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Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister Deluxe 20 Head

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TubeMeister Deluxe 20 Head

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Where TubeMeister is stunning, TubeMeister Deluxe is simply jaw dropping. Deluxe tones take you from pure, pristine cleans to an authentic brown sound and devastatingly powerful modern-day high gain, all influenced by the most beloved channels of the flagship TriAmp Mark 3.

Whether you rock on stage, play at home or record at night, TubeMeister Deluxe 20 is the ideal amp. The real power soak lets you switch between the full 20 Watts of power, 5 Watts, 1 Watt, or even 0 Watts for truly silent recording at any time of day or night.

TubeMeister Deluxe 20 is also 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 412 cabinet ambience effects and an ultra-direct attack of pure tube tone.

Specs:

Channel: Clean, Lead + Boost
Power: 20 Watts
Power Soak: 5 , 1, 0 Watts
Power Amp: 2 x EL84
Preamp: 2 x 12AX7
TSC: Yes
Effects Loop: Serial
Red Box: Red Box AE (Ambience Emulation)
Switching Functions: Channels, Boost
Speaker Outputs: 1x 8-16 Ohm
Dimensions: 355 x 155 x 150 mm
Weight: 5 kg
Protective Cover: Protective carry bag included

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Q & A


Question: Can I use my Traynor YCX212 cab (4ohm impeadance) with the amp?
- asked on Jan 24, 2024
Answer: No - this amp can handle a 16 or 8 ohm impedance. It doesn't safely go down to 4 ohms which would draw more power than this amp can supply.
- answered by David Callender, Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
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Not overly impressed 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
I guess this amp has a niche and it fills that role fantastically, that being as a head. I wanted to use this for recording, and was disappointed. The clean channel is quite good, with a very warm tube sound that can be overdriven a bit for some great blues sounds. But the lead channel doesn't do it for me. Even with the red box emulator, the DI sounds fake, or somewhat digitized. You can only do so much to adjust it, and though it comes close to good, there's always that bit of high end, tinny buzz present that just screams "line out". To be fair, the emulator is designed to model a 4x12 cab rather than a 1 or 2x12 combo amp, so the lead channel overdrive is pretty hot, but for studio work it's quite limiting.
Posted by DRM on Dec 28, 2022
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Wicked little amp that sounds great at any volume 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sudbury, Ontario
Wicked little amp. Sounds so clean and vintage when you want to crank the gain on the clean channel. Brings my tele alive. The gain channel/ lead channel is very cool. I don’t usually play with a lot of gain so take this for what it is but wow. I was sustaining notes for what felt like Minutes at a time. Such a nice blend of distortion and clarity it makes you want to keep flicking it on. I was Marshall through and through but now I am H and K. Excited to try the 40w 4 channel model!
Posted by Lee z on Dec 2, 2021
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Thanks for the review...glad you are loving the amp. These little heads pack a lot of punch!
Perfect home amp 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
Amazing sound, amazing amp. Everything you want from a amp in that little box
Posted by EB on Dec 9, 2020
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Great Product 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Scarborough, Ontario
Bought it yesterday and I love it. The attenuator is what sold me. Great tone in either channel at 1W through 20W. The two channels is a bonus and the boost really wakes up the gain channel. The clean channel is amazing. Strongly recommend giving it a try. Thank you Richard at Scarborough South for helping me out.
Posted by Wayne on Mar 7, 2020
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Buy it 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Halifax, Nova Scotia
I have never wrote a review for a product... ever. However this little amp made me feel the need to write one. Absolutly love this amp, it is my new go to for jamming, recording and gigging. Fat crisp cleans and thick lusterous leads and everything in between. I’ve owned mesas, Marshall’s, oranges, fenders and all kinds of other amps and this is my favourite tone I’ve achieved yet. I bought this used For a decent price and I’m glad I did, if your thinking of getting one, do it!
Posted by Shawn on Jan 1, 2020
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Respectable small head 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Cobourg, Ontario
I tried it out at the store and thought the original price was a little steep. Long and mcquade put them on sale with 200 bucks off the original price so I bought it. Great sounding head clean or on the gain channel. The boost button doesn't seem to distort the sound much it just increases the volume which sounds really good. The fact that you can switch it from 20 to 5 or to 1 watt is nice as you keep the same tone just not as loud. It shares an eq I for both channels which isn't real handy. Overall it's a great little amp. The other bad thing is it doesn't come with a foot switch. It has a jack for one but it it doesn't come with it. Other than that, the thing works and looks great.
Posted by Jeff Wyatt on Oct 18, 2019
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The perfect studio amp 5 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
I got this amp after trading in the tubemeister 5 head. The deluxe 20 is a definite improvement over the standard tubemeister lineup. Very flexible signal out (the built in power soak is indispensable) with either dry out (post power tubes!) or a built in cabinet emulator which is actually pretty decent. I typically run without the emulator and use commercial impulses (Rosen digital, own hammer, etc) I primarily play metal. This amp does have a lot of gain. BUT, it's a little on the flabby side. To get a good tight metal sound, you should absolutely use a tube screamer in the front. With the screamer in front, it's a very capable metal amp with a strong midrange and punch. I feel it will hold its own against the more iconic 5150s and the dual recs. It's worth trying out!
Posted by RK on Nov 4, 2017
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