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WITH
DIGITAL SIGNAL
PROCESSING
Congratulations!
You are now the proud owner of the portable and powerful Crate BFX100 Bass
Amplifier with Digital Signal Processing. The BFX100 offers a wide selection of digi-
tal effects designed especially for the bass guitar, each of which are easily accessed
with a simple turn of a control knob. (No programmer's degree required!) The BFX100
boasts an improved cabinet design with a front port, an extended range bass driver,
an extremely clean power amp and very flexible tone circuitry. The balanced line out
jack has a level control for the best signal match to a recording console or live PA sys-
tem, and is selectable for either pre or post EQ. The built-in limiter ensures pure,
clean power even at its full 100 watts output. An effects loop, a headphones jack, and
an extension speaker jack add to the overall versatility of this incredible bass amp.
Your BFX100 is Musician Made in the U.S.A., using only the best components.
Extensive testing at the hands (and ears) of skilled technicians and musicians
ensures you that this amplifier is the absolute best it can be.
In order to get the most out of your new bass amp, we urge you to read this man-
ual before you begin playing.
And thank you for choosing
BFX100
BASS AMPLIFIER
OWNER'S MANUAL

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  • Page 1 PROCESSING Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of the portable and powerful Crate BFX100 Bass Amplifier with Digital Signal Processing. The BFX100 offers a wide selection of digi- tal effects designed especially for the bass guitar, each of which are easily accessed with a simple turn of a control knob.
  • Page 2: The Front Panel

    (no boost or cut). 8. MASTER LEVEL: This is the overall out- put level control for the amplifier. 9. LIMIT: The BFX100 uses an internal limit- ing circuit to assist in keeping the power amplifier’s output “clean” at extreme volume levels.
  • Page 3 BFX100 Bass Amplifier 10. DSP MODE: Select the type of digital effect(s) applied to the signal with this con- trol. The effects are described as follows: DELAY: Slapback delay effect ECHO: Long delay effect with regeneration CHORUS: Chorus effect FLANGE: Light flange effect FUNK-WAH: Touch-sensitive wah-wah (“T-Wah”)
  • Page 4: The Rear Panel

    BFX100 Bass Amplifier The Rear Panel: 18. FUSE: This protects the unit from dam- age due to overload conditions or power line surges. If the fuse blows, replace it only with the same size and type. 19. AC LINE CORD: Plug this cord into a properly wired, grounded, 120 volt, 60 cycle outlet.
  • Page 5: System Block Diagram

    BFX100 Bass Amplifier Suggested Starting Tone Settings: ROCK: CONTOUR JAZZ: CONTOUR COUNTRY: CONTOUR FUNK: CONTOUR System Block Diagram: INPUT CONTOUR GAIN SHAPE -15dB PAD PEAK POST BAL. LINE OUT LEVEL EQUALIZATION EQUALIZATION EQUALIZATION EQUALIZATION 8-BAND GRAPHIC LEVEL BAL. MODE LINE...
  • Page 6: Graphic Equalizer

    EXPLICACION DE SIMBOLOS GRAFICOS: EXPLICATION DES SYMBÔLES GRAPHIQUES: The BFX100 is covered with a durable black Tolex material: wipe it clean with a lint-free cloth. Never spray cleaning agents onto the cabinet. Avoid abrasive cleansers which would damage the finish.