Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha DG-1000 Guitar Pre-amplifier.
From its initial conception, the DG-1000 has been entirely developed by Yamaha.
The DG-1000 delivers powerful tube amp sounds and offers stability that can not
be found in other tube amplifiers. The DG-1000 reproduces 8 preset amp types
that can then be custom tailored by the user. A total of 128 sound settings can be
stored in internal memory, that can be freely recalled using the panel buttons or a
MIDI foot controller.
Easy to use controls and a high level of quality will help supply you with a wide
variety of tonal colors. To get the best results and longest life out of your DG-
1000, we recommend that you carefully read this manual. Also, keep this manual
in a safe place for future reference.
20 bit + 5 bit Floating
1M (Input Jack)
1k (Output Jack)
GAIN, MASTER, TREBLE, HIGH MID,
LOW MID, BASS, PRESENCE, AMP
SELECT (LEAD1, LEAD2, DRIVE1,
DRIVE2, CRUNCH1, CRUNCH2,
AMP SELECT display LED x 8,
MODE display LED x 3,
7 Segment LED x 2 Place
TRIM level display LED (green)
TRIM clip display LED (red)
UL • CSA : AC 120 V
SEMKO • BS : AC 230 V
Size (W x H x D)
480 x 89 x 275 mm ( 18.9" x 3.5" x 10.8")
6.0 kg (13 lbs. 4 oz)
* Specifications and design may change without notice.
A backup battery (lithium battery) is used to keep internal data
(settings) from being lost, even when the power cord is unplugged.
Internal data will be lost when battery power is depleted, so it is
recommended that data be stored to an external data recorder
such as the Yamaha MIDI Data Filer MDF2 (
records of settings in memo form. The average battery life span is
about 3 years. When replacement becomes necessary contact
the music store where the unit was purchased, or a qualified ser-
vice representative, to perform the replacement.
• Do not attempt to replace the backup battery by yourself.
• Keep the backup battery out of reach of children.
• Data may be lost if the unit is improperly handled or if repairs
About the Backup Battery
" appears in the display when the battery becomes depleted.
Internal data may be lost.
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