Victory V4 The Copper Preamp Pedal

Breathe new life into your guitar amp! Victory's V4 The Copper pedal is an all-valve preamp that delivers pristine clean and overdrive tones to your rig.
Victory's all-valve V4 The Copper pedal is ready to breathe new life into your guitar amp, pedalboard or recording rig, with British-inspired chiming cleans and treble-boosted classic rock roar based on the V35 The Copper.

V4 The Copper is a pedal preamp that delivers genuine all-valve clean and overdrive. Use it straight into the front of your amp or recording interface, or alternatively use it in conjunction with your amp's FX loop to bypass the front end of your existing amp entirely for a whole new sound experience. This is definitely no 'ordinary' overdrive pedal!

All four V4 Series Pedal Preamps feature similar functionality, controls and connections:

All-valve signal path

1 x EC900 and 3 x CV4014 valves running at high plate voltage. These are the first pedal-format guitar preamps to feature four valves and an all-valve signal path. This is no 'ordinary' overdrive pedal!

Treble Boost

Designed to be like a gain boost, this treble boost circuit helps to push the V4's front end to create creamy valve overdrive and sustain. The non treble boost side goes from clean through to slightly pushed, both sides have their own volumes controls.

Remote Switching

The TRS jack gives you option of switching the pedal remotely. You can control on/off and also channel 1/2 with either a separate two-button latching footswitch or via a modern programmable switching unit. This means you can have the V4 Series Pedal Preamp off the floor and out of harm's read more way.

Bass Mode Switch

Perfect for tightening your sound, there are three positions for maximum versatility. Position one on channel one gives you full bass, when switched to the treble boost side there is a bass cut. Position 2 has a global bass cut and position 3 has full bass globally.

Steel Chassis

If you're going to be standing on it and it contains hot glass, it needs to be tough. The folded steel chassis and kick bar for the knobs means that this thing is ready for the road.

Two ways to connect

We recommend 'Amp Through Mode' for full functionality where you can choose to use your amp's own front end, or the V4 Preamp via the amp effects loop. To use it as a 'normal' pedal or if you don't have an effects loop, use 'Standalone' mode.

Live, home & studio

Put it on your pedalboard, on top of your amp or on your desktop. It's particularly good for fly dates, or other situations when you're not using your own amp. Just hit the FX loop return of whatever you're using and feel right at home in no time.

Three-Band EQ

Powerful bass, middle and treble controls. These also have a significant effect on the gain character and drive levels – just like in any valve guitar amp.
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- Format: Two-mode all-valve pedal preamp
- Power: 12V DC / 800mA minimum. DC adapter supplied
- Valves: 1 x EC900, 3 x CV4014
- Size 225(w) x 140(h) x 79mm(d) inc. feet & knobs
- Weight: 1.65kg / 3.6lbs
- Two connection modes
- Two switchable gain modes
- Steel chassis and control protection bar
- Remote TRS switching option
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 4.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 9 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): V4 Copper Pre Amp
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 4.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 9 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): V4 Copper Pre Amp
(1 ratings)
Submitted January 25, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com
"Excellent preamp that delivers on its promises!"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I am using the V4 Copper with a Quilter Pro Block 200 and 2 Block Dock 10 TC cabinets. The Copper in amp through mode is fantastic. It adds high end sparkle and tube warmth that the Pro Block cannot produce on its own. The clever switching arrangement allows me to make use of Pro Block preamp and both channels of the Copper. The bass mode switch (high pass filter) adds to the flexibility. It works well in a band setting (leaving room for the bassist/keys when engaged) and can be toggled off when playing alone. While I have only had the product a few days, the pedal is solidly constructed and I do not expect to have any issues (if I do, I will update the review). Overall an excellent product. It is a pricey and niche product, but if it fits your needs it will deliver. Pairs well with a pedalboard friendly amp head (like the Quilter products) or a dedicated power amp. Star taken off on ease of use because the amp through mode (while excellent) can be difficult or even impossible with certain amplifiers.
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