Hughes & Kettner Vortex Halfstack

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Vortex Halfstack, Solid-State Guitar Stack / Half Stack from Hughes & Kettner in the Vortex series.

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Hughes & Kettner Vortex Halfstack tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Hughes & Kettner
  • Model: Vortex Halfstack
  • Series: Vortex
  • Category: Solid-State Guitar Stacks & Half Stacks
  • Added in our database on: 11/18/2003

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Hughes & Kettner Vortex Halfstack user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 10 reviews )
 6 reviews60 %
 3 reviews30 %
 1 user review10 %

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

Hughes & Kettner Vortex Halfstack
Ralala, I must temper qd mm below the opinion does not correspond at all to the amp.
which is a 100w for a transistor amp is powerful enough to use together and repetitions ...
Personal I had to push jms thoroughly, and when I used it, I played a ds grp of black metal.

otherwise I do not see what you can blame him: 2 channels, bright and saturated ac reverb and an effects loop.


Very easy to use! we get a good sound really easy! as the saying goes if the shit at the base, you can not have that crap that comes out;)


I seriously I think he has a clear, cool, and I'm Always amazed by the quality of its saturated. c an amplifier transistor and the distortion is full and deep enough. really a great point that!


For the price jvois not better! c sincerely a good two bodies, if you expect her to a mesa / engl / VHT / carvin ben c on c that different, but the price is different ...

So I repeat, c a good amp, very versatile, and that will satisfy that qqun not want to gun down the back ac ki a head weighs a ton (I saw him right now lol) and ki not want to take the lead ac lamps (sound crazy, but boring interview).


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

Hughes & Kettner Vortex Halfstack
This is a transistor amp any amp simulation with a lamp.
The head is 80W and 100W speakers
Sounds are not bad, it can saturate between light to get a crunch. The distortion can play a bit of everything, it is powerful trs. The rverbe qualizer and are also of quality.
The amp is sufficient even to him, with a scratch of mtaleu (style jakson) we get a sound that hard carrment. (I never pushed the amp has come back ...). -> That's it see it except grill g Exceeds not even to half!


SETTING THE The amp is super simple: a volume for clear sound
rglage gain and contour distortion and three knob for the equalizer.
This gives very easy to sound good. But do not get the sound, c a small amplifier that takes a lot of room c it!


I have not had the manual, but it is in pdf on the net. It enables you there if you beginners, otherwise it is useless! The buttons on the amp even talk to her!


The "small" problem is that if you use pedals to FFECT prampli Intgr (plug into the return), the level of the multi-effects must be quite large. For my part, I use a Boss GT3 and I have to m'aprocher the saturation level of the pedals. It's a crappy amp.

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

Hughes & Kettner Vortex Halfstack
It is a 100W transistor, which is sufficient for concerts / repeat.
2 channels (light / full), reverb
A knob of distortion, which is super convenient to move from a soft rock distortion to hard rock or metal


This amp is very easy to use. In a very short time, we get a very good sound, either plain or distortion.

The body is still very heavy (think of the wheels to transport it), but it is not too disturbing end.


This amp is quite versatile. We can play with clear sound really correct, or good greasy metal without any problems. In addition, the transition from one to another is quick, given the dedicated button on the distortion.


I use it for about four months for each rehearsal and cocnert, and it's an amp that holds water. it is also very strong (it took a lot of pets though). The resulting sound is really okay for the price of the machine (I got it at 850 euros in a little village so there must be cheaper) ..

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

Hughes & Kettner Vortex Halfstack
Transistor amp 100W, 2 channels, 3 band eq, master volume, Control Character "from SOFT (American) to HARD (British)"
FX Loop

cabinet: 12 "Celestion RockDriver Junior 200W


The amp is very easy to use, the sound is pretty clear and crunch from 5 (volume of the light), EQ is effective but it is common to the two channels,

the distos are very good, and the knob very forement character affects the type of distortion that you get, the more you turn the knob, the sound becomes more metal and more compressed. I RULES at the 3 / 4 j'obtient and excellent sound metal.

In any case easier to use, has no!


As already mentioned, the clean sounds are not bad, but not very crystalline (and should try again with a Start!), The rverbe is good quality and its level is automatically reduced when switching to distortion.
The 2-channel sound enough "compressquot; ds the master volume is around 5 / 10 (which is very strong dja).

So in terms of sound even in him:
I play 7 string esp, mainly mtal;
trs are saturated sounds good for the transistor, but remain relatively low fat;
there is enough gain to the death but I still have an AIM Reserved;
the distortion can be rough if you put too low (if I am in agreement!)
gain a high volume does not really change between 2 / 3 and gain a background;


I bought 2 years ago and I use it (was using) 2 times a week for RPTES

- Quality over price
- Power
- The cabinet largely to suprieur sries MG or AVT Marshall
- Heavy distortion
- The manufacturing quality / reliability (it still plays like nags with volumes to 2 / 3)

the -:
- Has the rest of the transistor
- Clean sounds are quite round (to love)
- Popping effects loop

IDAL is the amp for group play (best qualitprix / power)

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