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Hughes & Kettner Hughes & Kettner Tube Meister 5 Watt Head

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SKU: # 361708
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TM5H

Sale Price: $399.00 CDN
Original Price: $449.00 CDN

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The TubeMeister 5 stands as a testament to the knowledge and passion of Mr. Hughes and Herr Kettner. It transforms your every touch into expressive tone, delivering soulful sound straight from your fingertips. The fully-featured preamp offers a wealth of sonic riches. A flip of the Drive switch is all it takes to go from clean to mean. The power amp sports oversized transformers and a 12BH7 dual triode that operates in push-pull mode. Housed in a single glass envelope, these two tube systems deliver a devastating one-two punch that will rock your tone!

The fully-featured preamp of the TubeMeister 5 offers a wealth of sonic riches. A flip of the Drive switch is all it takes to go from clean to mean delivers a full five watts of tube tone with plenty of volume for satisfying sessions. And if you need to keep it soft in the studio or make it loud in the rehearsal room or on stage, the Red Box and power-soak are on board to feed true power amp tone straight to the desk.

And thanks to German engineering, the TubeMeister 5 conjures spine-tingling chills not only when you are playing. The thrills are sure to continue when listening to your tracks recorded with the integrated Red Box and Power Soak.


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Poor design. Sub-par audio quality.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNanaimo, British Columbia
Swapping tubes the entire board flexes, this caused a break in one of the solder joints on the 12bh7a tube socket. The main board is held in place by 2 stand offs and the pots/jack putting further stress on the board near the pots. For the price you could do some research and build a better amplifier for less. If "ain't nobody got time for that" then put your money in to another amplifier cause either way this one is sub-par. If your keen the transformers are good if you want to convert to a 6n1n output tube.
Posted by Rob on Dec 12, 2018
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good clean sounds3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRegina, Saskatchewan
I like this amp and It is quite easy to dial in a good clean tone with this amp, but there is not a lot of clean headroom. (which should be expected from a 5 watt head). strat sounds great I found it to be very quite as far as hum goes. even with the master and gain and guitar cranked and not touching the strings it is still very quite. i was imrpressed by the grounding in that regard The tone controls are interactive so when you turn down the treble it also turns up the bass. The distortion is bluesy/rock ish but no heavy grind to be had. which is fine but something to be aware of if that is what you are after. the built in attenuator is a nice touch. there are a few things I don't like about it like the tone controls get almost useless when you crank the gain up and it is quite bassy when cranked. (add an eq pedal up front or a booster with tone control) I wish they would have made the channels foot switchable. the redbox di sounds like mud big time. listen to samples and you will hear it. overall it is a great little amp that is well built and a good clean sound that you could use pedals on and shape from there.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2014
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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
This has become my favourite amp for practice and small gigs. Yes, at 5w, it will power a small gig no problem, and if more volume is required, I just push it through the PA -- the DI is one of the best I've heard. I like it best with single coil pickups -- with the gain in mid position, it's plays with a crisp twang; push up the gain and the sounds blooms and thickens, with the break-up point approaching gently. With double coils, you can push this to a beefy growl without trying. Wonderful.
Posted by Constar on Jun 15, 2014
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More than a pretty face2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
Initially i thought i was being seduced by the cool blue backlight and amazing design of this unit but after research and a quick listen i realized this amp is special. I have a valve junior and while its a decent tube amp it only serves to show how brilliant the tubemeister is. The best word to describe the clean sound from this amp is that it shimmers. Its almost like a chorus or delay is built in because it has a stunning clean sound especially with single coils. I would trade redbox for reverb but thats just me. I cant wait to fully explore this amp and its capabilities its perfect for me a blues rock player who values simplicity. If you like a guitar plugged straight into a good tube amp that does clean and dirty sounds very well try this bad boy out. For 299$ i cant imagine finding a better option.
Posted by Wade on Apr 3, 2014
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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
Posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2014
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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
You can't beat this amp, at this price! Regardless of price, it has a good modern clean sound and a good heavy modern drive sound. I run a Lovepedal Eternity (tubescreamer clone) into it for ultimate heavyness. It's just great. Practice, headphones, into the PC, late night, whatever. Best practice amp I've had, and I've been at it a while. No issues so far. L&M always stand behind their products 100%+, so I am not worried. Now I am a Meister too....
Posted by T-Bag on Feb 3, 2014
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Ok at 299..2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I purchased this amp on sale at $299 which I thought was a good deal, and it would have been if it didn't die on me a couple weeks later. It is a nice sounding amp head with lots of gain on tap, comes with a DI and a great little carry bag. If I didn't read a few reviews about other people having the same issues as I did with mine, I would have gotten a replacement. Back to the search for now...
Posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2013
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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
I have had this amp just shy of a year now and it is an amazing little amp. Out of the 5 watt lunch box amps it certainly isn't the most price efficient but it certainly has a ton of features that make it worth while. My main reason for purchasing this amp was silent recording via the red-box output, it makes recording a cranked amp easy at 3am in the morning. It is literally bomb proof, I have packed this amp in a back pack and hauled it 400km across BC last summer, not a single issue with it and that same journey killed one of my pedals. It has tons of gain and cleans up really nice depending on the channel. It is not the loudest of amps, it is only 5watts. My biggest beef is it doesn't have an effects loop but honestly that isn't a deal breaker. So far it has taken every pedal I have plugged into the front of it without any issues. I have yet to regret purchasing this amp it has served its purpose amazingly.
Posted by Lucas on Feb 28, 2013
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