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Hughes & Kettner Introduces the GrandMeister Deluxe 40

The amp pairs analog all-tube tone with smart control features.

St. Wendel, Germany (December 2, 2016) -- Hughes & Kettner is delighted to unveil GrandMeister Deluxe 40, the world’s smartest all-tube guitar amplifier.

An evolution of the groundbreaking GrandMeister 36, the 40-watt GrandMeister Deluxe 40 pairs analog all-tube tone with smart control features, resulting in the most complete all-round, all-analog tube amp head ever.

GrandMeister Deluxe 40 delivers a scintillating experience in sound thanksto Deluxe Tone Technology, a pioneering new circuit design developed by the Hughes & Kettner R&D team, and used in conjunction with renowned tone-shaping components inspired by the brand’s multiple award-winning TriAmp Mark 3 flagship. The Deluxe sounds of this four-channel, all-tube amp range from warm cleans to high-gain roars, with classic crunches and brawny brown sounds to be found in-between.

All these deluxe tones are able to reach their full rocking potential thanks to GrandMeister Deluxe 40’s technologically advanced operating concept: every knob and switch setting can be easily saved, stored and recalled in up to 128 memory slots at the touch of a button, and the studio-quality on-board effects settings are saved along with the gain and EQ knob values.

The standard Hughes & Kettner technological innovations are also included, meaning GrandMeister Deluxe 40 also contains winning features like an on-board Power Soak, Tube Safety Control and the Red Box AE’s outstanding DI speaker simulation. Plus, there’s a free optional GM40 REMOTE App for iPad that lets players watch, touch and control all of the amp’s features on one handy screen, as well as backing up and sharing theirfavorite sounds.

Rüdiger Forse, Hughes & Kettner’s Senior Product Manager, said: “GrandMeister Deluxe 40 is a true evolution of the tube amp as we know it, and it will let a whole new generation of guitarists Rock on Stage, Play at Home and Record at Night with ease! With so many amazing sounds and features available in one head for the first time, and the extra options the free remote App for iPad brings, every guitarist is sure to find his or her dream tone here.”

GrandMeister Deluxe 40 is available in fall 2016. Visit the Hughes & Kettner website for more information.

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