Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp  

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The Crate FlexWave FW15R is a two-channel guitar combo amplifier with reverb that gives you crystal cleans and rugged distortion tones, thanks to Crate's FlexWave Evolution 5 preamp with patented Sequ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Crate FlexWave FW15R is a two-channel guitar combo amplifier with reverb that gives you crystal cleans and rugged distortion tones, thanks to Crate's FlexWave Evolution 5 preamp with patented Sequential Cascading Gain technology.

The Crate FW15R's closed back cabinet produces optimal 15-watt output for the 12" speaker. Stereo input allows playing along with your favorite songs, while a headphone jack allows practice at any hour. Onboard 3-band EQ provides dynamic tone control, while the external output can power an additional speaker. This versatile guitar amp weighs just 15 pounds, so you can literally take it anywhere.

Features
  • 2 channels
  • 15 watts
  • Evolution 5 preamp
  • Spring reverb
  • 12" speaker
  • 3-band EQ
  • CD/MP3 input
  • Headphone jack
Specifications
  • 15 lbs.
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CrateFlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.2

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

super sick amp

This amp is great!!!! i just got it, i just spent my whole day playing with it. The overdrive is great on this amp, the gain sounds super. when i put...Read complete review

This amp is great!!!! i just got it, i just spent my whole day playing with it. The overdrive is great on this amp, the gain sounds super. when i put it on clean and i was expecting it to sound not to good but it blew away my expectations. the reverb is good

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad...

This amp is not the best from Crate, but for the price it is value for money. It wont shine in the band room like its bigger more powerful brothers, but for home...Read complete review

This amp is not the best from Crate, but for the price it is value for money. It wont shine in the band room like its bigger more powerful brothers, but for home use it's about perfect. Distorted and clean tones are pretty decent and the volume is enough to rattle some windows. However, this amp was advertised as a closed back unit. IT IS NOT! This is my only gripe. Audio input and headphone out work well. Did not experience any hissing or crackling. When using the dirty channel and you turn the volume all the way down, the sound still rings through at a low level.

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5.0

A lot better than i expected

By SOLOMAN 03

from Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • No cons at all

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I just wrote a review the another day and had one more comment about this amp. If i had not saw this amp as a restock item, i would have not got one of these. This amp was well worth the money and it just blew me away. What it has in this amp, and what it does for a 15 watt crate, is more that i ever thought it would turn out to be. I am very pleased with how this amp sounds. Just having reverb and distortion for a 12" speaker is very satisfying indeed. A very good practice amp and what more do you need for crate products. I know crate makes good mixer boards, but was not sure about the amps that they made. Boy, was i wrong until after i heard it.

 
4.0

good for a crate amp and not too bad

By SOLOMAN 03

from Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    This is the kind of amp i need. Just a simple reverb amp and only 15 watts of power, and with a 12" speaker. Most of your 15 watt amps only have a 8" speaker in them, so this makes it a lot better with a bigger and better sound, also. IT IS A CRATE AMP, BUT I AM HAPPY AND OK WITH IT.

     
    4.0

    Good vale for money

    By Abhinav Nigam

    from Princeton, NJ

    Comments about Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I bought this amp when I was in India for a working trip. I am using a Vox AC15 at home. I played my 2006 AD Strat thru it. This amp is value for money. We cannot compare it with a 500 range tube amps but its quite good in its price range. It gives nice blues cleans but overdrive is not smooth. Reverb is quite nice, the 12 inch speaker is a plus, it gives nice round tone. I tried to use Boss Blues driver with it but was not satisfied. The clean channel was good with Crybaby classic. All in all a good package for home practice. I won't ever take it to a gig.

     
    5.0

    extra vallue

    By ronaldo

    from Morrisville, Pa

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • no cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Playing Around The House

    Comments about Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    awesome amp for the price much more than I expected.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BEST OUT THERE!

