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crate V Series V18-112 18W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

Sound Quality

As is useable.About as good as my 1982 Peavey Bandit 65 solid state.Tube upgrade MAY help,speaker upgrade MAY help,but by the timeyou add up all the upgrade parts+orginal amp,you still have partical board cab covered in thin tolex.With thin ciruit boards with thin traces,not made to take components on and off again several times.So leave it alone and keep 5 year waranty from Crate.


Dealt with Crate in past.They ware professional and as good as anybody else in the industry.Best is Peavey,worst is Hartke,that I have PERSONELLY dealt with.

General Comments

I would follow manual,change tubes if you want to,change speaker,if you must,but keep orginal wrapped in garage to return to dealer if amp goes south.Don't expect a Marshal 18,or a real high quaility tube driven push/pull EL84,and you will not be disapointed,but for the amount of money its better sounding than 90% of the S.S. amps out there"including the modelers"

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