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OWNERSMANUALFOR MINI-BRUTESERIES

A NOTETO YOU THE OWNEB


Congratulationson your selection of a POLYTONE amplifier. The equipment is designed
*iif, vo, in mind. Like you, we are musicians and our equipment is for making music,
not marketing statistics. Of course we appreciate and enjoy the fact that, along with
our quality oi workmanshipand engineering, we are realizing our share of the market.
At poLyToNE, the engineersare professional musicians so they know what an amp is
supposedto do and what is needed to keep it operating at the high levels demandedof
today,s equipment. Each amplifier meets the highest possible standardsfor quality and
perfJrmanc.. Before we ship any of our products, they must pass a series of intensive
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and rigid quality control tests some of the toughest in the industry. We're happy to
say that your amplifier was made by skilled and dedicated craftsrnen who take pride in
tneir wori. This is your assurancethat your POLYTONE equipment will be ready when
you "r". POLYTONE delivers the sound you want. After all, we're musicians like you.

!NJROpLrcnoN_ equipment; keep


ffrese are Vour instructionsfor operating and performingwith POLYTONE
them with you and most importantly, go through them now. These instructions take you
through the various steps oi setting up and showing you how to use the various controls-
att"r-"tt, you,ve got to feel good about the equipment you are working with in order to
play your best which is exactly the purpose of this manual: to introduce you to
poLyToNE, your amp and its features. lf you have any questions, problems or just want
to say hello, feel free to write at any time. Thanks for being with us.

PPrOPERUSE OF POLYTONEEQUIPIIIENT
r. ptace volume controls at o before turning on amP'
2- Always plug cord into instrument before plugging into amp'
your arnp
3. Since these amPs are solid state, we do not have a heat factor,
operates extremelY cool.
4. During intermission, b" sure that the volume control is turned off either at the
ampliiier or your instrument to avoid the risk of surprise feedback squeal.
5. pOLyTONEsieakers are capable of handling extreme power. They are specially
designed, utilizing a high-temperature expoxy.. However, when using the
power
ampl-ifierfor long periods of time at any overdriven, distorted level, the
into the speakers iumps to 160-170 watts. use good sense.
6. Minimum exterior ipeaker impedance is 4 ohms. lf improper impedance is used
the amptifier will operate extremely hot, which could cause damage. Much better
results can be achieved by using our SIDEKICKcabinet.for extra power.
7. Oo no sei beverages on top of the amplifier. Sugared drinks as well as others
can cause severe damage if spilled into the amplifier'
g. tt is necessary that the propei value fuse be used. lf improper value is used, the
guarantee wili be voided. lf an amp blows fuses, the unit sfrould be taken to a
re=fef-!g-Pa39 3.
tualified service center for repairs. For fYsg=value.
9. PTEASENOTE: MALICIOIJSDAMAGE OR M'SUSE ffi THE EQIJIPMENTWIrr
AUTOMATICAILYNIJIIIFY THE WARRANry.

POLYTONEMUSICALINSTRUMENTSINC.
91605 . (818)760'2300 o FAX:(818)760'2302
6865 VinelandAve.,North Hollywood,C-alifomia
For Models: Meaa&rute. MeaaBrain. Mini-Brute ll & lV page 2

MASTER FX LOOP
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PNEAMP 2 1 0 B 15 12E3
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O I JT I T U I REVERB
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VOLUME GAIN CONTOUR PR.GRAMM
1 - FLAT + - FLAT + - FLAT +
POWER 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 o l 4 5 o soosr 6 l 5 o
ON 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 7 . - . ' 3 7
3 3 3 3 4 3 3 5 s z $ aTt HtcaN
INPUTS
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ON BASS TREBLE VOLuME*cur REVERB
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1. PILOTLIGHT:Indicates when the electric supply is being fed to the amp.


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2. POWERSWITCH: A three position srritch - ON - OFF ON. The reason for
two ON positions is to give you the option to reverse polarity to elaminate
6OHzhum and to avoid electrical strock when touching your instrurnent.
3. BASS POTENTIOMETER: flat setting at 12 o'clock. Tum dial clockwise to
add up to 2odb of bass; counterclockwise to roll off up to 2odb of bass'
4- MIDR^NGEpotentiometer: flat setting at 12 o'clock. Turn dial clockwise to
boost or left to cut.
5. TREBIE POTENnOMETER:flat setting ar 12 c'clock. Turn dial clockwise
to add uP to 2Qdb of Treble; counterclockwise to cut up to 2odb of Treble
6. CHANNEL1 VOLUMEPOTENTIOMETER: AIIOWS CONTTOIOf VOIUMC.
7. TONAL COLORSWITCH- BOOSr OR A)T H,GHS: center Position is normal-
By flipping up to BOOST, you've got an extra lodb of highs; or flip to cuT
of the Bass,
liowni and "ut back lodb. This srritch works independently
Midrange and Treble controls-
8. INPUTS:Hi Gain is used for most instruments; Lo Gain for instruments with
exceptionatly hot outputs such as organs' synthesizers and other keyboards'-
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9. REVERBPOTENTIOMETER:controls amount of reverb HAMMOND3 spring
which can also be remotely controlled.by a dual foots:witch (optional). This
feature is not included in the SONIC BASS.
to. MASTERVOLLlrE PoTENT|OMETER:determines the amount of output signal-
For quiet operation, set the MASTERVOLUMEal 12 o'clock. Tum up channel
volume. For full power of output signal, run MASTERVOLI'jMEwide open
and turn channel volumes down-
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FOR Models:MegaBrute.MegaBrain.Mini-Brutes ll and.lV CH ll SOXIC
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lfAD C|flCUIT is controlled Uy - potentiometers GAIN and CONTOUR- and a
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3-way switch PROGRAM. For SONIC BASS skip to #14

