KRUSE VARIAC: POWER SCALE for the VH4:
Scale down gradually from 100W - 50W - 25W - 10W - 5W, crank the volume knob and get nice power tube saturation at low volumes.
No tone loss !
(great enhancement to ALL production years - up to 2016 models !)
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This Mod releases compression, opens it up and increases:
Channel 1: HUGE, open, more dynamic + sparkles more.
Channel 2: tighter response, more articulate, more punch and bite.
Channel 3: more penetrating, more articulate + responsive, more bite
Channel 4: much less compression, great for high gain riffing now !
RESULT: more powerful and more penetrating tone !
NOTE: The original factory tone can always be SWITCHED BACK ON !
For inquiries please call 818-333-6781 or email email@example.com
7 PAIRS of SOUNDCLIPS:
The clips below were recorded with an SM57
in front of a 4x12 cab with Celestion V30 speakers.
LISTEN TO THEM LOUD !
Testimonial by Matt S.
I was referred to Kruse Krontrol by someone I purchased an amp from. I have a Diezel VH4 and Jens suggested the Decompression mod. In a live situation I always paired the VH4 with other amps to accent the tonal landscapes the VH4 was missing.
Recently I was recording with the Diezel by itself, and it sounded like it a ship that had fallen to the bottom of the ocean; dark and without life.
After the modification, it sounded as if a thick blanket was removed from the speaker cabinet, giving it a more raw and open sound… quite hard to believe, considering the VH4 and is one the best amps in the world.
Jens also suggested a different set of tubes which helped the overall sound to have more depth and power. The amp still retains the characteristics Diezel is known for, Kruse Kontrol just added some great nuances that now make it a stand alone amplifier.
Thank you Jens, and my amps thank you as well, they have found their "Doctor".
Testimonial by Paul Young, PA
"Finally got to gig w this amp. Un-freaking-believable!!!! The VH4 was awesome stock. But now.... Nothing can touch this. The DeKomp mod opened this baby up. It's just got more MOJO now!! Every note just flew out of the amp w punch and clarity. The Grail has been discovered and this is it!!! Thank you Jens for another job well done."
Testimonial by Tom Tate - Riverside, CA
" The VH4 sounds AMAZING. What a great sounding amp! After your Variac Mod, DeKompression Mod and re-tube it simply KILLS ! "
Testimonial by Ronny D. of L.A. trash metal band HEXEN:
" The Kruse Kontrol DeKompression mod has added an entirely new dimension to my VH4. It’s allowing me to access a wider range of frequencies through my playing that were previously suppressed by the amp’s standardized compression setting. The result of the new installation is much tighter response overall, with plenty of punch and dynamic capability.
This is a great mod for guitar players of all styles, as it highlights the nuances of one’s playing in ways that most musicians can only dream of. It has allowed me to get the perfect sound for my band and to cut through in practically every performance situation. Good sound engineers will more than appreciate such an amazing feature, especially in the recording studio.
As ideal as the VH4 sounds, the amp can actually breathe now with the decompression mod in place. I feel much more confident and in control over my playing, as there is less emphasis on specific gain and tone knob settings and more on the actual sound of the amp. I recommend this mod to any guitar player who is serious about bringing out the best in their amp’s true sound, as well as in their playing."
Testimonial by Rich M.
" I've always had a love/hate relationship with the extreme amount of compression that is in my Diezel VH4.