Crate VTX212 Combo Amplifier

Solid-state amplifiers have gotten a bad rap over the years because they don’t sound or respond like tube amps. I’ve never understood the logic behind this apples-to-oranges comparison, let alone the criticism that solid-state amps aren’t as musical sounding as valve amps. Crate’s brand-new VTX212 combo only deepens my appreciation for what solid-state circuits can accomplish. The VTX212 doesn’t use a single tube to create its stellar tones. Factor in the inclusion of an award-winning integrated digital effect processor and the cost savings of the combo’s pure solid-state design, and you get a great-sounding powerhouse of an amp at a truly affordable price.

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