Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head 886830273803

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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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CrateFlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head
 
3.7

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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4.0

Flexwave120H

By mrgt70

from Toms river NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Nice And Loud
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Distortion Channel Poor

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

I always use Crate amps for years. they haven't failed me yet!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good head unit

By none

from Georgia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound

Cons

  • Built In Effects Are So-s

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

I have used this head unit for about two years now and the only issues that I have come across is that the built in effects are so-so. I use my own pedal board so I really don't have to worry about the built in effects. The clean channel is right on point, nice crisp sounds.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cost less than a used GX212 I had

By x420bongzila420x

from P.C. NEBRASKA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • I Dont Like The Tuner

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

I like Crate, they`re pretty easy to use, I could do with out the tuner and effects.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

junk

By texas

from TEXAS

About Me Professional Musician

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

I got one of these and it was complete garbage. Broke over ahs over again. I sold it and then felt guilty for passing along garbage to someone else.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

flexwave

By The Player

from Rock Cave,West Virginia

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Bad Quality
  • Breaks easy

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

I have had this head now for a few years and I have to say it is junk. I have had it fixed 3 times and guess what it breaks again. It can not handle any type of hard playing through a quality instrument I plugged in my Gibson les paul special(p90s) and it destroyed the high gain channel while playing. I have to say that the best part of the flexwave is the cab. it has great power and has never broken once.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not worth the time

By christmiad

from Ohio

About Me Experienced

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

This amp was all I could afford to start up my band, but it is a waste of time and not worth the money. The amp couldn't get loud enough and the effects kept cutting in and out randomly. I had issues with the high gain just cutting out and believe there is a short now in the wiring. If you're looking for an amp head, don't sell yourself short and go cheap. Save up

 
5.0

WOW nice AMP

By Douglas Jenkins

from Forest Hill

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

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!!!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good Beginner Head

By Rich

from Chattanooga, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

  • Too Quiet
  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Small Venue Amp

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

PROS: Good, durable amp. Great for practice and smaller venues. Perfect punk/thrash/metal sound.

CONS: NOT LOUD ENOUGH. Knobs/Dials a little fragile if you just throw it into the back of the van (obviously), but easily replaced. FX a little ... meh, but better than nothing.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Crate FW120H Guitar Amp Head

By CHRIS VEILLETTE

from Bangor, ME

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

I've been in a three piece band for a couple of years now and have been using a Crate 1 x 12 combo amp miced through the PA. Not long ago I came across an inexpensive 4 x 12 cabinet that I soon loaded with Celestions. After a month of looking at heads in this price range, I settled on the Crate because of the past experience I had with them. For the money, I couldn't be happier. It's really easy to use, all three channels sound great and the footswitch to me is a must have. If you want a tight and punchy high gain channel with loads of distortion, this is your amp. The effects aren't bad either. Look, I've already done the homework for you. You wont be sorry!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

decent amp head.

By Dustin Oatley

from Las Vegas Nv

Comments about Crate FlexWave Series FW120H 120W Guitar Amp Head:

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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