Diezel Herbert Overdrive and Preamp Pedal

Get the same searing gain, punishingly tight low end and finely tuned midrange of the monster Diezel Herbert head in this pedalboard-friendly enclosure.

No amp embodies the power and signature roar of Diezel Amplification like the 180-watt Herbert. And with the Herbert Pedal, that same searing gain, punishingly tight low end, and finely tuned midrange fits on your pedal board.

This high-gain stomp replicates its namesake amp's preamp with precision. You'll find the same wide-ranging EQ control and foot-switchable Midcut circuit, along with Presence and Deep controls for mimicking the amplifier's power-section punch.

To make this stompbox-sized preamp even more flexible, we included a separate output for running directly into a power amplifier, using the Herbert Pedal as your rig's front end. And you can control it all remotely, thanks to its 1/4" stereo jack.
If you want to add the savage sounds of Diezel's Herbert to your setup, but don't need to harness the power of the full head, the Herbert Pedal is your high-gain sonic solution.

- Sculpt your aggression:
Anyone who has had the experience of dialing in a Diezel Herbert knows how finely tuned its EQ section is. And that's exactly what you get in the Herbert Pedal. Its 3-band EQ combines with a switchable Midcut circuit to craft anything from cutting aggression to a ground-shaking scooped sound.

- Preamp or stompbox, your choice:
Far from just another distortion pedal, the Diezel Herbert pedal offers multiple ways to achieve its ground-shaking tones. If you prefer using pedals for your dirt, you'll find the pedal works beautifully straight into the front of your clean read more amp. But you'll also find a dedicated "To Power Amp In" output jack that turns the pedal into a fully functional preamp. Plug it into the series effects loop return of any guitar amp or directly into a stand-alone power amp, and you've turned your amp into your very own Diezel Herbert - perfect for players who often have to rely on less-than-dependable rental backlines.


- Gain control travels from rock 'n' roll to the most dominating metal tones
- Tonal shaping courtesy of a 3-band EQ
- Footswitchable Midcut circuit precisely shapes the amp's mid frequencies
- Presence and Deep knobs add sub-frequency punch and clarity to taste
- Two ways to achieve the Diezel tone
- Works as either an overdrive effect or as a stand-alone preamp
- Independent "To Power Amp In" output is finely tuned for power amps or series effects loop inputs
- When used as a preamp, the Bypass switch mutes your signal
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- Controls: Normal Master, Midcut Master, Midcut Intensity, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence, and Deep
- Power: 12-18VDC (no battery)
- Included: 12V power supply, 18V power supply cable (for use with 9V isolated power supplies)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DIEZEL HERBERT PEDAL

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-277-4100
Web: https://www.diezelamplification.com/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted January 14, 2019 by Darius M in Chicago, IL

"Total destruction"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I was searching for powerful distortion pedal. Play usually metal , and needed something with crushing low end to match my Laney AOR 100 MV. Actually I was tired with all that Marshally sounding pedals and then I saw YouTube review of Diezel Herbert vs Diezel VH-4. Herbert sounded to me more bassy , so that was my choice. When arrived I sat it immediately and started to play. To be honest , first impression wasn't so great. I didn't know how to dial in and needed a bit more time to learn this pedal. Other thing was I played at room level. Next day I bought 18 V power supply ( factory power supply is 12 Volt) . I prepared rig like this : first after guitar Bogner Lyndhurst compressor , second Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor . In the loop of NS-2 Diezel Herbert and DOD FX-10 BiFet boost .Next after NS-2 is Walrus Fathom reverb. Everything into low input of 1987 Laney AOR 100 MV. I crank amp up and …...my jaw dropped. Potential of this pedal is incredible. EQ works totally fantastic. No hissing highs or boomy bass. Low end is crushing. What is interesting , this pedal sounds so great playing riffs and shredding solos . Another great function is mids cut channel. You can switch from regular channel to mids cut channel. Another fantastic sounds opportunities If about gain , I didn't pass 1 o' clock with this pedal. Total power. If you guys ever used Bogner Ubershell , imagine this pedal got more power and more low end ,especially with "Deep" function. So definitely this is the best distortion read more pedal I ever used and I would recommend to run it with 18V power supply . I'm giving it 5 stars is any category except MANUFACTURER SUPPORT. Some time ago ( about two weeks ) I sent question about this pedal and registration to Diezel USA . They never answered , so I expect if something happened to this pedal , I will have to deal with Diezel Germany . Probably they haven't establish any service or support in the US, except dealership. Kind of sad, cos they making great stuff.

Musical Background:
Play guitar from the time I can remember.

Musical Style:
heavy Metal
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