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 Victory Amps The Kraken Preamp 

Victory The Kraken V4 Preamp Pedal: Unleash Monstrous Tones

Groundbreaking Valve Performance in a Pedal

The Victory The Kraken V4 Preamp is your ticket to achieving high-gain, progressive, and extended-range guitar tones directly from a pedal. With a design developed alongside Rabea Massaad, this pedal brings the ferocity of VX The Kraken amp into a compact, all-valve pedal format, setting a new standard for tone quality and versatility in guitar preamps.

Genuine All-Valve Overdrive with Extensive Control

The Kraken V4 features a true all-valve signal path, utilizing 1 x EC900 and 3 x CV4014 valves running at high plate voltage, delivering a warmth and depth of tone that solid-state circuits can't match. With two distinct channels, Gain 1 offers a vintage British-inspired tone, while Gain 2 provides tighter bass, cutting midrange, and increased drive, catering to a variety of playing styles and preferences.

Flexible Connectivity for Ultimate Rig Integration

Whether integrating into your existing amp's effects loop, running directly into a recording interface, or using it standalone, the Kraken V4 offers exceptional flexibility:

  • Amp Through Mode: Seamlessly switches between using your amp’s natural front end or the V4 preamp through the effects loop, adding two new channels to your setup.
  • Standalone Mode: Ideal for direct front-end input if you don't have an effects loop, simplifying setups without sacrificing tone.

Built for Professional Use

Designed to endure the demands of touring and rigorous use, the Kraken V4 is encased in a tough steel chassis with a protective bar over its controls, ensuring it stands up to life on the road. The three-band EQ allows for precise tone shaping, affecting gain character and drive levels, much like a traditional valve amp.

Additional Features for Enhanced Performance

  • Remote Switching: Control on/off and channel switching remotely via a TRS jack, compatible with two-button latching footswitches or modern programmable units.
  • Bright Switch: Tailors the preamp's output to a variety of setups, optimizing tone across different amps and recording devices.
  • Robust Build: Folded steel chassis and a kick bar protect the valves and settings from impacts during live performances.

Technical Specifications

  • Format: Two-mode all-valve pedal preamp
  • Power Requirements: 12V DC / 800mA minimum (DC adapter included)
  • Valves: 1 x EC900, 3 x CV4014
  • Dimensions: 225(w) x 140(h) x 79mm(d) including feet & knobs
  • Weight: 1.65 kg / 3.6 lbs

The Victory The Kraken V4 Preamp Pedal is a powerhouse tool for guitarists seeking to expand their amp's capabilities or find new creative avenues in studio settings. Its combination of vintage and modern tones, housed in a pedal format, makes it an indispensable part of any serious guitarist’s gear arsenal.

This pedal works nicely as intended and is in excellent condition, exhibiting only very gentle external wear as can be seen in photos. Footswitch is included.


This pedal ships fully insured with signature required.

***This item is at Five Star Guitars on consignment. As a result, all sales are final.***