Price paid: C$ 4800
Purchased from: Diffusion Audio
Sound — 10
I mainly use two guitars with the herbert. My main axe is a custom built Fender strat with Lace sensor pick ups. My other guitar is a Billy Corgan sig strat. Which sounds so good with the Herbert like it was designed for it. The sound of the amp is very versatile. Most people think this as a brutal metal amp but it can do so much more with a little tweaking. For being a high gain amp it is not as noisy as alot of amp that are like it. The clean channel is one of the best I heard on a high gain amp I don't boost or anything except maybe add a little chorus to the clean channel for a different sound. All Diezel amps light distortion to all out brutalness
Overall Impression — 10
I play and alternative style rock. The Herbert was a great match for as my guitar hero plays one (Billy Corgan). I have been playing gutar for 16 years I mostly played Marshall amps untill I got the herbert. If it was lost/stolen I would be pretty upset since I have the 369th one built but would have to buy another one. I love this amp if I don't play for awhile I cream when I do that's how good this amp is.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I would gig with it with out a back up. That's how much I would depend on it. I had a led burn out on my a month and a half after I bought I emailed Peter Diezel and he sent me a package of 10 led's. A month after that happened my Herbert had some bad resistor caps. I sent my amp away to get fix which didn't cost me anything! But I only sent it to a tech here in Canada. Peter Diezel help him out as much as he could and peter sent me a t-shirt as well. I can't say anything bad to about Peter Diezel he goes above and beyond for his customers.
Features — 9
My amp was built in 2005 but I bought it in april 2008 as new old stock. I mostly play alternative rock music and the Herbert fits right into the sound I'm looking for in my head. The Herbert has 3 channels clean, crunch, and Mega crunch. All channels are done by midi switching and even has a switchable effects loop. Which helps me so I don't have to do a tap dance when I'm playing with my band. I use the Herbert on everything I do it is my main amp. I have 6 KT-88 tubes in the power section it gives me a fat punchy tone. You could put any type of tube in the Herbert and re bias them.