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Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 40 Deluxe Head Black

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TubeMeister Deluxe 40 takes the bestselling Meister lunchbox amp format to a whole new level, with boutique tube tones inspired by the most-loved channels of Hughes & Kettner’s award-winning TriAm... Click To Read More About This Product


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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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TubeMeister Deluxe 40 takes the bestselling Meister lunchbox amp format to a whole new level, with boutique tube tones inspired by the most-loved channels of Hughes & Kettner’s award-winning TriAmp Mark 3 flagship and a bunch of killer new features to make your job as a guitar player better sounding, easier and a whole load more fun.

Whether you rock on stage, play at home or record at night, TubeMeister Deluxe 40 is the ideal amp. The real power soak lets you switch between the full 40 watts of power, 18 watts, 5 watts, 1 watt, or even 0 watts, for truly silent recording at any time of day or night.

TubeMeister Deluxe 40 is the first tube amp ever to offer you a genuine FRFR (full range flat response) amp sound experience. The groundbreaking Red Box AE (Ambience Emulation) DI output lets you connect your guitar direct to your recording setup or the PA, so it’s perfect for stage and studio work—and it delivers a perfect mix of authentic 4x12 cabinet ambience effects and an ultra-direct attack of pure tube tone.


Power: 40W (tube)
Tubes: three 12AX7 (preamp); four EL84 (power amp)
Power attenuation: 40W, 18W, 5W, 1W, 0W
Single input
Three channels
Impedance: 8, 16 ohms
Controls: three-band EQ, volume, gain
Serial FX loop
Red Box AE DI XLR output
Tube Safety Control
Integrated MIDI interface with phantom power
Optional footswitch sold separately
Carry bag included
Dimensions: 17.56 in. x 6.73 in. x 5.98 in. 
Weight: 16.98 lb.
Designed in Germany

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Hughes & KettnerTubeMeister 40 Deluxe Head

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Hummmmmming won't go away

By Gregory

from Seattle, WA

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  • Easy To Use


  • Noise

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    Comments about Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 40 Deluxe Head:

    I loved this amp except for the hum. Have two heads: EVH, Hughes 20w and wanted a midi controlled head with three good channels (EVH50 only has two volume/gain controls so 1 and 2 are really like one. Have a power conditioner and there was the 60hz hum. Even after unplugging everything cept the speaker, it was still there. Other two amps quiet as mice. I have a noise gate in the effects loop for EVH and even that didn't seem to help on this Hughes. I returned the head (sigh) maybe a bad apple, I was so hopeful.


    Oh boy

    By TM

    from North Carolina

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    • Dayum
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful


      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 40 Deluxe Head:

      A lot of comments take into account the experience the person had at their respective GC but I'm trying to keep it on the product itself. I was about to get a 15W EVH 5150 head because I was on this lunchbox craze but then I saw the 18W Tubemeister. I eventually built up to getting the 40W TM. Unfortunately I wasn't able to hear it since there was no place that had one available so this was a bit of gamble. It turned out to be the smallest gamble of my life. This thing blew every article of clothing straight off of me. There was a fantastic clarity to the cleans. It was perfect. I went ahead and got the FS-2 as well. The crunch and lead channel were phenomenal. I wouldn't say an OD pedal would be necessary for the pre-path to tighten it up for your djenty prog stuff because this thing is a monster. Not to say that's all it can do. There's a nice twang to it if you let it breathe a bit so you can go from country, to jazz, to metal, to whatever else you could think of. At first I was worried about the lack of onboard reverb but I immediately went out and got a Strymon blueSky (something I was putting off for a while) and I have no regretted a single second.

      Came with a neat bag so that's a bonus. Tiny amp, enormous sound. Powersoak option is amazingly useful. 1W, 5W, 20W, and 40W options.


      Great Amp - Love It

      By CLB

      from Michigan

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      Comments about Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 40 Deluxe Head:

      Sound is great. Can always find the tone I want with ease. Well built and beautiful. I play a mix of styles, mostly rooted in classic rock, and my Tubemeister 40 is a great fit. The flexibility of tones and power is a high point. Can pull good sound out of cheaper cabs/speakers but really sings through quality stuff (2x12 with Vintage 30's is my fave with this amp). Tone-wise, can't really tell much difference in the Tube 40 and other quality amps in this price range.

      As some others have said elsewhere, the amp is great but could use built-in reverb. Not really an issue since this amp plays well with external effects. I use 4 cable method and love it, but a grab and go for fun usually has me wanting to bring more than just the amp and a 1x12. If I'm bringing reverb, might as well bring some other stuff too :) If doing some recording, no need to bring a DI box, the built-in Red Box does the trick nicely.

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