The Strawberry Blonde, a smaller version of its big sister the California Blonde, is a single channel, 80 watt combo that produces a
warm, dynamic tone full of crisp acoustic flavor.
Equipped with both a custom designed 10-inch SWR speaker and a piezo tweeter, the Strawberry Blonde compliments all types of
acoustic instruments including violin, cello, acoustic bass, mandolin and guitar.
• Gain Control
• Aural Enhancer
• Bass Control
• Midrange Control
• Treble Control
• Spring Reverb
• Discrete Solid-State front end
• Master Volume Control
• Side Chain Effects Loops
• Balanced XLR Line Output
• Headphone Jack
• Extension Speaker Jack
• Top Strap Handle
• Bottom Slot Port
• Blonde Tolex Covering
• Chrome Protective Corners
• Vibration-Free Speaker Grill
Speaker Compliment: (1) Custom SWR 10" speaker, (1) Le-Son TLX-1 Piezo Tweeter
Power Output: 80 Watts RMS @ 4 Ohms, 50 Watts RMS @ 8 Ohms
Enclosure Impedance: 8 Ohms
Dimensions: 18.5"H x 16"W x 13.75"D
FRONT PANEL FEATURES
The instrument input accepts a 1/4" mono phone plug. The input "senses" either a magnetic or piezo pickup, therefore separate
inputs or a selector switch is not needed (as on other acoustic amplifiers). If you hear any distortion when using this input, make sure
to check the battery in your instrument.
Proper use of this feature will ensure maximum signal to noise ratio (quiet operation) and prevent unwanted clipping (distortion) in
the preamp section. The following procedure should be followed.
1. Turn the Master Volume to the "MIN" position. Plug your instrument into the input jack. The volume control on your instrument
should be set at maximum (because we all know sooner or later it will get there during the night!). Start with the Strawberry Blonde's
tone controls set to the "0" (flat) position and the Aural Enhancer in the 12 o'clock position.
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