11. GAIN potentiometer with srwitch: Switch on activates CH ll and affects


volume. CH MLUME is deactivated.
12A. CONTOUR: adding coNToN.rRwill boost and cut various frequencies as
you rotate the dial.
12F.. moanlu - WARM,EDGEand DRIVE. These are specially voiced circuits
to obtain various sounds. The SONICCIRCUITis a separate entaty and has
nothangto do with CH I VOLUME. (CH I tone controls are still active).
Experimentfor endless variety of timbres.
13. REMOTESttrtTcHtNGJACK for CH I - CH ll & Reverb: to remotely control
channel switching and reverb with our optional dual foots-witch. To switch
from CH I to CH ll, the GAIN snitch/potentiometer must be clicked ON'
11. PREAMPOUT JACK: solely a preamp signal for use with any high page 3
quality amplifier or mixer or direct to recording console'
15. fX lOOp OUTBOARD:for use with external effects devices- The OUTPUT
feeds signal to the Effect. Volume is preset at the factory. To hookup:
connect cord from INPUT(TO INST) on device to OUTruT on preamp and
a cord from ouTPur (To AMP) of the device to INPUTon preamp' Plug
instrument into preamp. You are now able to balance the amount of effect
with the straight instrument sound.

For Model; MlNl SONIC BASS

FX LOOP
(4)
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4
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OUTBOARD
3 7
PREAMP 2
our 1 5 I8
1 |NPUT
o 10 OUTPUT
GAIN '

1 -FLAT+ -FLAT+ -FLAT+ MASTER


POWER 1 0 1 1 o 1 1 0 1 4 5 6 e o o s ra 4 5 6
2 2 2 2 2 - 2 3 r _ 7 v 3 , , ^ , 7
ON
; 3 . . 4 . ; 5 3 ',, b ', tq
( 2' orr 4 4 4 4 4 4 ,8 7 '[t:{t' nB
5 5 5 5 5 5 0 1 0 o r o
MID TREBLE VOLUME CUT VOLUME
; BASS
CHlr
CH ll SONIC BASS ClRCt tT - three pots control the Sonic Bass circuit and work
in conjunction with each other: GAIN - CONTOTR - BASS DRIVE
16. GAIN Potentiorneter:to activate this circuit, s:witch on GAIN pot (this auto-
matically deactivates CH l). This control by itself only affects volume.
17. CONTOUR: when adding CONTO(R, you will boost different upper frequen-
cies as you rotate the dial.
18. BASS DRIVE:tuming up the BASS DRI\rE adds low-end frequencies to the
sound you will hear as you tum up this control. Remember, these three
controls work as partners, not individually. Once you have the setting you
like, .you can tum up the GAIN to control volume. This SONIC CIRC[JITis
a separate entity and has nothing to do with CH l. You will hear that this
SONIC BASS CIRCUITis even warrner than the regular CH I POLYTONE
sound if that is possible!. Don't forget: the MASTERVOLthrE must be
turned up for the preamp to be active.
19. ON - OFF Switch for HORN

IOWER BEAR PANE- - All Models


1. EXTENSIONSPEAKERJACK: output iack for use with our POLYTONEmonitor
cabinets perfectly matched for our amplifiers.
2. HEADPHONE JACK: cuts out main speaker.
3. AC CORD BRACKETS: for wrap-around storage of power cord.
1- POWERCORD: for your safety, we usie a three-wire line with a ground. lt
is not a good idea to rernoye the ground pin under any circumstances. lf
it is necessary to operate the amp with the old 2 prong plugs, a suitable
adapter sfrould be used. Operating amp with the proper grounding
receptacle reduces hazard of sftock.
5. RJSE: located in the cap of the fuseholder, this sftould be replaced with
one of proper value strould it fail. In order to keep the guarantee in effect,
you must replace this fuse with the correct rating, otherwise the warranty
will be voided. Should your amplifier repeatedly blow fuses, take it to
your nearest qualified service center for repair. FLrSERATING: 2A (25oV)
sLow BLow.