VASE Tonesetter 18 Guitar Amplifier

Single Channel 18 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Head



The VASE Tonesetter 18 Guitar Amplifier offers a wide range of clean and overdriven guitar tones in a compact and convenient 18 Watt head and cabinet style amplifier.

High and Low Gain Inputs accept a wide range of passive and active instruments. The preamplifier Gain and Master Volume controls provide all the classic guitar tones at any output level. Ultra-clean glassy shimmers to powerful rock oriented overdriven lead and chord textures are enhanced and shaped with the simple yet wide ranging Tone control.

The Tonesetter 18 can be used with 4, 8 or 16 Ohm loudspeaker cabinets to convey the volume, clarity and punch that this amplifier can produce. The choice of loudspeaker cabinet allows the discerning musician to enhance and perfect their instrumental tone.
VASE offers a range of cabinets using classic Celestion 12" Guitar Loudspeakers.

The Tonesetter 18 is available in the four original VASE vinyl colours and four colours of grille cloth, providing sixteen custom colour combinations.

Hand-wired and constructed in Brisbane, Australia the Tonesetter 18 continues the deep tradition of quality craftsmanship, acute attention to detail and an absolute passion for high quality musical instrument amplifiers.

The Tonesetter 18 Guitar Amplifier is ideal for personal practice, studio recording and high impact on-stage performance.


Inputs High and Low Gain Inputs
Controls Preamp Gain, Tone Contour and Master Volume
Output Power 18 Watts Cathode Biased
Loudspeaker Outputs Separate Outputs for 4, 8 and 16 Ohm Cabinets
Impedance Switch Selects for 4, 8, or 16 Ohm Loudspeaker Cabinet
Mains Power Switch Heavy Duty Toggle Type + Red Neon Indicator
Standy Switch Heavy Duty Toggle Type
Connectors Inputs and Loudspeaker Output - 6.5mm Phone Jack
Mains Input - IEC Fused
H.T. Supply Separately Fused
Knobs Black Pointer Style
Valves 2x EL84, 2x 12AX7
Rectifier Type Solid State Diodes
Construction 1.6mm steel chassis. Black powder coat finish.
18mm ply cabinet fitted with matching handles & rubber feet.
Vinyl Colour Options Black Stump, Full Cream, True Blue, Great White
Grille Cloth Colour Options Black, Silver, Vintage, Heritage
Power Requirements 230 Volts AC - 1 Amp
120 Volts AC - 2 Amps
100 Volts AC - 2 Amps
Overall Dimensions 460mm(W) x 315mm(D) x 220mm(H)
including handles and feet.
435mm(W) x 315mm(D) x 205mm(H)
excluding handles and feet.
Weight 14 Kg

Finish Options:

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Select Vinyl Colour
Select Grille Cloth


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