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Crate Introduces New FlexWave Series Amplifiers [ Musikmesse 2007 ]

United States
28 March 2007 Frankfurt, Germany — Crate today introduced the FlexWave guitar amplifier line. With the patented FlexWave Evolution 5 preamp producing rich, controllable tone, this new series of affordable guitar amps combines award-winning design with Crate reliability.

“FlexWave is a rugged, roadworthy line of amplification equipment that features the amazing tone of the FlexWave Evolution 5 preamp,” said Paul Meisenzahl, Crate product manager. “We designed the FlexWave line for guitarists who need consistent, superior tone from their stage and practice amps.”

The combos and heads feature FlexWave Evolution 5 preamps with Sequential Cascading Gain™ technology and 3-band EQ for precise tone shaping. The 65-watt and larger models include onboard Digital Signal Processing (DSP) effects. Crate’s legendary Channel Tracking feature automatically remembers which DSP effect is assigned to each channel. All FlexWave cabinets, combos and heads are covered in rugged Tolex™ vinyl for ultimate durability.

The Crate Flexwave 15R Combo.

The FlexWave line includes the FW15, a 15 watt combo with an 8-inch speaker; FW15R, a 15-watt combo with a 12-inch speaker and reverb; FW65-112, a 65-watt, 3-channel combo with a 12-inch speaker and DSP effects; FW120-212, a 120-watt, 3-channel combo with two 12-inch speakers and DSP effects; FW120H, a 120-watt, 3-channel head with DSP effects; and the G412A (slanted) and 412B (straight) speaker cabinets with four, 12-inch speakers.

The Crate Flexwave 120-212 Combo.

The complete range of Crate Flexwave amplifiers will be raising eyebrows and knocking down small animals in the UK by May 2007 and will be available throughout the UK through Sound Control stores.

The street prices are as follows: FW15 — £53; FW15R — £79; FW65-112 — £226; FW120-212 — £299; FW120H — £233; G412A/B — £233.

About Crate

Since its first amplifier, Crate has made innovation the norm and the player its priority. As avid guitar players themselves, Crate engineers build the gear they want to use. Their musician-first philosophy produces rugged, versatile amps appreciated by players of all genres. Nearly 35 years ago, Crate changed the music market with stripped down, ready-for-the-trenches designs. Now, with that same aggressive approach to sound, Crate directs the future of guitar amplification.

Crate is a trademark of Loud Technologies Inc. in the United States and all other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About LOUD Technologies Inc.

LOUD Technologies Inc. (www.loudtechinc.com) is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of professional audio and music products. As the corporate parent for world recognized brands including Alvarez, Ampeg, Crate, EAW, Knilling, Mackie, SIA and TAPCO, LOUD Technologies produces and distributes a wide range of digital recording products, loudspeakers, commercial audio systems, audio and music software, guitars, guitar and bass amplifiers, and orchestral string instruments. LOUD Technologies’ brands can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, and retail locations and on major musical tours.
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