Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 50 Combo

Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 50 Combo

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Switchblade 50 Combo, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Hughes & Kettner in the Switchblade series.

6 user reviews

Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 50 Combo tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Hughes & Kettner
  • Model:Switchblade 50 Combo
  • Series:Switchblade
  • Category:Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 10/01/2006

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Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 50 Combo user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %

jp39's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A versatile killer"

Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 50 Combo
A 50 Watt lamps, but with a power of thunder.
It has 32 patches of 4 channels, allowing it to be simple in use.
A patch for each title on stage, giving it four sounds as such. Just change the patch to the next title.
Each patch is set in advance, to stores in volume, effects, grain, equalizations, and you're playing. A tap on the pedal is in case a delay would be set at the last moment.


A list of settings is given when bought, but not really useful because once you understand which button to press to save it at all inclusive.


I love the grain of this amp, which delivers to the presence of desire, but can be violent when it is pushed.
Fortunately, the Master button is present, otherwise unplayable without disturbing family members. It is true that we do not really get the sound.
A couple with an attenuator so kind Parker, Koch.
Be it with my Les Paul, Charvel (2 + 1 single coil dual Seymour), or my old Ibanez, the sounds are not distorted. Slap his or her bangs, sustain respected, etc.


2 years of non-intensive uses, it is true, but no problem, except the cable by pulling the pedal my drummer a little too excited that night.
After a Peavey, Marshall 2, is one that is best for me because it is easier to adjust than the old "I push you to the bottom".

Phil860's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 50 Combo
Everything is already said so I do not come back on it too: 50W all-tube amplifier with 128 possible settings and selectable via supplied bracket (connector pm) + delay, reverb, chorus, tremolo, flanger, etc ... 4 channel ... Everything is almost


Configuration is very simple, even for someone who does not usually (in my case).
The pre-recorded sounds in banks can already get very good sound, and that all the channel (clean, crunch, lead and ultra). You can record your own config easily

Regarding the manual, no problem.


You can play any style and get any sound. After I think it also depends on his guitar. For my part, I play with an ibanez sa120 and I'm already filled (light and heavy to saturation). I can not imagine what it must be with an excellent guitar). I also played with a Fender Stratocaster and the clean sounds were beautiful ...

I love all the sounds that come out of this combo ...


I've had two months now. Previously, I had a transistor model (Roland Cube 30 W) to which I added a Line 6 Uber Metal pedal area. Frankly, there is no comparison. Be careful, I do not say that the Roland is bad, far from it but it is especially suitable for clean sounds. For distortion, the pedal (excellent) brought a really big big plus but the H & K does not really played in the same way.

And what power even at low volume. To play at home and benefit from its unique lamps reasonable volume, I invested in a Hot Plate Attenuator 16 ohms. I do not regret not buying this, it is excellent.

I do not put that because as 9 for "Guignol" I dropped a weld connection on the afternoon (after two weeks). But the customer service was very responsive and fixed the problem quickly

Despite this little incident, I find the price / quality ratio really excellent and I recommend it highly to anyone who hésisent more ...

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

Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 50 Combo
Dj's all say!
In any case, a new concept really IDAL! which is sufficient for some effects, we need nothing except of course the guitar work!


It's super easy to use, in addition to the examples provided are for once trs well done and some patch it is not necessary to return it as the quality is the!
the sound is really huge! one more for the crunch and the warp is monstrous! a terror, and a gain subtain a beautiful and strong! a real foot!


It really suits any style of music! Clearly the big sound distortion barbarian! and sounds really changes depending on the guitars and microphones! for example I have a lag Akranes 2000 high-end with a bang in micro DiMarzio Tone Zone and an easel evol II! terrible, big big sound and bcp subtain! mdiums of beautiful and serious round ... I also have an ibanez with Seymour in J1000 and bam I demarzio evol also the same great feeling with its more clean and less distorted! knew my strat tl! c trs nice for crunch and sounds really clean and keeps the personality of the amp
for now I love everything on it! Even though I have the harder sounds clear that I want to kind of funky casseroles


1 month of use that happiness! Only problem is down! I have a weld on connection lach noon! nothing serious! IMMEDIATE taken into account in HK ... stuff is really no 100% reliable and this is probably a problem of "my" and MODEL not currently heard other people having this problem!
I did dj in a month with five concerts! I bluff ing sound and the other guitarist who shares the same platform group! Rectified mesa bluff even one! I sound better than him! and ouiiiiiiii! c possible!
I think we will pass some time together and I HK! ps: for info I have a friend who bought the 100 w! the sound is actually rounder at dl five volumes (well have to listen on same), but you are 5 dj deaf! mdr mdr

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

Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 50 Combo
There's lights everywhere in full!
50 Watts, a beam!
The pdalier is indestructible!
Edict of 07/11/07: ... one of the inter pdalier made the me ... time to find a replaceable because H & K has not rpondu my emails ... ay we go again!
All ncessaire is present, the effects are of quality!
Edict of 07/11/07: I use both the delay and reverb that are perfect as I have trouble with the chorus ... but hey, it's not my specially!
First programmable amplifier light MIDI, 128 presets ... So what to do!


So cool!
It turns and speaks ... the manual is very useful for using the amp but it just do without if adj ctoy programmable amplifiers.


Rch a little crunch in the ... but it can be of my GODIN EXIT22s and DIMARZIO simple and SH4 (Double) Seymour Duncan .... (Or so because I do not know still use it!)
Edict of 07/11/07: the rc h is always but now I love it!

Otherwise, the tail on the chin ... everything is good in the pig!

Any sound with a clear hyper saturated potato amazing, it smells the amp that it is Designed.
There is a BONUS ( ) to the website of H & K ( ) , a PDF with 11 pages of presets for the lazy rglage (including myself!)

Edict of 08/03/07:

Well, the presets the pdf ... not great for most and for some 8, in order not to mention, I do not see what eddie discussed because it is preset p terrible! Dig a little while of the same but you get what you're looking for.
The PDF will have all of the same useful to give a good working basis.


I bought it around two months ago, the only default that I have found is that there is no volume on the effects (chorus, flanger and tremolo) but hey, it compar little something the rest!
I would have AIM accommodation for the pdalier and a protective cover against rain for example.

Just a word on the seller, Charly home PLAYBACK ( ) , seller and have sacrment professional, who will be 4 to find you what you want, I say Chapal! PLAYBACK Merciii Charlyyyy and thank you!

Edict of 08/03/07:
lolo84 given me good ides that I will soon put into practice, housing pdalier, wheels ...
Edict of 07/11/07, when the amnagement fact, the cable is pdalier and ranks as HP, there is more than a block and move it handy, I manufactured a ska cover in black for the dusts and nickel is

All adpend so the quality of the type of microphone and sound we are looking ...
Edict of 07/11/07: But p **** n, a timber sends this amp!

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