The most powerful Hughes &Kettner Tubemeister so far is now available in the UK. TheMIDI-controllable Tubemeister 36 valve guitar amp boasts a wealthof features that add up to one of the most innovative, flexibleamplifiers around.
Three channels, independent gain, master controls and aswitchable effects loop are the basis of the Tubemeister. A trio of12AX7 tubes features in the preamp while the power section sportsfour EL84s.
But the real power of the Tubemeister 36 comes in the shape ofits MIDI capabilities, power soak and Red Box recording output. Thepower soak allows the TM36 to run at four levels - full power, 18W,5W or 1W - to suit various live, rehearsal/practice and recordingsituations. And the amp can also be run silently for late-nightrecording via the Red Box speaker simulated output.
By enabling MIDI control over the power soak the Tubemeister 36allows, for example, the Clean channel to be run at full power(36W) for huge dynamic range and then switching to the Crunchchannel running at 5W for fat, grinding rhythm tone. A total of 128combinations of pre- and power amp settings can be stored formassive versatility.
The raved-about Red Box output simulates the tone of a 4x12" cabfor recording or DI into FOH desk while oversized transformersdeliver plenty of headroom. And the Tubemeister 36 also featuresHughes & Kettner's Tube Safety Control feature, whichconstantly monitors and adjusts valve bias to ensure power tubesoperate reliably.
The Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 36 head carries arecommended retail price of £799. The combo version is expected inthe UK later in the year, with RRP TBC.
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