Hughes & Kettner Edition Blue 30

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Edition Blue 30, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Hughes & Kettner in the Edition Blue series.

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  • Manufacturer: Hughes & Kettner
  • Model: Edition Blue 30
  • Series: Edition Blue
  • Category: Solid-State Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 11/18/2003

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Hughes & Kettner Edition Blue 30 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 5 reviews )
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MGR/Donnie's review"Hughes and Kettner Edition Blue 30W 1X10 Combo Amp"

Hughes & Kettner Edition Blue 30
I was looking for an amp that was versatile enough to be used at home for practice, but also with a big enough sound and sufficient capability to be plugged into stage amps. I was looking to get an affordable 30-watt amp that would replicate the sounds of 60s-era rock/rhythm and blues. I purchased this amp from for $209.00.

This amp has a fantastic, solid mellow sound that is perfect for my Rickenbacker 330. For anyone who wants to play classic 60s-style rock, rhythm & blues, and folk rock type music -- you simply HAVE to hear this amp. It is unreal. Although it's all solid state, you could never guess it from the way it replicates the sound of a tube amp. The spring reverb jangles exactly like the old amps too. The blue lighting on the control panel is not just a gimmick, by the way. It really provides a good visual aid.

The lead channel provides a nice distortion when set low, but I find it too harsh for my liking at higher settings.

Mine is a 30-watt model (you can also get it from H&K in 15-watt). It has 2 channels (clean and lead), 3-band EQ, a 10" Jenson speaker, effects loop, reverb control, CD-input, line-in and line-out jacks.

Don't be fooled by the low price -- most amps this cheap sound cheap. This one doesn't! I suspect it's got a lower price only because it's assembled in South Korea -- not Germany like Hughes and Kettner's other models. For all of you young people like me that doesn't happen to have an old Vox or Fender tube amp in the attic, this amp is definitely worth double the price and more.

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

Hughes & Kettner Edition Blue 30
We have here a little while transistor amplifier 30watts, 10''jensen hp, 2 cananaux separated.
-2 Channels clean, lead.
-Equalizer 3-band, bass, mid, treble.
-Master (master volume).
CD-input, footswitch input, headphone output.


Configuration is very simple, we choose the channel (clean, lead) and then adjusts the sound a commitment to the Equalities three bands, the reverb or gain.
The sound is very realistic, very expressive, you can get a range of sounds from crystal clear sounds clear as to the large distortion, to a bluesy sound or a warm overdrive to the AC / DC.
An amp that really fits all styles of guitar players of all levels investisement a really good amp for a bedroom.


The sound is very successful, very expressive person I play metal of all kinds and ensures even with tunings "detuned", the sound is really beautiful on clear, crystalline, limpid, precise one would play on a Fender amp; all with a transistor amp.
I use it with an Epiphone g-400 and is nickel; nothing wrong side sounds.


I use it for about 2 years and have always been satisfied.
It is really convenient because of its lightness, simplicity and reliability, an amp that can be relied on, and during a composition with his group, for example, portable, discreet, precise working tool really useful for the cost .
A small amp really amazing in retrospect I think I rachaiterai.
I takes only 9 in overall rating because nothing has perfect even if it is far from perfect, really need an amp !!!!!

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

Hughes & Kettner Edition Blue 30
Amp small size (fits in a large cardboard computer (!)
while transistor
trs pretty with its fabric, and "blue" when it is turned
2 channels rglabes; easily switchable with master rglage
pussance trs good for 30 w
well received by the HP


I did not have the manual, but have not needed!
trs simple, effective knob
both channels are trs Difference
the score is nice to be able to switch from one another with the same level
qualisation the trs is effective.
rverb the sounds correctly


The prettiest woman in the world can not give what she has!
30w transistor, small hp
not RVer, I have a vox ac 30 alnico blue, a peavey claasic 30 with a baffle marshall
has nothing to see!
but to train, I go out monsters
I manage to find nice trs sound, sustain, even low!
mtal not looking! AC will not do!
TRS is a good amp
peti dtail ds we play harder, it moves .....
nanmoins, you need a good guitar in between, because I tried it with a low-end copy
and l. ... is an amp that is trs good job, while dpend of what gives boost


If you are looking for an amp scne, go your way
if you want a small amp to work alone, without hsiter go there, it will be up to it!
if you are beginners and looking for a good report quality price trs, especially OCCAZ
but do not forget the basic CHARACTERISTICS
30w, transistor, small hp, everything in this résumé l!
but l! no major default, and without "something" extra, although extremely simple
and for the price it is a good investment trs
evidence, despite all the stuff I have, it, every day it is on the way!
IDAL for a young or old, for what remains of the Argentine to plug a good scratch
and they do not dcevra!
I Rasht without a hsiter!

manson.reznor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hughes & Kettner Edition Blue 30
This is just an amplifier transistor.

The power is 30 watts. Sufficient to repeat or follow a drummer too nag ...

Question connectivity, guitar input jack, line out, headphone, CD / K7, effects loop, footswitch connection.

Level settings:

- Gain a clear
- Gain Distortion
- Volume distortion
- 3 EQ low - medium - high EQ -------- very effective!
- Reverb
- Master Volume


Simple to use as any amp!

This gives a very wide range of very easily with its hyper-efficient EQ!

Manual clear and sufficient. Even indicating how to get certain tones.


It is exceptional !!!!!!!!!!!!

The clean sound is amazing clarity, punch and definition. It's like being almost on a Twin Reverb (with less "safe" and power of course)! But with (this is only my opinion) a less aggressive side while maintaining a superb shine. This is a great advantage for me because we just push the volume without tiring the listener.
No need to push down to get the full potential ...
You can also get a slightly crunch on the clean channel. We arrive safely in a sound with a good SRV Stratocaster (I use a Telecaster).
Just needs a little heat and it would be perfect!

For cons, I'm booked on overdrive channel. Playing more particularly the rock genre Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin, I do not find that you get a vintage sound. Whatever EQ setting out the results we get a drink. It is better to boost the gain of the clean channel to get a great crunch!
But for all the sounds of modern distortion, no problem, it ensures proper ...
One can easily tripper Hard Rock or Metal genre Rammstein, Metallica, etc. ...
All this with a good definition and good potatoes.

+ The reverb is correct. Very good when used in reasonable proportions.

If I is 9, not 10, it is only because the channel can not overdrive at the channel clear. But it is exceptional for the price and features of the machine!


To summarize this amp, two words: a BOMB!!

This amp Fender managed to surpass its field of choice: clean sounds.
And he comes flying colors. At the risk of offending some purists, I can compare it to a Twin Reverb or similar recent dismantling without me! (I repeat myself - except on the power and the "trunk")
Like I said previously, there are all the characteristics of Fender amps. Ie heat, precision, definition, brightness and potatoes! Without the "excessive shine" a lot of Fender. To compare it with the equivalent of Fender products in terms of prices (Frontman 25R Frontman 65R) there's no pictures, Hughes & Kettner is much higher.
For a game distortion, we find the H & K features with its fit-in but not suitable for a rock "vintage". But otherwise, should be no problem for modern sounds.
My only complaint is a small lack of heat on boosted channel, but nothing serious.
In addition, the effectiveness of equalization that can radically change the color of sound.

To conclude:

Probably the best amp in this price range. Simply amazing and fantastic clear sound. It would almost be taken for SRV or Tony Joe White!

Also largely a clear high-end Fender with the distortion typical of HK.
It's like really on a tube amp (except for distortion). One might ask where they are stashed!

Unbeatable value for money. Competition can not to the level in the clear ...
Too bad the distortion channel is not on the pitch clear.

A must ...

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