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Heavy Tones Like No Other - And More!

As the sound of heavily down-tuned rock and metal exploded in the past two decades, a new need arose for guitarists who seek an amp that can handle it. And this is exactly what this ultra-powerful amp was made for! The unique 180-Watt Diezel Herbert can easily take on the massive headroom needed for high-output guitar tones. With the Herbert you can easily dial in a huge clean tone or an all-hell-breaks-loose distortion that will cut through the mix like nothing else. A truly timeless piece of gear and after 15+ years on the market, the Diezel Herbert is still the go-to choice for anyone looking to achieve those modern tones that are a key pillar in today’s heavy rock and metal arenas. And once you switch to Channel 1 you'll be blown away by just how elegant this amp can handle your clean chords and licks!

Herbert Leads The Way

The vision for the amp consisted of creating an all-tube head capable of unmatched performance, delivering everything from dynamic cleans, sharp crunch and ultra-tight distortion. Peter Diezel used custom proprietary transformers, offering 3 distinctly voiced channels, 3 effect loops and a number of switching options. The final package produced a head that makes it quite easy to play pristine cleans or rage with shattering high-gain tones. And now, the Diezel Herbert plugin is a perfect addition for anyone working on the go as it has everything you need for recording and mixing release-ready guitar tracks.

The Power of the 3 Channels

Channel 1

In Channel 1 you will find the classic Diezel clean sound - rich yet subtle like a piano. Ample headroom with a nice body and polished sheen pronounced mids, you name it.

Channel 2

With Channel 2 you have quite a few options when it comes to growly crunchy tones - easily get that signature Diezel crunch with dynamic and punchy attack if you are after a heavier rhythm section.

Channel 3

And Channel 3 starts in high gain territory right of the bat, providing outstanding picking sensitivity and detailed note control. This is the channel you need to join the heavy guitar gods and shred with pure distorted madness. It’s practically impossible to not have enough gain here, crank the mids and play around with the second master to get an even richer volume boost.

Go Even Further with FX

No Brainworx guitar amp plugin would be complete without their signature FX rack. Here you can find a Noise Gate, switchable high and low pass filters along with a Power Soak circuit that helps you control the amount of overdrive without turning up the output gain. On top of that, you can also scroll through over a 100 IR Recording Chains that were done with maximum precision utilizing a selection of cabinets, vintage mics and a heap of legendary outboard gear, all tracked through Brainworx’s legendary Neve VXS 72 console.


  • Exacting emulation of the original Diezel Herbert Tube Guitar Amp approved by Peter Diezel and Peter Stapfer

  • 3 channels cover a massive range of gain

  • Each channel boasts its own 3-band EQ

  • Easily dial in pristine clean tones, well kept medium gain, and brutal high gain with this state-of-the art tone machine

  • Powered by 12AX7 preamp tubes and KT77 power tubes

  • 120 Brainworx’ Recording Chains (advanced impulse responses) included

  • FX Rack include host-syncable lo-fi delay, noise gate, tight and smooth filters, power soak, pre and power amp bypass

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Eric Steckel

    Eric Steckel

    Solo Artist, John Mayall

    After touring with the Herbert MK2 for years and now the MK3, I am intimately familiar with the nuances of this modern classic amplifier and it’s become synonymous with my Bluesmetal sound. This… Read More

  • Peter Diezel

    Peter Diezel

    Founder Diezel Amplification

    The plugin version of the Herbert captures the tone of the real amp. Brainworx did a great job!

Customer Reviews

  • Had Me At Whoa!

    by Hiponic Audio
    This is it!
    The sound this thing makes is incredible!
    Rich, Chunky, Chugging, to Whiney, Bright, and Piercing Herbert has you covered. I do no play live guitar but the sound I was able to… Read More
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thanks so much, and rock on!


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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Diezel Herbert - Changelog

Version 1.0 (Jul 31, 2019)
- Initial Release