Victory VX100 - The Super Kraken

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  1. Meeotch

    Meeotch SS.org Regular

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    It's finally here!



    I love the clean channel and midi addition. I've never been a fan of shared EQ, but I guess that's the trade off for a 19in wide head. Rabea mentions that he leaves all the EQ at noon, so maybe it's not too much of an issue.

    The other thing I'm wondering is if there will be issues with cramming a 100W head into that size of shell? Has this been done before?
    *EDIT The JP2C is also about 19in wide.*
    It sure sounds good in the demo, but I've heard this design can be a source of unwanted noise. Riff City has it listed at $1700. Seems reasonable for being made in UK.

    Specs:
    • Type: All Valve Head
    • Preamp Tubes: 4 x 12AX7
    • Power Tubes: 4 x 6L6
    • Number of Channels: Two Channels (Gain I, Gain II), Three Modes
    • Power: 100/30 Watts
    • Inputs: 1/4" IN
    • Speaker Outputs: 2 x 8ohm, 2 x 4ohm
    • Controls: Clean Crunch On/Off Switch, Gain I, Gain I/Gain II Switch, Gain II, Bass, Middle, Treble, Master I, Master II, High Preheat/Low Switch. Back: Bass Focus Preamp and Power Amp On/Off Buttons
    • Dimensions: 480 x 235 x 235mm
    • Weight: 12.5 kg/27.5 lbs.
    • Footswitch: Included. Gain I/II, Clean/Crunch, Master I/II, Preamp Focus, FX Loop, Solo Master
    • Effects Loop: Yes, Send/Return
    • Slip cover included
    • Country Of Origin: ?United Kingdom
     
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    Into it. The 50 watt head was a nice sounding Amp in the mix. Hung with the big boys no problem, and had a good cut.
     
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    I’m interested in this amp. My ideal amp is basically three channels:

    - Fenderish clean (love my Vibrolux)
    - Marshallish crunch
    - 5150/6505 lead

    In the latest video, Rabea mentions the Krakens are based on JCM900 for gain 1 and 5150 for gain 2. And the Super Kraken has what seems to be a great clean. And with the good boost and MIDI control, it’s giving me some more GAS.
     
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    Iirc, the 50 watt version had a LOT of uncontrolled feedback. I wonder if this will.
     
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    Interesting. I’ll have to keep an eye out for reviews when it’s released.
     
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    For a shared EQ the important thing is balance between channels so when you dial in one the other one doesn't sound too thin or tubby.

    Seems like it has a reasonable range of gain instead of just excessive amount with the gain low.
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    it sounded really good. i'd love to try some more victory amps, i only got to mess with the countess (which had a kind of vox vibe)
     
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    I’m interested for sure.


    This thing sounds killer. Makes me want a baritone again lol.
     
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    There is onboard tube screamer. Color me interested.
     
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    ....soooo, anyone got hands-on experience with this?
     
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    or GAS like me: GASing for a clean amp with fx loop, like the Peavey Classic 20 mini head, + Kraken pre-amp pedal.

    Same(ish) tonez as the Super Kraken but on a budget :p
     
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    I'm inclined to believe that was harmonic feedback from people demoing them sitting too close to the amp & cab.
     
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    Also really interested in this amp. The nearest Victory dealer is about 100 miles away from me, so getting some in-person demo time is gonna be challenging.

    The only other way would be to refresh the GC used page every day or two and see if anything popped up in my area.
     
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    Yes, another one that comes to mind is the Carvin Legacy 3.
     
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    The TC-100 too
     
  16. Meeotch

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    I didn't realize the Carvin was 17" wide, crazy! The TC-100 is 22.75" btw.
     
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    So maybe feedback issues don't always correlate to amp size?
     
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    The MIDI control also seems to be pretty well-implemented. You can control:

    Gain I/GainII,
    Clean/Crunch modes
    Preamp Focus
    Power Amp Focus
    Master Volumes
    FX Loop toggle

    This means you could pair this up with a Torpedo Live and switch IRs, EQs, etc. with each channel/mode. :drool:
     
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    That’s it, I’m buying this thing as soon as I’ll get rid of my EVH.
     
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    I bought a Kemper in January. Awesome machine, but it has no soul. Bought the v4 kraken pedal give it a soul. I ran it with a profile of a mesa 2:90 power amp. I completely stopped playing any other profile on the kemper and was inspired daily by the sound of the V4. Now the kemper is on ebay and I have a Super Kraken w/ matching 2x12. I could not be happier. Its a dream. Its a new sound. Its perfect, I don't know what to say. Buy one. I ordered mine from Germany for way cheaper than US dealers. Look around.
     

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