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Devin Townsend Project visit H&K: new interviews!


Devin Townsend and his guitar player, Dave Young, came to visit us at Hughes & Kettner headquarters a few weeks ago, and we have a bunch of cool interviews to share with you. Dave has played TubeMeister amps for years, and so he and Devin came over to Germany for a couple of days to […]

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Powerful new update for the GrandMeister Deluxe 40 App for iPad!


We’ve released a powerful new update for the remote app for iPad for GrandMeister Deluxe 40, the world’s smartest all-tube guitar amplifier. The app, which lets you store all your favorite guitar sounds and tones via MIDI, has now been refreshed to make preset management simpler and more useful than ever before. You can now […]

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H&K is heading to the first ever Guitar Summit in Mannheim, Germany!


We’re excited to confirm our appearance as an exhibitor at the first ever Guitar Summit event in Mannheim, Germany on September 8-10 2017! A brand new show focused on everything six-string, the Guitar Summit will play host to us and a bunch of other cool music brands, and visitors will be able to enjoy concerts, […]

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Hughes & Kettner redefines the acoustic amplifier with the release of era 1


Hughes & Kettner has entered the acoustic world with the release of era 1, a premium 250-watt acoustic amplifier built at the firm’s headquarters in Sankt Wendel, Germany. Designed and engineered in cooperation with Michael Eisenmann – a renowned acoustic amp guru who is the brains behind some of the greatest acoustic amplifiers of all […]

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GrandMeister Deluxe 40 desktop editor for Windows and Mac out now


More good news for all you tone editors out there: there’s now a desktop GrandMeister Deluxe 40 editor available for Windows and Mac! The GrandMeister Desktop Remote (which was developed by an external party and also works with the GrandMeister 36) lets you tweak all aspects of your tone across all the amp’s features, and […]

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GrandMeister Deluxe 40 Android app available now


Android-using GrandMeister 40 players rejoice: there is now a GM40 app for you too! It was developed by Csaba Reti, the friend of ours who programmed the unofficial GrandMeister 36 Android app, and it’s available at the Google Play store now. There are two versions: a free version, which is essentially the same as the […]

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GrandMeister Deluxe 40 lands in North America!


North American tone fans, get ready: GrandMeister Deluxe 40 has crossed the Atlantic! The world’s smartest all-tube amp landed in Canada in late November and is now in the process of spreading its way across the USA and Canada. If you pre-ordered one, congratulations! You should be playing that beast very soon. For everyone else, […]

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Introducing GrandMeister Deluxe 40!


We’re proud to present GrandMeister Deluxe 40: the smartest all-tube amp the world has ever seen! GrandMeister Deluxe 40 combines all-tube tones and smart control features in a supremely playable package. On top of its plethora of amazing sounds, every knob and switch setting on the amp can be easily saved, stored and recalled at […]

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The next big Hughes & Kettner is almost here!


On September 19, the new H&K amp drops. Yes, you read that correctly: we will unveil the latest masterpiece from Mr. Hughes and Herr Kettner on September 19, and the amazing Rabea Massaad will be showing you the whole thing. Stay tuned…

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TriAmp Mark 3 secures the prestigious German Brand Award!


Another day, another prize for TriAmp Mark 3 – this time, it’s the coveted 2016 German Brand Award for Industry Excellence In Branding in the Entertainment sector. The latest in a long line of prizes TriAmp Mark 3 has won – among others, it’s already taken home the 2015 Musikmesse International Press Award for Best […]

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Loads of new TubeMeister Deluxe sound samples available now


You’ve all been asking to hear more of TubeMeister Deluxe and the built-in Red Box AE – and now you can! One of our resident GuitarMeisters recently took a Deluxe 20 and a Deluxe 40 home with him to test out in connection with his favorite Les Paul, Strat and Tele. They all sounded so […]

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TubeMeister 18 and 36 heads now even more affordable!


We’re happy to report that we’re reducing the prices of our bestselling TubeMeister 18 and TubeMeister 36 tube amp heads! Having recently unveiled the TubeMeister Deluxe 20 and 40 models at the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, this now means there’s a TubeMeister available for guitarists operating on practically any budget level. As of […]

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Hughes & Kettner not exhibiting at Musikmesse 2016


Guys, we just wanted to let you know that we will not be exhibiting at this year’s Frankfurt Musikmesse. You heard that right: there will be no Hughes & Kettner stand at the show this year. If you do business with us, don’t fret: all our sales people will be around throughout the Prolight + […]

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Introducing TubeMeister Deluxe!


This is the one you’ve all been waiting for: we’re delighted to introduce TubeMeister Deluxe! Fresh for NAMM 2016, TubeMeister Deluxe is a jaw dropping chunky new brother for TubeMeister, and is set to make your job as a guitar player better sounding, easier, and a whole load more fun. The 20-watt Deluxe 20 and […]

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NAMM 2016 is nearly here – new H&K gear ahoy!


