Guitars, Gear, Tone!
It is currently Fri, Feb 22, 2019 10:39am

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun, Jan 27, 2019 7:29am 

Joined: Sat, Dec 02, 2017 4:24am
Posts: 18
Are you human?: 951
For those who are looking for an overview of the newly revealed Diezel amp, here is what I have managed to glean so far (based on various posts and the few available clips I have found from NAMM 2019):

The new amp is called the VHX.
It has fully analog/tube preamp and poweramp sections, but they are controlled digitally using a relay matrix or something like that.
Its overall sound might be based on the VH4 alone, or some combination of the VH4 and Herbert architectures.

Here is an image from Peter's NAMM 2019 Thread:

The knobs are digital encoders (rather than analog pots), and thus spin 360 degrees around (stepped) while adjusting the amps internal parameters.

-The knob by itself on the left (with the 3 lines next to it) appears to cycle through saved presets or move around the screen, but I am not entirely sure.

From top to bottom on the left side of the display (while in Preamp adjustment mode):
  1. Gain (Adjusts channel Gain and can be pressed/clicked to cycle through the gain modes: Clean, Crunch, Rhythm, and Lead.)
  2. Bright or Shape (This knob appears to have different functions depending on which channel is selected. Looks to be "Bright" for the Clean channel and "Shape", which is shown to gradually adjust tonal character/voice, for the others.)
  3. Treble
  4. Middle
  5. Bass

From top to bottom on the right side of the display (while in Preamp adjustment mode):
  1. Master (Adjusts Master Volume and can be pressed/clicked to switch between regular Master Volume, and low-wattage/1-watt mode.)
  2. Volume (Adjusts the Channel Volume.)
  3. Presence
  4. Mid-Cut. (The amp has mid-cut included, so it may simply be VH4+Midcut, or imply some combination with or availability of Herbert tones.)
  5. Depth

-I am not entirely clear on the various controls for the FX menu mode, but it appears that the bottom right knob is used for moving around and it looks as if multiple knobs are likely clickable for selecting various effect types/blocks and editing parameters.

  1. Preamp (Press switch to show Preamp parameters on screen and make adjustments using the knobs.)
  2. FX (Press switch to show FX parameters on screen and make adjustments using the knobs.)
  3. Store (Save Preset.)
  4. Mute (Mutes amp. Mute status is shown on the Display.)

-The amp includes a variety of built-in effects.
-Effects can be placed before or after the preamp.
-The display appears to indicate 8 slots/blocks.
-One of the blocks is shown to be labelled as "Loop A". This may indicate that there is also a "Loop B" available in the DSP, or that a Loop B is included as an analog/serial/etc loop, however, the Loop A block could also potentially be used to place an analog loop between built-in DSP effects. (I am also assuming that any included analog loops are switchable and store-able within the presets.)

Effects I have managed to spot so far:
  1. Comp (Compressor)
  2. Chorus
  3. Tremolo
  4. Delay
  5. Reverb
  6. GEQ (Graphic Equalizer. I am actually quite happy about this inclusion as it would allow for some nice fine-tuning and a lot of interesting tone-shaping possibilities.)
  7. Tuner

-I have yet to determine whether the DSP effects are all serial or if they have wet/dry controls available, but it stands to reason that blend controls could easily be included.

-The amp has built in DSP cabinet modelling / the ability to load IRs for custom options.

Additional Thoughts:
-I have yet to see anything posted about the wattage of the amp, but I am assuming 100W unless I see something to suggest otherwise.
-I have yet to see anything regarding the back panel, but I would assume the amp includes all of the usual Diezel connections.
-I think it is safe to assume that there will be a dedicated recording output of some kind.
-I am going to guess that this amp may have a USB port of some kind for firmware updates or possibly something like preset adjustment from a computer, but that is only a guess.

I will edit/update this post with any corrections or additional information as it becomes available. :rock:

Last edited by strings_ibanez on Tue, Jan 29, 2019 5:59am, edited 1 time in total.

Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun, Jan 27, 2019 10:44am 
Diezel Amplification
User avatar

Joined: Sun, Jul 02, 2006 5:43am
Posts: 4780
Are you human?: 951
We will have a manual of course. It needs maybe 2 to 3 months
to go into production and remove some small bugs.
We try to add a pre loop to the front panel and maybe a
third master called output which is not store able.
Let´s see what we discuss after the NAMM. Most work
is done and the amp sounds not bad ;-)

Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun, Jan 27, 2019 11:10am 
Immortal Rock God
User avatar

Joined: Sun, Jun 03, 2007 7:04pm
Posts: 11613
Location: Seattle
Are you human?: 951
Looking forward to checking this one out.

The fact that Stephen appears from nowhere, is sentenced to death in an emotional public trial without anyone interfering at all and is then altogether forgotten as if nothing happened, is already suspicious.

Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 12:53pm 
User avatar

Joined: Tue, Jun 19, 2012 11:24am
Posts: 15
Are you human?: 951
So effectively 8 channels?

Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon, Feb 18, 2019 2:09pm 

Joined: Wed, Feb 08, 2012 4:20pm
Posts: 19
Are you human?: 951
This thing looks amazing. Can't wait to check one out.

Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group - Terms of Use