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. It is a finely tuned
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.
Wishing you years of enjoyment and a heartfelt thank you,
Bill Schultz
Bill Schultz
Chairman
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
YOUR AUTOMATIC AMPLIFIER
Congratulations on your purchase of a Fender
Automatic series amplifier. Your new Fender amp is
designed by the same Tone-Team that has created
many other classic Fender amps: like the ToneMaster®, Princeton® Chorus and the versatile Hot
Rod Series. Built with care and special attention to
detail, your Automatic offers much more than meets
the eye.
Tape/CD Inputs - Play back
accompaniment or learning
tapes through your amp
Footswitch Jack - On-Off
Switching of the Chorus and
Lead/Overdrive Channel
Automatic Series Amplifiers include among their
many features: 25 Watts of power; Classic Fender
Reverb and 5 preset tone / gain buttons for
everything from Fender clean to ultimate overdrive.
Both the Automatic GT, voiced for rock and metal
and the Automatic SE, voiced for blues and country,
feature convenient front panel mounted controls and
input jacks. The footswitch circuitry allows for remote
selection of both the 5th preset (a lead or solo sound)
and Chorus. Moreover, the Tape/CD input jacks and
the 1/4 inch headphone jack make your Automatic
the perfect amp for practice or small “single” gigs.
Headphone Jack - For Private
Listening
Sensitivity Switch Automatically
adjusts
your amp’s sensitivity for
Single Coil or Humbucking Pickups
Designed for the guitarist who wants a no nonsense
approach to tone shaping and gain restructuring,
your Automatic is a high quality Fender amplifier at an
affordable price. To ensure maximum performance
from your Automatic, please read through this
manual thoroughly. Also, please heed all safety
warnings relating to your new Automatic.
5 Preset Sounds - Created by the
Fender
ToneTeam, from Clean
to Overdrive
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.
-NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE, REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ONLY.
-THIS UNIT MUST BE EARTH GROUNDED.
3
AUTOMATIC FRONT CONTROL PANEL
A. INPUT - Plug your guitar in here.
Note: To create even more tonal possibilities, you can
combine the various presets by simply pressing two
or more preset buttons (items C through F)
simultaneously.
B.
- Sensitivity/ gain switch for the input signal.
When this button is in, it provides a 7dB cut useful for
reducing distortion in the clean settings when using
guitars with active electronics or humbucking
pickups. The normal ‘out’ position is set for single coil
pickups.
G. FTSW - This LED illuminates when the
LEAD/OVERDRIVE preset is activated, either by
pressing the corresponding preset button (item H), or
by using the CHANNEL SELECT function on the
optional two-button footswitch (see item Q).
C.
- This button activates the classic FENDERCLEAN preset on your Automatic GT/SE amplifier.
Automatic SE - This
H.
Automatic GT
switch activates the LEAD/OVERDRIVE preset, which
is useful for playing full-on leads and heavy power
chords with lots of sustain. It has significantly more
drive and sustain than any of the other presets. When
this button is in, the previously selected clean or
rhythm preset is disabled. This lead/overdrive sound
can also be activated by the optional footswitch (see
item Q).
D.
- This button activates the STUDIO-CLEAN
preset. When pressed, it adds a mild boost in the
upper mid to high frequency range and provides
slightly more overall gain than the Fender-Clean
preset.
Automatic SE - This
E.
Automatic GT
button activates the RHYTHM/CRUNCH preset. It
rearranges the gain/tone structure to produce a
semi-distorted tone useful for playing rhythm or
bluesy leads. This preset has slightly more overall
loudness than the clean presets.
I. VOLUME - Adjusts the overall loudness of the
amplifier.
J. TREBLE - Adjusts the amount of boost or cut in
the high frequency range for all presets.
Automatic SE - This
F.
Automatic GT
button activates the RHYTHM/DRIVE preset. It
further modifies the structure to provide more gain,
loudness and a different tonal response than the
rhythm/crunch preset.
K. BASS - Adjusts the amount of boost or cut in the
low frequency range for all presets.
4
Q. FOOTSWITCH - Plug-in connection for the
optional remote footswitch (P/N 029972) to select
the lead/overdrive preset, and to switch the chorus
on and off. For proper footswitch operation, both the
LEAD/OVERDRIVE switch (item H) and the CHORUS
switch (item O) must be in the ‘out’ position. NOTE:
Any good quality patch cord will work with the remote
footswitch, however an unshielded speaker type cord
is preferable to a coax guitar cord.
L. REVERB - Adjusts the amount of reverberation for
all presets.
M. CHORUS INDICATOR - This LED illuminates
when the chorus circuit is active. The LED brightness
varies indicating the chorus sweep rate.
