Hughes & Kettner Puretone Head

Hughes & Kettner Puretone Head

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Puretone Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Hughes & Kettner in the Puretone series.

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Hughes & Kettner Puretone Head tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Hughes & Kettner
  • Model: Puretone Head
  • Series: Puretone
  • Category: Tube Guitar Amp Heads
  • Added in our database on: 11/18/2003

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Hughes & Kettner Puretone Head user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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iamqman's review

Hughes & Kettner Puretone Head
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 single channel amp.

This amp features 25 watts of power with only one channel. Is is a head form so you can hook it up to your favorite 2x12 or 4x12 speaker cabinet from Hughes and Kettner or another manufacturer. The power soak allows you to turn down the power to fit your room sound. A Great feature for those with volume issues.


Channels 1
Power 25 Watt
Poweramp 2x EL34
Preamp 2x 12AX7
Special Features Growl Control, Power Soak built in
Speaker Outputs 1x 8 Ohms, 2x16 Ohms
Suggested Speaker Cabinet CC 212
Protective Cover included
Dimensions 625 x 320 x 260 mm
Weight 17 kg/38 lbs
External Fuse (Anode) 1 x T 500 mA
Fuses 230V: T 1,6A, 117V: T 3,15A, 100V: T 3,15A


The clean tone of this amp is remarkable. It has a great classic and sparkly clean that fits for any style of music. Much better clean tone than the Triamp in my opinion. I like the distortion of this amp like all Hughes and Kettner amps, it has a firm beefy tone that is great for chugging. The feature control knob called growl is interesting to this amp. It allows to to dial in more of a modern voicing or lower it to get a simple tone.

I like this amp with just about any guitar you throw at it. It sounds spectacular with a nice Fender Stratocaster. The clean tone is just so good that a nice single coil guitar does wanders to this amp.


Prices for Hughes and Kettner amps climb all over the board. I have seen new ones for $2700 and I have seen them for $2200. So depending on where you buy it you can see an incredible amount of mark up in the price. If you take 10 seconds and search online you find great deals on their entire line of amplifiers. I would recommend this amp to someone who wants a simple amp with not a lot of options but just a tone machine. Simple and easy with a great voicing and character.

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