Question about Crate FlexWave FW15 Guitar Amp Combo, 15 Watt Single 8 Speaker

Open Question

I need a foot switch for a crate GX-30M amp - Crate FlexWave FW15 Guitar Amp Combo, 15 Watt Single 8 Speaker

Posted by Anonymous on


1 Related Answer


  • 12 Answers

SOURCE: How to fix the input plug on a Crate GX-15 guitar amp.

Michael, I'm thinking from your post that this is a standard 1/4" "Phono Plug" - a super common connection for audio gear of all sorts. The crackling sound is from the connection between the plug and the jack (being broken) and the amplifier amplifying the moments it connects and disconnects. If there were more power running through it like a high voltage, you'd could actually see with your eyes what is happening, but in this case, low power, we use our ears.
SO- Those input jacks are readily available at parts stores. You'll see that you can unscrew an input jack from the socket or hole it's in and replace it, connecting it all together again with a soldering iron.
If the plug itself is cracked (its plastic, right) and the wires are not connected internally, same deal. You can get that part all over and do the same thing. Connects the two wires the same way to the new one as they are in the old one.
Get used to this problem.....these input phono plugs and input jacks get damaged easily and often. There are better connections like XLR and others that won't break as often and actually lock onto the case, but with what you have, care, caution and an occasional fix are part of life.

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at

Posted on Jan 02, 2015


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Where is the fuse located on a Crate GX-15?

make sure it's unpluged! then take out the chassis, and look for it on the circuit board. I don't think that one has one.

Oct 09, 2016 | Crate Music

1 Answer

Crate three button foot swich how do you connect it to the amp

The Fender Hot Rod Deluxe shows a 2-button footswitch as standard but I'm confused. This link shows it as connected to the amp via a mono cable ... FENDER Hot Rod Deluxe DeVille Footswitch which is impossible using two switches. Normally it's a stereo (tip, ring, sleeve) with tip to sleeve being one connection, and ring to sleeve the other. Good luck with this one.

Apr 22, 2014 | Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Guitar Combo...

1 Answer

Crate gt212 foot switch

What is your question about the footswitch?

Mar 30, 2014 | Crate Music

1 Answer

Gx 15

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!

Mar 27, 2014 | Crate Music

1 Answer


Witth an oscilloscope analyze the ripple voltage across C67, C70, C14, and C12. Pay close attention to the last two of these which are on +/- 15 volt lines.

The "chirp" when shutting down is LIKELY normal and would probably be from teh DSP effects unit as it goes down. The voltages go out of the operating range and the device essentially goes nuts for a second or so.

Sep 16, 2010 | Crate FlexWave FW15 Guitar Amp Combo, 15...

1 Answer

I have a crate fxt 120. I 'll be playing in the #2 overdrive channel and it will automatically fail and go to a clean sound. Although it is not entirely clean. It sounds like 2 sounds combined. A loud...

A possible problem MIGHT be marginal switch contacts on the external foot controller cable. If you are not using the foot pedal, these contacts must maintain contact to keep the same channel selected.

Sep 15, 2010 | Crate Music

1 Answer

Distortion stoped working on my amp

Hi there. Sounds like the distortion foot switch is stuck. Try a shot of WD-40 where the button goes into the switch and then click it on and off a bunch of times.

May 28, 2009 | Music

1 Answer

Amps broken need to fix it

Their may be a schematic on the inside of the amp.I don't remember if Crate puts one or not. And I have had several Crate amps. never needed repair except for tube replacement. If there is not one in side , go here and find what you need . Good luck DFD please rate me TK U

Apr 18, 2009 | Crate Music

Not finding what you are looking for?
Crate FlexWave FW15 Guitar Amp Combo, 15 Watt Single 8 Speaker Logo

Related Topics:

199 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Crate Music Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18564 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2947 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

71004 Answers

Are you a Crate Music Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides