VASE Trendsetter 60 Deluxe Guitar Amplifier

Twin Channel 60 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Head



The VASE Trendsetter 60 Deluxe guitar amplifier represents all that Tony Troughton and the original VASE team stood for from the 1960's - 1980's. These amplifiers strive to capture as closely as possible the way these iconic Australian amplifiers would have been manufactured were Tony still alive today. However, unlike other "reissue" amplifiers, we have also incorporated modern cabinet design, highly reliable components and enhanced the chassis's structural integrity to produce a world-class amplifier for the modern era.

Combining rich warm low and mid tones, sparkling clean highs and a thick, powerful overdrive, the Trendsetter 60 transcends any musical genre or playing style delivering pure, classic guitar tones.

The Trendsetter 60 Deluxe 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 Trendsetter 60 Deluxe continues the deep tradition of quality craftsmanship, acute attention to detail and an absolute passion for high quality musical instrument amplifiers.

Whether you are a player with nostalgic memories of how these amplifiers sounded decades ago, or are new to this Australian phenomenon and simply have a deep seated appreciation for beautiful tone, the Trendsetter 60 Deluxe is for you!


Bright Channel

Inputs High and Low Gain Inputs
Controls Volume, Treble (with pull Boost), Middle, Bass

Normal Channel

Inputs High and Low Gain Inputs
Controls Volume, Treble (with pull Boost), Bass


Controls Vibrato Speed and Depth
Output Power 60 Watts Class A/B
Impedance Switch Selects for 4, 8 or 16 Ohm loads
Mains Power Switch Heavy Duty Switch on rear panel
Red Neon Indicator on front panel
Standby Switch Heavy Duty Rotary Type on front panel
Connectors Inputs and Vibrato Footswitch - 6.5mm Phone Jack
Loudspeaker Outputs - 2x Neutrik Combicon
Mains Input - IEC Fused
H.T. Supply Separately fused
Knobs Aluminium
Valves 2x EL34, 4x 12AX7
Rectifier Type Solid State Diodes
Construction 1.6mm aluminium chassis. Black powder coat finish.
18mm ply cabinet fitted with handles & rubber feet.
Vinyl Colour Options Black Stump, Full Cream, True Blue, Great White
Trim Cloth Colour Options Black, Silver, Vintage, Heritage
Power Requirements 230 Volts AC - 2 Amps
Overall Dimensions 575mm(W) x 2655mm(D) x 235mm(H)
including handles and feet.
Weight 16 Kg

Finish Options:

Select Vinyl Colour
Select Grille Cloth


(Click to Enlarge)

Reviews :

(Click to Download the Review)

Guitarist Magazine Review
June / July 2011 Edition

On-line Review at