The Diezel Herbert is a mighty 180-watt head with three completely independent channels, including separate EQs, for perfectly dialed-in sounds at any output level.The Herbert started out as a clean sheet of paper. Peter Diezel began with a different set of parameters. This time, the goal was to produce an extraordinary performance amp, capable of ... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Diezel Herbert is a mighty 180-watt head with three completely independent channels, including separate EQs, for perfectly dialed-in sounds at any output level.
The Herbert started out as a clean sheet of paper. Peter Diezel began with a different set of parameters. This time, the goal was to produce an extraordinary performance amp, capable of delivering delicate, dynamic shimmer; detailed, focused crunch and aggressive, soaring solo tones effortlessly right out of the box”with the knobs at 12 o™clock.
Channel 1 is classic Diezel clean, as solid and pure as a piano. Massive headroom, crystalline sparkle, articulate mids”it' all there, and it holds together beautifully. The Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass EQ points are carefully selected to allow the player to nail the desired voice. The mid-cut feature presents even more dialing options.
Channel two delivers a wide range of crunchy tones, from barely hairy to Sasquatch, and beyond into barbaric solo territory via the dual-voicing toggle switch. The (-) mode sets up œvintage cleans to Plexi sounds to JCM 800 snap and sizzle. The (+) mode has a similar voice, but with much more gain”achieving Diezel trademark crunch with tight, punchy and fast attack, the dream tone for those who prefer the harder rhythm stuff. But don™t stop, there' so much meaty gain here, you could be completely happy with just channels 1 and 2”until you play Channel 3.
Channel 3 begins in high-gain territory with excellent picking sensitivity and note control. It could be described as percussive, ferocious and simply brutal. From metal rhythms to Recto Psychosis to screaming (or creamy) leads”it just depends on your style/axe/fingers. Crank the mids a bit above noon to add some bite. Simply engage the second master as a volume boost. Channel 3 never runs out of muscular, meaty gain. It' almost a spiritual experience.
The versatile Mid-Cut feature is assignable to all channels and has a level control for output matching when engaged.
Store switches, loop and mute patches simply by hitting the store switch. If you want to expand your rig, Herbert has two different series loops. Use the switchable loop to add channels with an outboard preamp. Use the non-switchable with your preferred FX unit. If you need to tune while gigging, simply set a patch muted with MIDI.
Herbert's master section features dual volume controls, a global presence and a œDeep knob, which is an active bass control that adds low end punch (centered at around 80Hz).
With colossal headroom, sophisticated cleans and vicious dirty sounds, the Herbert is unlike any other amp you™ve heard. Hear one with your own ears as soon as possible.
Maximum wattage: 176W“200W; 180W
Tube or solid state: Tube/valve
Number of preamp tubes: Info not available
Preamp tube type: Info not available
Number of power tubes: 6
Power tube type: KT77
Power attenuation: No
Impedance: 4, 8, 16 ohms
Number of channels: 3
Number of inputs: 1
Number of modes:
Channel 1: 3-band EQ; Volume
Channel 2: 3-band EQ; Volume; Gain
Channel 3: 3-band EQ; Volume; Gain
Channel 4: Not applicable
Master volume: Yes
Voicing control: Yes
MIDI control: Yes
Footswitch included: No
Effects loop: Yes
External speaker output: Yes
Headphone output: No
Direct output: Yes
AUX input: No
USB connectivity: No
Built-in tuner: No
Width: 29 in.
Height: 10.75 in.
Depth: 11 in.
Weight: 56 lbs.
Country of origin: Germany
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Comments about Diezel Herbert 180W Tube Guitar Amp Head:
The diezel herbert mkii is hands down the ultimate amp in terms of flexibility. I got my hands on a factory white tolex one and irs gorgeous. 180 watts of pure godlike tone. All the clean headroom you could ever need. From bell like chime to soft spoken chords. Channel 2 is my favorite. Going from plexi like soft sparkle drive to Jcm 900 in your face gain with the +/- switch. Channel 3 is brutal. Tight percussive sound that is super pick sensitive. Can only be described as: "metal, blacker than the blackest black times infinitity."
This thing is heavy though. 63 pounds about. And the footswitch is an essential but is sold separately. This is the last amp ill ever need but Diezel has a lifetime customer.
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