, offering clean, dirty, and saturated.

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"Definitely a BANG for you buck" submitted December 3, 2008

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Musical Background: Garage Band, Hobbyist
Music Style: TOOL, Alternative, Punk, Rock
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Sound: The cleans are very clear and you can achieve virtually any clean sound on this amp. There are 2 over-drive channels: one high gain (metal, modern rock) and a more "crunchy" overdrive (low-gain, I use the most). The Clean channel has a 3-way EQ (low, mid, high) as does the 1st overdrive (crunchy overdrive, low, mid, high). The high-gain has a shape knob. Turning it to the LEFT focuses more on the mids, while turning to the RIGHT will give you a more bassy sound (great for palm-muting). The effects include Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, and Delay (slap, medium, long). Feature: They 3-button footswitch is included with the amp (channel switching, effects on/off). There are 3 levels of chorus, 3 levels of flanger, and 3 levels of phaser. Also there are 3 levels of each type of delay (slap, medium, long). The reverb is really great. The EQ lets you dial in pretty much any tone you could ever want. The shape knob for the high-gain channel gives you a great bassy tone. Channel Tracking will save your presets between channel switching. Channel Tracking will even save if your amp has been turned off! On-board active tuner. Ease of Use: Even a monkey could use this amp. Every time you modify a channels effects (either EQ or delay, flanger, chorus, phaser) and switch to the next channel, the Channel Tracking will save your setup, even if you turn the amp off. There is an infinite amount of sounds that you can get out of this amp. Quality: This is a very great looking amp. Im pretty confident that I will have this amp for quite a few years being as it is very sturdy. Value: CRATE usually offers some of the best amps. After comparing with a Roland Cube60 and a Marshall 50DFX, I chose the CRATE over all of them. Manufacturer Support: There is a limited service warranty on this amp, but it covers pretty much everything. I haven't had to contact CRATE yet. The Wow Factor: This is a very great looking amp. It definitely gets a few looks when I have company. It's not really made to look sexy, but it IS sexy. It's more quality based, not eye-candy based. Overall: Im planning on having this amp for years to come. It's very unlikely that I will look for something else to replace it with, but even if I did I know I could fall back on this amp. I play all types of music, from Led Zeppelin to TOOL to Rise Against. It definitely keeps up with me. CRATE usually offers some of the best amps. After comparing with a Roland Cube60 and a Marshall 50DFX, I chose the CRATE over all of them
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"if u love metal this a good amp for you" submitted March 20, 2008

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Musical Background: Hobbyist just loves music, hopefully soon bcome sactive musician
Music Style: all metal and rock, sum blues here and there
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Sound: Its clean channel is pretty desent i would recomened more of a fender blues master for a amzing clean channel. its overdrive could be a little bit more cruchy, its high gain channel is the reason i bought the amp simple, sounds good, pretty clear really good for metal, the effects built in are nice but im not really into that kind of stuff but im sure a lot of other people would really like it Feature: I like the highgain alot, throw some reverb in, occasionally some other stuff like chorus delay, slap, medium delay, long delay, phaser lots of stuff the fool around with. it also saves your settings(effects wize), i run a sheckter c-1 hellraise with a floyd rose through it, it couoldnt sound better, power cords sound like u just plugged into the devil,sounds real good with pedals( boss super over drive and marshall jackhammer, and the little on board tuner sucks pretty bad but i could care less i never use it just go buy a korg tuner Ease of Use: Its easy to get a good sound u just got to knowwat u want, easy to get ur taste, plays good with pedals and wahs, i think u gotta learn to find what u want on every amp, it comes with a lil packet on recommened settings but i want to sound like me not someone else, dude ya its playable Quality: nah its an amp i dont really care how it looks just how good it sounds and is it easy to find the sound i want and this amp as it all, this things a tank its never breaking Value: i wish the tuner was bettr on it but it doesnt bother me but it might other ppl so i give it a 9 Manufacturer Support: never had to use it The Wow Factor: damn its sexy, naw im just kidden sounds good, easy to set up, theres bettr out there but it one damn good amp for the prize if u love metal this things is ment for u Overall: out grow it, u know start gigen get somenthin lil bigger, i would replace it if it got stolen or sum how broke, i fell in love with the high gain channel and i didnt have tht much cashhh monnney
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