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  • vince_lebowskivince_lebowski

    Hughes & Kettner Tubeman MKIIPublished on 08/15/09 at 20:54
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    see comments for all previous ones CHARACTERISTICS prcises. All t adj Retailer Fawn exhaustive.


    UTILIZATION

    Setup could not be more simple, if you used an amp adj standard before.
    The manual almost useless features are so easy to use.
    The sound is obtained relatively easily with a little work done on the qualisation to get a good balance gnral.

    SOUNDS

    Prs should not all styles of music if you take the time to rgler every time. This preamp Demme shows all its limitations when pushed to its limits, grain saturation typical of Hughes & Kettner tend disparatre and turn into a screaming fuzz ...

    The clear sound, unlike anything that says prcdemment t is worthy of …
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    see comments for all previous ones CHARACTERISTICS prcises. All t adj Retailer Fawn exhaustive.


    UTILIZATION

    Setup could not be more simple, if you used an amp adj standard before.
    The manual almost useless features are so easy to use.
    The sound is obtained relatively easily with a little work done on the qualisation to get a good balance gnral.

    SOUNDS

    Prs should not all styles of music if you take the time to rgler every time. This preamp Demme shows all its limitations when pushed to its limits, grain saturation typical of Hughes & Kettner tend disparatre and turn into a screaming fuzz ...

    The clear sound, unlike anything that says prcdemment t is worthy of the best amps for the brand. Possdant les2 heads H & K Triamp MkI (1997) and MkII (2005), the sound of Tubeman trs is close to the clear sound of these amps rfrents brand. With a warm and rich ... Well, yes, the clear sound of H & K was never that of a Fender t like it or not, and that even if you activate the "tight" on their head amp . APRS we like it or not, but I think those caused by the clear sound of Tubeman will be as much of a head Triamp ...

    For channel 2, is in his typically a Hughes & Kettner. I think this canalparcourt, channels 1B 2B Triamp, we will therefore clear sound bluesy, a british rock sound through a nice crunch, more or less saturated, pushing more or less the gain of this channel.

    For channel 3, be sure rgler the voicing, as it is trs important to have some level of your homognitau qualisation on channel 3 Different. This channel 3, Unson CHARACTERISTICS distills the heads Triamp en3A and Duotone in Lead. Be careful, however, this channel shows these limits in large saturations. It is better to rgler gain low enough to maintain its typical heads Hughes & Kettner.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for several months now.

    For me it's a 10/10 catgories.

    Being in the dplacement abroad, just as not forced to carry my amp heads of all the preamps I have used the Tubeman is one that is right for me better. And for a price after all trs reasonable, especially if you want to purchase ... APRS should take the time to work on her, as with any amp H & K.

    The biggest advantage of this is to have Systm sounds close desmeilleurs trs H & K sounds in a very easy transport module, especially when compared to other brands. So yes, the Mesa Rectifier Preamp Engineering is certainly better but it is three times more expensive and is the size of2 racks. We can not have everything, we must decide a time.

    Note that I am a user of the mark for 15 years now and I know the subtleties of their hardware for a long time. And I also possder essay or a large number of heads of amps from Fender, Marshall, Bogner, Vox, Mesa, Randall ...

    So yes, H & K makes trs good things, but that does not fontles other brands (as they do what good dj. They have their own personality is an APRS matter of taste. To those seeking crystal clear sound at H & K, why look at H & K alorsque Fender and Vox do dj trs well!

    Finally, simply connect, trs sounds good and close to the best MODELS, Hughes & Kettner characters without compromise, all you need to have fun, especially if you can not have a head of amp and cabinet on hand!
    Amplifies a console or amplifier output can largely be enough for some concert dates o scne space is more than small!

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  • moosersmoosers

    Hughes & Kettner Tubeman MKIIPublished on 03/21/10 at 20:36
    The Hughes & Kettner Tubeman II is a guitar preamplifier and 'recording station.' It is designed to be an all in one solution for recording guitarists. The Tubeman is of course as the name states driven by all tube power and consists of three separate channels. The unit has 1/4" connections of all types and isn't rack mountable.

    UTILIZATION

    Using the Hughes & Kettner Tubeman II isn't too hard, but it will take a little bit of practice to learn where everything is and what everything does. For setting controls, the first channel only has a knob for volume, while the second and third channels are a bit more in depth. The second channel has parameters for gain and volume and the …
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    The Hughes & Kettner Tubeman II is a guitar preamplifier and 'recording station.' It is designed to be an all in one solution for recording guitarists. The Tubeman is of course as the name states driven by all tube power and consists of three separate channels. The unit has 1/4" connections of all types and isn't rack mountable.

    UTILIZATION

    Using the Hughes & Kettner Tubeman II isn't too hard, but it will take a little bit of practice to learn where everything is and what everything does. For setting controls, the first channel only has a knob for volume, while the second and third channels are a bit more in depth. The second channel has parameters for gain and volume and the third has those for gain, voicing, and volume. The Tubeman II also boasts a three band equalizer for all of the channels and a master volume knob. Each of the channels can be engaged with a separate foot switch. I don't think you need a manual for this one, but can't speak to it's make up since I haven't seen one myself.

    SOUNDS

    The overall sound of the Hughes & Kettner Tubeman II is pretty unbelievable. In addition to the basic features I discussed before, it also has amp modeling, so it really is an all in one guitar recording station. However, it can of course be used with an external amp or speaker cabinet, which is what I've mostly done with it. This will definitely work perfectly fine on its own for recording direct as well, as it has a great inherent tone that sounds full all across the board and offers up a whole lot of versatility.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I'm a huge fan of the gear manufactured by Hughes & Kettner, as they offer up only high quality products, and the Tubeman II is no different. While it won't be a cheap purchase, it is certainly a worthwhile one for those looking for an all in one guitar recording port. This definitely doesn't have the cheap sound that you'll get with something like the Line 6 POD, rather it offers up clarity and fullness without needing an external amplifier, and who wouldn't like that!
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