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Grouse Guitars, your favourite vintage guitar dealer
1960s Vase "Dynabass" valve/tube head your premier vintage guitar, bass and amp dealer. Click the 'back' plectrum to go back to the previous page, or click the "Grouse Guitars" nameplate above to go directly to the Grouse Guitars homepage.

OK, so you can tell I'm smitten by early Australian amps. But it's not just baseless romance.

These are great amplifiers. The Vase Dynabass head is a 40-50 watter pushing out some of the best EL-34 tones you will ever hear. Great on bass, where its warmth and detail provide an experience a bassist will never forget!

But, like the fabled Fender® Bassman®, guitarists are the unlikely benefactors of the 'stripped-down' design, with just bass, treble, volume and power (off-standby-on) controls on the front. But, unlike the Bassman, the Vase comes with Bass and Guitar inputs, each displaying different frequency responses.

Vase amps were made in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia), and the build quality and solidity of this amp have to be seen to be believed. Huge transformers, civil-engineering style chassis strength, and not an ounce of chipboard to be seen in the wooden cabinetry.

Truly an amp for life; point-to-point hand wired, and grouse quality. And grouse tone. And grouse looks. And a grouse investment!

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