Hughes & Kettner Tubeman MKI
Hughes & Kettner Tubeman MKI

Tubeman MKI, Tube Guitar Preamp from Hughes & Kettner.

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blackmore 05/23/2005

Hughes & Kettner Tubeman MKI : blackmore's user review


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Rackmount guitar preamp with 12AX7 tube not.
4 presets (jazz, funk, blues, rock)
A foot switch that switches on / off the pedal (when it's off to the sound of the guitar does not pass!)
pots gain control, bass, middle, treble, volume, and switch to boost the mids
TS connections: between a guitar, a headphone output, 1 output amplifier, a mixer output
Making power (watch the original power supply is a bit feeble and if you replace it must be the 9v AC (very important!)


The config is very simple
You choose what style you want his (jazz, funk, blues, rock) you set the gain and volume your convenience as well as pots and sounds of Tone!
The problem with this pedal is that you can not leave the ground because you have all the time tweaking the pots (rotary switch to change the presets). I say because you can not preset channels that since we can not change them while playing. Problem solved on tubeman 2.
All fawns my opinion it is a preamp homestudio East, not scene.


L is meaningless, and even sounds a very bien.On can really have any kind of ultra clean sound of the funky killer distortion! It's great for blues The gain is very gradual to find a good crunch!
I use it with a strato "all black" tubeman 1977 and is connected to my console (Akai mg 614) and I'm super happy. I also connect to the lower register and is also excellent!


I've had ten years and is an excellent preamp (same attention when the dust in the pots I clean 1 or 2 times a year).
The pros: the sound or sounds (it's not a pod with 200 presets even when)
simple but effective

the -: not used on stage
when the switch is off the sound of the guitar does not pass (a lousy!)