Hughes & Kettner BK 300

Hughes & Kettner BK 300

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BK 300, Bass Guitar Combo Amp from Hughes & Kettner in the BassKick series.

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Hughes & Kettner BK 300 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Hughes & Kettner
  • Model: BK 300
  • Series: BassKick
  • Category: Bass Guitar Combo Amps
  • Added in our database on: 03/01/2006

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Hughes & Kettner BK 300 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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davardennes's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good investment!"

Hughes & Kettner BK 300
Power 300W / 4 Ohm
Output stage DynaClip
Preamp TubeTouch
Punch features switchable on / off (Crank / Stageboard FS-1 option)
Symmetric line-out
effects loop
4-band EQ and compressor in parallel
Login speakers 1x 4-8 Ohm in series with the internal speaker, jack
Speakers: 1 x 15 "Eminence ceramic tweeter Pavilion + HF, switchable.
Dimensions 611 x 625 x 385 mm
Weight 36 kg / 79 lbs
230V Fuse: T 2A 117V: T 4A, 100V: T 4A


-This is not a tube amp, but the sound is very close! hot and powerful, this is pretty amazing also.
-The sound remains clear at high and low volume.
-The configuration could not be simpler, with the opportunities it offers against the fact that you spend a little time to find "your" sound.
EQ and compression parallel Tube Growl.
Bought-without manual (hand) but very easy to handle.


He can suit many styles, settings are (apparently) fairly basic it offers a wide range of sounds, and firepower is a true ally!
In the past, only my Ampeg svtIIpro was keeping a clear, docile make a drummer mad! The BK300 rivals smoothly and brings balance.

Nothing to do with the amps' pseudo-pro 600 wattsssssssss "cheap spitting some serious the BK300 is a small bomb that uses his power very well, and Hughes and Kettner out to a gem!"
-I plays a "Jazz Bass Fretless" luthier (made in my workshop) and a Steinberger Q4. I do not use effects.
-I use it mainly (if not exclusively) on my fretless Jazz Bass, I love the "punch" which is rather fun playing enough midrange punch is useful in some passages that require a bit more depth .


Over 20 years I tried a bit of everything I think, either in store or in concert or with friends, it's going to hartke, swr, fender, mesa boogie, etc etc..
- In my beginning I used the Laney.
Then followed:
- A Trace elliot gp12 - 4x10 'sound really great alas typed too perfect for slap, I'm tired.
- A Peavey BW TNT150 the old series was not bad at all (with woofer 15 'BW), fretless sound nice but a little cold with a traditional bass guitar.
- An Ampeg SVT II Pro full tubes 19 '+ 8x10 cab', a marvel, that happiness, but a price costing tubes crazy, and he weighed a dead elephant, having back problems, I went to Obviously, I sold it to turn me on the lighter.
My concern is to find the hot side, purring and very present in my SvtII (but less bulky) I almost go with Ampeg .... AND FINALLY: the BK300 totally seduced me!

Seriously, when you say "The power and the sound of a stack in a format combo! "This is not just a sales pitch, but reality! H & K has really done it!

What is so special that you like most and least?

The more + + +
-MADE IN GERMANY! An exemplary finish, German rigor is not to say! A sense of security.
The compressor is really nice and the "Punch" which highlights his character (plus it can be ordered from a pedal).
The twitter-is disengaged (pity he did not foresee is also a footswitch).
-The side handles are good handfuls nice, we got a good grip (as track elliot).
- An effects loop that I do not use, but hey maybe one day I will decide "finally" to buy me a rack of effects ..
Its large buttons, old style radio lol I love it!

Less ---
-No handles on the top.
-Ventilation grille on the top, so do not place your glass if it is reversed when we risk disaster!
It lacks a foot control for the tweeter.
-Tweeter breath a little but it happens.

Quality / price ratio:
The price is nine + - 670 Euros which is very reasonable for this quality!
I was lucky enough to find mine on occasion.
The BK300 m'à conquered and if I go back without hesitation I remake this choice! It is a real treat, very professional, I can only advise you.
-My note: although I try to let say 10/10, I'll be realistic and give it a good 9/10.

