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Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 36 Head
36W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amplifier Head with Onboard Red Box Output


Independent gain and master knobs and a switchable FX Loop are standard appointments on modern triplechannel amps. But that’s not nearly enough for a real TubeMeister. So Mr.
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Independent gain and master knobs and a switchable FX Loop are standard appointments on modern triplechannel amps. But that’s not nearly enough for a real TubeMeister. So Mr. Hughes and Mr. Kettner built in a MIDI system to access the channels, FX loop and onboard reverb. It can even select the power stages of the integrated power soak (36, 18, and 5 watts, 1 watt and Speaker Off)!

This revolutionary MIDI power soak can do some wild voicing tricks. For instance, you can tap its full dynamic range by running the Clean channel at 36 watts and switch over to the Crunch channel in 5-watt mode with the Master knob wide open to get good and grungy with some grinding rhythm. Or you could run the Lead channel at 18 watts for some high-gain riffage and switch over in a flash to the full 36 watts for a screaming solo.

A touch of a button is all it takes to conjure up to 128 such combinations. Imagine what this can do for your stage performance. And the 1-watt option brings the sound of the big stage into your own four walls, sans tonal compromises. Now you can keep that Master knob dimed even at home.

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 soak’s 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 that’s still not all; there’s 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 couldn’t be any easier. And that makes the TubeMeister 36, already one of the world’s most versatile tube amps, also one of the most dependable.

NOTE: Ensure that you purchase your Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister with the correct voltage. The European standard 230 volts + 10% is officially correct for Europe and the UK. Hughes and Kettner also manufactures Tubemeister Series in 240 volts to take account of the significant variations in UK voltage in comparison to voltages within the European mainland.

Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 36 Head Features:

  • Crunch - Harmonically rich tube distortion that goes from from edgy overdrive to creamy lead sounds
  • Clean - Warm tube tone with phenomenal dynamic range that sweeps from sparkling clean to throaty crunch
  • Lead - Modern high-gain sound that pairs plenty of punch with endless sustain
  • 2x EQ3 - 2x Passive 3-band voicing section tweaked to evoke the best frequency response out of each channel
  • 3x 12AX7 - Preamp section sporting three 12AX7 tubes
  • 4x EL84 - Push-pull power amp that pumps out stage-approved 36 Watts
  • XXL - Oversized transformers with tons of headroom
  • TSC - TSC-protected power amp featuring auto-bias and status LED
  • Footswitch - Footswitch connection enabling remote channel switching, FX-loop and reverb
  • FX Loop - Serial FX loop for adding effects-flavored spice to the sonic stew
  • Power Soak - 5-stage, MIDI programmable power soak with silent recording capability
  • Red Box - Balanced Red Box Out with authentic speaker emulation
  • Min/Max - Integrated, adjustable reverb
  • MIDI - Integrated MIDI-Interface including phantom power
  • MIDI Learn - MIDI-LEARN for easy programming of channels, FX-loop, reverb and power soak

Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 36 Head Specifications:

  • Channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead
  • Power: 36 Watts
  • Power Amp: 4x EL84
  • Preamp: 3x 12AX7
  • FX Loop: Serial
  • Footswitch: FS-2 or FSM-432 (optional, sold separately)
  • Switching Functions: Channels, Reverb, FX Loop, Power Soak mode
  • Special Features: MIDI, MIDI Power Soak, Red Box, TSC System
  • Speaker Outputs: 1x 8 - 16 Ohms
  • Recommended Cab: TM 112, TM 212, VC412A30
  • Dimensions: 171 x 446 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 7.7 kg
  • Protective Cover: Softbag included

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