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Crate Music | Answered on Jul 02, 2016

They look to be 1/4" stereo male to male jacks (known also as TRS). I don't know where you are but they are easily available.

You need a pair of them at the length you need.

e.g. SHORT 1m 6 35mm Stereo TRS Jack Plug to Guitar 1 4 Jack Male Musical...

Crate Music | Answered on Jul 02, 2016

The easiest way would be to contact Crate customer service, or Guitar Center, or Musician's Friend, or Ebay.Here are the links-

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Crate Music | Answered on Jul 02, 2016

Check your guitar with another amp, or a different guitar with this one with no effects pedals, etc, to narrow it down to just the amp. At that point, try reversing the polarity. If none of the above helps, you may indeed have a bad ground somewhere and you'll need a tech to follow it to the source.

Crate Music | Answered on Apr 13, 2016

Amps have fuses inside. Check them if they are blown. After replacing, if it keeps blowing, then you have a short that needs to be fixed. Good luck!

Crate Music | Answered on Feb 20, 2016

Most likely a loose connection. Try to tighten the knobs and the cord port to the crate. You need to do this from the inside. These tend to loosen with use and anything that is connected with them will also loosen, like the electrical connections. Good luck!

Crate Music | Answered on Feb 20, 2016

Hi, you hadnt mentioned how long you've had the amp, or how new it is, so I'm going to assume it's new to you. The Crate VTX200 has 3 channels, each with its own volume level. Let's check the simple things first:
1. Check to make sure you're adjusting the same volume knob volume knob to the same channel. The active channel will be lit with a green light.
2. Check the cables from the "Speaker Out" jacks on the amp (if you are using them). Are they plugged in all the way, or are they damaged?
3. Are you playing through a preset that you may have accidentally made "low", and may not be aware of or are stuck in it?
If none of these answers helps, there might be a problem with the input buffer in the circuit or possibly within the damping circuit of the speakers. I'd advise having the amp serviced to confirm an internal electrical problem also. If you don't have a manual for the amp, one can be found here:

Crate Music | Answered on Jan 30, 2016

Without hearing it in action, it's hard to pinpoint a problem. It could be as simple as a dirty jack, or it could be components overheating, or something else entirly. I'd take it to the repair shop.

Crate Music | Answered on Mar 30, 2015

If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/

Crate Music | Answered on Mar 20, 2015

Your best bet would be ebay.

Crate Music | Answered on Mar 16, 2015

If u can bend the 2 prongs back towards plug end it. Will work on prong rides on tip of it the second rides in between the to nylon rings on it if that doesn't work any radio shack carry it for about 1-2 dollars

Crate Music | Answered on Jan 02, 2015

Hello Jamie.
Your right, it is not rocket science, this is way bigger and funnier!
Now, that you took apart the chasis fron the cabinet, you may try testing if the channel switching occurs when you hit the Printed Circuit board with some tool like the handle of a screwdriver. you can try with light hits and different places of the PCB while watching what happens in the front panel light. also you can try bending the PCB with your hand to see what happens, if the switching occurs, maybe you have a cracked solder on the pedal jack or in any component related to the switching circuit, in this case, you will have to pull out the pcb, and re-solder those points that can be cracked. Using a magnifiying glass is very helpful in looking for those cracked solders.
Good luck and best wishes.

Crate Music | Answered on Dec 10, 2014

need model number, manufaturer, just like a car..

Crate Music | Answered on Sep 20, 2014

is this a loud tech speaker or SLM speaker?

Crate Music | Answered on Sep 20, 2014

because something in it is shorted..shop time.

Crate Music | Answered on Sep 20, 2014

did it blow a fuse or is it just dead?

Crate Music | Answered on Sep 20, 2014

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