TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
The Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
The Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Suggested Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .back cover
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
· READ, FOLLOW, HEED, AND KEEP ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS.
· DO NOT OPERATE NEAR ANY HEAT SOURCE AND DO NOT BLOCK ANY VENTILATION OPENINGS ON THIS APPARATUS. FOR
PROPER OPERATION, THIS UNIT REQUIRES 3" (75mm) OF WELL VENTILATED SPACE AROUND HEATSINKS AND OTHER AIR
FLOW PROVISIONS IN THE CABINET.
· DO NOT USE THIS APPARATUS NEAR SPLASHING, FALLING, SPRAYING, OR STANDING LIQUIDS.
· CLEAN ONLY WITH LINT-FREE DAMP CLOTH AND DO NOT USE CLEANING AGENTS.
· ONLY CONNECT POWER CORD TO A POLARIZED, SAFETY GROUNDED OUTLET WIRED TO CURRENT ELECTRICAL CODES AND
COMPATIBLE WITH VOLTAGE, POWER, AND FREQUENCY REQUIREMENTS STATED ON THE REAR PANEL OF THE APPARATUS.
· PROTECT THE POWER CORD FROM DAMAGE DUE TO BEING WALKED ON, PINCHED, OR STRAINED.
· UNPLUG THE APPARATUS DURING LIGHTNING STORMS OR WHEN UNUSED FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.
· ONLY USE ATTACHMENTS, ACCESSORIES, STANDS, OR BRACKETS SPECIFIED BY THE MANUFACTURER FOR
SAFE OPERATION AND TO AVOID INJURY.
· WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE..
· SERVICE MUST BE PERFORMED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
· OUR AMPLIFIERS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HIGH SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS. CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO HIGH SOUND
PRESSURE LEVELS CAN CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING IMPAIRMENT OR LOSS. USER CAUTION IS ADVISED AND EAR PRO-
TECTION IS RECOMMENDED IF UNIT IS OPERATED AT HIGH VOLUME.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOIS-
TURE. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
"IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE USER TO REFER TO THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL"
"ES NECESARIO QUE EL USUARIO SE REFIERA AL MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES."
"REFERREZ-VOUS AU MANUAL D'UTILISATION"
EXPLANATION OF GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS:
EXPLICACION DE SIMBOLOS GRAFICOS:
EXPLICATION DES SYMBÔLES GRAPHIQUES:
"DANGER HAUTE TENSION"
RIESGO DE CORRIENTAZO
PRECAUCION: PARA REDUCIR EL RIESGO DE INCENDIOS O DESCARGAS
ELECTRICAS, NO PERMITA QUE ESTE APARATO QUEDE EXPUESTO A LA
LLUVIA O LA HUMEDAD. PARA DISMINUOIR EL RIESGO DE CORRIENTAZO.
NO ABRA LA CUBIERTA. NO HAY PIEZAS ADENTRO QUE EL USARIO PUEDO
REPARAR DEJE TODO MANTENIMIENTO A LOS TECHNICOS CALIFICADOS.
NE PAS OUVRIR
ATTENTION: PROTÉGEZ CET APPAREIL DE LA PLUIE ET DE L'HUMIDITÉ
AFIN D'ÉVITER TOUT RISQUE D'INCENDIE OU D'ÉLECTROCUTION. POUR
REDUIRE D'ELECTROCUTION NE PAS ENLEVER LE COUVERCLE. AUCUNE
PIECE INTERNE N'EST REPRABLE PAR L'UTILISATEUR. POUR TOUTE
REPARATION, S'ADRESSER A UN TECHNICIEN QUALIFIE.
You are now the proud owner of the Crate GT3500H
ShockWave three-channel guitar amplifier. This rugged ampli-
fier combines outstanding features with serious clean and dis-
torted sounds. The rear panel Effects Loop allows you to con-
nect your effects for greater flexibility. Channel switching and
reverb may be controlled by means of the supplied CFS3
Like all Crate products, your GT3500H ShockWave ampli-
fier 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 the information contained in this
manual before you begin playing.
And thank you for choosing Crate.
