Victory V4 Duchess vs Milkman The Amp

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  1. megatrav

    megatrav Supporting Member

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    Which would you purchase any why?

    There are now 2 versions of The Amp out, so either one.

    Please discuss!
     
  2. megatrav

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    So.. neither? lol
     
  3. nic'o'caster

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    Interested too !
     
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    Well ... late to the part but I was having this same debate. I decided on the Victory. Way more features and a full tube preamp for only $100 more. Hope to have one by next week .. Looking for a easily portable pedal platform style amp :)
     
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  5. Dirty Dave

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    Even later to the party here.
    How does it sound @eriwebnerr ?
    What's your verdict?
    I have the V40 Dutchess head, cab etc - and I was looking at these two options for a second set-up.
    The Milkman doesn't have an effects loop, which is a drag, because otherwise it looks very tasty indeed.
     
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    Hey @Dirty Dave sorry forgot to post back. In short, it’s a really great amp. I don’t know how it compares to the victory v40 but a gorgeous clean tone with a ton of headroom is this amps bailiwick. Takes pedals amazingly well. I’m using a way, phaser, fuzz, treble booster and Plexi I style OD in front and using reverb and delay in the loop. Sounds seriously good. I’m using an external foot switch for the tremolo and keeping the amp on my cabinet. You can push the gain up for more sag and a hint of dirt but this is a clean pedal platform by design.

    I didn’t realize the tubes are not the standard 12AX7, they are actually NOS military tubes. But whatever the case they sound great. I have not played the Milkman but for only $100 more it seems you are getting a lot more bang for your buck with the V4.
     
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    Hey @eriwebnerr cheers mate, thanks a million for your thoughts on this.
    Appreciate your time.
    Glad you're loving the V4.
    I guess you've just told me exactly what I was hoping to hear.
    Your review sounds like an even more compact version of the V40, with the addition of a tremolo.
    Victory aren't cheap, but then you totally get what you pay for.
    I love the rich clean from the head, and the 1 x 12 is still one of the best sounding cabs I've heard to date.
    I think you've just cost me £700 . . .
     
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