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Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V Pre Amp/Vibrato

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar and Bass

  • Pre-amp / vibrato
  • Inspired by California amps of the 50s and 60s with real pitch-shifting vibrato circuitry
  • The Killer V copies the behaviour, the sound and the feel of the preamp, the phase inverter, the power amplifier and the compression / sag of the tube rectification
  • It manages to emulate not only the overdriven sounds, but also the lower gain / clean sounds of these amps, as well as the LFO and the two phase shift modulation levels, in order to produce a pitch modulation effect that is sound-like that of the originals
  • As in most original designs, there is also the option of placing the dry (unmodulated) signal parallel to the wet (modulated) signal and thus creating swirling phaser / vibe sounds
  • Controls: Volume, Master, Depth, Bass, Treble and Speed
  • Switches: B / N / M (Bright / Normal / Mellow), Wet / Dry Wet
  • LED: Effect On, Vibrato On
  • Foot switch: effect bypass, vibrato bypass
  • Input and output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Mains adapter connection: Coaxial connection 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Current consumption: 45 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V DC power adapter (not included)
  • Suitable optional power supply: Art.409939
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 72 x 114 x 50 mm

Note: Battery operation is not supported

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Zero the Hero, 08.02.2021
Easy to use, well built; preamp colours the sound but not in the way I expected. To me sounds as an Angry Charly or a BritishTrue Tone.

The vibrato is fine. Sounds as expected.

Good construction. Haven't opened its gut yet. But I will.
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Hoarasaurus, 09.02.2021
I was in need of a decent preamp, and this with it's FET based covered it so well. It's very versatile in it's tone sculpting, and the Vibrato is a fantastic bonus. All crammed into such a small package. I can't recommend it high enough!
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Der Platzsparer auf dem Board!
DerDon, 09.06.2020
Die Idee war, mit einem „Amp-In-The-Box“-Pedal zwei regent vm60 von Vermona etwas gefälliger klingen zu lassen. Diese Transistorverstärker aus DDR-Produktion klinken ganz toll aber auch sehr eigen und erfüllen gängige Hörerwartungen an einen Gitarrensound etwas weniger.
Das Killer-V Pedal von Crazy Tube Circuits leistet hier ganze Arbeit und kling im Effektreturn gut und im Instrumenteneingang noch besser. Auch an einem guten Röhrenverstärker (Victory V40 deluxe) verhält es sich ähnlich, klingt dort aber noch besser – sollte wohl auch so sein. Die Modi Bright, Normal und Mellow zeigen klangliche Unterschiede. Mellow ist dabei wirklich sehr gedämpft und nimmt der Gitarre den Attack. Vorgeschaltete Verzerr- oder Dynamikeffekte nimmt er klaglos an. Hervorzuheben ist der tolle Vibratoeffekt, der mit der Möglichkeit Dry und Wet zu kombinieren auch einen Uni-Vibe-Sound erzeugen kann!
Bei Licht betrachtet ist das Killer-V aber weniger ein Preamp-Pedal sondern ein Verzerrer. Er zerrt sehr schnell, so dass für mich persönlich eine Stellung des Volumpotis bei 9 Uhr schon ausreicht. Für cleane Sound muss man den Volumeregler ganz herunterdrehen. Im direkten Vergleich mit einem Boss BluesDriver klingt das Killer-V etwas besser. Die Verzerrung ist runder und dichter. Klangliche Vorteile erlangt es aber vor allem aus der Zweibandklangregelung, mit der man den Klang recht flexibel einstellen kann.
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- sehr guter und geräuscharmer Klang
- geringer Platzverbrauch auf dem Pedalboard (rückseitige Anschlüsse)
- Doppelnutzen durch sehr guten Vibratoeffekt
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- verzerrt recht schnell
- klanglich gut aber keine Offenbarung
- Vibratoeffekt nur gleichzeitig mit Preamp-Effekt nutzbar, was den Doppelnutzen etwas einschränkt
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Sandronanno, 20.04.2020
Eccezionale pedale di qualità. Simulazione accurata di vecchi ampli Magnatone! Che dire? Bellissimo!
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