#1
I am finally getting a new amp. I need a halfstack for performances and such. Ive looked for awhile and I think ive come to the decision of the Hughes and Kettner Matrix 100. It is about as much as I would like to spend but Ive heard good things on it. I play alternative/hard rock, with a touch of metal and I was wondering if this would be a good amp for it? Also has anyone tried this head or heard it in person? Thanks
#2
I have the combo version, it's great. A word of warning - You have to have the gain down to around 4-6 at gigging volumes to cut a really annoying hum. Although quite why you'd want gain further than 6 is beyond me, because it gets a bit muddy anyway. All in all, a great amp.

There are clips of all the channels on my dmusic if you need convincing about the sound. They're at the bottom.

Although you don't need a halfstack. At all. Save your money and buy the combo, or just save up for a tube combo of some description.
A dwarf might hear you. What then?

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#3
So do you think the combo would be loud enough for practices, because we have no p.a. and its hard to hear over the drummer.
#4
The combo is 100 watts just like the half stack their gonna sound the same but if you perfer more speakers just buy a avatar 2x12.

How do you like your matrix im thinking about getting the same amp(the combo version)
GEAR:
Gibson Faded V (Dimarzio EVO(B) and GFS Hot Liverpool(N) coiltap in neck)
Squier Mahogany HSS Strat
Squier BSB tele
Bogner 2X12
Vox AD50VT
EPI VJ head
I have a variety of pedals PM if you have to know.

Looking for a new head!
#5
dont get a SS halfstack man. youre just as well off with the combo. I have the combo at work...and i wouldnt consider it too good of an amp for gigging. IMO

a tube combo would be better, of course.
#6
It's easily loud enough to be heard over the drums, and if you tweak the EQ a bit and don't overdo the gain it'll get a pretty good sound at gig volume.
A dwarf might hear you. What then?

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#7
I was also looking at the Peavey Valveking 212, its not too much more and I was wondering if it is a better idea to get it.
#8
^ to the ValveKing

Yes, and with an overdrive pedal.
Boss Overdrive, Boss Super Overdrive, Ibanez Tube Screamer.
#9
it's been botherin me all day after work.

i gota matrix 100 H&K and it's pretty good for me living in the barracks, but today i turn that bitch on and it started ta make this humming noise, like in any volume, i switched the gain to the lowest and everything, i dont fricken get it... any expert can help me ? i've never abused it or anything, played in low volume all the time...help me out please.

Semper Fi
Cpl Chen
#11
Quote by Chevellefan1
I am finally getting a new amp. I need a halfstack for performances and such. Ive looked for awhile and I think ive come to the decision of the Hughes and Kettner Matrix 100. It is about as much as I would like to spend but Ive heard good things on it. I play alternative/hard rock, with a touch of metal and I was wondering if this would be a good amp for it? Also has anyone tried this head or heard it in person? Thanks


The story be told...I bought the H&K Matrix 100 combo in June from a famous mail order American dealer. It arrived safe in a double box. I plugged in and nothing was coming out of the speaker. Just for laughs I opened up the back of the closed-back amp.
THE SPEAKER WIRE WAS DISCONNECTED FROM THE SPEAKER, INEXCUSEABLE H&K. OK, then I calmed down and played the amp for about 2 hours, I calmed down and learned to love it, great tone. THEN THE EFFECTS STOPPED FUNCTIONING. THEN I HEARD CRACKLING COMING OUT OF THE SPEAKER. After I shouted for a half hour. The amp went back in the box to America for my $ back. I smartly bought a Laney VC30 from good old England instead. Now I'm a happy man.