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FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head

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FlexWave120H is the perfect stage guitar stack top for the pro or semi-pro gigging musician who needs driving power, multiple channels and built-in effects. Its FlexWave Evolution 5 preamp uses patent... Read More

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Overview

FlexWave120H is the perfect stage guitar stack top for the pro or semi-pro gigging musician who needs driving power, multiple channels and built-in effects. Its FlexWave Evolution 5 preamp uses patented Sequential Cascading Gain technology to pump 120W of fat, driving tone through your speaker cab. Variable 3-channel operation allows you to switch among crystal clear clean, red-hot overdrive and screaming high gain channels from the included remote. A built-in tuner ensures you're constantly in tune. With DSP effects, Channel Tracking of effects settings, and a proprietary Shape Control circuit for creating wicked custom leads, it's suited perfectly to the Crate G412A/B 4x12 cabinets.

More than 25 years of award-winning engineering prowess led Crate to develop the remarkably responsive FlexWave Evolution 5 Sequential Cascading Gain technology that yields rich, articulate tone that's fully customizable with onboard effects. Get everything from crystal clear cleans to white-knuckle distortion. For sweet tone and roadworthy construction, it's hard to find a better value.

Features
  • 3 channels
  • 120W
  • Evolution 5 preamp
  • DSP effects
  • Onboard tuner
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4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

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Great Amp Head

i just played this head today through a marshall 1960's lead cab and id have to say that this head is great! I actually was never a huge fan of Crate but after...Read complete review

i just played this head today through a marshall 1960's lead cab and id have to say that this head is great! I actually was never a huge fan of Crate but after hearing this head i actually think that they put something out thats pretty good. I probobly will still buy the marshall cab though. And the price! Who can beat that price?! If you cant afford a top of the line marshall tube amp or whatever, get this. The only thing is that im not sure if it has a tuner mute on it. It has an onboard tuner which is a nice featuer, but im not sure if you can tune silently. Even so this head is great!

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Doesn't Live Up to Crate's Name

I ordered this head after playing (and loving) some of Crate's other amps. While the features of this amp are quite nice, and it does have GREAT tone, the quality completely kills...Read complete review

I ordered this head after playing (and loving) some of Crate's other amps. While the features of this amp are quite nice, and it does have GREAT tone, the quality completely kills this head. The build quality is total junk. From the first time I plugged my guitar in, the built in effects caused total nightmares. The delay feature would NOT turn off. Everything I played had an echo even with all effects turned to zero on a clean channel. The echo made everything so muddy, you couldnt even hear what you were playing. From what I have found on other websites, MANY people experienced the same problem I did. I would avoid this amp at all costs. While the price is nice for the features and power you get, it is NOT worth your time or money. Spend it elsewhere on a quality built amp. I am extremely disappointed with Crate on this one.

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5.0

WOW nice AMP

By Douglas Jenkins

from Forest Hill

Hi, Im 47 and have been playing many years. I have been playing through a Roland Jazz Chours 120H and two Crate 17" Cabinet Speakers & PRS Guitar & Multi Effect board. When I hooked up this Crate Amp it only took a minute to realize "IT WAS SWEET" you can not go wrong with this product for that price! Made me want to start practicing more. I have only had this a few days so as long as it continues to perform I will continue to be HAPPY!!!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

decent amp head.

By Dustin Oatley

from Las Vegas Nv

It has some great tones, but you have to play around for a little while to find them, the high gain channel is okay, I get a better crunch with the over drive. It's plenty loud even more so if you use pedals through it. I do recommend, if you are need of a decent stack for small shows, or new to stacks.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Effects should not be on a amp! Thats what effect pedals are for!

