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GrandMeister Deluxe 40 combines all-tube tones and smart control features in a supremely playable package! On top of its plethora of amazing sounds, every knob and switch setting on GrandMeister Deluxe 40 can be easily saved, stored and recalled at the touch of a button, and the studio-quality on-board effects settings are saved right along with the gain and EQ knob values.

From sparkling vintage clean to throaty crunch, a beefy brown sound and crushing levels of all-out gain, sonic freedom is the touch of a button away with GrandMeister Deluxe 40!

Features:

Save your favorite all-tube tones with the push of a button

Saving and recalling your favorite GrandMeister Deluxe 40 sounds is an exercise in convenience with the optional FSM-432 MK III MIDI board, which lets you store up to 128 presets and recall them with the tap of a toe. All of the amp's parameters are saved, including gain, EQ, and all effects settings, giving you a practically inexhaustible library of different sounds. Pot values are saved via the Smart Rotary Control technology, which also keeps the GM40's panel clean and easy to use, with only 9 pots instead of 14 per channel.

Channels and FX

With GrandMeister Deluxe 40, there's a channel and accompanying effect to suit every six-string style. The Clean, Crunch, Lead and Ultra channels can be sculpted to your heart's content with the powerful EQ and gain controls and don't forget the Boost, which kicks specific frequencies up to 11 to give you snappier, creamier or beefier tones, depending on your selected settings. On top of that, you can layer on lashings of studio-quality reverb, delay and modulation effects (choose from chorus, flanger, phaser and tremolo) to take your tone to new levels!

Amazing all-tube recorded tones without mics

Red Box AE is the latest version of Hughes & Kettner's award-winning DI box with speaker emulation and it's built into GrandMeister Deluxe 40, meaning you'll never need to worry about where to place your cab mic again, onstage or in the studio! Red Box AE's DSP-driven Ambience Emulation authentically mimics that room-filling sound of a 412 cab and delivers an ultra-direct attack of pure tube tone goodness by tapping your signal between the power amp and the Power Soak.

Rock on Stage. Play at Home. Record at Night.

GrandMeister Deluxe 40's luxurious appointments and smart features like the built-in power soak give you everything you need to rock the worlds biggest stages, enjoy Deluxe tone at an agreeable room volume at home, and silently capture spine-tingling tones at night without a cab or microphone. This is truly the definitive do-it-all all-tube amp!

App for iPad: GM40 REMOTE

Want to remotely control your all-tube tones in real time? The free GM40 REMOTE App for iPad lets you do just that with GrandMeister Deluxe 40. Whether you're on stage, in the studio or at the rehearsal room, you can now watch, touch and control all your amp's features on one handy screen, and you can back up, store and share all your favorite sounds too and you can even make the whole process cable-free by using the handy WMI-1 wireless MIDI interface.

Technical Data:

GrandMeister Deluxe 40
CHANNELS: Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra
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
REVERB: Digital Spring Reverb
MULTI-FX: Tap-Delay, Modulation (Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo)
MIDI: In, Out/Thru
RED BOX: RED BOX AE (Ambience Emulation)
FOOTSWITCH: FSM-432 MK III (optional, sold separately)
SWITCHING FUNCTIONS: Presets / Channels, Boost, Delay, Modulation
SPECIAL FEATURES: Deluxe Tone Technology, Preset/Global Power Soak, Noise Gate, Smart Rotary Controls
SPEAKER OUTPUTS: 1 x 8-16 Ω
DIMENSIONS: 445 x 170 x 150 mm
WEIGHT: 7.7 kg
PROTECTIVE COVER: Softbag included

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I've been using the amp for about a month and it has proved to be worth the price. Very versatile, can handle absolutely all genres from blues to metal sounds. The only problem is the lack of foot switch. I with they would include at least some simple one. The recommended one costs almost a quarter of the price of the amp.
Posted by Sergei on Jan 1, 2021
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Love my H&K Grandmeister Deluxe. Tone is so good and so versatile. I love the presets and they are best accessible with ipad connectivity so you need to purchase the wifi adapter as well. Costly but worth every penny
Posted by Patrick Boult on Jun 11, 2020
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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
I purchased both the amp and HK 2x12 cab yesterday. It sounds fantastic! However, this afternoon the volume on the crunch channel dropped by at least 80% , much lower than the clean channel. I found it peculiar that neither the lead not ultra channels were affect. I still don't know what caused the crunch volume issue, but I consulted the manual and performed a factory reset. The reset seems to have worked and the volume on the crunch is once again louder than the clean. However, I am disappointed that I experienced a problem already and am now kinda regretting this purchase. Oh well, it came with a one-year warranty.
Posted by Ingar Fosse on Dec 28, 2019
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Closest StoreOrleans, Ontario
If you can get past the gaudy blue lights, this amp is amazing. From sweet cleans to death metal saturation, everything sounds perfect. Even on the most severe channel, individual notes still sound distinct. All my musician friends are amazed at the tone. It really complements whatever guitar you plug into it as well. Single coils, P90's, humbuckers... It's really sensitive to the input. I run mine in the 20 watt setting, and it's mint. I bought the accompanying midi pedal and it turns this set-up into an amazing live performance rig. It's by far the most versatile amp I've ever owned. It's like having a Fender twin and a Boogie rectifier in the same cab.
Posted by Al on Jul 16, 2019
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
This amp does absolutely every style of music and does it extremely well! Only down sound is even on low volumes it gets extremely hot. If your playing a gig, by the end of your set it's almost to hot to even touch. Other than that this amp is very durable and sounds amazin!
Posted by Levi on Feb 23, 2018
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I absolutely love this amp!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I have owned this amp for a few months now, and I am loving it. Everything from the glassy cleans to the snarling ultra channel sound great. The built in effects sound amazing. It is a bit wooly however on the ultra channel, though a good overdrive blends perfectly with this and really brings out the mids.
Posted by John on Oct 14, 2017
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