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Crate FW120

If a combo amp with 60 watts and a single 12" speaker is a cool idea, then one with 120 watts and dual 12's must be double cool. We thought so too, that's why we designed and built FlexWave120 212™ the perfect stage amp for the pro or semi-pro gigging musician who needs driving power, multiple channels and built in effects. Its FlexWave™ Evolution 5 preamp uses our patented Sequential Cascading Gain™ technology to deliver 120 watts of fat, driving tone through two 12" speakers. Variable 3-channel operation allows you to switch among crystal clear clean, red-hot overdrive and screaming high gain channels via the included remote footswitch. With 18 DSP effects, Channel Tracking™ of your effects settings, and our proprietary Shape Control circuit for creating wicked custom leads, we must be twice the company of any other amp manufacturer.

The Crate FlexWave120/212 three-channel guitar amplifier with advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and Channel Tracking. This rugged amplifier combines outstanding features with serious clean and distorted sounds. Digital Reverb, Delay, and Modulation effects provide you with a wide variety of sounds.

Crate's unique Channel Tracking feature automatically stores your DSP settings for each channel to memory. As you switch from one channel to another, the DSP settings for the selected channel are instantly recalled. The supplied three-button footswitch allows you to select channels and change the DSP bank (Bank A/Bank B) by "remote control." A front panel 1/8" stereo CD input jack allows you to play along with your CD player, MP3 player, or iPod.

A rear panel insert jack allows you to add even more effects by connecting an external effect processor. Like all Crate products, your FlexWave120/212 amplifier is designed by musicians and built using only the best components. Extensive testing confirms that this amplifier is the absolute best it can be.

In order to get the most out of your new amplifier, we strongly urge you to read this manual before you begin playing.

Crate FW120 Features:

  • 120 watts rms power output
  • 2 x 12" speaker
  • Three-Channel Operation
  • -High Gain Channel
  • -Overdrive Channel
  • -Clean Channel
  • 3-band EQ on the Overdrive and Clean Channels
  • Proprietary "Shape" EQ control on the High Gain Channel
  • DSP Effects including Delay, Modulation, and Reverb sections
  • CD Input
  • Effects Loop
  • 3-Function Footswitch included
  • External Speaker jack
  • Built-in Chromatic Tuner
  • Channel Tracking

  • Your Crate FlexWave120/212 gives you the power of Channel Tracking. Once you select a DSP setting for each channel, Channel Tracking stores the settings to memory whenever you change channels. When you go back to that channel, Channel Tracking recalls those DSP settings automatically, without changing the DSP controls!
  • For example:
  • 1.Select the Clean channel. Set the Mod control to "Flanger," the Delay control to "Medium," and adjust the Reverb control to your preference.
  • 2.Select the Overdrive channel. Set the Mod control to "Chorus," the Delay control to "Slap," and readjust the Reverb control to a different setting. (The DSP settings for the Clean channel are now saved to memory.)
  • 3.Select the High Gain channel. Set the Mod control to "Phaser," the Delay control to "Long," and readjust the Reverb control once again. (The DSP settings for the Overdrive channel are now saved to memory.)
  • 4.Reselect the Clean channel. (The DSP settings for the High Gain channel are now saved to memory.)
  • When you reselected the Clean channel, the DSP settings previously stored in memory were automatically recalled. Switch to the Overdrive channel and the DSP settings you just stored are still there. You can change the DSP settings at any time.
  • Once you set the DSP and select another channel, Channel Tracking stores the settings for you. Even when the amplifier is turned off, the DSP settings are stored and recalled the next time you turn it on.
  • That's the power of Channel Tracking! In addition, each channel has two DSP banks, Bank A and Bank B, when you use the supplied three-button footswitch (see page 8 for more information on using the footswitch).
  • Channel Tracking also remembers which DSP bank was selected for each channel.
  • The Front Panel:

    1. INPUT:

  • Use this jack to connect your guitar to the amplifier by means of a shielded instrument cable.
  • 2. HIGH GAIN LED:

  • This LED illuminates when the High Gain channel is selected.
  • 3. GAIN:

  • Use this control to adjust the amount of distortion for the High Gain channel.
  • 4. SHAPE:

