Crate V5 EL84

Crate V5 EL84 Review

This is a real workhorse, which will go on gigging long after some other amps have given up. If you are looking for huge power in a gigging amp, this Crate amp is a great option โ€“ capable of taking up to 125 W of input, it will go incredibly loud.

Note, however, that this is not a combo amp, but just a cabinet. Crate follow the old-school path of selling their cabinets and heads separately, but this will pair well with any Crate head unit, and in fact most head units generally.

8.5 Total Score
Crate V5 EL84

This is a real workhorse, which will go on gigging long after some other amps have given up. If you are looking for huge power in a gigging amp, this Crate amp is a great option โ€“ capable of taking up to 125 W of input, it will go incredibly loud.

Durability
8.5
Design
8.5
PROS
  • If you like the sound of Crate amps, which typically sound particularly filthy when playing hard rock, this is a good option. Especially when pushed to its volume limit, the amp distorts in a really satisfying manner.
  • The slanted enclosure means this amp can also do service as a monitor cabinet, increasing its flexibility.
  • The amp cabinet is remarkably compact, given the power generated.
CONS
  • Very few. This might be one of the most expensive Crate amps, but considering the power you get, it is good value.
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