The Crate VTX212B features full three channel operation with independent Gain, Level and Tone shaping circuits.
The Clean channel features a low-gain FlexWave Evolution 5 preamp, providing sparkling clean tones. The medium-gain FlexWave circuit in the Rhythm channel adds just a little distortion and crunch. The Solo channel's high-gain preamp provides serious overdrive, which can be finessed via its dedicated Level control. This channel also features Crate's proprietary Shape control, which lets you dial in British style scooped mids, or the more American style boosted midrange. The Clean and Rhythm channels feature Crate's 3-band EQ for tweaking in the most subtle or dynamic tonal characteristics you want.
The VTX212B has a digital effects section with 15 multi-effects including Chorus, Flange, Phase Shift, Vibrato, Octave Down, Touch-Wah and Reverse Wah. Each of these can be set for depth, and the Tap button on the front panel controls speed. The VTX212B also has 15 Delays with adjustments for Single delay with 4 levels, Echo delay with 4 levels, Tape delay with 4 levels and Echo / Effects combo with 3 levels. Each of these effects can be set with the Tap button for speed as well. The VTX212B also has an Insert jack for use as an outboard effects loop.
Extension Speaker Jack
The electronic tuner is active whenever the amplifier is turned on, providing constant, real-time tuning. The bottom row of LEDs indicate which note (string) is being tuned. The top row of LEDs provides directional cues to facilitate quick and precise tuning of your instrument. The indicated note (string) is properly tuned when only the center LED is illuminated.
Connect the VTX212B to an external speaker cabinet! The extension jack is wired in series with the internal speaker(s) which remain active when an extension speaker is connected.
Convenient RCA jacks let you connect the output from a CD player or tape deck to the VTX212B. The signal at these jacks is combined into a mono signal which is sent to the internal power
amp circuit. Use the CD or tape player’s output level control to adjust the signal for the proper mix with your guitar.
Crate VTX Vintage Effects Series - Great sounding analog guitar amps with programmable DSP.
Today's player needs an assortment of useful effects, and VTX delivers them side by side with great analog tone and a uniquely stylish vibe. Programmable DSP lets you select different combinations of effects in an array of amplifiers with as many as three distinctly-purposed channels, each with its own stunning tonal capabilities.
The Crate VTX Series combines great sounding analog combos with total control over the DSP section and with vintage styling. These amps were designed for the player who is into the vibe and styling of the V-Series, but wants up to a three channel analog amp with tweakable digital effects and the ability to program up to six effects in the three channels.