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Old 07-06-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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The Hughes and Kettner Thread

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whether is the screaming triamp mkII or the versatility of switchblades and trilogy. if you own or have used these amazing amp, or simply because your interested in getting one. feel free to join us.

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Old 07-06-2008, 09:51 AM   #2
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Played a 20th Anniversary at my local guitar shop once. Quite impressed. Considering getting a Statesman loaded with 6L6s.
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:53 AM   #3
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nice! these 20th anniversary are wicked. i'm planning on getting either a duotone or triamp in the future.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:06 AM   #4
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come on i can't be the only one who has a hughes and kettner on this forum. PROVE ME WRONG PEOPLE!!
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:12 AM   #5
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I tried the Switchblade combo at my local music store, and it made a Epi Sg Special sound like a Gibson i swear. Truly epic sounding overdrive amazing cleans. The only downside was the price
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:17 AM   #6
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i had a choice between a spider and a hughes & kettner. damn i regret buying the spider.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:18 AM   #7
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oh yes.... yeah the price is quite a turn off. BUT!!, good news because you can find MINT CONDITION ones for alot more affordable price. i saw a 50watt combo for 800 last time i check. thats the same price as the line 6 spider valve, but its 1000 times better.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:28 AM   #8
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Awesome amp.

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Old 07-06-2008, 10:33 AM   #9
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nice! good to know someone else besides me like these amazing amps. btw don't forget to join the group i created.

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Old 07-06-2008, 10:34 AM   #10
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My band practices in a music school/recording studio, and the only half decent amp they have is a Hughes and Kettner Vortex, solid state, but it actually sounds quite nice, and with a nice valve distortion pedal through it it sounds amazing.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:45 AM   #11
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never used a solidstate hk before. are they at least better then most solid state out there?
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:55 AM   #12
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Brilliant amps, pity none of my local shops carry them anymore. I almost ended up getting a 20th Anniversary Edition Tube, but went with my Mesa instead.
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never used a solidstate hk before. are they at least better then most solid state out there?



Well its miles better than any other SS I've played (apart from maybe the Flextone) and the cleans are actually quite nice, it's surprisingly loud as well. I wouldn't class it as near valve, I'd still rather practice with my DSL, but out of this, a Randall SS halfstack or some old Yamaha modeling amp, its definitely the HK.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:06 AM   #14
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I had a Matrix combo (SS) before I got my Laney and I really liked it, far better than any other SS I've played. Kicked the crap out of Cubes IMO.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:17 AM   #15
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I love my 400 watt H&K 4x12. I've had it for about 10 years and it sounds HUGE.
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:32 PM   #16
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400 watt....do you even need that much power lol
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:44 PM   #17
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i'm seriously considering the Switchblade. Probably in Head form. Will have to make a couple more trips to my music store to go try 'em out. Lovely tone and such versatility!
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:00 PM   #18
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one thing you gotta watch out for is the delicate midi controlo, their fairly easy to be damaged. your good as long as you dont jam the plug into the back of the amp.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:42 PM   #19
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woot just heard back from the shop, getting my switchblade back sometime around next week
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:17 AM   #20
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400 watt....do you even need that much power lol
It's 400 watt 4x12 cab, not amp. lol
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