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.
The series of guitar amps from Hughes and Kettner were designed for the ultra modern metal shredders of the modern guitar age. These amps and cabs fit to a certain style primarily based upon the voicing of the amp. These amps were had 6L6 power tubes in the power section where as the Warp 7 was the same amp pretty much but as a non tube base amp. This amp featured 4 12ax7 preamp tubes and an optional midi port.
Channels Clean, Warp
Power 120 Watts
Poweramp 4x 6L6
Preamp 4x 12AX7
MIDI optional MSM1
Speaker Outputs 1x4 Ohms, 1x8/2x16 Ohms, 1x16 Ohms
Suggested Speaker Cabinet WARP T Box
Dimensions 650 x 250 x 250 mm
Weight 20 kg/45 lbs
This was a very cool amp when they were manufacturing them. It had a nice growl to it with an ultra high gain metal voicing. These were for the metal Norwegian shredders and nu-metal type of players. It has decent clean channel but let;'s face it...you don't buy this amp for the clean channel. In my opinion it doesn't really need it as you aren't buying for clean but the super modern voicing and gain. However, it is a nice feature to have on tap just in case. This amp takes any guitar 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 voicing.
These guitar amps 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. 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.