Crate BT100 Bass Combo Amp  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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A full-sized combo with pro features and a very friendly price.

With 100W, a 15" bass driver, and a balanced line out, the Crate BT100 Bass Combo Amp can hold its own in nearly any gig situation. It has 2 channels: a distortion channel with gain, shape, and level controls; and a clean channel with level, 4-band EQ, and an octave switch with level for boosting bottom end. Its XLR balanced line out is pre/post selectable. The CFS2 2-button footswitch is included for switching channels and kicking in the octave switch from the floor. Limiter, chromatic tuner, headphone jack, and CD inputs are also incorporated.

  • Crate 15" bass driver
  • 100W RMS
  • Chromatic tuner
  • Input pad and tuner mute
  • Distortion channel with gain, shape, and level
  • Clean channel with level, 4-band EQ, and octave switch with level
  • Limiter
  • RCA CD input
  • Headphone jack
  • XLR balanced line out with level, ground lift, and pre/post EQ select

BT100 Bass Combo Amp Specifications:

  • Output Power Rating: 100 watts RMS @ 2% THD, 4 ohms, 120 VAC
  • Gain: Distortion103dB
  • Clean 61dB
  • CD Inputs 33dB
  • Tone Range:
  • Low 20dB @ 50Hz
  • Lo Mid 24dB @ 150Hz
  • Hi Mid 18dB @ 1kHz
  • High 32dB @ 10kHz
  • Input Impedance: 220k ohms
  • Maximum Signal Accepted: 15 volts peak to peak
  • Internal Speaker:
  • Size: 15"
  • Type: Crate Custom Frame
  • Magnet 56 oz.
  • Voice Coil: 2.5
  • RMS Rating 150W
  • Impedance 4 ohms
  • Balanced Line Out Jack: 2 volts peak-to-peak @ full rated power w/600 ohm load
  • Signal to Noise: 65dB below full power, tones flat, gain and level @ "10"
  • Power Requirements: 120 VAC, 60Hz, 115VA
  • 100/115VAC, 50/60Hz, 115VA
  • 230VAC, 50/60Hz, 115VA
  • Size and Weight: 26-1/2" H x 21-1/2" W x 16-1/2" D, 69 lbs
  • *without casters
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(13 of 23 customers found this review helpful)


best bang for your buck

Overall this amp gives you more than your moneys worth. The4 band eq (which is really nice for tone shaping) 15 inch driver and xlr line out are great features especially if you're playing big shows. The only bad part is the weight, 70 pounds. I would recommend this amp to anyone stepping up from a practice amp needing to get heard.

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(17 of 35 customers found this review helpful)


Blows you away!

By Jack-R5vPO

from Britain

This amp is really good. You can hear this amp loud and clear over the drums(even those really hard hitting drummers). When we jam our guitarist uses a 50 watt Marshall guitar amp which is really loud for a 50 watts, but this bass amp still sounds nice and clear over it, it can just about over power it! The crate bt100 is a must buy for the most demanding bass players.

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(5 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


Loud and Clear- awesome AMP!!!

By tom-poJy1

from texas

This is the best amp I've found to fit my music! Clear, deep bass (but distorted, if I want it, by stepping on the footswitch). Good thing that this unit has a sound limiter and a tuner - love that.

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(51 of 85 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Amp

By Tom-kroAz

from Allen, TX USA

This amp was my second amp. I play in my school's jazz band and this amp covers everything from low lows to high highs. This amp won't dissapoint you.

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(23 of 43 customers found this review helpful)


Best for price and quality

By Andrew-QQ9-C

from Mid Maryland USA

This is the best bass combo amp you can buy. The speaker is the biggest in its class at 15". The 100 watts is pure energy. You will never get any buzzing or sloppy tone out of this. The 4 band EQ has a 24db range. There are many other nice features such as the limiter which is going to save you a bunch of money if you play too loud and low by accident. The tuner on the top is really nice to have, especially when you've just put new strings on. other cool features: XLR out- mixing board, mute button- tuning,distortion channel which seem to have endless possibilities. Headphone out and a RCA CD in. You are not wasting any money on this amp.

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(35 of 60 customers found this review helpful)


Half and half

By Greg-8EPvW

from Charlotte, NC USA

The bt 100 was my second amp. I have been playing for 3 years but I started when I was about 11. It was a good sounding amp it was just that the distortion really wasn't good at all. If you play metal like I do you will have to get a distortion or overdrive pedal. Other than that it was a pretty good amp. It also has a bit of buzz but not enough to really notice.

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