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TM36H

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A touch of a button is all it takes to conjure up to 128 combinations.

The Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 36 guitar amplifier head offers independent gain and master knobs, as well as switchable FX Loop. In addition, Mr. Hughes and Mr. Kettner built in a MIDI system to access the three channels, FX loop and onboard reverb. It can even select the power stages of the integrated power soak (36W, 18W, 5W, 1W and Speaker Off)!

The revolutionary MIDI-controlled power soak can do some wild voicing tricks. Tap its full dynamic range by running the Clean channel at 36W and switch over to the Crunch channel in 5W mode with the Master knob wide open to get good and grungy with some grinding rhythm. Or you could run the Lead channel at 18W for some high-gain riffage and switch over in a flash to the full 36W for a screaming solo. Meanwhile, the 1W option brings the sound of the big stage into your own four walls, without any tonal compromises.

The built-in RED BOX feeds preamp and true power amp tone straight to a stage or studio mixing console. It authentically emulates the sound of a 4 x 12" cab and delivers a balanced line signal to the Speaker Out for use in rehearsal rooms, on stage, and even to pipe that sweet tube-driven sound straight into the PA. In combination with the power soaks silent recording option (Speaker Off), the RED BOX lets you lay down professional-quality tracks any time day or night. You can even feed the signal to in-ear monitors on stage without having to fuss with a cab or mic.

But thats still not all; theres also the wonderful TSC (Tube Safety Control). It is an automated system that constantly monitors and readjusts the bias to ensure power tubes operate reliably and deliver to-die-for tone, always. With the TSC, swapping tubes couldnt be any easier.

Features:
• 3 channels (Crunch, Clean and Lead)
• Switchable reverb
• Switchable serial FX loop
• 2x passive 3-band voicing section tweaked to evoke the best frequency response out
• Oversized transformers with tons of headroom
• TSC-protected power amp featuring auto-bias and status LED
• 5-stage MIDI programmable power soak with silent recording capability
• Balanced RED BOX OUT with authentic speaker emulation
• 3 12AX7 tubes
• 4 EL84 tubes

