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Krank Krankenstein 100W Tube Guitar Head

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Designed and inspired by Dimebag himself!

The Krank Krankenstein 100W Tube Guitar Head is a beautiful amp that's built to play hard. This 2-channel, all-tube, high-gain monster comes stock with Sovtek 5881 power tubes and Electro-Harmonix 12AX7 preamp tubes. The Clean channel is warm and buttery, with the hint of breakup that Dime required to get his classic clean tones. The Dime channel gives you just what you expect —- searing metal and classic rock tones. No pedals, EQs, or processors needed for that signature Dimebag Darrell sound. Don't forget the Krankenstein 4x12" cabinet to complete the package.

FEATURES
  • 100W of searing, all-tube tone
  • 2 channels (clean and Dime)
  • Sovtek 5881 power tubes
  • Electro-Harmonix 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Separate volume and 3-band EQs per channel
  • 2 master volume controls on the distortion channel
  • Global master volume
  • Presence control for both channels
  • EQ sweep on the distortion channel
  • Effects loop with active/passive switch
  • Line out
  • 4-, 8-, and 16-ohm selectable impedance
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4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love or Hate...

Interesting one, this is... For those looking for an over-the-top, metal monster of an amp well-suited for versatile, modern-edged tones. I have tried both the Krankenstein and the Krank Revolution on...Read complete review

Interesting one, this is... For those looking for an over-the-top, metal monster of an amp well-suited for versatile, modern-edged tones. I have tried both the Krankenstein and the Krank Revolution on several occasions. There were days where I liked this amp...there was a clarity and presence of the high-gain sounds that had an almost hi-fi quality. The distortion is very extreme yet clean (best I can describe it..) There were also days when I didn't particularly like the Krankensteen. Sometimes, the high gain sounds seemed somehow inorganic, sterile, and flat-sounding. I have seen others who have had similar comments and/or criticisms. Many will love this amp. Those who don't have found that the distortion was fizzy, and that there was not even close to enough gain on tap. Those that like this amp find the high gain sounds tremendous and copious. Go figure? The clean channel is pretty cool..vibrant, warm, and clear, but maybe a bit sterile-sounding for some tastes. The clean channel is a plus for any style. Good stuff. Of course, people are buying this for the Dime-inspired high gain tones. I personally think that the amp maker is trying to bridge the gap between Dimebag's high-gain solid state tones, and those of tube-driven high-gain amps. What they've created is its own entity. Definitely sounds tube, but not like most tube amps sound. Definitely play this amp and hear it for yourself with your own ear. It might be a great recording amp tonality-wise. It's also very quiet on both clean and overdrive channels. And it's full of professional features (effects loops, dual master volumes, etc) and is well suited for live use as well. I myself am still a little mystified in terms of my mixed and waffling impressions of the Krankensteen. It features and price range place it up against some good competition in the high-gain amp realm. For right now, I would give the amp an overall rating of a 7 for myself personally. I give it an 8 in deference to the people who fall in love with this amp. I think I will go and try it out again one more time...

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engl amps are way better

I tried this amp at a local music store thinking oh my g** krank amps or the so called krankenstein is awesome and very versitile, they are very wrong you can get a...Read complete review

I tried this amp at a local music store thinking oh my g** krank amps or the so called krankenstein is awesome and very versitile, they are very wrong you can get a basic mesa boogie dual rectifier sound and either way mesa and this version of krank's tube amps are a waste of money but I do have to say it picks some the real heavy parts and lows BUT NOT WORTH THIS KINDA MONEY you would be better off buying an engl powerball

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5.0

KRANK IT UP!

By DimebagRazorback

from Canada

This amp is amazing! Its built like a tank. Im only fifteen and i have been playing for 6 years and this amp is going to last me forever. The only problem is im not aloud to turn the master volume past 4 :( Neighbours complain! The thing about this amp that seperates it from all the others i have owned is that the louder your turn ti up the better it sounds. I reccomend this amp to anyone whos plays Pure Heavy Metal./m/(O.o)/m.

 
5.0

Buy this amp.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I was the biggest 5150 fan ever... I've totally changed my mind. I've been playing in a touring metal band (eyesofthebetrayer) for about 3 years now. I've tried most amps and decided that the 5150 was the best for me. About a month ago, I heard about the Krankenstein, tried it, bought it... it was a floormodel @ musicians friend, and somehow it was damaged and i didn't notice at first. So, I called Krank, they had me send it in... it gets there and I get a call on my cellphone from Patrick at Krank going over everything, they have THE BEST customer service, they are sending my amp back tomorrow and they are throwing in a footswitch for my trouble. These days, thats unheard of. I haven't even got into how the amp sounds, the tone is the best I've heard from a metal oriented amp. I no longer use a noise suppressor... its 100% more quiet than a 5150. I play a Peavey Wolfgang with EMG's the EMGs were made for this amp, its virtualy noiseless. There is endless amouts of gain and you can literaly make the guitar scream. I will probably play this amp into the ground... its a beautiful amp but it was meant to be played hard.

 
5.0

LOVE IT!!!!!!

By Tonisdee

from Chaska MN

i have had this head for 2 weeks now and i absoluty love the thing... it has great distortion and gain and the tone is amazing.. i would recommend this amp to anyone.