DG - Davardennes

Camy_x's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hughes & Kettner BK 300
AMPLIFICATION based on TO3 (transistors metal very strong) under 300watts 4ohms
HP Output 4 ohms or 8 extra "attention is in series!" So do not add up the watts, the Impedance yes ... So a speaker of 8 ohms to 12 ohms was final ... and a loss of power ...
But hey it's already 300W, and it is equipped with an HP Eminent 15 "4ohms ... and a tweeter HK
Equalizer simple efficace...GAIN / KOMPRESSOR / BASS / LoMid / HiMid / TREBLE / MASTER
... Good low base almost mandatory ...
Tweeter Treble adjustable via the switchable via switch ... or ...
Passive & Active Inputs
BUTTON AND PUNCH !!!!!! when it is turned on you can feel a difference in the lower medium ... a kind of GROWWWWWLLL monstueux dekroooch jaw ... which can be activated by footswitch on this model only.
XLR direct output, and a basic ... the effects loop is post EQ XLR and loop ... not low-nude ... To see ...

Blackheads ..... now weighs 36kg ... ... has no wheels and has a top opening for air, but cele can be problematic if something falls in liquid kind .. . but being careful ...

Otherwise the price is something sick !!... compared to other brands or ill fucking mythos .... ben watts on H & K is a great value!
It con 617watt ... so no cheating on the power circuit ...


Equalizer formidable, and not aggressive tweeter and breath ... not too much, well ..
... The HP drops very low in the bass ... it's not bluffing ... and flippan given that the amp is equipped with a limiter diode DYNACLIP ... no ... but c is electronically controlled ... and this does not sound like an Ampeg B2R ... =)
A 15 "a little dry at the beginning ... but after running the HP ben is rounder in the low ...


SOUND is great ... well ... almost right HIFI according to the settings we like it or not ... ... I looked right because I have a SansAmp BDI and even without I need a right and very neutral ... so long live the HIFI ... but those seeking something typed, well it's not super obvious unless the bass is typed, or when necessary to make fine adjustments on the EQ and compressor ...


MADE IN GERMANY ... Instructions for building !!!!... virtually indestructible ... Even the internal components and layout are exemplary.
Any liabilities, even breakdown ... and it does not heat ... TO3 with oversize sinks for each transistor, remarkable! ... Enssemble quality components ... impressive ... it's not HighTech but it's very very strong and not weak to anything ...
That the transformer is a big ring .... would have been welcome, but it fulfills its duty very well.
MADE IN GERMANY ... it's more reassuring than the Korea or China ... and built better than some United States ... that's ... Also it does not tire too quickly because of the grain it is quite neutral ... stained with stuff around ...
and for the price, in nine and Warranties, no marks challenger competes against the European ...
Hughes & Kettner is the big slap in construction ... voila!

baptmouch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good!"

Hughes & Kettner BK 300
-2 Grafted jack: active, passive
-1 Compressor
-1 Gain
-4 Tone: low, low Meddle up Meddle, treble
-1 Volume masteur
-1 Switch for the tweeter
-1 Button punch

in my opinion, a tube preamp with a fuzz would not have been too much.


Easy to take in hand, I had no notisse and yet I immediately find a sound, out with it all afternoon with a good bass, it sounds!
and its infinite possibility, it is really polivalent. But first they groped


Exel: just push the compressor and the lower midrange, it becomes a true beast. the équlisation being very specific, we just go out every kind of sound.
- If you seen played jazz, it does switch the tweeter is permanently active punch by inflating the compressor.
-If seen played funk, but even with the tweeter comfiguration not switched and still the "punch" (the punch cutting low and medium surégu if that round the perfect sound for funk)
To-rock, it inflates the gain at noon, the compressor 2h, the low and medium was 1h and 2h, and the upper midrange and treble at 11am and 12am, with the tweeter and not switched off and punch it Party for the rock'n roll


Énnorme a value for money, surment better than mieu ashdown, behringer harkte or, at Genz Benz.

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