Crate Music - Answered Questions & Fixed Issues

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Request from Crate

Crate Music | Answered on Nov 01, 2020 | 17 views

bad output transistors.

Crate Music | Answered on Aug 21, 2019 | 153 views

Reverb spring end broke. you can bend a new loop with pliers. There is a post sticking up in side the metal case that hooks around the end(s)

Crate FlexWave... | Answered on Aug 21, 2019 | 130 views

Clean the volume and tone pots with de-oxit cleaner

Crate Music | Answered on May 02, 2019 | 159 views

Try with a on/off footswitch Wrong cable, or bad PCB connection switch on main tone board.

Crate Music | Answered on May 02, 2019 | 171 views

SLM sold the company years ago to Loud audio. Its only supported online now.

Crate Music | Answered on May 02, 2019 | 143 views

Power supply capacitors failed. This is a common problem with 1990's crates, also the power on "POP".

Crate Music | Answered on May 02, 2019 | 179 views

Its a TRS to TRS cable (stereo connectors)

Crate Cfs3 | Answered on May 02, 2019 | 456 views

Use the GX-65, its the same preamp shopwn just with 2 power amp sections

Crate Music | Answered on May 02, 2019 | 307 views

There is a short somewhere, check your wiring and solder points.

Crate Music | Answered on May 01, 2019 | 163 views

If sure that power is reaching and getting into unit, then confirm that a signal is also reaching unit. If both are positive, then your gear is FUBAR if signal is going into correct input.

Crate Music | Answered on Mar 03, 2019 | 665 views

1. Sounds like it's the input jack., but it could be the volume knob. Have you tried turning Gain1 and Gain 2 or the Clean Channel volume? Try them first when you're plugged in to the jack on the left , then when you're plugged in the back. If none of these work, it's most likely the preamp. 2. Even if the preamp is shot, there's a quick fix - get a guitar preamp or an effects pedal - they have volume and tone controls. 3. Finally - many pros just plug into the aux jack(on the rear panel) and control the volume and tone through their instruments. Hope one of these works. Good Luck.

Crate Music | Answered on Dec 26, 2018 | 167 views

Contact the Crate Service Department at 1-800-738-7563 or 314-569-0141 (8:30am-5:00pm central time, Monday-Friday) to order any parts and/or schematics.

Crate Music | Answered on Aug 05, 2018 | 139 views

Web page with schematics and requests:

User guide at link below from 1998 has mailing address in St. Louis.

Crate VC 6112 Owner Manual

Crate Music | Answered on Feb 21, 2018 | 286 views

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Crate Music | Answered on Feb 08, 2018 | 51 views

listed on ebay for $9.95 plus $4.99 shipping.

Crate Music | Answered on Feb 05, 2018 | 66 views

Looks like Q24 changes the gain at IC4-A from low with no input jack to normal gain with a jack inserted. Since this appears to be a guitar amp that expects a floating input plug any connection at the input to say, a mixer etc may cause a re-grounding via that equipment's circuits, thus negating the auto mute...... eggs & suck :-) If using a moving coil meter it could upset things.... an interesting fault! Sorry I can't be more help - Good luck!

Crate Music | Answered on Apr 10, 2017 | 124 views

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