The 2016 Winter NAMM Show is just around the corner, and we’re getting ready to unveil something truly special! Yes, it’s that time of year again, and the next Hughes & Kettner amp is almost here! We can’t tell you anything more specific yet, of course, but suffice to say that minds will be blown […]

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Rock royalty join forces for Tony MacAlpine benefit concert


Guitar legends Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde and John 5, along with drum powerhouse Mike Portnoy, bass icon Billy Sheehan and keyboard phenomenon Derek Sherinian are joining forces to play a benefit concert for our friend (and H&K endorser) Tony MacAlpine, who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. The Benefit for Tony MacAlpine will take place […]

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TriAmp Mark 3 nominated for a prestigious NAMM TEC Award


It’s already won the 2015 MIPA Award for best guitar amp (read all about that here) this year, but now TriAmp Mark 3 has been announced as a nominee for the 31st Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement: Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects. The awards ceremony […]

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We’re heading to Music China 2015 in Shanghai!


Between October 14 and 17 the music world is heading to Shanghai for the 2015 edition of Music China, Asia’s biggest trade fair for musical instruments and gear – and of course Hughes & Kettner will be right there in the thick of the action. We’ll have a stand at location E5 DO1 in cooperation […]

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Annihilator are back with a new album and tour!


Legendary Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters Annihilator are back with a brilliant new album – Suicide Society, their 15th full-length effort – and they’re heading out on the road in fall 2015 to promote it. The band will head round Europe in October and November, and guitarist/vocalist Jeff Waters will have his trusty GrandMeister 36 with […]

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Join the Meister Family!


Did you know there’s already more than 50,000 guitarists rocking Meisters (that is, the GrandMeister and TubeMeister series) on stages all over the world? If you didn’t, maybe it’s time to find out what all the fuss is about. The year 2015 has been one to remember for the Meister Family – and it’s going […]

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Hold the front page! Blog Of Tone gets physical…


So many people have asked for it, and we’ve finally given in to demand: Blog Of Tone’s going to the printers! We’ll be selecting the blog’s best articles and images, and turning them into glossy, high quality print magazines for you to enjoy at home, in the practice room, or even in the tour bus […]

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Alex Lifeson calls on the TriAmp for Rush’s 40th anniversary tour


Prog rock legends Rush recently kicked off their mammoth 40th anniversary tour, and Hughes & Kettner is along for the ride in style. The band are using the tour to revisit the highlights of their four decades at the top of the rock ‘n’ roll business, and particularly the incredible growth they’ve achieved over the […]

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Hughes & Kettner’s history revealed: Into The Blue is out now!


To celebrate 30 years of Hughes & Kettner amps, we’ve written a tell-all company biography – Into The Blue: A Brief History Of The Technology Of Tone – and you can buy it on Amazon right now! Our custom shop amp builder Uwe Sicks wrote Into The Blue over two years, and it provides a […]

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TriAmp Mark 3 wins 2015 MIPA Award for Best Guitar Amplifier


We always said it was a game changer, and now we have the proof: the TriAmp Mark 3 was awarded the 2015 MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) for Best Guitar Amplifier at musikmesse in Frankfurt last week! The MIPA Awards are voted on by more than 100 of the leading music magazines from across the […]

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GrandMeister goes wireless – introducing the WMI-1 MIDI interface!


You asked for it, so here it is: introducing the WMI-1, a bidirectional, wireless MIDI interface optimized for use with the GrandMeister 36 and the matching GrandMeister remote app for iPad! The WMI-1 can serve as an access point for stages and rehearsal rooms where Wi-Fi is not available, or as a client connected to […]

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Get ready for Musikmesse 2015!


The annual Frankfurt Musikmesse is approaching, and this year’s Hughes & Kettner stand promises to be better than ever! We’ll be showcasing the new TriAmp Mark 3 in all its glory, with performances and tutorials every day from our world-class demonstrator Gundy Keller and amps for everyone to try out. The best of the rest […]

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The Hughes & Kettner newsletter: sign up now!


We’re delighted to announce that we’ve started up the Hughes & Kettner newsletter again! The first issue went out a few days ago, and there’s much more to come over the next few months, so if you’d like to receive future mailings, just scroll down to the bottom of the page here – or visit […]

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New in-depth TriAmp Mark 3 demo tutorial video


With the TriAmp Mark 3 hitting stores soon, we thought we’d take the time to show you just why we think it could be the most intelligent, versatile tube amplifier the world has ever seen. The culmination of 30 years of amp engineering breakthroughs, TriAmp Mark 3 is the demanding guitar player’s dream. Capable of […]

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Introducing the TriAmp Mark 3


We’re delighted to announce the release of our new flagship amp, the TriAmp Mark 3! The TriAmp Mark 3 is officially being unveiled at the 2015 NAMM Show, which begins today in Anaheim, California. If you’re there, make sure you go and check the amp out at Hall A, Booth #6555. Otherwise, watch the first […]

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Tommy Thayer signing session at NAMM 2015


If you’re attending the NAMM Show in California this week, don’t forget that the wonderful Tommy Thayer from Kiss will be joining us for an exclusive signing session! Just head over to our Booth (Hall A, #6555) from 3pm on Saturday the 24th to meet Tommy and have your picture taken with him. And while […]

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Welcome to our new News page!


Hey all, Welcome to our new News page! There’s so much happening in Hughes & Kettner land these days we thought we’d start up a dedicated page to keep you all up-to-date on the latest comings and goings. Keep checking back to find out what’s happening with our amps, our artist family, and anything else […]

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