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kckyle
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#1
http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/hughesandkettner/

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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Played a 20th Anniversary at my local guitar shop once. Quite impressed. Considering getting a Statesman loaded with 6L6s.
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kckyle
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nice! these 20th anniversary are wicked. i'm planning on getting either a duotone or triamp in the future.
kckyle
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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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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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#6
i had a choice between a spider and a hughes & kettner. damn i regret buying the spider.
kckyle
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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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#8
Statesman Dual El84 :p

Awesome amp.

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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.
kckyle
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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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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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Quote by kckyle
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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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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I love my 400 watt H&K 4x12. I've had it for about 10 years and it sounds HUGE.
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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!
kckyle
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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.
kckyle
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woot just heard back from the shop, getting my switchblade back sometime around next week
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Quote by kckyle
400 watt....do you even need that much power lol
It's 400 watt 4x12 cab, not amp. lol
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There's an older model TriAmp at my local store which I'm going to try out next time i'm in there. It looks sweet.
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Quote by Van Noord
It's 400 watt 4x12 cab, not amp. loll


oh i though u have a half stack loll, that's cool. I'm thinking about getting a hk cab but i don't think I'll ever need that much power. sure the tone will sound better but the versatility of dragging it around and the space it takes up....SHEESH
kckyle
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Quote by jxljxl
There's an older model TriAmp at my local store which I'm going to try out next time i'm in there. It looks sweet.

the mkI? i found couple of them heads on ebay going for around 1200. they supposed be better at high gain and classic rock comparing to the new mkII, which is the alex lifeson model.
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I think its selling for about £600 for the head and cabif I remember correctly, I'm not certain though.
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Quote by jxljxl
There's an older model TriAmp at my local store which I'm going to try out next time i'm in there. It looks sweet.


Do it, a mate of mine has one and he says it's amazing.
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kckyle
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600 for the cab and the head? that is a really sweet deal lol. but when the time comes to change tubes......omgzz you are so screwed. the thing has like 15 tubes, which is gonna cost you over 200usd, or 100 euro
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i'm considering the Switchblade as my next amp, i've played through it and with a bit of tweaking you can get it to sound very nice. used you can find them for $1000 which isn't too bad.
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i'm talking about the Combo version, i want a combo so i can take it with me if i ever go somewhere.
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Can the switchblade do RATM , randy rhoads , RHCP?
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are these amps european amps that are super hard to get in the US, because i have heard a lot about them and really don't know much about 'em
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#34
Quote by kckyle
oh i though u have a half stack loll, that's cool. I'm thinking about getting a hk cab but i don't think I'll ever need that much power. sure the tone will sound better but the versatility of dragging it around and the space it takes up....SHEESH
Meh, I've got three 4x12's. Not a big deal at all to lug around. Remember, a hundred watts is a hundred watts, no matter how many speakers it's screamin' out of.
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I'm definitely considering getting a statesman (the EL84 one). I unfortunately couldn't try it out, but it has all the features I need. Plus, the price wasn't too bad - $1200 - so I'm planning on trying it out next time I go back to the store.
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kckyle
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Quote by sebisbest
Can the switchblade do RATM , randy rhoads , RHCP?

yep. the clean channel has a very tingling vox like clean. i would know i used to own a ac30. the lead and ultra channel can get you alot of gain. while the crunch channel sounds like ac dc tone. but if you tweak around you can discover a whole lot more tones.
kckyle
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Quote by ironman1478
are these amps European amps that are super hard to get in the US, because i have heard a lot about them and really don't know much about 'em

yes they can be a pickle to find. so far i came across a duotone in Sam ash at time square. but when i visit other locations they never even heard of the brand lol. it is a lot easier to get them outside of US. if you're planning on testing out one you're pretty much out of luck. but if you want to get one. you're best chance is ebay, they are pretty rare compare to Marshall mesa and vox.
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#39
Really think the switchblade can sound stellar. But I have also seen alot of them in for repairs.
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kckyle
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#40
as matter of fact mine is in shop right now lol, but nothing is wrong with the amp, is the foot switch that is acting up