The Front Panel:
1. 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 power is on.
2. REVERB: Use this control to adjust the amount of reverb effect: in its fully counterclockwise position the
signal will be "dry" (without any effect). As you rotate the control clockwise the amount of reverb increases.
CLEAN CHANNEL: A normal gain channel designed to give you crystal clean sounds.
3. HIGH: Use this control to adjust the high frequency level of the Clean channel.
4. MID: Use this control to adjust the midrange frequency level of the Clean channel.
5. LOW: Use this control to adjust the low frequency level of the Clean channel.
6. VOL: Use this control to adjust the output level of the Clean channel.
7. CLEAN LED: This LED illuminates when the Clean channel is selected.
8. RHYTHM/SOLO/CLEAN: Use this switch to select the Clean channel or the Solo and Rhythm channels.
With the switch in the out position, the Clean channel is selected. When the switch is depressed, either the
Solo or Rhythm channel is selected, depending on the setting of the Solo/Rhythm switch (#15).
RHYTHM/SOLO CHANNELS: High gain channels giving you sounds with serious overdrive.
9. LEVEL: Use this control to adjust the output level of the Rhythm channel.
10. HIGH: Use this control to adjust the high frequency level of the Solo/Rhythm channel.
11. MID: Use this control to adjust the midrange frequency level of the Solo/Rhythm channel.
12. LOW: Use this control to adjust the low frequency level of the Solo/Rhythm channel.
13. GAIN: Use this control to adjust the amount of distortion produced by the Rhythm channel.
14. RHYTHM LED: This LED illuminates when the Rhythm channel is selected.
15. SOLO/RHYTHM: Use this switch to select the Rhythm or Solo channel. With the switch in the out posi-
tion, the Rhythm channel is selected. When this switch is depressed, the Solo channel is selected. This switch
is active only when the Rhythm/Solo/Clean switch (#8) is depressed.
16. LEVEL: Use this control to adjust the output level of the Solo channel.
17. SHAPE: Use this control to "dial in" the tone for the Solo channel. Rotating the control counterclockwise
enhances the mid frequencies, while rotating the control clockwise enhances the low and high frequencies.
18. GAIN: Use this control to adjust the amount of distortion produced by the Solo channel.
19. SOLO LED: This LED illuminates when the Solo channel is selected.
20. INPUT: Use this jack to connect your guitar to the amplifier by means of a shielded instrument cable.
220W @ 4
350W @ 2
The Rear Panel:
21. LINE OUT: When using an external effects processor, connect this jack to the input of the effect by
means of a shielded signal cable. This jack also doubles as a source for a post-EQ, preamp signal to send
your signal to a mixing board, recorder, powered monitor or external amplifier.
22. LINE IN: When using an external effects processor, connect this jack to the output of the effect by
means of a shielded signal cable. This jack also doubles as a direct connection to the power amp, bypass-
ing the input and preamp stages. This is useful for "slaving" a pair of amplifiers together.
23,24. SPEAKERS: Use these jacks to connect the amplifier to your speaker cabinet(s) using speaker
cables with mono 1/4" plugs. These jacks are wired in parallel. Make sure that the combined impedance
of your speakers is equal to or greater than 2 ohms! Use the chart below to help determine parallel loads.
If in doubt, ask your dealer.
# CABS TOTAL IMP
# CABS TOTAL IMP
25. SOLO/RHYTHM/CLEAN FOOTSWITCH: Use this jack to connect the 1/4" stereo plug on the
footswitch cable to the three-button footswitch (supplied). This allows you to remotely switch between the
Clean and Distortion channels and between the Solo and Rhythm channels.
26. REVERB FOOTSWITCH: Use this jack to connect the 1/4" mono plug on the footswitch cable to the
three-button footswitch (supplied). This allows you to remotely turn the reverb on and off.
27. FUSE: The fuse protects the ampifier from damages caused by a faulty AC power source and/or other prob-
lems. If the fuse fails, replace it ONLY with the same size and type. If fuses continue to fail, check the AC source
if the source is okay, contact your Crate dealer for service information.
28. AC LINE 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.