Evolved from V30 The Countess model, upscaled in power, and adding shades of V40, The Sheriff 44 & VX The Kraken
V30 The Countess players will find the massive clean headroom and heavy overdrive that they love… and then some. We've also added two modes in between: one for V40- and Sheriff-style pushed clean and classic drives; the other for channel 1 Kraken-derived gain. The four 6L6 valve power section can also be switched from 100 to 30 watts for even more tonal flexibility. All clean, all gain, effortless power.
MIA AWARDS 2017
V130 The Super Countess shortlisted in the 2017 'Trusted Music Store Product of the Year Awards' as a Finalist in the Amplifier category.
GUITARIST CHOICE AWARD
"We think it's the most versatile amp Victory has made so far… well worth the asking price.
GEAR OF THE YEAR 2017
V130 The Super Countess selected as one of this year's 'top pick's by Guitarist Magazine in their
Amp Heads category
Four Channel Modes
V30 The Countess has two channels: very high headroom clean and very heavy overdrive (just as Guthrie Govan wanted it). In V130 we've added two modes in between. The Clean channel gets a 'crunch' mode for light breakup and classic overdrive that's reminiscent of sounds in V40 and The Sheriff 44. The Overdrive channel's extra mode is Voice I, derived from channel 1 of VX The Kraken with the input of Rabea Massaad. They're all footswitchable.
Masters For Each Channel
Balancing your cleaner and gained sounds is often a challenge, especially in a band context. With V130's massive headroom, the channel masters give you the control you need to make sure all your tones are heard loud and clear. People have asked why the tone controls are common to all modes: our answer is that the EQ is optimised to work across the range. Get it balanced to your chosen cab – not too much, not too little – and V130 stays poised across all modes.
Series Effects Loop
A series effects loop sits between pre and power sections for whatever pedals you want to put in there. We find that modern digital delays and reverbs can sound cleaner in the loop, while more traditional analogue delays, modualtions and so on sound great straight into the front of the amp. The only 'right' way is the one that sounds best to you.
100 Or 30 Watts
100 watts of 6L6 power section can be eye-poppingly loud if you want it. But it's not just about volume: V130's high-headroom abilities give you clarity and massive dynamic range right across the loudness spectrum. It's a feel and response that many players love. You can also switch down to 30 watts for a less bold feel, lower volume and more power-stage 'give'.
External Bias Adjustment
Take all the hassle out of replacing output valves with the V130's external bias measurement points and adjustment. All you need is a new set of power valves and a multimeter. It's fast, safe and reliable – you can find full instructions are in the amp's manual.
V130 The Super Countess key features & specification
Format: Two-channel, four-mode head
Power: 100 Watts high power / 30 watts low power
Valves: 4 x 12AX7, 4 x 6L6
Size (mm): 480(w) x 235(h) x 235(d) including handle, feet & controls
(sits perfectly on Victory V212VV cabinet)
Weight: 12.5kgs/ 27.5lbs
Clean channel with footswitchable 'clean' and 'crunch' modes
Overdrive channel with footswitchable Voice 1 and Voice 2 modes
High- and low-power modes
Series effects loop
External bias test points and adjustment
Slip cover included
Footswitches for channel/mode change included
V130 The Super Countess
100 watts and four footswitchable all-valve modes.
Staggering versatility with power aplenty for any stage
Our 'standard' vertical 2x12 uses a pair of Celestion Vintage 30 speakers in a closed-back design. This configuration provides the V130 with the maximum punch, aggression, definition, efficiency and projection. We use solid pine for the top, sides and bottom, with ply backs and baffles, adding up to a unique sound and resonant character. In addition, all Victory speaker baffles are angled back by 12 degress for some added upwards projection towards you.
Our traditional closed-back 2x12 uses a pair of Celestion Vintage 30 speakers in a horizontal configuration. We use solid pine for the top, sides and bottom, with ply backs and baffles. This oversize 212 has huge bottom-end response and fatness.
There aren't many people for whom our 2x12 cabs do not suffice… but should that ever be the case, our traditional 4x12 features all the build and spec details of the Traditional 2x12, just with twice as many speakers! It is the ultimate in power, projection and bottom-end response. Complete the colossus!