NAMM 2024: “The amp that’s been missing from the Victory catalog”: Victory Amps keeps it compact with The Deputy – a new boutique amp head built in collaboration with Pete Honoré

Victory Amps Deputy 25 watt
(Image credit: Victory Amps)

NAMM 2024: Victory Amps has collaborated with Andertons’ tone perfectionist Pete Honoré for The Deputy. The compact, single-channel amp is said to be “a testament to simplicity, delivering a pure and powerful classic rock”, and supposedly fills a gap in the Victory catalog.

The collaboration came from Honore’s ability to get much mileage out of the Vintage channel of Victory's 25-watt Sheriff amp. Consequently, Victory and 'Danish Pete', who has been using the brand's amps for nine years, looked to expand on that with a simple, fluff-free build.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.