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User's Guide
for the
BV-60H / BV-120H
All Tube
Guitar Amplifiers
by
Musician-Made in the U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 User’s Guide for the BV-60H / BV-120H All Tube Guitar Amplifiers Musician-Made in the U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    And all with a name you know you can trust: CRATE. Your BV-60H/120H was designed by musicians, and built using only the best components. Extensive testing at the hands and ears of skilled technicians and musicians insures you that this amplifier is the absolute best it can be.
  • Page 3: Introduction

    Dual speaker jacks and an impedance selector switch allow the use of multiple cabinets totalling 8 or 16 ohms. The BV-60H packs a solid 50 watts of out- put power; the 120H a whopping 100 watts.
  • Page 4: The Front Panel

    BV-60H / BV-120H All Tube Guitar Amplifiers REVERB CHANNEL 2 CHANNEL 1 CHANNEL CHANNEL EFFECTS LOOP EFFECTS LOOP SELECT SELECT PAD (12dB) AD (12dB) EFFECTS LOOP EFFECTS LOOP PRESENCE LEVEL LEVEL VOLUME HIGH GAIN HIGH VOLUME INPUT POWER STANDBY The Front Panel:...
  • Page 5: The Rear Panel

    1/4” (tip/ring/sleeve) here from a two-button you MUST properly match the impedance of patching into a mixing board, recording console footswitch (such as the Crate CFP-2) for remote your amplifier to that of your speaker cabinet(s). or external amplifier. The signal is tapped direct-...
  • Page 6: Important Information About Tubes And Tube Products

    BV-60H / BV-120H All Tube Guitar Amplifiers Important Information About Tubes And Tube Products: A Brief History Of The Tube: In 1883, Edison discovered that electrons would flow from a suspended filament when enclosed in an evacuated lamp. Years later, in 1905, Fleming expanded on Edison's discovery and created the "Fleming Valve".
  • Page 7: The Nature Of Tubes: Why (And When) To Replace Them

    BV-60H / BV-120H All Tube Guitar Amplifiers Important Information About Tubes And Tube Products (Continued): The Nature Of Tubes: Why (And When) To Replace Them: Tubes are made up of a number of fragile mechanical components that are vacuum-sealed in a glass envelope or bubble. The tube's longevi- ty is based on a number of factors which include how hard and often the amplifier is played, vibration from the speakers, road travel, repeated set up and tear down, etc.
  • Page 8: Survival Tips For Tube Amplifiers

    BV-60H / BV-120H All Tube Guitar Amplifiers Important Information About Tubes And Tube Products (Continued): Survival Tips For Tube Amplifiers: To prolong tube life, observe these tips and recommendations: • Match the impedance of your speaker cabinet(s) to your amplifier. Improper impedance matching will contribute to early tube degradation and may cause premature tube failure.
  • Page 9: Some Suggested Settings

    BV-60H / BV-120H All Tube Guitar Amplifiers Some Suggested Settings: CRUNCHY EDGE: SPARKLING CLEAN: REVERB CHANNEL 2 CHANNEL 1 CHANNEL CHANNEL EFFECTS LOOP EFFECTS LOOP SELECT SELECT PAD (12dB) AD (12dB) EFFECTS LOOP EFFECTS LOOP PRESENCE LEVEL LEVEL VOLUME HIGH...
  • Page 10: System Block Diagram

    BV-60H / BV-120H All Tube Guitar Amplifiers System Block Diagram: CH.1 TUBE STAGE INPUT CHANNEL HIGH VOLUME SWITCHING TUBE STAGE CH.2 TUBE TUBE TUBE TUBE GAIN STAGE STAGE STAGE STAGE MID HIGH VOLUME SWITCHING MAIN SPKR SEND RETURN POWER IMPEDANCE...
  • Page 11 BV-60H / BV-120H All Tube Guitar Amplifiers...
  • Page 12: Technical Specifications

    12”H x 30.25”W x 10”D, 50lbs. Crate continually develops new products, as well as improves existing ones. For this reason, the specifications and information in this manual are subject to change without notice. The BV-60H and 120H are covered with high-quality, durable Tolex ®...

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