Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 5 5W Tube Guitar Amp Head

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This little guy with big sound goes from stage to studio with ease.

The Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 5 amp head 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. 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.

  • 1 channel + drive
  • Warm tube tone with phenomenal dynamic range that sweeps from sparkling clean and throaty crunch
  • Harmonically rich tube distortion and the gain reserves go from edgy overdrive to soaring lead tones
  • 1 - 12AX7
  • 1 – 12BH7
  • Oversized transformers that allow greater headroom on Clean and more punch on Drive
  • Automatic/switchable power soak with silent recording function
  • Balanced and speaker-emulated Red Box Out for authentic recording tracks

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Awesome big and rangy tone from a smurfy lunchbox.


from Montana. USA

About Me Experienced


  • Direct-out Recording
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Versatile Speaker Options


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 5 5W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    Great warm clean and big tones, even at lower volumes, and even with the stock tubes. No boxiness and no papery speaker whipping here-- this puppy is muscular and bossy in driving everything I've plugged it into. My standard rig is now this head with a 2x10 cab with Celestion golds. Good range without mud, and the bass, treble and midrange knobs all have high effective impact on the tonal signature without ever dropping you in headache territory. The built-in overdrive has a fairly nice range of tones, but I get more resolution in breakup and a bit better pick-pressure response driving the clean channel with treble-mid boost and overdrive pedals up front. I am very happy with the tones I get from this amp both with humbuckers on a Les Paul and single coil pickups in a Tele. It was an awesome steal for the price I paid. After a couple weeks of playing in I warmed up the preamp a bit more with an EHX 2AX7.

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