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Diezel Unveils the VHX, an Amp Head that Knows When it's Been Profiled

Diezel VHX amp head
(Image credit: Diezel/Future)

A little while ago, Diezel unveiled the VHX, a quite-impressive-looking 100W all-tube head.

Though its screen-enabled digital control and onboard impulse responses already made it stand out, we've recently become aware of one of the amp's other features, one that to our knowledge at least is unprecedented: a profiling log.

Diezel’s Leonardo Polito confirmed on the popular forum The Gear Page (opens in new tab) that this profiling log means that the amp detects when it has undergone a profiling process of any kind. It then logs that information in the amp.

According to a report from Guitar World (opens in new tab), Diezel has adamantly denied that the technology was developed as a response to Kemper's "test tones" profiling process, and neither interferes with the profiling process nor prevents users from profiling the amp to begin with. 

Diezel VHX amp head (back)

(Image credit: Diezel Amplification)

Some other hypotheses for the technology have ranged (opens in new tab) from the log acting as a, well, log of which channels have been profiled, making it easier for users to access a wider range of tones, to the log being a tool to prevent users from buying an amp, profiling it, then immediately returning it.

In any case, we'll certainly have more on this story as it develops.

Price and release date-wise, the Diezel VHX amp head will be available later this year for $4,899.

For more info on the amp, stop by sweetwater.com (opens in new tab).

Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.