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Old 08-24-2017, 08:06 AM   #151
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Not to outshine your cool new $4,500 amp acquisition, spguitar0, but I just got myself a $6,000 amp.





And best of all, I paid only $40 for it. Thanks, local Craigslist dude that also threw in a bonus Aphex Punch Factory Optical Compressor pedal at the last second (coz I guess you really wanted to get rid of your amp gear).


This Crate GX-15R is actually quite the impressive little amp, IMO. It exceeds my expectations for a practice amp, and gets some great sounds.

Here's a recording I made with it being boosted by a BOSS CS-3 compressor, and flipping through guitar pickups. Despite the phone choking on the volume (I turned it way down in hopes of preventing that) it can still be heard how good the amp is sounding.



Full signal chain is blue / silver / red Lace Sensor strat -> MXR 10-band EQ -> BOSS PS-5 -> BOSS CS-3 -> Crate GX-15R.
That little turd sounds dang good. Must be a hidden gem of the Crates. You should plug the headphone out into something and see what it sounds like. It might be instant Everlasting Gaze.

 
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:02 PM   #152
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dBj...ature=youtu.be

 
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:38 PM   #153
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I hope you get more use out of it than making a 30 second vid of sounding exactly like Billy Corgan did

 
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:42 AM   #154
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I hope you get more use out of it than making a 30 second vid of sounding exactly like Billy Corgan did
Don't worry. My other guitars sound insane through it with different settings.

 
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:58 AM   #155
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Man. Your $4,500 amp sounds better than my $6,000 amp. How does that work?

That thing is beastly sounding - that's all just the amp's own gain? Think it's going to become your go-to amp?


Here's the Crate played through a Marshall 1960 cabinet, using the settings shown on BC's Crate GX-15R, apart from the output level, since it's late night. Also, still boosting it with the CS-3.



Strat -> BOSS PS-5 -> BOSS CS-3 -> Crate GX-15R.

 
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Man. Your $4,500 amp sounds better than my $6,000 amp. How does that work?

That thing is beastly sounding - that's all just the amp's own gain? Think it's going to become your go-to amp?


Here's the Crate played through a Marshall 1960 cabinet, using the settings shown on BC's Crate GX-15R, apart from the output level, since it's late night. Also, still boosting it with the CS-3.

Strat -> BOSS PS-5 -> BOSS CS-3 -> Crate GX-15R.

It's just the amp gain on channel 3. Channel 4 gets stupid gainy.
I love the idea of the 2nd channel being low gain. It should work great in the cover band i'm working with right now. Herbert will still be my #1 recording amp i believe. I can't imagine them both together on a track.
That crate is definitely a monster! If i didn't already have an Orange Micro Dark(super cool for $180) i'd have to get one.

 
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Tinkering with new settings after this. Forgive my drumming. I'm no Jimmy. Playing for 3 months so far.


 
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:05 PM   #158
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That's really really good for 3 months mate

 
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That's really really good for 3 months mate
Well i desk drummed for years so i had a basic understanding.

 
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