Fender MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Musical Instrument User Manual

Amp Can™
A PRODUCT OF:
FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORP.
CORONA, CA USA
Reference and
Owner’s Manual
P/N 050540 REV B
AMP CAN SPECIFICATIONS
DESIGNATION TYPE
PR 327
PART NUMBER
022-1270-000
022-1200-000
022-1230-000
022-1240-000
022-1260-000
POWER OUTPUT
14.5 W into 4 Ω @ 5%THD
with fresh battery
INPUT IMPEDANCE
> 1 MΩ both channels
INPUT SENSITIVITY
GUITAR
500 µV@ 1 kHz - gain switch in
20 mV @ 1 kHz - gain switch out
INPUT SENSITIVITY
MICROPHONE
5.7 mV, 1 kHz
Wishing you years of enjoyment and a heartfelt thank you,
SPEAKER
4 Ω, 30 W Special Design 6” speaker
w/16 oz. magnet and paper coil former
(P/N 050543)
Bill Schultz
Chairman
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
DIMENSIONS
Height: 8.75 in
Width: 7.75 in
Depth: 6.75 in
Fender Musical Instruments
7975 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258 U.S.A.
Since 1946, Fender realized the importance of your amplifier. You see, your amplifier
is more than just a combination of dials, wires and speakers. Your amplifier is a
musical instrument. And like any fine musical instrument, it should be treated with
special care and attention to detail.
At Fender, we know what building guitar amplifiers is all about. For over half a century,
we have been designing and producing some of the world's best amplifiers helping
shape the face of music. In fact, many of the world's most classic and best sounding
amplifiers have proudly worn the Fender name.
Whether you're after that classic Fender tone, a clean crisp sound for your Bass or
Keyboard or the raw driving power of modern distortion, your decision to purchase a
Fender amplifier is one you will appreciate with each passing note for years to come.
WEIGHT
13 lbs
(100
(120
(240
(230
(230
V)
V)
V) Aust
V) UK
V) Euro
22.3 cm
19.7 cm
17.2 cm
5.9 kg
Amp Can™ is a trademark of FMIC.
Fender®, Tone-Master® and Twin Reverb® are
registered trademarks of FMIC.
Product specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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BATTERY CARE, Cont.
TROUBLESHOOTING
IMPORTANT: DO NOT
DISPOSE OF THE
BATTERY IN THE
GARBAGE. For proper
disposal of the lead-acid
battery, it should be
taken to a lead-acid
battery recycle and disposal center,
such as an automobile service center,
to avoid environmental contamination.
If your Amp Can is set
up but does not
function, check the
following items:
• Is your Amp Can’s battery properly
charged?
• Are your Amp Can’s control knobs
turned above their minimum
positions?
• Is the volume control on your guitar
turned up?
• Is your microphone on?
• Is the instrument properly plugged
into the amplifier?
As a final note, playing your Amp Can
with the charge adapter attached and
plugged in will not damage the unit,
however, a slight hum will occur.
Additionally, playing your Amp Can
with the charge adapter attached will
significantly increase playing time,
however, the battery will only charge
with the power OFF.
Eliminate any effects pedals and try
using another cord.
COVERING CARE
If after checking all of the above the
amplifier is still not performing
correctly, contact your nearest
authorized Fender Service Center.
Your Amp Can is
covered in genuine Tolex
for long life and lasting
good looks. To clean
the Tolex covering, use a
damp sponge with a
light soapy water solution. Avoid
spilling liquids on the operating
surfaces, grill, volume and tone
controls, switches and speaker.
ALWAYS make sure your Amp Can is
OFF before cleaning or approaching it
with fluids.
While designed for portability, your
Amp Can should be treated with
care and kept clean and free of
moisture. Sand, dirt, salt-water
spray or similar debris can severely
damage and corrode the internal
circuit board, wiring and battery
connections. To ensure safety and
years of enjoyment, store and care
for the Amp Can as you would any
other musical instrument or guitar
amplifier.
THE FENDER AMP CAN™
Constructed from 1/2 inch
(1.27 cm) PVC and HighImpact ABS Plastic for
Long-Lasting Durability
Your new Fender Amp Can is
designed by the same Tone-Team that
has created many other classic
Fender amps: like the Tone-Master®,
Twin Reverb® and the versatile Hot
Rod Series. Built with care and
attention to detail, the Amp Can is a
great amp by any measure.
12V,
4.5
Amp
Hour
Rechargeable Sealed Lead
Acid Battery provides 4 to
6 Hours of Power
Designed for street musicians or
anyone who needs a portable high
quality amplifier, the Amp Can features
convenient panel mounted controls
and input jacks.
Its 12-volt
rechargeable battery provides the
Amp Can with power for 4 to 6 hours
per charge cycle.
Input Channels for Guitar,
Instruments and Mic with
Individual Volume and Tone
Controls Allowing the Input
Channels to be Mixed
Separately
Aside from its portability, your Amp
Can is like any other guitar amplifier.