  • Use this control to "dial in" the tone for the High Gain channel. Rotating this control counter-clockwise enhances the mid frequencies, while rotating it clockwise enhances the low and high frequencies.
  • 5. LEVEL:

  • Use this control to adjust the output level of the High Gain channel.
  • 6. HIGH GAIN/OVERDRIVE:

  • Use this switch to select the High Gain or Overdrive channel.With the switch in the out position, the Overdrive channel is selected. When the switch is pushed in, the High Gain channel is selected.
  • Note: This switch is only active when the Overdrive/Clean switch [13] is pushed in.
  • 7. OVERDRIVE LED:

  • This LED illuminates when the Overdrive channel is selected.
  • 8. GAIN:

  • Use this control to adjust the amount of distortion for the Overdrive channel.
  • 9. LOW:

  • This adjusts the bass frequencies. Use this control to get the best sounding bass response for your instrument when using the Overdrive channel.
  • 10. MID:

  • This adjusts the midrange frequencies. Use this control to get the best projection and midrange tones for your instrument when using the Overdrive channel.
  • 11. HIGH:

  • This adjusts the treble frequencies. Use this control to attain a bright and lively sound for your instrument when using the Overdrive channel.
  • 12. LEVEL:

  • Use this control to adjust the output level of the Overdrive channel.
  • 13. OVERDRIVE/CLEAN:

  • Use this switch to select the Clean channel or the Overdrive and High Gain channels. With the switch in the out position, the Clean channel is selected.
  • When the switch is pushed in, either the High Gain or Overdrive channel is selected, depending on the setting of the High Gain/Overdrive switch [6].
  • 14. CLEAN LED:

  • This LED illuminates when the Clean channel is selected.
  • 15. VOLUME:

  • Use this control to adjust the output level of the Clean channel.
  • 16. LOW:

  • This adjusts the bass frequencies. Use this control to get the best sounding bass response for your instrument when using the Clean channel.
  • 17. MID:

  • This adjusts the midrange frequencies. Use this control to get the best projection and midrange tones for your instrument when using the Clean channel.
  • 18. HIGH:

  • This adjusts the treble frequencies. Use this control to attain a bright and lively sound for your instrument when using the Clean channel.
  • 19-21. EFFECTS:

  • The DSP Section:
  • 19. REVERB:

  • Use this control to adjust the amount of digital reverb effect. In its fully counterclockwise position, the signal will be "dry" (without reverb). As you rotate this control clockwise, the amount of reverb increases.
  • 20. MOD:

  • Use this control to select the type of digital modulation effect.In its fully counterclockwise position, the signal will be "dry" (without modulation).
  • As you rotate the control clockwise, you can select from three chorus settings, three flanger settings,or three phaser settings. The chart below describes these effects.
  • 21. DELAY:

  • Use this control to select the type of digital delay effect.In its fully counterclockwise position, the signal will be "dry" (without delay).
  • As you rotate the control clockwise, you can select from three slap settings, three medium delayu settings, or three long delay settings.
  • The chart below describes these effects.
  • Effect Setting Description
  • Chorus 1 Chorus with low depth
  • Chorus 2 Chorus with medium depth
  • Chorus 3 Chorus with high depth
  • Flanger 1 Flanger with low depth
  • Flanger 2 Flanger with medium depth
  • Flanger 3 Flanger with high depth
  • Phaser 1 Phaser with low feedback
  • Phaser 2 Phaser with medium feedback
  • Phaser 3 Phaser with high feedback
  • Slap 1 Single short delay with low level
  • Slap 2 Single short delay with medium level
  • Slap 3 Single short delay with high level
  • Medium 1 Multiple repeats with low level and medium length
  • Medium 2 Multiple repeats with medium level and medium length
  • Medium 3 Multiple repeats with high level and medium length
  • Long 1 Multiple repeats with low level and long length
  • Long 2 Multiple repeats with medium level and long length
  • Long 3 Multiple repeats with high level and long length
  • Using the Footswitch with the DSP
  • The Crate three-button footswitch supplied with the FlexWave120/212 allows access to an additional DSP preset for each channel of the amplifier.
  • When the footswitch is connected to the amplifier as shown below, the "original" DSP presets are active for each channel when the #3 footswitch LED is illuminated. These are referred to as "DSP Bank A."
  • When the #3 button is switched and the LED is off, a second DSP preset may be stored and recalled for each channel - "DSP Bank B."
  • Note: DSP Bank B presets are only accessible when the footswich is connected to the amplifier.
  • When the footswitch is not connected, only DSP Bank A is accessible.
  • 22. CD INPUT:

