MIC/AUXILIARY CHANNEL (Ch. 2)
This feature allows the user to connect their instrument tuner to the California Blonde without having to unplug and go back and forth
from amp to tuner to amp. The Tuner Out circuit is isolated from the rest of the circuitry and no other controls other than your
instrument affect the signal. Being on a side chain (isolated) also avoids loading down of the instrument which can cause a loss in
To use the Tuner Out, plug in a shielded patch cord from this jack to the INPUT of your tuning device. Turn the amp on and you're
ready to go. If you don't want to monitor your sound while tuning, turn down either the
switch on the back panel to the "Off" position.
BALANCED MIC INPUT
This input is a true balanced XLR input, not a single-ended input as on some amplifiers. This input is DISCONNECTED when the Stereo Input
is being used. Input impedance is 10k ohms, and the wiring is American standard:
Pin 1= ground, Pin 2= +, Pin 3= – (minus)
The Balanced Mic input does not supply phantom power. Phantom power can be obtained by the use of an outboard phantom power
supply box, available at most large musical instrument retailers.
AUXILIARY INPUT (AUX IN)
This input can be used with a second instrument, unbalanced microphone, or any source not needing a super high input impedance.
Input impedance is approximately 800k ohms. This input will not function when the Stereo Input is being used.
GAIN, PULL PHASE, BASS, MID RANGE, TREBLE & EFFECTS BLEND
Since these features are all identical to the ones found in the Instrument channel, please refer to that section for proper operation
control adjusts the signal level going to the power amplifier, stereo headphones jack, extension speaker and
the internal speaker system. It does NOT affect the Balanced XLR Line out. For optimum signal-to-noise ratio, it should be used in
conjunction with the Gain control.
control blends in the reverb with the main signal. The reverb circuitry is on a side chain as well, so the
natural sound of your instrument is always maintained. Rotating this control clockwise will add more reverb to the overall sound.
Reverb is introduced after the Instrument and Mic/Aux channels have been summed together and will affect both channels (unless
you utilize the
REAR PANEL FEATURES
STEREO HEADPHONES JACK
By inserting a set of stereo headphones into this jack you will be able to monitor your sound or practice without disturbing your
neighbors. The volume level is adjusted by the
counter-clockwise), then slowly bring the volume up to your desired level. If you hear some distortion in your headphones that is not
present with the speakers on, turn down the volume—you are probably overdriving your headphones and could ruin them. To practice
silently, set the
however, optimum impedance is 75 ohms. Do NOT use mono headphones as they will short out a channel.
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jack, which is explained later in the "Rear Panel Features" section).
switch on the back panel to the "Off" position. Any impedance stereo headphones will work,
. We suggest you begin with the
or position the