Hughes & Kettner

Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister Deluxe 40 Head

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  • $1,499.00
  • Regular price $1,999.00


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 our flagship TriAmp Mark 3.

Discover a new level of amp control with the Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 40 Deluxe guitar amplifier. This three-channel tone machine features an onboard power soak with selectable 40W, 18W, 5W, and 1W operation to let you dial in the right tone for any size gig - you can even choose speaker-off mode for true silent recording that won't damage your amp. An onboard H&K Red Box DI lets you send a speaker-simulated signal straight to a board without a mic for a cleaner stage setup and to take full control of your live sound. Finally, a serial effects loop lets you route your delays and reverbs after the preamp stage to preserve your guitar signal on the way in. Test out the all-tube Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 40 Deluxe today and get flexible options for the stage and studio.
Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 40 Deluxe Tube Guitar Amplifier Head at a Glance:
  • All-tube voicing that delivers for any size gig
  • Tube Safety Control monitors and prolongs tube life
  • Speaker-simulated DI for convincing tones without a cabinet
All-tube tone that delivers for any size gig

The TubeMeister's classic 12AX7/EL84 combo delivers glassy cleans and volcanic leads from its three footswitchable channels and fast, familiar 3-band EQs. An onboard power soak makes the TubeMeister flexible for live work, recording, and practice, allowing you to dial back the wattage from the full 40 watts to 18, 5, 1, or 0 watts without sacrificing tube tone and response. Sweetwater guitarists applaud Hughes & Kettner for building the power soak right into the head - a feature not common in stock tube amps.

Tube Safety Control monitors and prolongs tube life

Though they sound great, tubes can be ticking time bombs, ready to go out at the worst moments. The TubeMeister 40 Deluxe's Tube Safety Control (TSC) continuously monitors power tubes and adjusts their bias so you get the best sound and longest tube life possible. The TSC takes failing power tubes out of the circuit to protect your amp and lets you see their status at a glance.

Speaker-simulated DI for convincing tones without a cabinet

The Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 40 Deluxe features a compact version of its award-winning Red Box DI, which faithfully mimics the sound of a miked 4" x 12" direct from the head. Send this signal straight to a live board or recording interface for convincing guitar tones without having to mic a speaker cab, or combine with a real miked sound for flexible mixing options. This feature, paired a speaker-off silent mode, makes the TubeMeister a fine studio tool for any time of the day or night.

Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 40 Deluxe Tube Guitar Amplifier Head Features:
  • Classic tube cocktail of three 12AX7s with four EL84s
  • Three channels with independent gain and master volume
  • Two 3-band EQs for fast tone shaping
  • Built-in power soak lets you choose 40W, 18W, 5W, or 1W operation
  • Speaker-off mode for silent recording without damaging your amp
  • Red Box DI mimics the sound of a miked 4" x 12" cab for creative signal options
  • Tube Safety Control continuously monitors power tubes and optimizes their tone and life
  • Series effects loop inserts FX after the preamp for a cleaner front-end signal
Take total control of your tone with the TubeMeister 40 Deluxe amp!