Fender Ultimate Chorus Owner's manual

Fender Ultimate Chorus Owner's manual
THE SOUND THAT CREATES LEGENDS
Chorus
,
Owner s Manual
P/N 049106
INTRODUCTION
Your new Fender® Ultimate Chorus amplifier is a fine musical instrument that will deliver great tone and pleasure for
years to come. It combines many of the great musical features that have made Fender® amplifiers the only serious
choice of guitarists for over 45 years, with a few new tricks
of its own.
The most striking tonal feature of the Ultimate Chorus amp
is its fat, full-range chorus. Unlike many other chorus
designs that can make an amp sound thin or “washsy”, our
classic analog circuit actually adds depth and dimension to
any style of playing— whether you’re playing rhythm or
solo. Also, besides the basic Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass and
Reverb controls in the Normal channel, the Ultimate Chorus
features completely independent Reverb and Tone controls
in the Drive channel.
The DRIVE channel also features exclusive Fender® Pre- &
De-Emphasis Distortion circuitry based on unique Pre and
Post clipper voicing filters. These filters were designed to
simulate the preamp tone settings and speaker output of an
overdriven tube amplifier. You get the searing smooth
highs backed by deep punch that stack amps are known
for. The MID BOOST switch provides a second pre-emphasis voice and the PRESENCE control provides continuous
variation of the high frequency content in the de-emphasis
voicing. The extended range, three band equalization circuitry is after the distortion and can be used to further modify the overall sound of the amp. In addition, a true, stereo
chorus circuit utilizing two 65-watt power amplifiers gives
this amp that lush, stereo chorus sound. The Fender® ULTIMATE CHORUS is one of the most “Expressive” amplifiers
ever made.
In addition to convenient features like All Front Panel
Mounted Controls and Jacks, the ULTIMATE CHORUS features a detachable footswitch for selecting the Drive
Channel and for activating the stereo chorus circuitry.
These switching functions are sent over a standard 1/4
inch phone plug for ease of connection or extension of the
footswitch to remote pedal boards. The versatility of the
ULTIMATE CHORUS is greatly expanded by the individual
mono and true, stereo effects loops. These patch points
allow for a wide variety of external effects connection
schemes and amplifier slaving configurations. They also
provide for direct connection to recording and sound reinforcement mixers.
Last, but definitely not least, the Fender® ULTIMATE CHORUS packs a new stereo power amp section based on a
radically underdamped design that interacts with the
speakers in much the same way as a tube amplifier does,
producing sparkle and punch with an increase in apparent
loudness and power that defies comparison to other similarly rated units. These amps are LOUD, and the Fender
Special Design 12 inch speakers can reliably put it out, day
after day.
This manual is designed to familiarize you with your new
amplifier and to acquaint you with its many fine features.
Read it carefully so that you will benefit from all the features as soon as you start using the amplifier.
The built-in quality of a Fender® amplifier is the result of
over four decades of dedication in the combined skills of
research and development by our engineers and musicians.
That is why we proudly say...FENDER®, The Sound That
Creates Legends.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE AMPLIFIER TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
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INPUTS
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INPUTS
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VOLUME
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MID
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NORMAL CHANNEL
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BASS
0
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BASS
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NORMAL CHANNEL
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TREBLE
0
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TREBLE
1
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VOLUME
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REVERB
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REVERB
1
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1
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2
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GAIN
0
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GAIN
0
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- 0+
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1
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PRESENCE
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PRESENCE
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TREBLE
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TREBLE
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1
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DRIVE CHANNEL
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DRIVE CHANNEL
7
VOLUME
1
2
3
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VOLUME
1
2
3
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MID
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MID
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BASS
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BASS
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REVERB
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REVERB
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0
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DEPTH
SELECT
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CHORUS
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DEPTH
SELECT
