VHD Distortion Preamp
"The SNK VHD was absolutely indispensable during the Electric Messiah recording sessions."
- Bryan Sours of Soursound, guitar engineer on Grammy Award winning song, Electric Messiah by High on Fire.
New play through video by Eric Merrow can be found HERE
The Ampeg VH-140C Solid State Amplifier was a staple of the 1990's Hardcore and Death metal genres. Long since out of production, the VH (variable harmonic) line of amplifiers produced still sought after heavy distortion tones.
S&K pedals has taken the distortion channel directly from the VH amplifiers, pedalized it and powered it with a pedal board friendly 9v supply. Controls include: Level, High, UltraMid, Low and Gain.
The VHD can be run one of three ways.
1) into the front end of your amplifier like a typical distortion pedal
2) into the series effects loop return, bypassing the preamp
3) into a power amp or slave amp (i.e. a sunn concert slave)
All housed in a powder coated Gorva 1590BBM enclosure with UV printed graphics.
Standard center-negative power supply, accepts 9V and requires 100mA of current. CONNECTING A VOLTAGE HIGHER THAN 9vDC OR ANY AC VOLTAGE WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.