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Old 11-22-2017, 06:24 PM   #1
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I have a Crate amp ( GFX-65) that is about 20 years old. It has been repaired 3 times over the years for cutting out. Now its doing it again. Play thru it for about 5 minutes and it goes silent. I like it because it has some effects, like reverb and chorus, plus a clean and dirty side....... Now I also have a Marshall DSL-40c that is about a year old.

What would you do, repair it again, replace it, or maybe get a good effects pedal
(which I know nothing about) for the Marshall. I don't know which way to turn.
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I have a Crate amp ( GFX-65) that is about 20 years old. It has been repaired 3 times over the years for cutting out. Now its doing it again. Play thru it for about 5 minutes and it goes silent. I like it because it has some effects, like reverb and chorus, plus a clean and dirty side....... Now I also have a Marshall DSL-40c that is about a year old.

What would you do, repair it again, replace it, or maybe get a good effects pedal
(which I know nothing about) for the Marshall. I don't know which way to turn.
Key word being, "I like it" . If you like it then yes take it in to get repaired. Apparently you like the reverb and chorus, plus the clean and dirty side. That would make up my mind on what to do.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:13 PM   #4
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What kind of money problems do you have? If none get it repaired and buy a back up like the one mentioned above for when your Create is in the shop.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:01 PM   #5
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I'd get a new amp.
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The answer to both questions is a laminated 'Yes"

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Asking if you need a new amp is like asking if you need a new guitar.

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Well said..... I totally agree.
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How many times do I fix it before I give up on it?
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How many times do I fix it before I give up on it?
Are you fixing the same problem over and over again? How often/hard do you play?

I gave you my answer, get a good quality back up amp that does everything this one does, fix the love of your life and baby her.
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How many times do I fix it before I give up on it?
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