Product Profile: Tech 21 dUg Ultra Bass 1000


dUg Pinnick. Unmistakable in every way –that voice, the songwriting, his style, and, of course, the dUg tone. Since the formation of King’s X in the ‘80s, dUg has been one of the most influential players to garner attention for the then hardly used, 12-string bass. dUg also devised his own method of using guitar and bass amps together to merge high-end distortion with low-end bass. The combination resulted in a sound as subtle as a freight train, yet ironically musical
and sensitive. Just like dUg.
It is high time, and shamefully long overdue, to commemorate dUg Pinnick with his own Signature bass amp head. We are honored he chose Tech 21 to collaborate in the creation of the dUg Ultra Bass 1000.
The dUg Pinnick Signature Ultra Bass 1000 is a 2-channel, all-analog bass amp head. It was designed in collaboration with dUg to create a single amp capable of achieving the unique sound he developed by running a guitar amp and a bass amp together, plus using a handful of effects, to merge high-end distortion with low-end bass.
There is an unconventional structure to the channels. Rather than switching from one channel to the other, the intent is to use both channels mixed or Channel 2 by itself. Channel 1 handles the role of a distorted guitar amp and Channel 2 provides a clean pre-amp and compressor for a more conventional bass amp sound. Mixed together, you get dUg.
In addition to changing channels, the included Footswitch controls the MIX function, which simultaneously engages both channels. There is also a MUTE switch for silently tuning your instrument.
All of the controls and functionality of the dUg Ultra Bass 1000 reflect dUg’s personal, perhaps conceptually unusual, specifications. And that’s what makes it a dUg Pinnick Signature amp. Being long-time fans ourselves, it’s been an incredible experience working with dUg. We are over the moon to make this amp for him and extremely proud to now bring it to you.

2 channels
1000 Watts at 4 Ohms
SansAmp XLR Output delivers the true tone of the amp to the PA desk or studio board without compromising detail, warmth or responsiveness
Switchable XLR from -20dB to 0dB
10dB gain boost
Effects Loop
Triple-function footswitch; utilizes any standard 1/4” instrument or speaker cable
Independent buffered Tuner Output to provide a constant unaffected signal
Neutrik Speakon® outputs
Included Rackmount Kit
Measures 2 rackspaces: 17”w x 3.5”h x 10”d
Weight: 12 lbs.

Optional Speaker Cabinet
• 8 Ohms / 500 watts handling
• Cast-frame, custom designed speakers
• Rear vented
• Neutrik Speakon® and 1/4” connectors
• Measures 24”w x 24”h x 16”d
• Weight: 70lbs

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