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

No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Bluespicking Off On
  • Crossover Off On
  • Fuzzline1 Off On
  • Fuzzline 2 Off On
  • Hazey Off On
  • Indie Off On
  • Resonator Off On
  • Rock 2 Off On
  • Rockabilly Off On
  • Rock 1 Off On
  • Show more

Further Information

Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V Pre Amp/Vibrato
24% bought this exact product
Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V Pre Amp/Vibrato
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
178 € Add to Basket
Behringer SF300 Super Fuzz
6% bought Behringer SF300 Super Fuzz 24,90 €
Proco Rat 2 Distortion
5% bought Proco Rat 2 Distortion 85 €
Crazy Tube Circuits Falcon Overdrive
5% bought Crazy Tube Circuits Falcon Overdrive 178 €
Xotic BB Preamp V1.5
5% bought Xotic BB Preamp V1.5 185 €
Our most popular Distortion Pedals
6 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.5 /5
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
handling
Insanely good!
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!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
handling
Sounds in the bunch
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.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
de Original review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
features
sound
quality
handling
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.
(+)
- sehr guter und geräuscharmer Klang
- geringer Platzverbrauch auf dem Pedalboard (rückseitige Anschlüsse)
- Doppelnutzen durch sehr guten Vibratoeffekt
(-)
- verzerrt recht schnell
- klanglich gut aber keine Offenbarung
- Vibratoeffekt nur gleichzeitig mit Preamp-Effekt nutzbar, was den Doppelnutzen etwas einschränkt
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
it Original review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
features
sound
quality
handling
Fantastico
Sandronanno, 20.04.2020
Eccezionale pedale di qualità. Simulazione accurata di vecchi ampli Magnatone! Che dire? Bellissimo!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
178 €
Including VAT; Excluding 20 € shipping
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times

Dispatch expected by Friday, 26.02.

Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
Distortion Effect Pedals
Distortion Effect Pedals
A classic Ibanez Tubescreamer or Colorsound Tonebender can fetch many times its original price from guitarists in search of the ultimate killer tone and sustain.
 
 
 
 
 
video
Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V
4:35
Thomann TV
Crazy Tube Cir­cuits Killer V
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown include VAT. and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in EUR.
Recently Viewed
Roland FP-30X BK

Roland FP-30X BK; Digital Piano; 88 keys PHA-4 keybed with Ivory Feel; Sound engine: 12 SuperNATURAL Piano tones, 20 E-Piano tones and 24 other tones; max. polyphony: 256 voices; Bluetooth Audio (V3.0) and Bluetooth MIDI (V4.0); build-in speaker system (two...

Recently Viewed
Zoom Am7

Zoom Am7, mid-side stereo microphone for Andriod devices; USB type C connection; 90º / 120º / M-S mode switchable; max. SPL: 120dB; resolution: 44.1kHz / 16Bit, 48kHz / 16Bit; for creating videos, podcasts, vlogs and more; two modes: audio and...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Rode VXLR Pro

Rode VXLR Pro; Plug adaptor with transformer and power converter; TRS mini jack (3.5mm) to XLR3M; integrated voltage converter from phantom power (12 - 48V) to plug-in power (4V); for connecting VideoMic, VideoMic GO, VideoMicro, VideoMic Pro, VideoMic Pro+, VideoMic...

Recently Viewed
IK Multimedia AXE I/O + AmpliTube 5 MAX

USB 2.0 Audio Interface with Guitar Effects Software Audio interface specially designed for guitarists, 2 Inputs for instrument-, line- and microphone signals with discrete class-A preamps and switchable 48 V phantom power, Hi-Z instrument inputs at the front, of...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Dante AVIO Bluetooth IO Adapter 2x1

Bluetooth Adapter For the connection of a computer, tablet or smartphone to a Dante network via Bluetooth, Ideal for recording or playing back a stereo signal, Robust housing, Fully-functional Dante interface, Transmits 2 inputs and 1 output with 48...

Recently Viewed
Zoom PodTrak P8

Podcasting Recorder Colour LCD touch screen, 6 Microphone inputs with XLR connections and optional phantom power, 6 Headphone outputs with individual volume controls: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Gain control per input, Mute button and "ON AIR" indicator, Independent channel...

Recently Viewed
Zaor Miza 88 Flex Wengé Grey

Zaor Miza 88 Flex Wengé Grey; studio desk with 19" rack and keyboard tray; offers space for computer monitors (2 x 30"), keyboard, mouse, DAW controller, monitor controller etc.; 2x 4U 19" racks and central drawer; extendable tray, height adjustable...

Recently Viewed
Elation KL Fresnel 150W 6" CW

Elation KL Fresnel 150 W 6" CW; LED Fresnel spotlight incl. barn door and colour filter frame; infinitely variable manual zoom from 15° to 38°; homogeneous 16-bit dimming; dimmer mode, dimmer curve and dimmer delay can be adjusted according to...

Recently Viewed
Behringer MO240

Behringer MO240 - In-Ear Monitoring Earphones; 1x dynamic and 1x balanced armature; Impedance: 32 Ohms; Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz; max. SPL 102 dB; cable length: 1.5 m; 3.5 mm stereo jack; colour: black; incl. gold plated 6.3...

Recently Viewed
Boss WL-30XLR

Boss WL-30XLR; wireless system; plug-and-play wireless system for a standard dynamic XLR microphone; high audio performance with low latency BOSS wireless technology; frequency range: 20Hz - 20kHz; latency: 2.3ms; dynamic range: 110dB; wireless carrier frequency: 2.4GHz; easy setup with visual...

Recently Viewed
Roland FP-30X WH

Roland FP-30X WH; Digital Piano; 88 keys PHA-4 keybed with Ivory Feel; Sound engine: 12 SuperNATURAL Piano tones, 20 E-Piano tones and 24 other tones; max. polyphony: 256 voices; Bluetooth Audio (V3.0) and Bluetooth MIDI (V4.0); build-in speaker system (two...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Antelope Zen Go Synergy Core

4x 8 USB-C Interfaces with Synergy Core FX Processing Platform AD/DA conversion with up to 127 dB headroom, 2 Microphone-/Line-/Hi-Z inputs via XLR combo jacks, Discrete ultra-linear preamps with 65 dB gain and 48 V phantom power, Digitally expandable...

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.