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The Monsters of High Gain

The Monsters of High Gain

Hughes & Kettner Coreblade


Street $2499
Watts: 100 watts
Tubes: EL34
Amp tweakers and tech geeks will love the Coreblade, which features four distinct channels, digital effects, USB-backed up amp presets, and H&K’s Tube Safety Control (TSC) system.

• Four channels (Clean, Drive, Ultra I, Ultra II)
• Downloads amp presets directly to USB; also allows for backup of all amp and effects settings to USB
• 128 user presets
• Three independent Digital-FX processors: Reverb, Delay, and Modulation (giving users chorus, flanger, phaser, and tremolo effects)
• Serial/parallel effects loop
• Built-in MIDI capabilities
• Adjustable noise gate
• Tube Safety Control (TSC) system, which automatically biases the amp (allowing users to also run 6L6s) and shuts down defective tubes