 
5.0

Metalocalypse

By TokiWartooth13

from Lancaster PA

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This is the best sounding metal amp I have ever played. A local music store had one for a short time and the owner knew I had wanted to try one, so he called me before he put it out on the floor. To be frank, this amp paired with the Krankenstein cab is capable of producing the purest of metal tones. It is really no surprise to me that some of the biggest names in metal use Krank, including my favorite (fictional) band Dethklok. I played it using my personal gear,a Schecter Hellraiser Avenger, a Crybaby 535Q, an MXR Zakk Wylde overdrive, and an EH Nano Clone. The tone was nothing short of phenomenal, an talk about volume! Loud!!! God rest his soul, Dime would still be very proud of this amp. The only small bummer is the lack of reverb, easily overcome with a cheap reverb pedal. Also the clean channel, while very good for "metal" clean, is probably not what you want for jazz or country, but then, who buys a Krank for jazz or country?. I've played Soldano, Mesa/Boogie, Genz-Benz, and other high-end high-gain amps, but this exceeds all of them by a mile and a half.

 
5.0

Best of Both Worlds

By TZ5150

from Trenton, N.J.

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The Krankenstein is an all around great amp, solid construction with well laid out controls. The amps Dime (distortion channel) is amazing, you can get many different great distortion sounds by just adjusting the amps control knobs. The Kleen (clean) channel is just as impressive as the Dime, beautiful tone. You don't have to turn the volume up very much, this is one powerful amp. One last note, to get the most out of the amp get the Krankenstein cabinet, you won't be sorry.

 
5.0

Trulely a great piece of work

By Mikesbag

from Meriden,CT.

These are one of the best sounding amps today.If you know how to set the krankenstein writeyou are going to love the tone your hearing.Everyknob has it's purpose and if you don't set it tothe style of music your playing it's not going tosound good to you.I play metal,so I dail in the tone and I'm in heaven.It's like playing a marshall on steriods,tons of gain with clairity.This amp sounds the best with the krakenstein cabso if you can afford it get them both you will behappy, and if not then go buy something cheap.

 
5.0

Killer amp

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This amp is Insane! it has way more gain than any marshall or mesa. It has screaming harmonics, punchy mids and chunky bass response. The clean channel is good too kind of like a fender in a bad mood with a touch of marshall it's clean with a little break up. If you can get the cab too it's so much better than any of my other cabs.

 
4.0

Love or Hate...

By Mogbat

from Los Angeles, CA

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Interesting one, this is... For those looking for an over-the-top, metal monster of an amp well-suited for versatile, modern-edged tones. I have tried both the Krankenstein and the Krank Revolution on several occasions. There were days where I liked this amp...there was a clarity and presence of the high-gain sounds that had an almost hi-fi quality. The distortion is very extreme yet clean (best I can describe it..) There were also days when I didn't particularly like the Krankensteen. Sometimes, the high gain sounds seemed somehow inorganic, sterile, and flat-sounding. I have seen others who have had similar comments and/or criticisms. Many will love this amp. Those who don't have found that the distortion was fizzy, and that there was not even close to enough gain on tap. Those that like this amp find the high gain sounds tremendous and copious. Go figure? The clean channel is pretty cool..vibrant, warm, and clear, but maybe a bit sterile-sounding for some tastes. The clean channel is a plus for any style. Good stuff. Of course, people are buying this for the Dime-inspired high gain tones. I personally think that the amp maker is trying to bridge the gap between Dimebag's high-gain solid state tones, and those of tube-driven high-gain amps. What they've created is its own entity. Definitely sounds tube, but not like most tube amps sound. Definitely play this amp and hear it for yourself with your own ear. It might be a great recording amp tonality-wise. It's also very quiet on both clean and overdrive channels. And it's full of professional features (effects loops, dual master volumes, etc) and is well suited for live use as well. I myself am still a little mystified in terms of my mixed and waffling impressions of the Krankensteen. It features and price range place it up against some good competition in the high-gain amp realm. For right now, I would give the amp an overall rating of a 7 for myself personally. I give it an 8 in deference to the people who fall in love with this amp. I think I will go and try it out again one more time...

 
5.0

Dimebag Darrell Abbott RIP

By Triton

from Honolulu, Hawaii

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I have been eyeing on the Krankenstein for several months now. When I heard that the Krankenstein + was out, I wasn't too sure if I wanted that amp. It just didnt seem to suit me. But I still wanted it. My friend who is in a power metal band, owns a Krankenstein. He recorded an instrumental with the amp and showed it to me. It was as if God had unleashed shred from Heaven. It had a great clean sound, and the Dime channel was well...godly. I was amazed. I want one as soon as possible.

 
5.0

Krankenstein

By MXL990

from Conroe, TX

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I upgraded to this amp from the Marshall MG100 stack, and it was the best equipment decision I've made.The tone on this amp is truly remarkable, and the EQ sweep allows you to choose which section of your tone will be emphasized the most (Highs, Mids, or Lows).A feature that I personally appreciate is the volume control on the footswitch. If you're in a band that shares lead work between two guitarists, you can set one volume higher than the other and boost whenever it's solo time.The tone cuts through magnificently, but it sounds "smooth" is the best I can describe it. There is more gain than you can use on this amp, and I play Metallica/Megadeth kinds of music.Long story short, this was well worth the money (I bought mine blemished and couldn't even find the scratch, so if you see one of those don't hesitate). If you're thinking you need to upgrade to a tube stack, this is the one for you.

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