Used live and on records by the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Eyehategod, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, etc. These heads have their own cult-like following and are commonly hailed as some of the heaviest tones out there. It's somewhere between an old 5150 and a Metal Zone pedal...but with a little more note-clarity and cut through --no matter how heavy you can always hear what sounds like a "direct out" signal from the guitar. As far as solid-state amps go, this is the crowned champion of super-heavy-weights. I still prefer a dozen other amps over this one, but there's something a little magic/nostalgic about the CHUG CHUG sound these VH140's make that no other amp or pedal rig has.
Just as a reference Crate also made their own carbon copy of this amp in the GT3500h Shockwave. Believe it or not, all the Ampeg VH's and SS's were hand made in USA from globally sourced parts.
I'm uploading mine since no one else has added one to the Rig Manager before.
There are two DI profiles. One with the most popular knobs turned for metal, and another that is flat. Both have the Gain set around 60%.