V4 The Kraken Overdrive Preamp Pedal
by Victory Amplification
Currently out of Stock
The Victory Amplification V4 The Kraken is a two channel pedal with lots of gain available for rock, progressive and metal tones. The V4 range are the first preamp pedals of their kind, using four valves to produce overdrive, when on, it replaces the preamp in your amplifier giving you an entirely new set of tones in addition to your existing amp sound.
Just like its namesake amp, channel one is a slightly looser more 'vintage' British inspired gain sound, whereas channel two is a more modern US sound, tighter in the bass with a more cutting midrange character and, of course, more drive, both channels have their own gain and volume controls. The three band EQ provides powerful bass, middle and treble controls, having a significant effect on the gain character and drive levels, just like in any valve guitar amp. The bright switch is a global tone control that optimises the V4 Pedal Preamp for what you're plugging into, amp effects loops, inputs, recording devices etc. all differ greatly so choose the setting that sounds best to your ears.
The Pedal can be used the same as any normal pedal (guitar in to pedal in to the amp's input), but the V4 range truly shines when plugged in to your amp's effects loop, when set up you have all of your amps tones as normal when the pedal is off, but switch it on and it bypasses the preamp of your amp and the pedal becomes the preamp, giving you The Kraken amp tones to your existing amp, effectively adding a channel and huge tonal versatility (reverb and delay pedals can still be used in the loop as normal). You can control the on/off and channel selection with either a separate two-button latching footswitch or via a modern programmable switching unit, which means you can have the V4 pedal on top of your amp, not taking up space on your pedalboard.
The valves were made to NATO spec and are Mullard NOS, due to the extremely high-quality construction Victory is giving a two year warranty on the valves over their normal 90 days (in addition to the five year warranty on the construction of the rest of the pedal).
|Two channel, all valve preamp pedal adds The Kraken amp tones to you existing amplifier|
|Channel 1 is a 'vintage' British gain sound and channel 2 is a higher gain modern US sound|
|Independent gain and master volume controls for each channel|
|Powerful 3 band EQ with global bright switch to optimise for your effects loop, recording device etc|
|Works as a standalone pedal but excels used in the effects loop (replacing the existing amps preamp)|
|A separate footswitch or switching unit can be used to control the on/off and channel selection|
|Tour proof durable folded steel chassis and kick bar to protect the knobs|
|Power supply included|
|NATO spec, Mullard NOS valves|
|Made in the UK|
|5 Year warranty (pedal construction)|
|2 Year warranty (valves only)|
|Width||225 mm (8.9")|
|Length||140 mm (5.5")|
|Height (included feet & knobs)||79 mm (3.1")|
|Power Draw||800mA (12V)|
|Valves/Tubes||1 x EC900, 3 x CV4014|
|Manufacturer Part Number||Pedal Kraken|