N. CHORUS - This control automatically adjusts both
the depth and sweep rate of the chorus circuitry. A
lower setting produces a slow, full-range sweep
whereas a higher setting produces a fast and less
wide sweep.
R. HEADPHONES - This jack provides an output to
standard mono or stereo headphones for private
listening. It can also be used as an unbalanced line
output. Use of this jack automatically disables the
speaker. CAUTION: Prolonged listening at high
levels may be hazardous to your hearing!
O. CHORUS SWITCH - Activates the chorus
circuitry for all presets. Chorus can also be activated
by the optional footswitch (see item Q).
S. POWER INDICATOR - This LED illuminates when
your Automatic is receiving power.
P. TAPE/CD INPUTS - Plug-in connection for any
line level stereo or mono signal to be mixed together
with the instrument signal. These inputs have fixed
gain and are unaffected by any of the front panel
controls. They can be used to connect a tape or CD
player, or other signal source (rhythm machine,
synth…) to be used as accompaniment for practice
or performance. The output level control of the
external signal source is used to control its volume
while the front panel VOLUME control is used for the
instrument to obtain a balance.
T. POWER SWITCH - Turns the AC power ON and
OFF. When the switch is OFF, the amplifier is
completely shut down.
LINE CORD - This amplifier is equipped with a
grounding type supply cord to reduce the possibility of
shock hazard. Be sure to connect it to a grounded AC
receptacle. The line cord should be connected to a
suitable power source in accordance with voltage and
frequency as shown in the power rating on the rear
panel. DO NOT ALTER THE THREE PRONG PLUG.
5
TROUBLESHOOTING
COVERING CARE
If the amp is set up but does not
function, check the following items:
•
•
•
•
•
The exclusive covering on your
Fender Automatic cabinet has been
especially designed for years of
lasting beauty. A very light soapy
solution on a sponge may be used to
remove dirt and residue that may
accumulate in the fabric. Be careful not to let any
liquid come in contact with operating surfaces.
REMEMBER TO UNPLUG THE POWER CORD
BEFORE CLEANING AND WAIT UNTIL THE UNIT
IS COMPLETELY DRY BEFORE PLUGGING IT IN.
Is the power cord properly plugged into an
electrical outlet?
Is there power at the outlet?
Are all the control knobs turned above 0?
Is the volume control on the instrument turned up?
Is the instrument properly plugged into the
amplifier?
(Eliminate any effects pedals and try using another cord.)
If after checking all of the above your amplifier is still
not performing correctly, consult your authorized
Fender Service Center.
6
SPECIFICATIONS
TYPE:
PR 329
PART NUMBER:
MODEL GT
22-6300 (120V)
22-6330 (240V) Aust
22-6340 (230V) UK
22-6360 (230V) Eur
22-6370 (100V)
POWER REQUIREMENTS:
100V
120V
230V
240V
POWER OUTPUT:
25W into 8Ω at 5% THD
INPUT IMPEDANCE :
Instrument: >500 kΩ
Tape/CD: 12 kΩ
NOMINAL INPUT LEVEL:
Instrument: 100 mV
INPUT SENSITIVITY:
Tape/CD: 120 mV for clipping
SPEAKER:
One Fender Special Design 12” speaker
(P/N 025923)
FOOTSWITCH:
(Optional)
2 Button Footswitch,
Controls Gain Select and Chorus
(P/N 029972)
DIMENSIONS:
Height: 17.5 in
Width: 17 in
Depth: 9.5 in
WEIGHT:
AC,
AC,
AC,
AC,
MODEL SE
22-6400 (120V)
22-6430 (240V) Aust
22-6440 (230V) UK
22-6460 (230V) Eur
22-6470 (100V)
50/60 Hz 90W
60 Hz, 90W
50 Hz, 90W
50 Hz, 90W
28 lbs
44 cm
43 cm
24 cm
12.7 kg
Fender®, Tone-Master® and Princeton® Chorus are registered
trademarks of FMIC.
Product specifications are subject to change without notice.
7
BLOCK DIAGRAM
Automatic Amps
Speaker
Reverb
Pan
Reverb
Drive
Tone
Controls
Input
Volume
S.C.
Input
Gain
H.B.
Reverb
Reverb
Recovery
Headphone
Switch & Pad
Chorus Switch
Chorus
Circuit
Power Amp
Treble Bass
Headphones
Gain & Voicing
Modifiers
Preset
#5
Active
1
2 3 4 5
Preset Sound Switches
Chorus
Rate & Depth
Rate
L
CD/Tape
Inputs
R
Dual Function Footswitch
A PRODUCT OF:
FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORP.
CORONA, CA 91720 USA