Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
My amp is a Crate Quadradrive half stack with Eminance speakers and it's great but it's a freak. When I was amp-shopping I tried Fenders, Boogies, Marshalls, a Soldano and probably some more I've forgotten. I even tried another Crate of the same model but it just didn't sound the same. The one I bought blew them all away. It can do dead-on AC/DC tone, Vai "Die To Live" tone, Petrucci Images & Words, Page on "Whole Lotta Love", Metallica Black album, Vernon Reid, Jeff Buckley. I've had it for ten years now and it hasn't so much as made a crackle. Four channels (tube and solid state distored and clean), Accutronics spring reverb, built in chorus.
The moral of the story, I guess, is that amps can vary just like guitars and sometimes you luck out. If you can find one of these amps it's worth a spin, you may find a good one like I did.
I'd like to try those Ibanez amps, see what the deal is. .