To ensure maximum safety and life
from your Amp Can and its battery,
please read through thoroughly and
heed all safety warnings relating to
your Amp Can.
Rugged Steel Carrying
Handle and Stand Allows the
Speaker to be Angled for
Optimum Sound Coverage
Heavy Duty 6” 4Ω Paper
Coil Former Speaker with
16 oz. Magnet for a Smooth
Full-Range Sound
Take the time to get to know each
other... Tune-up, Plug-in and ...Play On!
WARNING:
-TO PREVENT DAMAGE, FIRE OR
SHOCK
HAZARD,
DO
NOT
EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
-USE OF A CHARGER OTHER
THAN THE ONE SUPPLIED WITH
THIS UNIT MAY RESULT IN RISK
OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR
INJURY.
-NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE, REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ONLY.
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AMP CAN BATTERY CARE AND MAINTENANCE
AMP CAN CONTROL PANEL
B
C
D
E
A
F
K
G
I
H
A. GUITAR INPUT - Plug your guitar
in here. This is a 1/4 inch, high
impedance input for electric guitars.
B. GUITAR VOL
loudness of the
channel.
J
F. POWER - This switch is used to
turn the unit ON and OFF. When your
Amp Can is OFF, no power is drawn
from the battery. If the adapter is
connected, the charging circuitry is
enabled .
- Adjusts the
GUITAR input
G. MIC INPUT - This is a 1/4 inch,
high impedance input for a
microphone or acoustic-electric guitar.
C. GAIN - This “push-push” switch
selects between low and high gain for
the guitar input channel. For high
gain, the switch should be pushed in.
H. MIC VOL - Adjusts the loudness of
the MIC input channel.
D. GUITAR TONE - Adjusts the tone
and brightness of the guitar input
channel. 10 is the brightest setting
becoming progressively less bright as
the dial is rotated towards 1.
I. MIC TONE - Adjusts the tone and
brightness of the mic input channel.
10 is the brightest setting becoming
progressively less bright as the dial is
rotated towards 1.
E. POWER LED - Illuminates green
when your Amp Can is on. If the LED
glows red momentarily while playing,
this is an indication that it is almost
time to recharge the battery. Once the
power LED stays red, the battery
should be recharged.
J. CHARGER - The external “wallmount” adapter connects here to
charge the battery.
K. CHARGE LED - Illuminates green
when your Amp Can’s battery is
charging.
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Your Amp Can is
powered by a 12 volt,
4.5 amp-hour, sealed
lead-acid battery. It is
very powerful and has
much more in common
with a car battery than it
does a flashlight battery. With proper
care and maintenance and under
normal operating conditions, the
battery could last 3 to 5 years and
provide your Amp Can with power for
4 to 6 hours per charge cycle.
It is important to remember that the
longer your Amp Can is played after
the LED turns red, the longer it will
take to recharge the battery. If your
Amp Can is played until it stops
operating, it may take 72 hours or
more to completely recharge.
Moreover, allowing the battery to
deeply discharge will significantly
lessen the battery’s life span.
To recharge the battery,
simply connect the
“wall-mount” adapter to
the charger input on
your Amp Can (item K
page 4), then plug it into
a wall outlet. Be sure
your Amp Can is in its upright position
before recharging. Do not leave the
charger plugged in for more than 72
hours. In the short term, leaving the
charger plugged in for more than 72
hours will not damage your Amp Can
or its battery, however, repeated “over
charging” of the battery will in time
decrease its efficiency and storage
capacity.
Like a car battery, non-use and
improper storage of your Amp Can will
significantly lessen the battery’s ability
to hold a charge. Thus, your Amp
Can should be stored indoors at room
temperature and played as often as
you would like. (Frequent use of your
Amp Can is actually good for the
battery!) It is best to recharge your
Amp Can after each use. If your amp
is stored for an extended period of
time, the battery should be recharged
every 6 months otherwise permanent
loss of capacity may occur.
Upon removing your Amp Can from
its packaging, the Amp Can’s
battery should be allowed to charge
overnight (approximately 16 hours)
to ensure maximum battery life.
CAUTION: DO NOT CHARGE OR
STORE
THE
BATTERY
IN
TEMPERATURES ABOVE 122O F
(50O C) OR DAMAGE MAY RESULT.
Like any battery, extreme heat will
significantly lessen your Amp Can’s
battery life. It is best to recharge and
store your Amp Can indoors and at
room temperature.
When your Amp Can is turned on, the
power LED glows green indicating the
battery is charged. As the amp is
played and its battery power utilized,
the power LED will in time begin to
momentarily flash red indicating the
battery will soon lose its charge.
Once the power LED stays red, the
battery should be recharged
immediately. Recharging the battery
takes approximately 12 to 16 hours.
If after normal use and maintenance
the playing time drops below 2 hours
or if the battery takes more than 24
hours to recharge, it may be time to
replace the battery. Contact your
nearest authorized Fender dealer for a
replacement battery (P/N 050548).
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