Victory Amps V4 The Jack Two-Mode All-Tube Preamp Pedal
Clean and overdrive modes based on V30 The Countess developed with Guthrie Govan
V4 The Jack is a two-channel, all-valve pedal preamp that delivers genuine valve overdrive. Use it straight into the front of your amp or recording interface, or alternatively use it in conjunction with your amp's FX loop to bypass the front end of your existing amp entirely for a whole new sound experience. This is definitely no 'ordinary' overdrive pedal!
The Jack changed from the Countess in late 2020 to better represent the versatility of the amplifier, it’s still the same amplifier inside and the changes made are purely visual and in name.
| Two Channels
||Channel one is clean to mild breakup – great for pushing your existing clean tone, or actually cleaning up a crunchy amp if you're using it in amp-through mode. Channel two is unbridled, glorious overdrive!|
||The TRS jack gives you option of switching the pedal remotely. You can control on/off and also channel 1/2 with either a separate two-button latching footswitch or via a modern programmable switching unit. This means you can have the V4 Series Pedal Preamp off the floor and out of harm's way.|
| Steel Chassis
|If you're going to be standing on it and it contains hot glass, it needs to be tough. The folded steel chassis and kick bar for the knobs means that this thing is ready for the road.|
||Powerful bass, middle and treble controls. These also have a significant effect on the gain character and drive levels – just like in any valve guitar amp.|
What is Amp Through Mode?
Amp Through Mode utilises the effects loop of your guitar amp
When the pedal is ON, you're bypassing your amp's front end
When the pedal is OFF, you're plugged into your amp as normal
You're adding two new ‘channels’ to your amp that are independent from your amp’s own front end. Imagine if you could feed the power section of a Fender Twin, for example, with the front end of a Countess, Sheriff or Kraken. That's exactly what your doing: your single-channel workhorse becomes a three-channel monster.
No FX loop? Use Standalone Mode and go straight in the front.
Format: Two-mode all-valve pedal preamp
Power: 12V DC / 800mA minimum. DC adapter supplied
Valves: 1 x EC900, 3 x CV4014
Size 225(w) x 140(h) x 79mm(d) inc. feet & knobs
Weight: 1.65kg / 3.6lbs
- Two connection modes
- Two switchable gain modes
- Steel chassis and control protection bar
- Remote TRS switching option