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Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18 Head

Goes from a roar to a whisper, shaking the boards on stage, tingling spines in the studio, & raising goose-bumps in the still of night


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Product Description for the Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18 Head

For the TubeMeister, Hughes and Kettner packed all their know-how and over a quarter of a century‘s passion for tube amps into a remarkably compact chassis. Thanks to German engineering, it can go from a roar to a whisper, shaking the boards on stage, tingling spines in the studio, and raising goose-bumps in the still of night - even during silent recording.

Serving up three different sounds at the touch of a footswitch, the soulful Tube-Meister 18 is the go-to guitar amp for gigging. Its four-step power soak brings
the sound of the big stage into small clubs and your own four walls. And courtesy of the built-in Red Box and silent recording capability, you can lay down pro-quality
tracks at any time day or night.


-Warm tube tone with phenomenal dynamic range that sweeps from sparkling clean to throaty crunch

-Harmonically rich tube distortion and the gain reserves to go from edgy overdrive to soaring lead sounds

-Re-voices LEAD to summon modern high-gain sound that pairs plenty of punch with endless sustain

-Passive voicing section tweaked to evoke the best frequency response out of each channel

-Preamp section sporting two 12AX7 tubes

-Push-pull power amp that pumps out stage-approved 18 watts

-Oversized transformers with tons of headroom

-TSC-protected power amp featuring auto-bias and status LED

-Footswitch connection enabling remote channel switching and BOOST actuation

-Serial FX loop for adding effects-flavored spice to the sonic stew

-Quad-stage power soak with silent recording capability

-Balanced RED BOX OUT with authentic speaker emulation

Brand Hughes and Kettner
Weight 15.0000
Dimensions (WxHxD) 356 x 156 x 150 mm

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KILLER HEAD ! Get one and rock & roll!
Review by Sparky
Purchased here at ProAudioStar, great price! Very flexible head. Take some time with the tone controls and combine with the ballsy overdrive you can get anything from Eric Clapton Bluesbreakers to Led Zeppelin, to AC/DC. The 1,5, & 18 watt power soak works well and you can get a decent overdrive at 1 watt - plenty for bedroom rocking!

The Red-Box out with authentic speaker emulation works very well and I run into a small mixer with a headphone out for silent practicing. Works well and does a good job of simulating a speaker based tone.

If you have some vintage tubes, rolling theme gives some amazing results with this versatile little head. And the blue glow don't hurt either- looks way cool!

Highly recommended! (Posted on 10/2/12)
Truly awesome!
Review by scott
I'm a newbie to guitar and decided to get my first "real" amp. I now wonder if I'll ever get another! This is a premium quality tone machine with so much versatility, I don't even know what to do next. Each time I find a new tone that I like, its only a short time before I fall in love with another. The fun and excitement doesn't ever seem to end with this thing.

I'm not sure what kind of math is used to translate wattage, because this thing has me stunned with how loud it is. The depth and "fullness" of the tone, at any level, also amazes me. If this is 18 watts, what in the world does 50 watts or 100 sound like? My head would explode! Don't underestimate this little rock star!

Lastly, the obvious. It is a good looking rig, to say the very least. Especially paired up with the H&K cabinet. When its too late to jam, I still can just sit and look at it with the blue light on! Just makes me smile.

To summarize - I really like mine. What a great product. Go give one a try. (Posted on 1/10/12)
You need this amp
Review by tonyr669
What can I say? I'm blown away! this little guy is a blockbuster! I've only been an owner for a few days, but I have put the Tubemeister though its paces. I have had Mesa Boogies, Peaveys, Vox, Gallien Krueger, and all were nice amps. But this amp blows them all away with its VOICE! I have personally never sounded better. It sustains INDEFINITELY! On and on. Pick squeals? Absolutely sonic. Dives sound like an earthquake. But the real selling point is the SOUND. I would never have believed if I didnt try it myself. It is rich, full, warm, and meaty. makes you sound more fluid. One thing I have learned in life is things keep getting better and SMALLER. Oh and LOUDER! It WAS driving a 4/12 cabinet NO PROBLEM. Get this now. (Posted on 1/10/12)

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