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VHD Distortion Preamp BLACK ON BLACK

$225.00 / Sold Out

"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.

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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)

**PEDALS ARE BUILT TO ORDER. Please allow up to 2 weeks for shipment**

All housed in a powder coated Hammond 1590BBM enclosure with screen printed graphics.

- Black Knobs
-Clickless Bypass w/ water clear red LED
- Standard center-negative power supply, accepts 9V. CONNECTING A VOLTAGE HIGHER THAN 12vDC OR ANY AC VOLTAGE WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
- Pedal board friendly Top-mounted jacks
- No Battery power option available.

SNKPedals is not responsible for customs fees outside of the US.

Shipping rates for international customers are subject to change without notice based on the prices given by the United States Postal Service.

Packages will ship International priority ONLY.

We cannot offer refunds under any circumstances.
In the event your pedal was damaged in transit:
1. If it is within reason to repair (and the enclosure is not visibly damaged), please send the pedal back and it will be repaired at no cost.
2. If it is beyond repair, a claim will be filed with the shipping service and the pedal will be replaced once the damaged unit has been returned.
3. If it is lost in shipping, a claim will be filed with the shipping service and the pedal will be replaced once the claim is settled in your favor.

Every S&K pedal has a non-transferable lifetime guarantee for the original owner (a log is kept tying the original owners name to the serial number.)

Modifications of any kind, or performing self-repair (unless directed), will immediately void the warranty