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Rating and Reviews: TubeMeister 18

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.

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"little war horse" submitted February 17, 2015

By wayne johnson in powderly, TX
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Musical Background: GUITAR ,BASS...PLAYED IN WEDDING AND BAND IN COLLEGE..GETTING MY SKILLS TUNED BACKUP
Music Style: ACCOUSTIC...ROCK..JAZZ
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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
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"Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister 18" submitted January 23, 2016

By Bob H in Hillsborough, NC
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Musical Background: 30 + years. Semi pro. Guitarist. Mainly PRS.
Music Style: Soul / County Rock Fusion
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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!
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"Awesome little amp." submitted November 8, 2014

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Overall: This is the best little recording amp in the world. I love it's sound. The built in Red Box DI is amazing. Way better then all the amp sim software or hardware based amp sims. Using this amp to record at night while the wife sleeps, and it's been the best thing to happen to my late night guitar sessions in years.
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"Super little amp" submitted February 24, 2016

By Timothy Nitz in Mechanicsville, VA
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Musical Background: 40 years, mostly by myself, but have played in band and currently in a rockin' praise band
Music Style: rock, blues, Christian
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Overall: Really researched out this purchase and was surprised at actually how small this unit is!! Love it....no more back aches. But in my research I read about the poor quality of the chinese tubes. Well, the unit did not sound bad when i test drove it, but I could not get it sounding like I wanted....really greasey, fat, dripping tube sound. Even some pedals i tried could not really get it there. Was considering a return, but then decided to follow some reviewers advice and changed the preamp tubes to JJs. WOW, what a freaking difference!!! I have some Mesa tubes on order and will try those too, but let me tell you, I am now totally hooked on this little amp. I am playing through two 10" open back cab and it really grooves out. Give this puppy a try with better tubes and you will love what you hear!!!
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"awesome hughs&kettner head" submitted February 8, 2016

By chuck dean in muskogee, OK
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Musical Background: 50 yrs
Music Style: Rock blues jazz christian
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Overall: This is an awesome head and awesome financing what I don't understand is why other amp manufactures don't install the redbox system in there heads for those of us who play in a venue with foh systems
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"Big Babby Kettner 18" submitted May 13, 2014

By Kenneth D
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Musical Background: I have been playing drums 20 yrs.but picked up guitar 8 yrrs. ago .Still taking lessons.
Music Style: I love the blues and classic rock.
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Overall: So small but yet so big.I love it,from rock to blues.Thanks Zzounds.
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