NAD - Crate MX120R

Discussion in 'Amp-a-ridifiers' started by Eddie, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!! Gold Supporting Member

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    Nov 5, 2016
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    I was surfing for a decent 2x12 speaker cabinet. Reverb landed on a cheapo Crate MX120R combo amp for $60 with pick up only. I pulled the trigger. Unfortunately, it's in Norwalk, CT, so I'm looking about about $13 in tolls. Still a decent deal.

    I'm gonna look into bypassing the amp and just using the speakers as a 2x12 cabinet. This is the cheapest route I could find. :)

    https://reverb.com/item/38969362-crate-mx120r-2-channel-115-watt-2x12-solid-state-guitar-combo
     
  2. Shine

    Shine Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2016
    West Coast Landia
    Hi Eddie,

    I can only imagine what $13 in tolls is in distance on the East Coast. Frankly, those smaller states are a bit confusing to this Californian.

    We had some Dutch friends visit a few years back and they asked how far LA was from the Bay Area. When I said it is about 400 hundred miles, the hubby said, “We’d be in Spain.”

    Either way, that is $60 well spent!
     
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  3. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer John Silver Supporting Member

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    In the shop building RCs.
    I live in Idaho, I had to google toll ...:D
    Congrats @Eddie
     
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  4. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert


    you just need to create a special cable and your good to go !
     
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  5. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

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    So basically a loaded 2x12 for $60.

    Deal !
     
  6. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
    Ain't going to pay no toll.:D:D
     
  7. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!! Gold Supporting Member

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    I can avoid the tolls if I cut through Manhattan ... but it'll take me an extra hour or more each way in rush hour traffic. Better to pay the toll. :(
     
  8. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!! Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, can't beat it. I can't find any 2x12 enclosures for under $300. This will do perfectly. :)
     
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  9. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!! Gold Supporting Member

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  10. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

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    I was going to build one, but a sheet of plywood is insane right now !!!
     
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  11. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

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    Just checked on it. About $83 :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  12. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!! Gold Supporting Member

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    Price of gas has gone up 56% since December. The price of lumber has gone up 75% since December.
     
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  13. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

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    The last time I bought a sheet of that exact plywood it was under $20
     
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  14. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!! Gold Supporting Member

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Just got back from snagging the amp. Nice drive up to CT. Good to get away for a bit.

    Tried out the amp. The two distortion channels are mehh. Clean channel is very good.

    I'm gonna try to snag a 5w tube head and run it through the enclosure. :)
     
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  15. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!! Gold Supporting Member

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    This looks like a fun project also ... turning a Fender Frontman 15 to a head.



    I have a Frontman 15 up for sale for $30 and no one wants it. It would be fun to turn this into a head. Maybe a summer project. :)
     
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  16. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    Nice score @Eddie. I actually just bought a Quilter 45 micro block head pedal on Reverb for $80. Sounds amazing through my MG30FX Marshall Amp. I have the option now on my Marshall to plug in a different head to the Marshall bottom or I can use the Marshall Head and Bottom. I wired in a switch and an input jack to my Marshall to get best of both worlds when I want.
     
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  17. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    That sounds nice that 15watt head.