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Germany (July 18, 2011) -- Hughes & Kettner has announced the new Tubemeister line of amps. The Tubemeister line's lead product is the TubeMeister 18" Head, which may be paired with a matching cabinet (1x12” Celestion). The Combo version (1x10" Celestion) also features reverb.
The TubeMeister is designed to be loud and assertive onstage. The two independent channels may be accessed remotely via footswitch. Lead Boost, which is also footswitchable, kicks up the gain for leads. The ultra-reliable, maintenance-free TSC power amp, combined with oversized transformers, pumps out plenty of power.
In the studio, TubeMeister serves as a hardware plugin delivering the goods with its four-stage power-soak and the prize-winning Hughes & Kettner Red Box. They serve up the signal replete with power tube saturation, which makes for a tasty tonal treat for all playing and recording scenarios.
The TubeMeister series can be experienced at booth #300 at Summer NAMM and will hit music stores in September 2011.
- Two footswitchable independent channels, each with dedicated Gain and Master
- Footswitchable Lead Boost
- Passive 3-band voicing section
- 2 x 12AX7 preamp tubes, 2 x EL84 power tubes
- Oversized transformers
- Maintenance-free TSC power amp featuring auto-biasing and tube rating indicator
- Serial FX loop
- 18/5/1/0-watt power-soak with silent recording function
- Built-in Red Box providing line level via XLR DI Out
TubeMeister 18 Head: $749
TubeMeister 18 Combo (1 x 10” Celestion): $899
TubeMeister 112 Box (1 x 12” Celestion): $379
For more information:
Hughes & Kettner
Source: Press Release