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Crate GX15R 1990s Black Tolex owned by Billy Corgan - #1 Machina

$6,000
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Billys Reverb Shop
Chicago, IL, United States
(64)
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100+
Joined Reverb
2017

This Crate GX15R is from the private collection of Billy Corgan.

Believe it or not, this little combo was responsible for the heavy distortion sounds on Machina. This is the Machina sound. Corgan would run out of the headphone jack or the speaker jack, similar to a DI. These little Crate combos were dimed, essentially becoming distortion pedals, and were routed out into the board.

The amazing thing about this little Crate amp is that it still has the strip of tape with Corgan's settings for the Machina album distortion sound on it – Gain and Level dimed, Overdrive on, Lows at 10 o'clock, Mids scooped to nothing, and Highs dimed, with no reverb. There is some tolex missing from the front bottom, and someone put black tape over the Crate logo.

The amp works perfectly. It is incredibly mean when thrown to the old Machina settings, and surprisingly expressive and dynamic when backed off to more traditional settings. A great practice or studio amp with incredible history behind it.

Weight: 15.2 lbs. (6.8 kg)

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