Musicteacher wrote:Though I don't use it anymore, my ears don't stand a loud sound these days, and for softer playing amp simulations sound better (IMHO).
Yeah, I bought my Crate in the 90's when I was in high school, and used it in several garage bands for both practices and gigs. It cost about $300 brand new. It is entirely solid state, and had a nice chorus efect that unfortunately no longer works.
About a decade ago I used it on a few digital recordings, putting a microphone to it, but I found that there was less noise on the recording and reasonable tone fron using a software amplifier. And the software has only gotten better since then.
Now I only use the amp when I'm having a jam session with the kids. (Having teenage kids that play music with you is a lot of fun!)