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. This is a great multi channel amp head that will produce a great array of possible tones.
This amp has four channels and all of them are very different from one another. You get a bunch of effects to go along wit the amps channels that will free up some pedals and external effects processors. Then you have a great serial effects loops for running those external effects if you so choose. You get a four way foot switch that allows you to channels channel on the fly on stage. You will also be able to hook up an MP3 player or even a cd player to play along with your favorite songs in real time. This allows someone who wants to play to a band without the band. Then to top it off you get a a head phone jack to play silently if you so desire.
Channels Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra
Power 100 Watts
Poweramp Current Feedback Technology for warm tube-like tone
Effects Chorus, Flanger, Tremolo, Delay, Reverb, seperate per channel (Channel-FX-Memory)
Effects Loop Serial
Footswitch/Stageboard 4-way Stageboard included
Switching Functions Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra
Special Features Channel-FX-Memory, CD-Player Input, Headphones Out
Line Out Yes
This is a four channel amp that has a clean, crunch, lead, and the ultra lead channel. This amp is not a modeling amp or any kinds so you won't hear them try to pull off a Vox tone or a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier tone of any kind. However, you do get an array of effects to combine with your channels for even more tone changing. This is an amp that has the Hughes and Kettner tone for all four channels.
If you want a decent clean channel then there is a good one locate don this amp. The crunch tone is a nice sweet light crunch that has the capability of produces some great classic rock tones. You can add effects to this channel like a delay and get s cool U2 type of tone. The lead channel is much like the other lead channels form other Hughes and Kettner tube amps. You get a silky smooth lead tone that is also good for thick chunky rhythm tones as well. This is good for the player who is into the rock tones of today's hard rockers. The ultra lea is more gain that you can handle. This channel features so much gain that you will never need a boost pedal or anything else to boost. It s an over the top gain channel. This is great for the guy who needs to drop tubing voicing for the uber high metal tones
At new these amps come in right at around $450. They are harder to find than other Hughes and Kettner amps but they can be located if you look hard enough. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a good amp and can't spend the money on a tube amp. This amp will need a cabinet to play through so there will be an extra cost involved as well. They are decent sounding for a solid state operation and will produced a wealth of tones form these four completely different channels.