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Old 2006-01-18, 07:42
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Crate Powerblock

I just found this thing...never saw it before!
Anyone of you has had experience with it?
What do you think about it? :X

http://www.music123.com/Crate-CPB150-i155611.music


Im just confused...
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Old 2006-01-18, 14:49
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Um, as its own thing, no. As a poweramp for your POD/V-amp/Tonelab SE, i've heard it's great for that, and that's more its intended use...
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Old 2006-01-18, 18:54
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I got one about 2-3 months ago. I must say I was pleasantly surprised for the price. It doesn't have a really high distortion Its just got sort of a Marshall overdriven chunky crunch. I like it because its not really sterile like most SS amps. It gets a good death(band not genre) tone but mostly I just use it as a poweramp for my GT-8 or a backup amp.

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Old 2006-01-18, 20:32
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Yeah,they are a perfect back-up.Take it anywhere you take your main rig.
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Old 2006-01-18, 23:28
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I couldnt see it as a main amp, ever. I mean it seems like a good option for a cheap, decent sounding power amp, but thats about it.
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Old 2006-01-19, 01:00
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See it.
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Old 2006-01-19, 04:27
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whats it like compared to a head from the marshall mg series?
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Old 2006-01-19, 19:21
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About 10000x better.


The Crate Powerblock is like a distortable single channel tube amp. Get a boost pedal for 50$ and you've got a screaming metal head for 250$ ( okay, its not a Framus Cobra or anything, but you can hardly beat its price ).
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Old 2006-01-19, 20:10
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Old 2006-01-20, 02:31
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What overdrive pedal would u recommend using with the powerblock for a good Death Metal tone?
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Old 2006-01-20, 02:34
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Old 2006-01-20, 02:51
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Old 2006-01-20, 03:12
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Relax,you can pick one up from most Music Stores.
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Old 2006-01-20, 05:14
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The Crate Powerblock is like a distortable single channel tube amp. Get a boost pedal for 50$ and you've got a screaming metal head for 250$ ( okay, its not a Framus Cobra or anything, but you can hardly beat its price ).



So, should I rather get this crate powerblock + cabinets instead of a marshall mg 100 HDFX head+cabinets?

Atm I have a boss DS 1 distortion pedal and the digitech death metal distortion pedal!
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Old 2006-01-20, 06:43
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So, should I rather get this crate powerblock + cabinets instead of a marshall mg 100 HDFX head+cabinets?

Atm I have a boss DS 1 distortion pedal and the digitech death metal distortion pedal!


Powerblock + Avatar 4x12. Can't beat the price.

http://www.avatarspeakers.com

I plan on getting a 2x12 once I start gigging, that is IF I do.
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Old 2006-01-20, 06:55
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Hows the VH140 Dissection?
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Old 2006-01-20, 09:29
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So, should I rather get this crate powerblock + cabinets instead of a marshall mg 100 HDFX head+cabinets?

Atm I have a boss DS 1 distortion pedal and the digitech death metal distortion pedal!


Use the DS1 with the Powerblock, which will be many, many, MANY times better than the Marshall MG. Understand this early on : The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifer. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. The Marshall MG is a shitty amplifier. And its corresponding cab is also shitty. Here's what you do if you're on a tight budget :

Buy the Powerblock. 200$.

Buy a Legion by Madison 4x12. About 250$.

For under 500$, you've got what is in practice a single-channel tube amp ( its not tube at all, in reality. But its sound behaves disturbingly like one ) that you CAN get a very good sound out of.
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Old 2006-01-20, 12:12
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Well the samples on MF sound decent...but try it out yourself. If it doesnt fit you, dont buy it.

Honestly before buying ANY amp i'd recommend THOROUGHLY THOROUGHLY THOROUGHLY researching your options. There are a lot of sleepers out there...

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Old 2006-01-20, 19:44
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Hey just wondering,is the Marshall MG a shitty amplifier??
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Old 2006-01-20, 22:32
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Hey just wondering,is the Marshall MG a shitty amplifier??


ive heard that zakk wylde uses an mg mircostack to warm up before he goes and plays live
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