Crate TX15 Taxi 15-watt battery powered amp
15 watt battery powered amp -
8" speaker with piezo tweeter -
2 channel input -
XLR input on first channel for use with mics -
RCA CD input -
4 band EQ -
1/4" headphone jack
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Great on the go sound
I bought this little guy for some busking I was doing with a calypso jazz trio to be able to compete against road noise with my steel drum and djembe playing friends. It has been a fantastic amp for me over the last 3 years in so many more ways. I used it for a long time mainly as a street playing amp. Because of it's battery operation I could play amped anywhere. It gets great battery life and is loud despite its size. There is only one, clean, channel and it has good headroom as a solid state 15 watt amp. The 4 band EQ allows a fair amount of tweakage. The smaller speaker does not offer tremendous bass response, but in a group conext, it cuts through the mix effortlessly. I've enjoyed taking it to band practices and plugging in the stereo outs of a multi-effects pedal into it's two inputs. This increases the volume to gig levels. That's correct, I said gig levels. I've played 100 person shows in bars with drums, bass and another guitarist on a 120 watt amp and was still heard and able to solo. I was impressed but everyone else was amazed. I also worked great as an amp for my accoustic as it's more similar to a PA with the XLR input than a guitar amp in its amplification. It does not break up at the volumes I've played it. I now use it mostly with a multi-effects pedal to enhance it's tonal options and I recommend that route as it can be a little dry without effects and additional EQ.
I've played out with it probably around 40-50 times in various settings from street jamming to bar gigs and it has always performed well. I make sure to charge it up before these. While I've never tested the claims of 8hr battery life, I've never had a problem with 1-3 hour gigs.
|Customer Support ||
Never contacted them.
|Liked about it ||
1. It goes anywhere, no outlet required.
2. Great battery life.
3. Using both channels, I've been able to play small gigs with it and it cuts through the mix fantastically.
|Didn't like ||
1. Small speaker doesn't do much for bass response.
2. Only one channel.
3. Can be a little dry and boxy without some additional EQ but I've found it works really well my Korg Toneworks AX1500.
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