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CHORUS
6
10
6
RATE
0
4
5
RATE
0
4
FOOT
SWITCH
FOOT
SWITCH
RETURN
SEND
RETURN
MONO FX
SEND
MONO FX
RETURN
SEND
L
R
RETURN
STEREO FX
SEND
L
R
STEREO FX
POWER
POWER
2
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INPUTS
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INPUTS
1
10
10
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VOLUME
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VOLUME
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NORMAL CHANNEL
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TREBLE
0
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8
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NORMAL CHANNEL
10
6
TREBLE
0
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5
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5
10
6
BASS
0
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BASS
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REVERB
1
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REVERB
1
2
3
1
2
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1
2
3
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10
6
5
10
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GAIN
0
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GAIN
0
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PRESENCE
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PRESENCE
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TREBLE
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TREBLE
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DRIVE CHANNEL
9
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DRIVE CHANNEL
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VOLUME
1
2
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4
VOLUME
1
2
3
0
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0
4
MID
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REVERB
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REVERB
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DEPTH
SELECT
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DEPTH
0
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CHORUS
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RATE
0
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SELECT
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CHORUS
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RATE
0
4
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9
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FOOT
SWITCH
FOOT
SWITCH
RETURN
SEND
RETURN
MONO FX
SEND
MONO FX
RETURN
SEND
L
R
RETURN
STEREO FX
SEND
L
R
STEREO FX
POWER
POWER
ULTIMATE CHORUS EFFECTS LOOP CONNECTION DIAGRAMS
1. For mono effects devices
EXTERNAL
EFFECTS
SLEEVE
TIP
INPUT
OUTPUT
SHIELDED CABLE
SHIELDED CABLE
MONO FX
STEREO FX
L
R
SEND
RETURN
SEND
RETURN
2. For stereo in/stereo out effects devices
TIP
SLEEVE
LEFT
EXTERNAL
EFFECTS
INPUTS
LEFT
OUTPUTS
RIGHT
RIGHT
SHIELDED CABLE
SHIELDED CABLE
SHIELDED CABLE
SHIELDED CABLE
RING
TIP
MONO FX
STEREO FX
L
R
SEND
RETURN
SEND
RETURN
3. For mono in/stereo out effects devices
EXTERNAL
EFFECTS
TIP
LEFT
OUTPUTS
INPUT
SLEEVE
RIGHT
SHIELDED CABLE
SHIELDED CABLE
Ring and tip are
connected together
Note:
SHIELDED CABLE
RING
Connecting a mono
input effects device
as shown will cancel
the stereo image of
the internal Chorus.
RING
TIP
TIP
MONO FX
STEREO FX
L
R
SEND
RETURN
SEND
RETURN
4. For mono in/stereo out effects devices
(Alternate connection)
EXTERNAL
EFFECTS
TIP
LEFT
OUTPUTS
SLEEVE
INPUT
RIGHT
SHIELDED CABLE
SHIELDED CABLE
SHIELDED CABLE
Note:
RING
Connecting a mono
input effects device
as shown will bypass
internal Chorus completely
TIP
MONO FX
STEREO FX
L
R
SEND
RETURN
SEND
RETURN
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NORMAL CHANNEL
2
4
5
6
3
4
7
1
A
B
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VOLUME
D
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INPUTS
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1
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2
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MID
BASS
REVERB
GAIN
E
F
G
H
I
3
4
4
5
10
TREBLE
4
2
3
9
DRIVE CHANNEL
- 0+
1
5
5
6
3
4
7
8
2
1
0
K
L
J
8
1
9
0
B.
INPUT 2- Plug-in connection for instruments. This
input exhibits a lower input impedance and sensitivity
than INPUT 1 (Item A) and is useful with active preamp
guitars, and will provide a darker tone with passive
guitars. Both inputs are identical when used simultaneously.
VOLUME- Adjusts the overall loudness of the Drive
Channel.
L.
D.
NORMAL CHANNEL INDICATOR- This LED is illuminated when the Normal Channel is active.
M. DRIVE CHANNEL INDICATOR- This LED is illuminated
when the Drive Channel is active.
E.
TREBLE- Adjusts the amount of boost (accentuation) or
cut (attenuation) in the high frequency range of the
Normal Channel.
N. TREBLE- Adjusts the amount of boost or cut in the high
frequency range of the Drive Channel.
F.
MID- Adjusts the amount of boost or cut in the mid frequency range of the Normal Channel.
O. MID- Adjusts the amount of boost or cut in the mid frequency range of the Drive Channel.
P.
G. BASS- Adjusts the amount of boost or cut in the low
frequency range of the Normal Channel.
H. REVERB- Adjusts the overall amount of reverberated
signal mixed with the original dry signal for the
Normal Channel.
I.
J.
GAIN- Adjusts the amount of preamp amplification in
the Drive Channel. Cleaner sound is achieved at
lower gain settings; high gain settings will produce
more sustain and distortion. This control works in conjunction with the DRIVE VOLUME control (Item L) to set
the overall loudness at the output while the Drive
Channel is active.
MID BOOST- Activates a special pre-emphasis filter
BASS- Adjusts the amount of boost or cut in the low
frequency range of the Drive Channel.