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
I rented this head and the 112 for a week. I came up with guitar ideas I never had before. That should sell you.
Posted by G. Scotticottilott on Jul 12, 2019
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Amazing Amp with tons of features0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
I've had this thing for almost 2 years now and It's an amazing amp. There are so many features on it, it can pretty much do anything. With the power soak, you can play a good size venue if you run it in 18 or 36W mode. If you want to use it as a practice amp, the 5 and 1W modes are perfect for that. The 3 independent channels are fantastic. The clean sounds nice and chimey with the digital reverb. The lead channel has a fantastic amount of gain and the crunch channel sits perfectly in the middle. The 2, 2-button footswitch jacks let you (1) change channels and (2) turn the effects loop and reverb on and off. Midi footswitch control of the power soak is also an option (haven't used it yet). You can play any style of music you like. Although I haven't used it yet, the red box DI is a nice touch and the tube monitoring system works fantastic. I had a bad tube right out of the box and it caught it right away. You never have to worry about matching tubes and biasing either. The all metal casing means this thing is built like a little tank. If you could only afford one amp, this one could do it all for you, from gigging to practicing and recording. It's hard to believe this thing has so many features for this amount of power at this price.
Posted by Ashley on Jan 26, 2018
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Closest StoreWinnipeg North, Manitoba
I looked at all the models, compared very carefully...This is the model that gives you the best choice to go midi or not. The reverb is controlled on the back which I like... the basic footswitch controls the channel jumping, plain and simple.. The three channels are great sounding! Clean,crunch, and lead! I paired it to a Traynor cabinet with a Celestion 12" 70/80...pulled that and installed an Eminance Cannabis Rex...much much better! Much smoother and cuts out the ice pick effect! Is it loud? Yea it sure can be! 4 x EL84's make this "Tiny Terror" rip through steel! So just select a lower output! Makes transporting for us older guys 62+ a lot easier!
Posted by Russ G on Jan 4, 2018
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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I went into L&M to trade in my JCM800 because while I love the crunch and distortion I can get out of a Marshall, the cleans just weren't right. I was looking for an amp that could deliver bright and crisp cleans, with the option of some gain, as well as very punchy distortion. I mainly play punk rock with some garage and pop rock thrown in. They immediately referred me to an EVH, which definitely had the cleans I like, but the crunch was too metal. Then they said, well the H&K will be the one. Wow! Were they ever right!! I've never been so happy with an amp. I can have the brighter, crisper cleans I want, paired with a deeper and less bright crunch that truly packs a punch! I mainly play a Telecaster with a HotRails bridge pickup and use an Avatar 2x12 cab with Wizards. Incredible sound with this combination!
Posted by Michael on Jan 7, 2017
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Awesome Sound1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I've been looking for my sound for a long time. I finally found it.
Posted by Scott Anderson on Dec 15, 2016
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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
I've had the amp now for a little over a year. Hard to find a sound I don't like. Effects sound good in the loop or out front and the footswitch acts like a "mute all" when you aren't using the loop. I have the head and the matching 1x12 cab and am very pleased with it. Played a gig at an old hockey rink at 18W and had no trouble keeping up with the stage volume. Would absolutely buy it again. Only complaint is the price of, and need to buy two footswitches (my old Peavey stereo F/S works with it)
Posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2016
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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Very happy, i love the power soak options, although it does sound better at 36w I love that the 1 watt doesn't wreck my ears. Also for the price it comes pretty loaded, the pedal controlled reverb and fx channel are nice touches.i use them more than I thought I would.
Posted by Jim on Mar 10, 2016
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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
Great Tube Amp Picked in up waterloo, Thanks Dave !
Posted by TOM on Oct 2, 2015
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Inspiring tone !2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreFredericton, New Brunswick
Take the time to adjust the eq to taste, every notch is different on this beast ! Best crunch channel I've ever tried on an amp ! I have a H&K switchblade and this is a much smoother tone yet can still be aggressive when needed, through a good 212 cab the tone is very full and dynamic. Money well spent !
Posted by Paul on Oct 21, 2014
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Great Amp, Very Versatile!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
This amp is packed with features and you won't find most of the features anywhere else. The power squeeze works really well, but I found even with the Master Volume low I could still use full power at pretty decent levels for apartment use. Playing live this thing has plenty of power for small to medium gigs, and with the high quality line out you can pretty much do anything. I find the line out only looses a tiny bit of the crisp high end. They saved some of the top features for the Grandmeister like effects and a Noise Gate, but if you have pedals like me you won't miss those. This thing takes pedals well also. All in all, highly recommended. Only the heaviest metal players might want to consider another amp. Everyone else is in for a super smooth hi-fi ride!
Posted by Lewis on Sep 25, 2014
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
WOW!!!!!!!!! what a nice surprise!! I play different styles of music so finding an amp that can handle my needs is sometimes hard. Playing Jazz on the clean with gain around noon..beautiful open sound. crunch channel amazing!! lead channel it took me a few differnt settings to find my sweet spot. T at 2 o'clock, M at 1 o;clock, B at 1o'clock and gain around 3'oclock wow!!!!!!full and punchy. (use humbuckers) very happy with this Head. note: try diferent cabs if you can
Posted by Jorge Bolanos-Shaw on Jan 27, 2014
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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Amazing features and plenty of power to gig. Plugging it into a Marshall 1960 lead and it is loud. A great performer in a small package. Just waiting for the arrival of the H and K MIDI foot controller to round it off. Any more power is pretty much a waste but the power soak features make it so easy to play in the basement without blowing off the roof
Posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2014
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Closest StoreGuelph, Ontario
Great amp, very versatile provided played by the right player and with the aid of a pedal board perhaps. I wouldn't recommend it to certain players. This amp is responsive, not passive. If you suck, it will really suck. However, it can really bring out the best in a guitarist. I use the crunch channel without heavy gain the most, often with some of the built in reverb. Yes it can easily play a venue.
Posted by thom on Dec 30, 2012
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A lot of amp for the money1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I bought this on a recommendation from an L&M employee that knows my needs. I'm coming from a JCM800 and overdrive setup so I wasn't in need of a lot of options for different tones but I found the Tubemeister very easy to use and dialling in a great tone was simple despite all of its features. I primarily use high gain sounds and spend most of my time on the lead channel. I had an ENGL for a while and this amp's lead channel remind me of the sound I got from my old Fireball however the tone is less harsh and has better mid range response which the ENGL was lacking. The clean and crunch channels are great but I don't use them too often at the moment. My favorite feature of the head is the Red Box because my band uses in-ear monitors and tapping the Red Box to our mixer is easier than mic'ing my 4X12, which incidentally I won't need much anymore since I can run it direct with the power soak on full and DI to our board.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2012
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I had this amp for about 4 days. The features were great,lots on this amp but I found there was something lacking on the distortion channels,maybe it's the shared eq. I just wasn't happy with the sound in general and returned the amp for another.It's a good amp though just not my cup of tea.
Posted by Tim on Nov 5, 2012
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