  • Use these controls to apply and adjust the DSP effects. Complete information on these effects.jack to connect the output from a CD player,MP3 player, laptop, etc., to the amplifier.
  • The signal at this jack is summed into a mono signal, which is sent to the internal power amp circuit. Use the output level control for the signal source to adjust the signal for the proper mix with your guitar.
  • 23. POWER:

  • Use this switch to turn the amplifier on (top of the switch depressed) and off (bottom of the switch depressed).The switch illuminates when the amplifier is turned on.
  • This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
  • 1.Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • 2.Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
  • 3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • 4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
  • Crate FW120 Specifications:

  • Output Power Rating 120W rms @ 5% THD, 8O, 120 VAC
  • Gain High Gain Channel 110 dB, all controls @ 10
  • Overdrive Ch 88 dB, all controls @ 10
  • Clean Ch 58 dB, all controls @ 10
  • CD Input 29 dB
  • Maximum Input Signal Accepted 2.5 volts rms @ 400 Hz
  • Input Impedance 470k ohm
  • High Gain Channel Shape Control Proprietary Circuit
  • Overdrive Channel Low 20 dB range @ 80 Hz
  • Mid 15 dB range @ 1 kHz
  • High 20 dB range @ 10 kHz
  • Clean Channel Low 36 dB range @ 80 Hz
  • Mid 15 dB range @ 800 Hz
  • High 40 dB range @ 10 kHz
  • Speaker Size and Rating 2 x 12" (parallel) Crate Custom Design, 4 ohm total
  • Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 95 VA
  • 100/115 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 95 VA
  • 230/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 95 VA
  • Size (H x W x D) 20.0 in/50.8 cm x 26.25 in/66.8 cm x
  • 13.0 in/33.0 cm
  • Weight 48.7 lb/22.08 kg
  • The Rear Panel:

    24. FUSE:

  • The fuse protects the amplifier from damage caused by a faulty AC power source or other problems. If the fuse opens, replace it with the same size and type.
  • If fuses continue to fail, check the AC source. If the source is okay, refer to page 12 or contact your Crate dealer for service information.
  • 25. EXTENSION SPEAKER:

  • Use this jack to connect the amplifier to an external speaker cabinet. This jack is wired in series with the internal speaker, which remains active when an extension speaker is connected.
  • 26. DSP FOOTSWITCH:

  • Use this jack to connect one of the footswitch cables to the three-button footswitch (supplied).
  • This allows you to select between two DSP presets for each of the three channels. Additional information about the operation of the footswitch.
  • 27. CHANNEL FOOTSWITCH:

  • Use this jack to connect one of the footswitch cables to the three-button footswitch (supplied). This allows you to remotely switch between the Clean, High Gain, and Overdrive channels.
  • Additional information about the operation of the footswitch is on.
  • 28. INSERT:

  • Use this jack to connect an external signal processor to the amplifier. Use Crate's STP201, STP202, or STP203 stereoto- mono Y-cord or an adapter such as Crate's YPP117 and two 1/4" mono signal cables to connect to the effect, as shown below.
  • 29. POWER CORD (not shown):

  • This grounded power cord is to be plugged into a grounded power outlet, wired to current electrical codes and compatible with the voltage, power, and frequency requirements stated on the rear panel. Do not attempt to defeat the safety ground connection!
  • 30. ELECTRONIC TUNER (cabinet top):

  • The electronic tuner is active whenever the amplifier is turned on, providing constant "real-time" tuning.
  • The row of red LEDs on the left indicates which note is being tuned.When a single LED is lit, it represents the note that appears just below the LED.
  • When two LEDs are lit, it represents the note that appears between them in the bottom row.
  • The left green LED indicates the note is flat, and the right green LED indicates the note is sharp. The note is properly tuned when both LEDs are lit at the same time.
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