Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo

Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo

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Matrix 100 Combo, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Hughes & Kettner in the Matrix series.

15 user reviews
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Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Hughes & Kettner
  • Model: Matrix 100 Combo
  • Series: Matrix
  • Category: Solid-State Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 10/03/2004

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Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo user reviews

Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 15 reviews )
 8 reviews53 %
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 1 user review7 %
 2 reviews13 %
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iamqman's review"Nice little combo"

Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo
Hughes and Kettner have some of the best sounding amplifiers on the planet. This a German company who designs high quality guitar amps for touring musicians and the average consumer. They guitar amps that range from just a few hundred dollars to several thousand.

Some big names have pickup amps from Hughes and Kettner including Alex Lifeson from the band Rush and Tommy Thayer from the band Kiss. Those two gentlemen have their own signature models but they have used been great artist for this company.

This amp is a solid state amp that has four channels. With a host of effects built right into the amp. You get s plethora of tonal options with this amp. This is a combo version of this amp. You get the same great features and tone as the head but in a portable combo.


Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra Lead
Power 100 Watts
Poweramp Current Feedback Technology for warm tube-like tone
Effects Chorus, Flanger, Tremolo, Delay, Reverb
Effects Loop serial
Footswitch/Stageboard 4-way Stageboard included
Switching Functions Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra Lead
Special Features CD-Player Input, Headphones Out
Headphones Yes
CD-Input Yes
Line Out Yes
Speakers 1x 12" Rockdriver Ultra II
Dimensions 574 x 500 x 285 mm
Weight 22 kg/49 lbs


This amp takes any guitar very well. You play anything with this amp and get a decent tone. With most Hughes and Kettner amps I like to play them with a good guitar with a humbucker style pickup installed. The highlight the gain very well in their amps and god humbucker sits nice with their voicings.

There is a lot to this amp even though it may be a small solid state amp. There is four channels that all sound very good for this kind of amp. Each one gets you to where is claims to be. The clean is nice and sparkly. The crunch is very crunchy and gets you AC/Dc all day long. This is great classic rock voiced channel. Next you have a lead channel that is just about all the gain you can handle and then it takes it up another notch. The four and final channel is called warp and though a strange name but it gets warping.


If you need a decent solid state amp that you can play at home silently with the headphone hook up or an amp that has an MP3 hook up then this is good one. These guitars have long been discontinued. So the use market is the only way to go with these amps now a days. They can be found pretty cheap in the classifieds and ebay.

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

Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo
As discussed below, nothing to add


The manual, I did not.
The config is super simple, rotating knobs, there is a sound, pressing the blue LED lights to save the settings.
super simple.


So what say the clean, monstrous, perfect, and everything. As in all H & K I tried /
The Crunch: good until mid-gain and post crap
the lead: not really bad, but after ringing half the gain
The warp: as the lead, but metalheads and the problem of ringing is deaf.
Reverb and Delay are very good for my taste.
But the effects, I do not use them, except a minimum of chorus, not tested.
The pedal is solid and comes with practice.


I use it for 1 month and I remake this choice if the idea of ​​buying an amp transistor vennait me the idea

clem66's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo
Combo guitar amp 100 W - 2 inputs (active / passive) - 4 channels: clean, crunch, lead and Warp - 1 HP 12 "Celestion Rockdriver Ultra 100 - 4-band EQ - SETTING THE gain and compression - Multi-purpose numrique Intgr - Switch on / off: Turbo (cut mdium 400Hz) - Outputs: tuner, footswitch, effects loop, line (CONTRL Pre Master), DI sym stick, 2 HP out (SERIES parallle and which cut the internal HP)


Configuration is very simple each channel has its own settings gives very easely a good sound and very clear manual.


I play metal it suits my style of music, I play with an ibanez.


I use it since yesterday, I also sit on the line 6 spider and I find the most interresting ketnner huges and value for money and is nickel I had for 400 euros one negotiate the price.
I do it again this election if I had the chance.

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

Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo
A good transistor vieu
4 selector switch a football
flanger chorus delay effect and tremolo


Very simple configuration
great sound in a button Tuor


Its sounds good for more than one transistor
in addition a great thing a sytem c retenan lesparamétre présédemen used made it clear his rule we go by the rule is saturated lead sound is regulated and adjusted his warp i compressed with eefet and presents the clear when the next setting retained its c its pretty terrible trip I good versatility with a clear chorus and a small delay and c lea terrible dub but are horses under the Capeau when moving in the saturated ring


Easy setting a low price and great opportunity to say anything a small ball a possibility of its different extraordinnaire and tt's for less than 400 euros we'll have to tor s' in private
Just one thing is kind of a 2x60W amplifier shall have the right was not bad but it will only 1x100W

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