Crate CA125D Reviews
Originally when I started to focus on strictly acoustic guitar and its amplification, I would just plug it into my Fender Pro Reverb Amp. Funny, but it just didn't sound "acoustic". As I grew as a player, I wanted a truer sound. But I was afraid of spending more bucks that could have been invested in another guitar. My first answer was a bank of piezo tweeters hooked paralell with the Fender. Good, but only for a while.
So that started me on my quest for the best, cost efficient acoustic amp. I wanted something that would give me a wide array of sounds as well as a true sound. This amp fits the bill. As with most of my equipment, I'll always try to cut a corner or two to get the best price. My wife just calls me cheap. After combing the local music store rags and the internet, I found this amp owned by some guy in California. Less than a year old, still with the original papers and box, and most importantly, severely discounted from the new price ($600-some dollars) it was for me. The guy wanted $400, and a very reasonable 30.00 to ship it.
Okay, it isn't the perfect acoustic amp, but has a lot of bells and whistles that try to cover all bases. For the money I spent, to get a new one in that price range, would have gotten me a lot less amp. If you wanted this thing new, you'd better seriously consider the Strawberry Blonde or the Acoustisonic also. Don't get me wrong, I do like this amp, I just don't love it You know, the HISSSSSSS.Steve Kull rated this unit on 2001-06-26.
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