So simple, so compelling: vintage-style American cleans through to vintage British break-up – and great with pedals, too!
This single-channel, all-valve design is all about maximum tone with minimum confusion, housed in the same light and portable chassis as our award-winning V30 The Countess. Blues/roots-inspired players will find all the elusive, vintage pushed clean and drive sounds they love. Voice 1 offers mid-’60-type American warm clean tones. Voice II is subtly stronger and more ’50s in character. As you push the gain and engage the Mid-Kick function, the V40 takes on a more ’60s British voice for timeless blues-rock tones. All the time the V40 responds to your guitar, responds to you: it’s one for the ‘feel’ players.
Two-position Voice switch: I is cleaner and lighter in the mid range: II is slightly more edgy and pushed.
Single-ended mode offers outputs of 1.5 watts (high) or 0.5 watts (low). You can use either power valve with this switch.
On-board reverb if you want it, but it's hard bypassable if you don't. The same goes for the effects loop.
Features & spec
Power:High Power: 40 Watts, Low Power: 7 Watts, High Power Single-Ended: 1.5 Watts, Low Power Single-Ended: 0.5 Watts
Valves:3 x 12AX7, 2 x EL34 as standard
Extra features:Two-position Voice switch, Mid-Kick switch, footswitchable digital reverb with hard bypass option, series effects loop with hard bypass, power valves switchable to 6L6, single-ended mode, skeletonised metal case with rubber handle, padded carry bag included. Single-button footswitch for reverb on/off included
SIZE (mm): 342(w) x 185(h) x 185(d) including handle, feet & controls