The Diezel Herbert is a 180W six-power-tube guitar amplifier head. It features 3 channels, for 3 distinct different guitar sounds.It's main difference from the VH4 models are in voicing, circuit desig... Click To Read More About This Product
The Diezel Herbert is a 180W six-power-tube guitar amplifier head. It features 3 channels, for 3 distinct different guitar sounds.
It's main difference from the VH4 models are in voicing, circuit design, and general layout. Overall the Herbert has a more familiar, slightly looser feel than the VH4, without losing much of the Diezel signature definition and tightness. Simply put, the amp is a player's amp, forgiving and ready for whatever one's soul and mood desires.
Channel one produces a warm and sparkly clean sound, reminiscent of a piano. It has immense overhead, whenever a very loud, but crystal clear clean tone is desired.
Channel two is a dual-purpose channel, its two voicings can be selected with a toggle switch. The (-) mode of this channel has dynamics to range from a vintage type clean sound to a broad crunch. The (+) mode of this channel offers similar voice, but much more gain. Both modes provide ample pick sensitivity.
Channel three offers a high-gain structure, but again with very good pick sensitivity and easy control. The distortion structure is transparent, but yet percussive and brutal.
Herbert Amplifiers have a selectable mid cut feature, assignable to all channels. This adds tremendously to the versatility of the amp. The mid cut feature has a compensation control called "level". This allows the guitar volume to be compensated in the event of the mid cut being engaged in mid song. Herbert's master section features dual volume controls, and global presence and deep control knobs. Master effects loops are switch-able serial loop, parallel loop, and serial loop.
Power: 180W (tube)
Tubes: six KT77
Controls: gain, 3-band EQ, volume, gain switch, mid cut
Parralel FX loop
MIDI in and thru with phantom power
Dimensions: 29.1" x 11.4" x 11"
Weight: 59.5 lb.
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Comments about Diezel Herbert 180W Tube Guitar Head:
I would like to mention that I had to purchase mine used, as I work on minimum wage and couldn't afford brand new. Got mine from GC for about $2000. I pulled the trigger because I have always been a fan of the Diezel sound.
Sound: I would have to give this a 4 1/2 star rating. 3 Independent channels each with their own unique sounds give you plenty of options to dial in almost ANY tone. The clean channel is something that I cannot compare to anything I have personally played. The best I can compare it to is playing your guitar through an enchanted lake in the middle of the forest that has supernatural healing qualities because it's that clean and pure. Channel 2 when all dials at noon, sounds more like a vintage style marshall/british amp head. There is a +/- switch that when switched to +, takes that sound and adds a whole new stage of gain to it. Channel 3 takes that sound and saturates the gain even more. That channel is used for heavy riffing as it responds to individual pick attack of the strings.
Features: I would rate a 5 star. The amount of sounds you can dial in on this amp are all thanks to a few key things. The +/- switch for channel two that I previously mentioned. The amp also has a mid cut feature that allows you to add or subtract your mids that can be footswitch controlled. The master section has a deep, presence, and not one but TWO master volume knobs. The master volume 2 knob can be footswitch activated and acts as a boost function for any of the channels.
Quality: 5 stars. This thing is built like a freaking tank. It is VERY heavy at a whopping 63lbs. But not once was I worried about any flimsy craftsmanship. There is a reason these things are so dang expensive. Hand built by a very small group of men. Each one made with the care that these amps deserve.
Bottom line: I love the Diezel Herbert. The only negative thing I have to say is that 180 watts of tube power, you either need to get a 412 cab, or upgrade your speakers, in your 212.
Service and delivery comments:
I was very impressed with the packing that my amp came in. I have had previous experiences where there wasn't enough padding or wrapping and my used item came in damaged, which is the fault of the ones packing it but also the ones transporting it. This was not the case as my amp came in less than 5 days after purchase.