#1
Hey all,

Sorry for making another thread, but i discovered there was a h&k TriAmp MK1 head with stageboard and MIDI module on the interwebs and i had some questions:


1. Is the amp versatile?
2. Is there any danger buying a 20 year old amp?
3. Is 650€ a fair price for it? ( I live in Holland )


Thanks for reading, now please answer my question

Jeffrey
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#2
Paging rokket ...

I believe you can get them here in the US for ~$700.

I have the MK II and it's a tweaker's amp. I love it's versatility which is why I'm on my 3rd. Swapped/sold the 1st/2nd. It has it's unique H&K clean and has enough gain to do some Metal.

#3
And what about the life span about it?

My parents don't want me to buy a amp what need to be repaired etc
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#4
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And what about the life span about it?

My parents don't want me to buy a amp what need to be repaired etc


Hughes and Kettner amps are pretty solid.
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#5
Thanks for the replies

I hope i can convince my parents...
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ENGL E570
Mesa/Boogie Simul 295 Stereo
Framus FR212 v30
#6
i've only tried the mark II, but it was versatile as all get out. I wasn't super-fussed on the higher gain tones, but the lower gain tones (up to and including hot-rod marshall, so 80s metal) were awesome.

can't help with reliability concerns, never owned an h&k or bought an older amp. but if the mk II i tried was anything to go by that'll be some amp for 650 euro...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#7
as far as reliability, it's built by germans. it was the premier amp of it's day, for a lot of pro musicians.

but like any used amp, it's best to try it first. is that possible in this situation or no?

i've only had the lower end H&K tube amp (edition tube). and i was very impressed with that amp.
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#8
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as far as reliability, it's built by germans. it was the premier amp of it's day, for a lot of pro musicians.

but like any used amp, it's best to try it first. is that possible in this situation or no?

i've only had the lower end H&K tube amp (edition tube). and i was very impressed with that amp.


Thanks a lot!!

I can test it first, if i werent able to, i would not even consider this amp

Does anyone know why h&k stopped the TriAmp mk1 and started building the mk2?
And what the differences are of the mk1 and mk2, sound and dial wise?
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My Colourful Rig:
ESP M-ii Deluxe
ENGL E570
Mesa/Boogie Simul 295 Stereo
Framus FR212 v30
#9
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Thanks a lot!!

I can test it first, if i werent able to, i would not even consider this amp

Does anyone know why h&k stopped the TriAmp mk1 and started building the mk2?
And what the differences are of the mk1 and mk2, sound and dial wise?


This is just speculation, but a lot of companies will cease production of an amp, rework/tweak the circuit, and then re-release it later based on feedback from customers, players, etc, so as to better reach the tone they hope to achieve with that particular model.

Mesa/Boogie is one example, as seen with their many revisions of the Mark III, subsequent release of the Mark IV and then Mark V, and the various revisions of the Rectifier series over the years.

An amp redesign is also a good way for a company breathe new life into an amp series that may have lagging sales. Take, for instance, Peavey and the Ultra series, which became the XXX, which became the 3120, which branched off into the JSX, which is now the XXX II since Satriani left his endorsement.

I'm not sure of the differences between the H&K Triamp MkI and II, though.
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#10
i remember reading what the difference was somewhere, but i forget

maybe check the h&k website, in case they have a section about older models? if not, try some googling or searching at other gear-centric forums (hc, tgp, rig-talk etc.)
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#12
I've had no problems with my Peavey VTM60, which was 24 years old when I purchased it. I haven't even had to retube it yet (obviously didn't come with stock tubes). I wouldn't worry too much.
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#13
@dave: will do asap i am on the pc

@ippon: i know. The mk1 doesnt have the blue light, but i wanna build leds in the amp when i want to x)

You know the differences of the mk1 and mk2? ^^
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ESP M-ii Deluxe
ENGL E570
Mesa/Boogie Simul 295 Stereo
Framus FR212 v30
#14
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@dave: will do asap i am on the pc

@ippon: i know. The mk1 doesnt have the blue light, but i wanna build leds in the amp when i want to x)

You know the differences of the mk1 and mk2? ^^
I haven't played the MK I; so, PM rokket2005, he has one, and I believe, has compared the 2.

#15
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I haven't played the MK I; so, PM rokket2005, he has one, and I believe, has compared the 2.



Thanks a lot ^^

will PM him
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ESP M-ii Deluxe
ENGL E570
Mesa/Boogie Simul 295 Stereo
Framus FR212 v30
#16
he never responded

will go tomorrow to the buyer, when he responds back.

Will sure make a NAD when i have it ( with ipod mic... )
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using nines for drop C# is like stringing the guitar with spaghetti


My Colourful Rig:
ESP M-ii Deluxe
ENGL E570
Mesa/Boogie Simul 295 Stereo
Framus FR212 v30
#17
i think hk reworked all the non tube stuff in that amp.
switching, lights, all that stuff.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
#18
well the MK2 is pretty nice for everything but really high gain stuff i found, the full midi programming is really neat tho and it has frickin blue lights so it is instantly awesome (Y)
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#19
Thanks, AM

@Shred: the blue would really NOT be awsome in my room.

1st: 1000€ more expensive
2nd: ugly in my room ( orange and grey )
3rd: my parents
Quote by RetroGunslinger
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My Colourful Rig:
ESP M-ii Deluxe
ENGL E570
Mesa/Boogie Simul 295 Stereo
Framus FR212 v30
#20
blue lights are awesome, no exceptions

but yeah i haven't seen rokket around for a while, maybe that's why he didn't answer
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?
#21
Lol, i thought you prefered the red lights
Or do you have a gf, lolz...

I have the amp, will write a review and a NAD post, but first of all: GONNA PLAY THE FREAKIN' AMP
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using nines for drop C# is like stringing the guitar with spaghetti


My Colourful Rig:
ESP M-ii Deluxe
ENGL E570
Mesa/Boogie Simul 295 Stereo
Framus FR212 v30
#22
Gregs, its true

You will see in my nad thread in a few days

THE AMP IS REALLY LOUD, in weight xD
Quote by RetroGunslinger
using nines for drop C# is like stringing the guitar with spaghetti


My Colourful Rig:
ESP M-ii Deluxe
ENGL E570
Mesa/Boogie Simul 295 Stereo
Framus FR212 v30