    By JOSHANDSARAH

    from VIRGINIA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      SIMPLE, EASY TOO USE, RELIABLE, GOOD SOUND, DOES WHAT AN AMP IS MADE TOO DO, ALL WITH A 12 INCH SPEAKER WHICH AT THIS PRICE POINT, IS A BIG PLUS. I LIVE IN AN APARTMENT, SO A "TOURING" AMP IS NOT WHAT I NEEDED. I NEEDED A GOOD CLEAN TONE TOO USE WITH MY ZOOM MULTI EFFECT PEDAL, AND THIS AMP WORKS GREAT. THE AMPS DISTORTION, HOWEVER, IS GOOD ON LOW GAIN SETTINGS, ON HIGH GAIN, GETS USELESS. TONE CONTROLS WORK GREAT, AMP IS BASS HEAVY, I RUN IT AROUND 3 TOO 4 MIDDLE ON 6 AND HIGH ON 8, THEN HOOK UP EFFECTS AND IT MAKES THE SOUNDS I NEED. GREAT AMP FOR THE PRICE!

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Gives you a buzz...constantly.

      By Fergiemiester

      from California

      Comments about Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      The biggest issue with the amp is the constantly irritative hum on the Gain channel. The only way to get rid of it is to turn the gain down to 1...course then you have no sound. Quite honestly I didn't buy the amp for its distortion channel anyway. With that said the clean channel is actually pretty impressive for such a small wattage amp. The three band EQ is pretty worthless really. Unless you crank the high and low all the way up and leave the mid in the middle, you can't tell the effect at all. The "additional speaker out" isn't quite what it is advertised as. It is basically just like the headphone out only in a 1/4 instead of a 1/8. That was a dissapointment for me because I wanted the amp to drive my two tens as well. The last of the cons is that the magnate on the back fell off during shipping and scratched the bejesus out of the inside of the cabinet. I've reattached it, but of course it still produces major static on low tones. Needless to say the amp is going back and I'll probably exchange it for the Kustom 12 instead.

       
      4.0

      It's Ok!!

      By PATRICK MOCCALDI

      from Clinton NY 13323

      Comments about Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

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      I purchased this one cause my Line 6 spider amp crapped out on me, First off, it's a good amp, ofcourse nothing like a Line 6, But it's ok!! sounds pretty decent, No bells or wistles on this one just distortion and clean, has a decent amount of power thou, im going to have to pick up a MXR pedel to get the real crunch i want, Definitly worth the money!!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ah-Maz-Ing

      By Tim Allen

      from Kansas City

      Comments about Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      First off, Musicians Friend is amazing, ordered this amp on a Saturday, recived it Tuesday. Perfect condition, well pack and no shipping cost! Now the actual Amp is great, Crate really out did themselves wonderful sound and so many effects to boot! Overdrive really gives this thing a kick in the pants and makes it sounds even better. I STRONGLY RECCOMEND THIS AMP for beginers or just a guy who wants to chill in his living room and play. I would not reccomend this Amp if playing with a drummer, it is not made to stack up against the drumsROCK ON!

      (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      No,,,,,No

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Okay this was my first amp. The clean channel cant handle distortion pedals so i had to use the overdrive channel and use the distortion with the it suck i blew it and the volume was on 7 so dont buy!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Practice Amp for Acoustic-Electrics

      By Al

      from Hixson, TN

      Comments about Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Usually amplifiers in the low end of the price range do not do justice to acoustic-electric guitars' piezo pickup, giving the guitar a muddy sound and defeating the purpose of the piezo altogether. The Crate FW15R is different. Run "Clean", with the Overdrive and Reverb off, the true acoustic sound of the acoustic-electric guitar comes through in all its glory, allowing the piezo to function as it was intended. Kicking in the overdrive gives an acoustic-electric the sound of a solid body electric guitar for songs or instrumentals where that sound is preferred. I don't use picks and prefer the softer, more intimate sound that finger picking and strumming with bare fingers gives, like fingers brushing softly across the cheek, and the undertones that whisper into the listener's ear. That intimacy is lost with most amps, but with the FW15R it is preserved. So at least for piezo acoustic-electric guitars, the Crate FW15R is well worth the price. Incidentally, the FW15R replaced Crate's older GX-15R amplifier.

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