Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 36 Anniversary Head with NOS valves
The year 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of our quest for the perfect guitar amplifier tone, and Mr. Hughes and Herr Kettner have celebrated this landmark by creating a limited edition TubeMeister series – with a difference: each amp features a complement of Soviet “New Old Stock” EL84 power tubes that were built long before Hughes & Kettner was even born. A dream of a tone-generating machine, this 30th Anniversary Edition still goes from clean to mean and from a roar to a whisper, shaking the planks on stage, tingling spines in the studio, and raising goose bumps in the still of night – but now with an extra dose of punch and attitude!
The delightfully compact TubeMeister 18 Head comfortably goes where you go – even as a carry-on in planes – and, thanks to its Soviet NOS EL84 power tube contingent, gives you more headroom for clean tones and even more growl for overdrive.
With its roaring NOS Soviet EL84 tubes and its black glossy chassis, the 30th Anniversary Edition TubeMeister is sure to become a highly sought-after collector’s item. Manufactured in the legendary Saratov factories, the NOS tubes comply with military-grade specifications for the aircraft industry (which require the highest levels of reliability and the strictest tolerances), and are built to last for a lifetime with a consistent quality and power. They deliver noticeably more output than standard EL84s, which results in more headroom for clean tones and even more punch for overdrive sounds. Add the programmable Power Soak all the other stellar features that have made TubeMeister a huge global success, and you're looking at the ultimate onstage head turner.
CHANNELS - Clean, Crunch, Lead
POWER - 36 Watts
POWER SOAK - 18, 5, 1, 0 Watts
POWER AMP - 4 x EL84 NOS
PREAMP - 3 x 12AX7
TSC - yes
EFFECTS LOOP - Serial, switchable
REVERB - Digital Spring Reverb
MIDI - In
RED BOX - yes
FOOTSWITCH 2 x FS-2 (optional)
SWITCHING FUNCTIONS - Channels, Reverb, Effects Loop
SPECIAL FEATURES - Programmable Power Soak
SPEAKER OUTPUTS - 1 x 8-16 Ω
DIMENSIONS - 445 x 170 x 150 mm
WEIGHT - 7,7kg
PROTECTIVE COVER - Softbag included