Q. DRIVE SELECT- Activates the Drive Channel. NOTE:
This switch disables the Channel Select Footswitch and
the Normal Channel controls.
R. REVERB- Adjusts the overall amount of reverberated
signal mixed with the original dry signal for the Drive
Channel.
S.
RATE- Adjusts the sweep rate of the chorus generating
circuitry. A lower number corresponds to a slower
rate of sweep.
T.
SELECT- Activates the stereo CHORUS mode for both
the Normal and Drive channels. NOTE: This switch
disables the Chorus Select Footswitch.
8
1
9
0
10
O
K. PRESENCE- Adjusts the amount of boost or cut in the
upper high frequency range of the Drive Channel.
This control occurs post preamp distortion and is useful
in adjusting the distortion characteristic from brash, to
smooth.
VOLUME- Adjusts the overall loudness of the Normal
Channel.
7
N
that accentuates mid range frequencies. This boost
occurs pre distortion in the Drive Channel and will further modify the distortion characteristic.
6
2
MID
M
C.
10
5
3
TREBLE
ULTIMATE CHORUS FRONT PANEL FUNCTIONS
A. INPUT 1- A high impedance, high sensitivity plug-in
connection for instruments.
4
7
10
VOLUME
6
2
9
PRESENCE
5
3
2
RIVE CHANNEL
4
5
6
3
7
8
2
M
1
9
0
CHORUS
4
10
5
6
3
4
7
8
2
1
9
0
5
3
4
7
1
5
6
3
8
2
8
2
9
0
10
4
7
1
9
0
10
6
10
5
6
4
3
7
8
2
1
MONO FX
6
8
1
9
0
10
MID
BASS
N
O
P
Q
REVERB
RATE
R
S
DEPTH
T
U
V
FOOT
SWITCH
SEND
RETURN
SEND
RETURN
POWER
W
X
Y
Z
AA
BB
U.
DEPTH- Adjusts the intensity of the chorus effect. A
lower setting will introduce a subtle yet distinct effect,
whereas a higher setting will create a more dramatic
effect. With both the RATE (Item S) and DEPTH controls
set midway or higher, a variety of vibrato/tremolo
type effects can be achieved.
V.
CHORUS INDICATOR- This LED is illuminated when the
stereo chorus is active. The color of the LED is modulated red and green by the chorus sweep LFO to give
a visual indication of the sweep rate.
W. FOOTSWITCH- Plug-in connection for remote
footswitch to switch between the Normal and Drive
channels and to activate the Stereo Chorus mode. For
proper operation of the footswitch, both DRIVE SELECT
(item Q) and CHORUS SELECT (Item T) switches should
be out. NOTE: Any good quality patch cord will work
with the remote footswitch; however, a speaker grade
cord is preferable to a coax guitar cord when it is
available.
X.
L
R
10
SELECT
TREBLE
STEREO FX
7
2
9
0
5
3
MONO FX SEND- This jack provides an unbalanced
mono output signal from the preamp at a point before
the internal CHORUS circuits. This output can be used
in conjunction with the MONO FX RETURN (Item Y) as
a patch point for mono effects devices. (SEE EFFECTS
LOOP CONNECTION DIAGRAMS.) The MONO FX
SEND can also be used to feed recording and sound
reinforcement mixers a dry signal. (For a signal with
internal CHORUS, use the STEREO FX SEND (Item Z)
jack.) Additionally this output can be used to drive
another ULTIMATE CHORUS as a slave amp. This is
done by connecting a standard guitar cord from the
MONO FX SEND jack of the master amplifier to the
MONO FX RETURN jack of the slave.
Y. MONO FX RETURN- This unbalanced jack inputs signal to the stereo chorus generating circuitry, which
drives the stereo power amp section. It automatically
disconnects the preamp and reverb circuitry when
used. This is useful when using the MONO FX option
or when using the ULTIMATE CHORUS as a slave
amplifier for a mono signal source. The CHORUS is
active in the slave so that a stereo image will be generated if it is used.
Z. STEREO FX SEND- This jack provides an unbalanced
stereo output from the preamp, reverb and chorus circuits of the ULTIMATE CHORUS. This output can be
used in conjunction with the STEREO FX RETURN (Item
AA) as a patch point for stereo effects devices. (SEE
EFFECTS LOOP CONNECTION DIAGRAMS.) The
Stereo Effects Loop jacks are standard 1/4 inch TipRing-Sleeve types, with the left channel signal on the
tip and the right channel signal on the ring. This send
can also be used to feed a stereo signal to two channels of a recording or sound reinforcement mixer.
