Since 1984, the name Hughes & Kettner has become synonymous worldwide with guitar amps of the highest quality. Engineered in Germany, these amps are the product of a lifelong passion and pursuit of a vision – to make great tone accessible for the discerning player.
Company founders (and brothers) Hans and Lothar Stamer began producing their own guitar amps in 1984. While the production space may have been small, their aspirations were not. Soon, the reputation of their products for craftsmanship and performance spread, prompting them to expand operations time and time again.
When Mr. Hughes, the synonym for the discerning guitar player, and Herr Kettner, the ahead-thinking German engineer, first met, Mr. Hughes was on a tone quest, looking to enrich players' sonic palette with more soulful means of expression. A glockenspiel's chime, the snap and snarl of a junkyard dog, the seductive wail of Siren's song, the thunderous rush of a passing freight train, the howling of a keening jackal, the malevolent grind of a chainsaw biting into metal - could an amp really be made to do all this? Engineering whiz Herr Kettner had his eyes on a very different prize. Envisaging a compact amp that would deliver fully-formed sounds including effects at the touch of a button, he sought to do what has never been done before. And he wasn't averse to doing better what has already been done. So began an impassioned collaboration that continues to this day.
We live in a world of sensory perception—touch, taste, sight, and especially great tone! Hearing is like no other sense. Auditory perceptions are interpreted as information, but they also have a direct and unfiltered influence on our emotions and, by extension, our well-being. Language and music are the speech of the heart, giving voice to our feelings and sharing our emotions. We are all equipped with "algorithms" that tell us immediately if an audio event signals safety, relief, good vibes, trouble ahead, or even danger. We may never fully understand these algorithms, but we never tire of studying them and discovering more about them every day. And the process is even more fascinating when you have made it your career, as we have done, to develop devices that spark audio sensations! The Hughes & Kettner team is made up of many specialists.
Hughes and Kettner offer you his new series of amplifiers designed specifically for the acoustic guitar. For their development they counted on the participation of the amplifier guru, Michael Eisenmann. Each of these amplifiers has countless sound possibilities and impeccable construction. 250 watts power Channel 1 and 2: Mic and Instrument input (XLR / 6.35mm combo) with phantom power Channel 3 / AUX input: Stereo mini-jack 6.35 mm input Channel 4 / FX Return: Stereo input jack 6.35 mm DI output: XLR; EQ Pre / Post switchable; Ground lift switchable Line output: 6.35 mm stereo jack output Output channel: FX Send; Stereo jack output 6.35 mm Optical Output: S / PDIF TOSLINK Headphone output: 6.35 mm stereo jack output Tuner: Mono jack output 6.35 mm Internal effects: 16 configurable effects programs (Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Delay etc ...) Master Volume FX LOOP Medium / low speaker: 8 " Speaker tweeter: 1 "(dome tweeter)
The stage is one of the TubeMeister 36’s natural habitats. With its 36 Watts and oversized transformers, this is one loud beast. To tame it, we added a programmable Power Soak. The TubeMeister 36 combo offers all the features of the head, plus the benefits of a 12″ Celestion Vintage 30 speaker housed in a vented, dovetailed birch ply enclosure tuned to broadcast with a big, bold voice. Be prepared to move some serious air with all that tube-driven power and tone.Channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead Power: 36 Watts Amplification lamp: 4 x EL84 Pre-amplification lamp: 3 x 12AX7 TSC (Tube Safety Control) Lamp Control System Looper effect: Series, switchable Digital spring reverb MIDDAY RED BOX AE (Room Emulation) Footswitch FS-2 (optional) Channel switching functions, reverb, effects loop Programmable power presetting Vintage Celestion 1 x 12 "Loudspeaker 30, 16 Ohm Protective cover included
Where TubeMeister is stunning, TubeMeister Deluxe is simply jaw dropping. Deluxe tones take you from pure, pristine cleans to an authentic brown sound and devastatingly powerful modern-day high gain, all influenced by the most beloved channels of our flagship TriAmp Mark 3. Channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead Power: 40 Watts Amplification lamp 4 x EL84 Pre amplification lamp 3 x 12AX7 TSC (Tube Safety Control) Lamp Control System Looper effect: Series, switchable MIDDAY RED BOX AE (Room Emulation) Footswitch FS-2 (optional), FSM 432 MK III (optional) Switching Functions: Channels, Effects Loop Speaker output: 1 x 8-16 Ω Protective cover included
The TM 212 cabinet features two 12” Celestion Vintage 30 in a vented, dove-tailed birch ply housing. It´s dimensions are tailored to a TubeMeister 36 and GrandMeister 36 in vertical use, or to standard size heads in horizontal use. Impedance of 16 Ohms Power consumption 120 Watts 2 "Celestion Vintage 30" 12 "Speakers
GrandMeister Deluxe 40 combines all-tube tones and smart control features in a supremely playable package! On top of its plethora of amazing sounds, every knob and switch setting on GrandMeister Deluxe 40 can be easily saved, stored and recalled at the touch of a button, and the studio-quality on-board effects settings are saved right along with the gain and EQ knob values. It’s pure tonal magic…Channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra Power: 40 Watts Modes: 40/20/5/1/0 Watts Power amp: 4 x EL84 Preamp: 3 x 12AX7 TSC technology: lamp protection system Effects loop: In series, switchable Reverb: Digital reverb type "Spring" Multi-FX: Tap-Delay, Modulation (Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo) MIDI: In, Out / Thru Red Box: RED BOX AE (Ambience Emulation) Switching / Functions: Presets / Channels, Boost, Delay, Modulation Miscellaneous: Deluxe Technology (Follower Cathode, Preset / Global Power Soak, Noise Gate, Smart Rotary Controls) HP Output: 1 x 8-16 Ω Protection: Cover included Footswitch: FSM-432 MK III (optional)