Incoming Crate GX130C

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  1. maggotspawn

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    I was searching for a Crate G120C out of nostalgia. Missed out on one on Craigs List, but found a GX130C on The Net They are very similar amps. Looking forward to getting it. I have a pair of Mesa Black Shadows I might put in it.
     
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    Nice.

    I have the G130c XL head, and yeah it does the old school brootulz and whatnot. But I was surprised at how well it did lower gain stuff too. It really excels at 80's hair metal sounds.
     
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    Yeah, I have a soft spot for Crate SS amps, they are under rated. My first new amp was the G120C.
     
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    Cool. How different are these in comparison to the GLX series? I ask because I have a GLX65 combo.
     
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    I have no idea. Crate made so many different models, it's hard to keep track of them all.
     
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    Love my crate xlp rack pre!!
     
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    I recently heard a clip of one with a Mosvalve power amp. Sounded brutal.
     
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    Congrats man I love these amps. I have always wanted but never tried a CX-900 Excalibur. The VTX, GX here, and Shockwave - these are supposed to have the gain channel of the VH140c (Ampeg and Crate is SLM Music), and they are quite similar. I am sure the Flexwaves and other Crates can pull of those same sounds. Easy to maintain plug through a cab and whoa! I love to hear you are going to put those MESA speakers in there it should sound great. These VH's and GX's etc like to be boosted too.
    To get the best clean sound SLM Music said turn channel volume to 10 (!) and adjust gain to taste.
     
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    Thanks. I'll definitely try that with the clean channel.
     
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    It's shipped. Will be here Monday. I also tracked down a foot switch for it on Ebay.
     

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