V40 Deluxe

Single channel with valve-driven tremolo and reverb. This is one for the 'feel' players

 
 
Our award-winning V40 The Duchess,
evolved with valve-driven spring reverb and tremolo

 

V40 Deluxe lives up to its name in stunning cream vinyl over traditional wooden cabinets with leather corners and handle for a modern-boutique look. You can expect classic American cleans through to pushed tweedy grit and on to driven British blues-rock. Choose between 1x12 combo or head & cab. 

This is one for the 'feel' players: a boutique-standard tone machine for home, studio and stage.

Winner
Premier Guitar
Gear Award 2017

 

"Magnificent ’60s-style Fender and Marshall tones from a single channel. Enough power and headroom for most gigs. Fine workmanship. Gorgeous reverb and tremolo. Fair price."

Single Channel & Voice Switch

Go from vintage-style Californian tones with single coils, through to a driven mid-’60s British drive all in one channel. Voice II strengthens the midrange at the input for more punch and cut. Compared with V40 The Duchess, V40 Deluxe has slightly more brightness and 'air' overall; a step or two away from mid-Atlantic Duchess towards Californian Deluxe.

Mid Kick

This works in conjunction with the Middle pot to boost midrange frequencies in the EQ section. The more you push the Middle pot, the more it pushes overdriven sounds, especially with humbuckers. Overall you'll find slightly more overdrive and compression at maximum gain than in the Compact Series V40 The Duchess.

Valve-Driven Spring Reverb

V40 Deluxe benefits from a valve-driven-and-recovered long-tank spring reverb, for authentic, vintage-style ’verb. We've also included a Tone pot on the reverb that enables you to go from smooth, dark ambience to much more bright and 'springy' sounds. The reverb is also footswitchable on and off.

Valve-Driven Tremolo

Tremolo was one of the first ever guitar effects that's been put to stunning use in everything from blues, rock'n'roll, country, rock, Americana, pop and much more. Given V40 The Deluxe's vintage leanings, it was a shoe-in for inclusion here. Try it with a ton of reverb and wonder how you ever lived without it!

Low Power Mode
 
You'll find a switch on the rear panel offering a low-power mode for around 7 watts. This works brilliantly for home and studio use, not to mention for those of you on quiet stages with in-ears. Or… just max out the amp and bask in that extra low-volume drive and incredible compression.
Series Effects Loop

The hard-bypassable effects loop enables you to use delays, reverbs etc after the preamp section of the amp to keep them clean sounding. V40 Deluxe uses a post-phase-inverter master volume, so if they aren't as clear as you like, try lowering the mix/output of the pedal, especially as you turn the amp master up.

V40 Deluxe key features & specification
Format:  Single-channel head
Power: 42 Watts high power / 7 watts low power
Valves: 2 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7, 2 x 6L6
Size (mm): Head - 485(w) x 260(h) x 255(d) inc. leather corners, feet and handle.
Weight: 12.5kg / 27.5lbs
Extra features
  • Footswitchable spring reverb with tone control

  • Output bias tremolo

  • Mid Kick switch

  • Voice I & II switch

  • Series effects loop with hard bypass

  • External bias test points and adjustment

  • Dual-button footswitch for Tremolo & Reverb ON/OFF

  • Slip cover included

 
 

V40 Deluxe

Combo

Our 1 x 12 Widebody Option For Vintage-Style Combo Lovers
 Guitarist Magazine
Gear of the Year 2017
December 2017

Selected in Guitarist's 'picks of the year'

AMP COMBOS - V40 DELUXE 

Celestion G12H-75 Creamback

After extensive blind listening comparisons, the H-magnet Creamback 75 came out top as the speaker that we felt best delivers V40 Deluxe's rootsy-boutique tones. It's also in the V112-WC-75 cabinet.

Cabinets That Sing

Our cabinets use pine for top, sides and bottom, with ply back sections and 12-degree up-angled speaker baffle. We feel they have a unique, highly musical resonance that plays a big part in the Victory tone.

Single Channel & Voice Switch

Go from vintage-style Californian tones with single coils, through to a driven mid-’60s British drive all in one channel. Voice II strengthens the midrange at the input for more punch and cut. Compared with V40 The Duchess, V40 Deluxe has slightly more brightness and 'air' overall; a step or two away from mid-Atlantic Duchess towards Californian Deluxe.

Mid Kick

This works in conjunction with the Middle pot to boost midrage frequencies in the EQ section. The more you push the Midde pot, the more it pushes overdriven sounds, especially with humbuckers. Overall you'll find slightly more overdrive and compression at maximum gain than in the Compact Series V40 The Duchess.

Valve-Driven Spring Reverb

V40 Deluxe benefits from a valve-driven-and-recovered long-tank sring reverb, for authentic, vintage-style ’verb. We've also included a Tone pot on the reverb that enables you to go from smooth, dark ambience to much more bright and 'springy' sounds. The reverb is also footswitchable on and off.

Valve-Driven Tremolo

Tremolo was one of the first ever guitar effects that's been put to stunning use in everything from blues, rock'n'roll, country, rock, Americana, pop and much more. Given V40 The Deluxe's vintage leanings, it was a shoe-in for inclusion here. Try it with a ton of reverb and wonder how you ever lived without it!

Low Power Mode
 
You'll find a switch under the rear panel offering a low-power mode for around 7 watts. This works brilliantly for home and studio use, not to mention for those of you on quiet stages with in-ears. Or… just max out the amp and bask in that extra low-volume drive and incredible compression.
Series Effects Loop

The hard-bypassable effects loop enables you to use delays, reverbs etc after the preamp section of the amp to keep them clean sounding. V40 Deluxe uses a post-phase-inverter master volume, so if they aren't as clear as you like, try lowering the mix/output of the pedal, especially as you turn the amp master up.

V40 Deluxe Combo key features & specification
Format:  1 x 12 combo
Power: 42 watts high power / 7 watts low power
Valves: 2 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7, 2 x 6L6
Size (mm): Combo - 600(w) x 453(h) x 250(d)
Speaker: Celestion G12H-75 Creamback (combo only)
Weight: 22.3kg / 49.lbs
Extra features
  • Footswitchable spring reverb with tone control
  • Output bias tremolo
  • Mid Kick switch
  • Voice I & II switch
  • Series effects loop with hard bypass
  • External bias test points and adjustment
  • Dual-button footswitch for Tremolo & Reverb ON/OFF
  • Slip cover included

Recommended Cabinets

V112-WC-75

Designed specifcally for the V40 Deluxe, this 1x12 wide-body, open-backed cab is 600mm across, giving ample opportunity for the Deluxe's reverb and tremolo to really fill the room. Clean, driven or in-between: enjoy it with the head or combo.

V212-VCD

This open-backed 2x12 uses a pair of Celestion G12M-65 Creamback speakers. People are often amazed when they first hear the sheer 'size' and resonance of our vertical 2x12s, due in part to the solid pine principal construction. It has all the vibe of your favourite vintage cab, but with a stage- and car-friendly footprint, not to mention the easy one-hand carry. 485mm wide.

Its tremolo and reverb tones are glorious, and the amp is packed with player-friendly extras. If you get your kicks on Route 66, this impressive instrument will transport you in style.
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