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Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister Deluxe 40 Head

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Where TubeMeister is stunning, TubeMeister Deluxe is simply jaw dropping. Deluxe tones take you from pure, pristine cleans to an authentic brown sound and devastatingly powerful modern-day high gain, all influenced by the most beloved channels of our flagship TriAmp Mark 3.

Whether you Rock on Stage, Play at Home or Record at Night, TubeMeister Deluxe 40 is the ideal amp. The real power soak lets you switch between the full 40 Watts of power, 20 Watts, 5 Watts, 1 Watt, or even 0 Watts for truly silent recording at any time of day or night.

TubeMeister Deluxe 20 is also the first tube amp ever to offer you a genuine FRFR (full range flat response) amp sound experience. The groundbreaking Red Box AE (Ambience Emulation) DI output lets you connect your guitar direct to your recording setup or the PA, so its perfect for stage and studio work and it delivers a perfect mix of authentic 412 cabinet ambience effects and an ultra-direct attack of pure tube tone.


Channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead
Power: 40 Watts
Power Soak: 20, 5, 1, 0 Watts
Power Amp: 4 x EL84
Preamp: 3 x 12AX7
TSC: Yes
Effects Loop: Serial, switchable
Red Box: Red Box AE (Ambience Emulation)
Switching Functions: Channels, Effects Loop
Speaker Outputs: 1 x 8-16 Ω
Dimensions: 445 x 170 x 150 mm
Weight: 7.7 kg
Protective Cover: Protective carry bag included

Great amp for just about any application3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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I've been playing with this amp for a couple of years and I absolutely love it. It's great for crisp clean sounds going into mild breakup, crunch tones which easily reach into saturated distortion, and then there's still the high gain channel which crosses into "don't look down" territory. Super usable eq controls, independent on clean and crunch/lead channels. The power soak and cabinet emulator both work exactly as advertised. The only downsides I have found with this amp are: 1) there is no onboard reverb. There is an inline effects loop through which an external reverb device can be patched, but an onboard spring unit would be nice. 2) on my unit, the power tubes needed to be replaced rather soon after purchase. It does self-bias, so as long as matched tubes are installed this is not difficult, but it's still a nuisance. I do push the power amp hard on this amp, though, thanks to the onboard power soak unit. Someone who isn't so hard on the power amp might find the factory tubes last much longer than mine did. Replacement tubes have worked wonderfully in this amp, though and the sounds it's capable of are fantastic and extremely responsive to playing dynamics.
Posted by Syl Robitaille on Sep 11, 2019
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