VASE Dynabass 1k Classic Bass Amplifier

Modern Design 1000 Watt Class D Head with 5 Band Tonal Contouring



The VASE Dynabass 1K Classic has been designed to provide an amplifier which uses state of the art electronic technology while retaining the traditional physical appearance of the instrument amplifiers of yesteryear.

Utilizing the combination of a low noise JFET Preamplifier, 5 Band Tonal Contouring and an ultra efficient 1000 Watt Class D Power Amplifier, the Dynabass 1k Classic offers the discerning bass musician a wide range of tonal textures to enhance any style of playing technique.

The unique design of the preamplifier section coupled to the high-power amplifier delivers an extremely fast transient response which many players prefer over the more conventional tube designed amplifiers.

The Dynabass 1k Classic offers great flexibility by providing a dedicated Tuner Output, Input Mute Switch, Direct Signal Output (with Pre/Post EQ selection) and an Effects Send and Return. Combine this capability with the legendary robust VASE build quality and the result is an instrument amplifier equally at home on tour or in the studio.


Instrument Input Suitable for active and passive basses
Gain Control Adjusts input gain for active and passive basses
Tone Controls Five active Band Pass Filters providing Boost / Cut at
Ultra Lo, Low, Mid, High & Super High Frequencies
Volume Control Master output control
Output Power 1100 Watts into 4 Ohms
  525 Watts into 8 Ohms
Overdrive Character The power amplifier features a Soft Limit circuit that shapes the preamplifier signal eliminating saturation/clip in high level situations
LED Status Indicators Input Overload, Mute Active, Soft Limit & Mains Power
Effects Send / Return Between Preamplifier and Power Amplifier
Tuner Output Provided on Rear Panel (Unaffected by Mute Switch)
DI Output Active Balanced Output with Earth Lift Switch
Switchable Pre/Post Equalisation
Connectors Input, Tuner Output, Effect Send & Return - 6.5mm Jack
DI Output - Balanced XLR
Loudspeaker Output - 2x Neutrik Combicon ® in parallel
Mains Input - IEC Fused
Knobs Black anodised aluminium knobs with white marker.
2x set screws per knob
Mains Power Switch Heavy Duty Rocker Type
Cooling Convection cooling via internal black anodised aluminium heat sink and rear vent eliminating the need for fan cooling.
Protection Integrated internal protection features for thermal, over current and over load conditions
Preamplifier Type Solid State JFET
Power Amplifier Type High Efficiency Enhanced Class D
Power Supply Type High Efficiency Switched Mode
Construction One piece 1.2mm steel chassis. Black powder coat finish.
18mm Finnish Birch ply cabinet fitted with heavy duty handles & rubber feet.
Standard Finish Black textured AcoustiCoate elastomer finish.
Black trim cloth.
Optional Vinyl Colours Black Stump, Full Cream, True Blue, Great White
Optional Trim Cloth Colours Black, Silver, Vintage, Heritage
Power Requirements 230 Volts 50 Hz, 6.3 Amps
Overall Dimensions 445mm(W) x 300mm(D) x 245 mm(H)
including handles and feet.
Weight 10.5 Kgs


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