Kustom proudly introduces the second generation of High Voltage (HV™) hybrid tube amplifiers. In addition to newly tweaked circuitry, the HVs now feature a unique, rounded cabinet edge, new handle and control knob designs, new grill cloth, vents and piping, as well as the classic, vintage Kustom logo.
The new HV30 utilizes 30 watts of output power and one 12-inch Celestion™ speaker to generate tight, high-volume tube tone with total control. But the heart of the amp is its 12AX7 tube preamp. To maximize the tube’s distinctive audio characteristics and dynamic range, the HV preamp circuit operates at higher voltage levels. The resulting tone is rich, dynamic and loaded with harmonic content.
The HV30 offers a two-channel layout, each with Gain and Master Volume controls. This Dual Master system provides natural tube overdrive and compression on both channels and it’s great for dialing in medium-gain tones with ease. But when you’re ready for gain, stand back, because this amp brings it with a vengeance. From singing lead tones to heavy grinding rhythms, it’s all inside.
And when you crank the HV Master Volume controls, Kustom’s exclusive Organic Clipping™ power amp circuit reacts like an all-tube amp, generating lower order, musical harmonics and natural clipping characteristics. It’s the classic power amp “growl” that guitarists know and love, with a smooth transition from clean to grind.
Tone controls consist of passive Bass, Middle and Treble controls on both channels that are the same specification as those found on Kustom’s award-winning, all-tube Coupe® amplifiers.
The Speaker-Emulated Direct Out is also borrowed from the Coupe™. It was designed to provide a rich, strong signal that cops the total Coupe combo sound: the amp, cabinet and speakers. This signal can be routed to mixers or recorders for live or studio use.
The icing on the cake is the 24-Bit Digital Multi-Effects System. It provides 16 high-fidelity, semi-programmable effects with increased flexibility thanks to Tap or Toggle functions for each effect, letting players fine-tune their choices. For example, Delay times, Reverb tails and Tremolo speeds can all be tapped to desired settings. Alternately, the Rotary speaker can be tapped between speeds and the Octave selection can be toggled to choose Octave Up or Octave Down.
The optional HV footswitch can switch between channels or activate the built-in effects.