VX100 The Super Kraken is evolved from the award winning Compact Series VX The Kraken, developed with Rabea Massaad
The Kraken has morphed into an even more powerful beast via 100 massive watts of 6L6 power. You still get the Brit-inspired Gain I channel. You still get the colossal smack of Gain II’s US grind… but now there’s a whole new footswitchable clean mode, plus a footswitchable Preamp Focus function to add a little juice and cut to any and all modes. There’s also a preset Bass Focus option in the power section, footswitchable FX loop, assignable/ footswitchable dual master volumes… plus a useful 30-watt low-power mode for when you don’t need to blow the roof off. And, of course, MIDI switching capability.
Gain I Crunch…and Clean!
VX100’s clean mode is entirely new, allowing sparkling clean tones with superb headroom. Footswitch to crunch mode, and you’re rocking hot-rodded British gain tones. Switch in the Preamp Focus to boost, tighten and punch through
The Gain II channel picks up from where Gain I leaves off. There’s extra overdrive as you’d expect, but also a tighter bottom-end response and a more focussed midrange character, for a more American flavour in your riffs. Yes, it Djents if you want.
This preset footswitchable boost adds a little gain while also tightening up the bottom end and pushing mids. It’s akin to what a clean-sounding TS-type pedal would do. It works in all three modes: Clean, Gain I and Gain II.
Power Amp Bass Focus
This preset footswitchable function affects the negative feedback in the power section. One setting delivers looser bass response with plenty of vintage-style resonance. The other setting is tighter and more focussed in the bottom end.
Dual Master Volumes
You can configure these to change with the channels (Gain I/Master I and Gain II/Master II) or have them independently footswitchable for two separate master volume levels whenever you want.
Low Power Mode
Select between 30 watts low power or 100 watts high power. Both are plenty loud, but the feel and dynamics are different.
There are six footswitchable functions in VX100: Gain I/GainII, Clean/Crunch modes, Preamp Focus, Power Amp Focus, Master Volumes and the FX Loop… Two dual-button footswitches come with the amp as standard – see below.
All six of the functions mentioned left are MIDI switchable with a compatible MIDI controller. That means you can pre-program multiple function changes to happen at once… along with all your other MIDI compatible devices, should you so desire.
VX100 The Super Kraken key features & specification
Format: Two-channel/three-mode all-valve head
Power: High power: 100 Watts. Low Power: 30 Watts
Valves: 4 x ECC83, (12AX7), 4 x 6L6 or EL34
Size (mm): 480(w) x 235(h) x 235(d) including handle and feet (unboxed)
Weight: 12.5kg / 27.5lbs Unboxed. 16kg / 35.2lbs Boxed.
1 x Dual Latching Footswitch for GAIN I/II and MASTER I/II
1 x Dual Latching Footswitch for Preamp Bass Focus and Crunch
Slip cover included