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Hughes & Kettner Grandmeister 36 Watt 4 Channel Head

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GM36H

Sale Price: $1,250.00 CDN
Original Price: $1,419.00 CDN

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The GrandMeister 36 is an all analog tube amp with four independent channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead, and Ultra. The 36 watts 4x EL84 power amp is based on the TubeMeister 36, but the 3x 12AX7 preamp is completely redesigned and offers the widest tonal spectrum we ever included in an amp, from sparkling clean to highest gain. Independent gain, master, EQ settings and even presence and resonance control plus a switchable boost for each channel provide you with all the versatility a guitarist could wish for.

How? The GrandMeister's Smart Rotary Controls allow each channel to have its own set of controls with only a minimum of pots since each control is fully remote controllable and programmable. That means you can create any sound you want, store it on 128 presets, and recall it via MIDI controller, interface or your iPad. IPad? Yes, the complimentary app for iPad enables you to check the setting of every single control, adjust them, assign names to the presets, and remote control the amp with your iPad everything in real time. And the best news: the remote control is just the icing on the cake - all controls are accessible directly on the amp or the matching MIDI board FSM 432 MK III (not included).

And if you still feel there is something missing you might want to take advantage of the on-board effects and add some delay, chorus or one of the other modulation effects. By simply pressing FX ACCESS you can make the Smart Rotary Controls for the channel settings now work as effects controls, which keeps your user interface well structured and clear. The GrandMeister is also equipped with digital reverb as well as an intelligent dual break point noise gate, measuring the guitar signal at the input, but cutting the noise between the preamp and effects loop.

However, the GrandMeister wouldn't be called a Meister if it weren't for all the great features that made the Meister series so successful. The Power Soak is capable of converting the amp's output into heat and tone and thereby gives you the opportunity to break 36 Watts down to 18, 5, 1 and 0 Watts - it goes without saying that the Power Soak is programmable and controllable via MIDI as well. Hence you can enjoy the full tube sound at home without annoying your neighbors and even do silent recording at night. The built - in RED BOX genuinely simulates a 4x12" cabinet and sends the signal directly into the mixer, which makes it an amazingly helpful tool in the studio as well as on stage. And last but not least: The TSC (Tube Safety Control) is an automated system that constantly monitors and readjusts the bias to ensure the power tubes operate reliably and deliver the best possible tone.

The GrandMeister is the dream amp for every guitarist who wishes for unlimited access to great tube tone, including effects - all at a touch of a button.

Technical Data:

Channels -Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra
Power - 36 watts
Reverb - Digital Spring Reverb
Poweramp - 4x EL84
Preamp - 3x 12AX7
MIDI - In, Out/Thru
Footswitch/Stageboard - FSM 432 MK III (optional)
Protective Cover - Softbag included
Dimensions - 446 x 171 x 152 mm
Weight - 7.7 Kg

Very versatile amp with great tone for reasonable price0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWhite Rock, British Columbia
I own this amp. It has amazing tone and lots of features. Although I have to admit that it can be confusing and daunting. Takes time to do all the presets. It's difficult when you're jamming and trying to switch on the fly unless all your desired tones are pre-programmed. I find myself getting a bit frustrated when I'm trying to jam with people and constantly needing to fiddle with the settings. Overall it's an amazing amp if you are tech savvy and have lots of time to dedicate to setting and saving presets.
Posted by Jess on Mar 31, 2018
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Awsome amp from country to metal0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
Love power soak using midi footswitch with a boost on four channels easy to solo in any channel clean to ultra.
Posted by Scott on Dec 26, 2016
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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2016
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The Blue Was Worth The Green5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
I purchased this amp a few months ago and I absolutely love it. The wattage selection feature is a life saver as I can play it wherever. Nice and quite at home so I'm not told to turn down, and I can crank it when I perform. The built in effects are decent quality too. The delay is a lot of fun to play around with. It reacts nicely with a wah in the front. I run an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra 3 that has Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and A Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck. I can get a screaming metal tone to a warm thick blues tone, to an all around excellent solo guitar tone. The xlr out is very handy too. Especially for performing as you can run to a pa AND still play through your cabinet at the same time. This allows for more tonal versatility as well as a boosting option for soloing if you need it. Still working on getting a hang of all the extra features with the foot switch. Haven't spend much time with it other than just channel switching because I haven't needed more than that. All in all, I feel like this is an amazing Amp. It has the looks, and more importantly, the sound. I highly recommend checking this bad boy out! The Blue Was Worth The Green!
Posted by Trevor on Oct 4, 2014
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The best amp I have owned3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Outstanding amp.Extremely flexible for all styles of playing. The Ipad app is excellent and very simple to use. There are so many factory presets available on the IPAD app that you can use for any style of playing. The onboard effects are excellent. I got rid of all my stomp box effects and just use this amp with the midi footswitch and Ipad app. I would recommend upgrading to premium tubes (the factory tubes are ok too).
Posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2014
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