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Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 18 Guitar Amplifier Head, 18 Watts, New

Get 18 blistering watts of tube tone from the two 12AXs and two EL84s inside this lunchbox amp. A quad stage power soak gives you high gain at low volume. (7) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 18

For the TubeMeister 18 guitar amp head, Mr. Hughes and Herr 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.

Features:

- 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 eff ects-fl avored spice to the sonic stew
- Quad-stage power soak with silent recording capability
- Balanced RED BOX OUT with authentic speaker emulation

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Hughes & Kettner products.
- Channels: Clean, Lead + Boost
- Power: 18 Watts
- Power Amp: 2 x EL84
- Preamp: 2 x 12AX7
- Effects Loop: Serial
- Footswitch: FS-2 (optional)
- Switching Functions: Channels, Boost
- Speaker Output: 1 x 8-16 Ohms
- Dimensions: 355 x 155 x 150 mm
- Weight: 5 kg
- Protective Cover: Softbag included
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 11 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TM18H
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Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 11 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TM18H
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "little war horse"
Overall: great tonality and sound...but if your looking for a Marshall type sound, look else ware .more than enough power for med gig...probly have to mic it for a larger gig...great tone and head room...dosnt come with reverb...little disappointed but not a deal breaker.....built like a tank....nice bag to travel in ..like the fact that has different wattage settings for practice and recording...the little amp that could
Style of Music: ACCOUSTIC...ROCK..JAZZ
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Overall: I rarely write reviews for my equipment, and I have a bunch of stuff ! The Tubemeister 18, however, deserves a shout out. It is not often that a piece of equipment lives up to its advertised specs and the reviews associated with it, but the tubemeister 18 passes the test. This is a great sounding little amp head. Crystal cleans and crunch you can't get enough of ! Newbies be aware, you have to have a speaker cabinet, a speaker cable, and some pedal reverb to put in front or in the loop, but once you are hooked up, you won't want to stop playing. There is plenty of power for medium to small size venues, and if you need some more, the DI into the PA gives you limitless volume. At lower volume, it would be nice to control the range of the boost switch, but this is a totally minor issue. Great amp!
Style of Music: Soul / County Rock Fusion
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