INPUT - Connect your bass guitar here using a standard ¼” unbalanced instrument cable.
VOLUME Control - This is the overall volume control. For best signal-to-noise ratio, keep the output of your bass at or near maximum and adjust the VOLUME to the desired level.
SHAPE Switch - When pressed it activates a special equalization curve that is designed to enhance the sound of your bass instrument. When out, Shape is inactive.
SHAPE Control - When the SHAPE switch is pressed in, this control is active. It applies a 20 dB filter to the specified frequency area so that you can customize the effect of the Shape curve to best complement your particular bass instrument. Moving the Shape control clockwise causes the notch filter to be applied to higher frequencies while moving it counterclockwise causes it to be applied to lower frequencies. At the fully clockwise position, the filter is applied to the 900Hz frequency area; at the fully counterclockwise position, the filter is applied to the 100Hz frequency area.
BASS Control - This control is used to adjust the low frequency response. As it is turned clockwise the frequency area is boosted; as it is turned counterclockwise the frequency area is attenuated.
MIDRANGE Control - This control is used to adjust the mid frequency response. As it is turned clockwise the frequency area is boosted; as it is turned counterclockwise the frequency area is attenuated.
TREBLE Control - This control is used to adjust the high frequency response. As it is turned clockwise the frequency area is boosted; as it is turned counterclockwise the frequency area is attenuated.
Direct output - This standard male XLR connector provides a mic level pre-EQ (and pre-Volume control) balanced low-impedance output from the amplifier. This ouptput is usually used this to connect the Kickback to a Direct Injection (DI) box or to an XLR mic input when interfacing with external sound reinforcement or recording mixing consoles. The signal from this output adds approximately 6 dB of gain to the input level.
Headphones jack - Connect headphones to this standard ¼” jack. When a plug is inserted into the headphone jack, the speaker output is disconnected, allowing you to use your Kickback KB12 as a practice amplifier.
Power Switch - Use this to power the amplifier on or off. When powered on, the switch illuminates red.
AC Inlet - Attach the grounded AC power cord here to connect your amplifier to mains power. This cord comes supplied with the appropriate plug for your geographic area. CAUTION: Do not use an adapter to defeat the third grounding pin on this plug or severe electric shock may result!
Fuse Holder - The fuse holder comes from the factory with the appropriately rated fuse for your model. If you need to change this fuse for any reason, replace it with one that has the same exact rating.
Voltage Selection Switch - This switch is used to select the amplifiers operating voltage. NOTE: Before using your speaker, be sure the voltage selection switch is set to the correct voltage for your country. Be sure to install the properly rated fuse when changing the operating voltage.
Speaker Output Jack - The internal speaker is normally connected to this standard unbalanced 1/4” jack. Note: Because of the high power levels and low frequency content of the signal generated by the Kickback amplifier, we recommend the use of the provided internal speaker only. If you do wish to connect an external speaker, use only appropriately rated 4 ohm speaker cabinets that are specifically designed for bass instruments.