Additionally this output can be used to drive another
ULTIMATE CHORUS as a slave amp. This is done by
connecting a shielded stereo cord from the STEREO FX
SEND jack of the master amplifier to the STEREO FX
RETURN jack of the slave.
AA. STEREO FX RETURN- This stereo jack inputs signal
directly to the left and right power amps. It automatically disconnects the preamp, reverb and chorus circuitry when used. This is useful when using the ULTIMATE CHORUS as a slave amplifier for a stereo signal
source.
BB. POWER SWITCH- Turns AC power ON and OFF.
When the switch is OFF the amplifier is completely
shut down.
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FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORP.,
BREA, CA 92621
MADE IN U.S.A.
INPUT POWER
120V
60Hz
400 VA
CAUTION:
CHASSIS SURFACE HOT
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT
TO RAIN OE MOISTURE
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
ATTENTION: SUPERFICIE DE CHASSIS CHAUDE
SERIAL NUMBER
ULTIMATE CHORUS REAR PANEL
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 receptacle.
DO NOT ALTER THE AC PLUG.
VINYL CARE: The exclusive Fender® vinyl covering on your
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
grain. Be careful not to let any liquid come in contact with
operating surfaces. DO NOT have the amplifier plugged
into the power outlet when cleaning.
TROUBLESHOOTER‘S CHECKLIST
If the amp is set up but does not function, check the following items:
• Is the amp power cord properly plugged into an electrical outlet?
• Is there power at the outlet?
• Are the speakers properly connected to the amplifier?
• Are all the control knobs turned up above four?
• Is the volume control on the instrument turned up?
• Is your instrument properly plugged into the amplifier?
(Eliminate any effect pedals and try another guitar cord.)
If, after checking all of the above, the system is still not performing correctly, consult
your Fender® Service Dealer.
ULTIMATE CHORUS SPECIFICATIONS
TYPE:
PR 204
PART NUMBER:
100V Version
120V Version
230V Version
240V Version
022-6771-010
022-6701-010
022-6761-010
022-6731-010
INPUT IMPEDANCE:
INPUT 1 only INPUT 2 -
Greater than 1MΩ
131kΩ
NOMINAL LEVEL:
INPUT 1 only INPUT 2 -
100 mV
200mV
POWER OUTPUT:
65W R.M.S. per channel = 130W R.M.S.
THIS EQUIPMENT CONFORMS TO
THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIVES :
EMC 89/336/EEC AND LV 73/23/EEC
RATED LOAD IMPEDANCE: 8 Ohms per channel
MONO EFFECTS LOOP:
Nominal Level:
Send Output Impedance:
Return Input Impedance:
STEREO EFFECTS LOOP:
Nominal Level:
-10dBV
Send Output Impedance:
1kΩ
Return Input Impedance:
14kΩ
(Specifications for each channel - Left on Tip, Right on Ring)
POWER REQUIREMENTS:
100V AC 50/60 Hz, 360W
120V AC 60 Hz, 360W
230V AC 50 Hz, 360W
240V AC 50 Hz, 360W
SPEAKER COMPLEMENT:
Two 8Ω Fender® Special Design 12-inch speakers (P.N. 025923)
PHYSICAL
SPECIFICATIONS:
SOUND:
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight:
18-1/2”
26-1/8”
10-1/4”
47 lbs.
-10dBV
1kΩ
25kΩ
(47cm)
(66cm)
(26cm)
(21.3kg)
“KICKS @$$, in STEREO!”
WARNINGS: NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE, REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ONLY.
THIS EQUIPMENT MUST BE EARTH GROUNDED.
ULTIMATE CHORUS BLOCK DIAGRAM
Normal Channel
Tone Controls
Input 1
Volume
Treble Mid Bass
Filter
Input 2
Clipper
Mid
Boost
Gain
Drive Channel
Reverb
Drive
Tone Controls
Volume
Presence
Treble Mid Bass
Reverb
Recovery
Reverb Pan
Drive Select
Send
Normal
Reverb
Mono
FX
Return
Drive
Reverb
Chorus
Select
Chorus
Off
Send
On
Stereo
FX
Return
Rate Depth
Right Power
Amp
Left Power
Amp
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®
FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORP.,
CORONA, CA 91720
Right
Speaker
Left
Speaker
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