Diezel's new VHX head knows when it's been profiled

Diezel VHX and Kemper Profiler guitar amps
(Image credit: Diezel/Future)

When Diezel announced the VHX, a 100W all-tube head with screen-enabled digital control and onboard impulse responses, we knew the iconic German guitar amp company had something special on its hands. But among the head’s many USPs, it has one feature we weren’t expecting: a profiling log.

After a raft of speculation at prominent guitar forum The Gear Page, Diezel’s Leonardo Polito (username politoleo) confirmed the VHX has the ability to detect when it has undergone a profiling process, for example, the ‘test tones’ employed by Kemper. This information is then logged in the amp.

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Michael Astley-Brown
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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.