By Tim

from Stow Creek,NJ

After my flex wave spent 2 mounths in the shop to get the effects to shut off.It finaly became the amp Ive been looking for.Ive tried many amps looking for that heavy metal sound and not many sounded as good as flex wave for the price. I love my amp now and I just hope crate will correct this problem in the future.Thanks Tim

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great amp, but disappointing quality

By Chachi

from NY

i've had this amp for about 2 years, and its been great, the clean has great tone, alone with both distortion channels, which is great for both heavy metal, and classic rock styles. but i have had the same problem as everyone else, the effects start to stay on, and it VERY annoying, but i found the cables included MIGHT have been the problem, because when i replaced the cable connecting the head to the cabinet, it immediately stopped, but just recently, the first channel of distortion just stopped working completely! the clean and heavier distortion work, but im afraid the same will happen to them, and/or more problems will pop up. without the said problems, this thing is great, but if i would have a second chance to purchase this, i'd deffinately look toward something else.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Doesn't Live Up to Crate's Name

By Mike McDowell

from Ligonier, PA

I ordered this head after playing (and loving) some of Crate's other amps. While the features of this amp are quite nice, and it does have GREAT tone, the quality completely kills this head. The build quality is total junk. From the first time I plugged my guitar in, the built in effects caused total nightmares. The delay feature would NOT turn off. Everything I played had an echo even with all effects turned to zero on a clean channel. The echo made everything so muddy, you couldnt even hear what you were playing. From what I have found on other websites, MANY people experienced the same problem I did. I would avoid this amp at all costs. While the price is nice for the features and power you get, it is NOT worth your time or money. Spend it elsewhere on a quality built amp. I am extremely disappointed with Crate on this one.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get insurance

By John

from Hartland, Mi.

I recieved this amp head with the matching cabinet for christmas last year. In my opinion, it is the best sounding solid state amp head within its price rage, even compared to the line 6 spider IV 150W head and way better than the marshall mg head. a few months after playing it and jamming with buddies, the O.D. and lead channels would cut out and on. I took it back, got a replacement, and within one month the effects wouldnt save and the other effects wouldnt shut off, so i took it back again and got a differant head. I loved the sound of this amp head and the way it functioned a lot compared to other solid states. I would recommend anyone who is buying this amp head, to get some sort of insurance for it because something will eventually fail with it. If it wasnt for the channels cutting out and the effects not shutting off, i would still be using this head. I only gave it five stars because it sounded the best for its price rage and for the way it worked.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

save up for a better head

By Patrick

from VIRGINIA BEACH

i bought this amp new has a great clean channel and an ok channel for classic rock but the overdrive is terrible and once u turn it up halfway it gives a hell of a lot of feedback and sounds muddy with no clear tone i would save up for a better head.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BUY THIS!!!

By Tommy Cullen

from jackson, new jersey

ok so I wanted a niced loud halfstack for my band and i was looking at a marshall. but one day i went over my buddies house who had this amp. when i played through it, the clean was amazing. the distortion is great for heavy metal if you put the high gain on. but the great part about this amp is the petal because you dont have to get a petal board or keep pressing buttons on your amp the switch from clean to distortion. if you want a loud good quality amp at an amazing price, i highly recomend this halfstack.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Starting Out?

By Brett

from Mobile,Alabama

I got this amp for christmas in 07 and I would have to say if your starting out and you have a little bit of cash here is were it needs to go. The clean channel on it will give you crystal clear tone.The overdrive channel you cannot really get a good metal/hard rock tone out of it.It will mainly just give you a clear rock tone.The high gain though is were I love this amp.You don't have to turn your gain all the way up on this amp(unless you want to buy new windows).Get your desired gain level then mess with the shape and your on your way. Buy this amp if your starting out!!!

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amen!!

By Strat Man

from OC, CA

If you buy this head you won't be dissapointed. This head is the best head in its price range. You also won't have to scrape out money for a pedal board, because this head has an overdriven channel that is good and a seperate High-Gain channel that gives you lots of sustain and gain. The clean channel is also decent if you turn down the mid eq and turn up the bass and treble eq. My only suggestion is that you buy this head and get a Marshall MG cab.

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