This Amp Does it All, and Does it Very Well Too
The Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36 is a perfect example of an all-tube amplifier that's designed for many different applications, and excels at all of them. Adjustable wattage lets you control how quickly the GrandMeister 36 starts growling, and a built-in H&K Redbox lets you inject the sound of a 4 x 12" cab directly into the PA or your recording system. You've got 128 tone presets for your favorite sounds, and an intuitive interface that makes it easy to dial in. Basically, it's a flexible amp that offers you multiple ways to practice, record, and perform. So call Sweetwater for an amp that'll exceed your expectations - the Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36!
Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36 Tube Guitar Amplifier Head at a Glance: Put 128 unique tones at your fingertips Sweet-sounding modulation effects to polish your sound Drop the wattage for cranked-amp tone at reasonable volume levels Built-in Redbox for silent recording or direct-to-PA performance Powerful control via MIDI or even your iPad Put 128 unique tones at your fingertips While the Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36 boasts an all-tube signal path, digital control over the parameters gives you the powerful ability to recall your favorite settings. There are 128 user presets you can use to save the tones you create in your studio, ready for instant recall on stage. And with four distinct amp channels (Clean, Crunch, Lead, and Ultra), plus built-in modulation effects and reverb, you've got an amazing sonic palette to work with in the GrandMeister 36. Sweet-sounding modulation effects to polish your sound With built-in delay, chorus, and other modulation effects, the GrandMeister 36 makes it easy to add some extra excitement to your tone. Although you may already have your own favorite effects pedals, you'll quickly find yourself adding these great-sounding effects to your tone presets for easy recall. Drop the wattage for cranked-amp tone at reasonable volume levels The GrandMeister 36 actually gives you a variety of power consumption options: 36 watts, 18 watts, 5 watts, 1 watt, and even 0 watts (more on that in a minute). Lower wattage means the GrandMeister 36 starts overdriving at lower volume levels, giving you access to cranked amp tones at civilized volume levels. It's perfect for recording, but also for gigs where you're trying to reduce stage volume without sacrificing your tone. Built-in Redbox for silent recording or direct-to-PA performance Here's where the GrandMeister 36 really starts to show its prowess: the built-in H&K Redbox lets you plug directly into your PA or recorder, with a great-sounding 4 x 12" emulated output. Most amplifiers that offer direct outputs still require a load on the amp, whether from a speaker cabinet or a load box. But with the GrandMeister 36 set to 0-watt mode, you don't need either. Just connect the speaker-emulated output to your PA or recorder, and you're ready for silent performance. You may soon find yourself leaving your speaker cabinet at home, and taking only the GrandMeister 36 and your guitar to gigs. Powerful control via MIDI or even your iPad Match up your GrandMeister 36 with the H&K FSM 432 MKIII MIDI controller footswitch (sold separately), and you'll have convenient hands-free access to all your presets and settings. But why not go high tech? You can actually control your GrandMeister 36 via your iPad with the free iOS app (FSM 432 MKIII footswitch required, sold separately). You get full control over the GrandMeister 36's parameters, including power-soak settings, effects settings, preset management, and much more. Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36 Tube Guitar Amplifier Head Features: All-tube guitar amp head with adjustable wattage and MIDI/iOS control Built-in modulation effects and digital reverb make it easy to sweeten your tone 128 user presets available to store your favorite sounds Adjustable wattage (36W/18W/5W/1W/0W) lets you get cranked-amp tones at low volume Built-in Redbox 4 x 12" speaker emulation lets you plug directly into PA or recorder, no speaker load required Adjustable noise gate tightens up your sound without affecting your tone Tube Safety Control automatically re-adjusts tube bias for maximum tone and performance Dial-in via front panel controls, FSM 432 MKIII MIDI footswitch (sold separately), or iPad app (requires footswitch) Gig bag included The Hughes & Kettner may be the last amp you ever need! Specification Detail Type Tube Number of Channels 4 Power 36W/18W/5W/1W/0W Effects Yes Reverb Yes EQ Treble/Mid/Bass Amp Modeling No amp modeling Number of Models 0 Number of Tubes 7 Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7 Power Tubes 4 x EL84 Inputs 1 x TS Outputs 4 x TS, 1 x XLR, 1 x MIDI Footswitch I/O Yes (FSM 432 MKIII, not included) Effects Loop Yes Height 5.98" Width 17.56" Depth 6.73" Weight 16.98 lbs. Manufacturer Part Number Grandmeister36