Victory V130 The Super Countess Amplifier Head (100 Watts)

For high-performance and superb versatility, the Super Countess has your back. The four-channel beast has a quartet of 6L6s for 100 watts of muscular tone.
The Victory V130 The Super Countess offers 100 watts and four footswitchable all-valve modes along with staggering versatility with power aplenty for any stage. The V130 evolved from the Victory V30 The Countess model, upscaled in power, and adding shades of V40, The Sheriff 44 & VX The Kraken.


Learn more about the The Super Countess’s controls in this video from Victory:


Four Channel Modes

V30 The Countess has two channels: very high headroom clean and very heavy overdrive (just as Guthrie Govan wanted it). In V130 we've added two modes in between. The Clean channel gets a 'crunch' mode for light breakup and classic overdrive that's reminiscent of sounds in V40 and The Sheriff 44. The Overdrive channel's extra mode is Voice I, derived from channel 1 of VX The Kraken with the input of Rabea Massaad. They're all footswitchable.

Masters For Each Channel

Balancing your cleaner and gained sounds is often a challenge, especially in a band context. With V130's massive headroom, the channel masters give you the control you need to make sure all your tones are heard loud and clear. People have asked why the tone controls are common to all modes: the answer is that the EQ is optimized to work across the range. Get it balanced to your chosen cab -- not too much, not too little -- and V130 stays poised across all modes.

Series Effects Loop

A series effects loop sits between pre and power sections for whatever pedals you want to put in there. We find that modern read more digital delays and reverbs can sound cleaner in the loop, while more traditional analogue delays, modualtions and so on sound great straight into the front of the amp. The only 'right' way is the one that sounds best to you.

100 or 30 Watts

100 watts of 6L6 power section can be eye-poppingly loud if you want it. But it's not just about volume: V130's high-headroom abilities give you clarity and massive dynamic range right across the loudness spectrum. It's a feel and response that many players love. You can also switch down to 30 watts for a less bold feel, lower volume and more power-stage "give."

External Bias Adjustment

Take all the hassle out of replacing output valves with the V130's external bias measurement points and adjustment. All you need is a new set of power valves and a multimeter. It's fast, safe and reliable -- you can find full instructions in the amp's manual.

Features

- Clean channel with footswitchable 'clean' and 'crunch' modes
- Overdrive channel with footswitchable Voice 1 and Voice 2 modes
- High and low power modes
- Series effects loop
- External bias test points and adjustment
- Slip cover included
- Footswitches for channel/mode change included
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- Format: Two-channel, four-mode head
- Power: 100 Watts high power / 30 watts low power
- Valves: 4 x 12AX7, 4 x 6L6
- Size (mm): 480(w) x 235(h) x 235(d) including handle, feet & controls (sits perfectly on Victory V212VV cabinet)
- Weight: 12.5kgs/ 27.5lbs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 42.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 14 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): V130 Super Countess
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://www.victoryamps.com/contact
(1 ratings)
Submitted May 6, 2019 by Scott D in Parachute, CO
"It's a Beast"
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This was the year I was going to pull the trigger on a Marshall JVM410. I own a few mid-priced tube amp heads, but none performed the way I wanted in an outside gig situation; bottom line-weak for a 100-120 watt tube head. I caught wind of the Victory amp series and the success it was having in England. Hand wired, English made monster with oodles of useable gain. I watched numerous reviews and chose the Super Countess. With 4 modes, I would still get the variety I needed in a smaller, less expensive amp head. I was a little leery of a shared EQ, I had a 5150 one time that had a fairly unusable shared EQ but I was pleasantly surprised with how 1 EQ setting sounds good across all 4 modes; can always add pedals to change tone if needed. It has two power modes, 30 and 100 watts and it is extremely LOUD on both. Down in my basement on 30 watts, GAIN at 4 and MASTER at 3, is more than enough for practice level. The 100 watt setting allows incredible headroom on the clean setting. This amp head is about 2/3 the size of my other 100 watters and outpowers them all. For the price, my choice with Marshall was a JVM205 or this beast of an amp head. It doesn't have a reverb or a programmable footswitch, but if an old school style, easy to use amp is on your radar, you will not go wrong with a Victory.I took off half a star for shared EQ and no reverb but definitely not a deal breaker for me.
Musical Background:
40+ years with bands and at home
Musical Style:
Rock, metal and alternative: 60's through now.
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