What does everyone think of the Crate Blue Voodoo??
Ok, the dude that said it breaks down more than his chevy... WHOA! *That blows my mind. *1. American vehicles are just not worth it i.m.o. (go italian) / 2. A voodoo broke down??? * I have had my voodoo for 4 years now. *I have the 120 watt head, and the celestions 4x12 cab. *I have not even changed the tubes yet! *I havent needed to. *Within the past year i have begun gigging with it regularly. *It is my main amp. *The voodoo is as the name implies, pure magic. *I have played through soo many amps and continue trying amps for fun. *Nothing comes close in terms of feel. *Ok, wait, let me say one thing. *The voodoo is slightly "weak" on its own. *I run an alesis M-EQ and a 3630 compressor through it. *And my effects if any come from a midiverb 4 (chorus, flanger, delay). *All i do is boost what the voodoo already has. *I get an amp that is sooo versatile. *I play in a fusion band out of D.C., and i have hit clean tones from hot twang to thick smooth jazz. *I can simulate any lead tone, and the gain channel is amazing. *We go from Contempory smooth ballad styles to straight up power metal ala Iced Earth/Symphony X. *This amp hits it all. *I have never played through an amp that is soo expressive. *I just puts out exactly what i feel when i play. *I am very picky about tone as well, especially in my guitars. *I use a 1x15 Vintage Club as a warm up amp when i dont have the voodoo around. *That is the closest i have come to the clean channel's feel from a voodoo. *Anywhere i have ever played i get people coming up and asking about my tone and how i get it. *I hear alot of people cutting down on the Voodoo. *I just don't get it? *Everytime i demo mine to those same people, they don't know what to say. *I will never use another amp. *Ok, i will say that anything other than the 120 watt stack is not worth it. *The combos are not nearly as good. *And yes, i have heard of those not being as reliable. *The head though, the flagship Voodoo (and the flagship Crate) is truly awesome. *I have even had people use keyboards and midi through it in desperate situations and it was great. *If anyone has any questions, or wants tone settings, or whatever about the voodoo, i am totally open to offer help. *Alot of people on the net also say the voodoo is ugly, or cheesy looking. *No way. *I like the blue over the black. *( i have an original logo blue head, with a black cab, you cant even tell at first) *The orange lights with the mirror back look bad-ass in the dark. *I always get "wow, your amp glows!" *Ok, sometimes when ya play live and you need the stage black for effect... it can get slightly annoying...but hey, a towel fixes that in about 2 seconds. *I also use a Marshall powerbrake into the Voodoo. *I find that VERY necessary. *The Voodoo is loud. *With the brake i keep the Voodoo at about 4 or 5 normally. *Live at about 8 or 9. *The louder you crank it, the warmer it becomes. *It just roars, literally. *Anyways, this post is running on too long. *Just like anything, if you can find your way through the instrument, you can make it do as you please. *And its also personal opinion, cause we all have a different sound in our head. *Damn let me tell you, Crate aint the best, but hell the Voodoo is a better value than any other amp. (and it easily competes with all that marshall crap, and mesa's big ones)