The Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18 Guitar Amplifier Head is a 2 channel amp with a footswitchable boost on the lead for great versatility from crystal cleans to all out metal saturation. A four-step power soak allows you to select between 18, 5 and 1 watt as well as speaker mute. And courtesy of the built-in Red Box and silent recording capability, you can lay down pro-quality tracks at any time day or night.
For the TubeMeister 18 head, Hughes and Kettner packed all their know-how and over a quarter of a century‘s passion for tube amps into a remarkably compact chassis. Thanks to German engineering, it can go from a roar to a whisper, shaking the boards on stage, tingling spines in the studio, and raising goose-bumps in the still of night - even during silent recording.
Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18 Head Features
- Warm tube tone with phenomenal dynamic range that sweeps from sparkling clean to throaty crunch
- Harmonically rich tube distortion and the gain reserves to go from edgy overdrive to soaring lead sounds
- Re-voices LEAD to summon modern high-gain sound that pairs plenty of punch with endless sustain
- Passive voicing section tweaked to evoke the best frequency response out of each channel
- Preamp section sporting two 12AX7 tubes
- Push-pull power amp that pumps out stage-approved 18 watts
- Oversized transformers with tons of headroom
- TSC-protected power amp featuring auto-bias and status LED
- Footswitch connection enabling remote channel switching and BOOST actuation
- Serial FX loop for adding effects-fl avored spice to the sonic stew
- Quad-stage power soak with silent recording capability
- Balanced RED BOX OUT with authentic speaker emulation