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post Jun 14 2013, 07:23 AM
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Anyone here into lunchbox amps? I love the portable concept, and the fact that many of these can stand up to much larger amps proudly! I owned a Mesa Mini Rectifier for awhile, gigged it, practiced at home, it kicked ass on all levels.

Recently the biggest music retailer in NZ asked me to write a promo article for their print magazine which they put out every month. I gladly said yes!! I was pretty excited as it would be the first time that something I'd written would be printed out and circulated to every store in the country!

Anyway, for you guys who are far away, I did some clips to complement the review and showcase the variety of tones the Tubemeister can get. Please check it out! http://sixstringsamurai.co.nz/2013/06/14/h...-gear-magazine/



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post Jun 14 2013, 04:26 PM
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This is the amp I am going to get.I really like the sound of it. The blue neon light is a really cool addition to the amp.

Great review mate

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post Jun 14 2013, 09:25 PM
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Thanks man, glad you liked it!! Always nice to be of some use to someone biggrin.gif And I didn't really hear many clips on the 'net of this amp that I liked so I thought it would be better for me to try and get some clips of my own.

Personally I still preferred my old Mini Rec... but of course that is a fair bit more expensive than this little guy!

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post Jun 14 2013, 09:31 PM
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Played this amp just yesterday at guitar center through a ORANG PCC 4x12 and was really impressed. Killer quality tone and power. Very loud/mean and can go clean/soft.

Really cool option for a tube head.

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Anyone here into lunchbox amps? I love the portable concept, and the fact that many of these can stand up to much larger amps proudly! I owned a Mesa Mini Rectifier for awhile, gigged it, practiced at home, it kicked ass on all levels.

Recently the biggest music retailer in NZ asked me to write a promo article for their print magazine which they put out every month. I gladly said yes!! I was pretty excited as it would be the first time that something I'd written would be printed out and circulated to every store in the country!

Anyway, for you guys who are far away, I did some clips to complement the review and showcase the variety of tones the Tubemeister can get. Please check it out! http://sixstringsamurai.co.nz/2013/06/14/h...-gear-magazine/



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post Jun 16 2013, 05:55 PM
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How much does this amp sell in your countries Todd and sixstringsamurai. In the UK I have seen the prices vary from £350 to £500 which is a lot. It is also hard to get this amp here I am hoping to get this amp soon and have being surfing the net for best deals and availability and it is proving to be quite difficult.
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post Jun 16 2013, 09:56 PM
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One of my guitar students showed me one of these amps, seems pretty cool!


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post Jun 17 2013, 01:55 AM
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ive heard lots of good things bout h&k when i was looking for a luchbox amp. no one in vegas had this amp for me to plug into and play, but they did have they mini rectifier so i bought that, and love it. listened to you demo of the amp and it sounds good, i thought there were alot of highs but maybe that was just settings and the recording. i think its a cool amp and sounds good the neon blue is a bit much for me though, i think lunchox amps are the way to go these days unless your playing a really large venue. my mini rec is plenty loud for any band and sound great when its cranked, thanks for your review i was always curious about this amp

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post Jun 17 2013, 07:13 AM
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QUOTE (dcz702 @ Jun 17 2013, 01:55 AM) *
ive heard lots of good things bout h&k when i was looking for a luchbox amp. no one in vegas had this amp for me to plug into and play, but they did have they mini rectifier so i bought that, and love it. listened to you demo of the amp and it sounds good, i thought there were alot of highs but maybe that was just settings and the recording. i think its a cool amp and sounds good the neon blue is a bit much for me though, i think lunchox amps are the way to go these days unless your playing a really large venue. my mini rec is plenty loud for any band and sound great when its cranked, thanks for your review i was always curious about this amp


I would love to get mini rec. Although the prices in the UK for them are extremely pricey
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post Jun 17 2013, 08:31 AM
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Jun 17 2013, 06:13 AM) *
I would love to get mini rec. Although the prices in the UK for them are extremely pricey

There 999 us how much are they in the uk?
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post Jun 17 2013, 04:24 PM
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QUOTE (dcz702 @ Jun 17 2013, 08:31 AM) *
There 999 us how much are they in the uk?


They are selling for £1100. Converting $999 to GBP would be £636. So they are about £500 cheaper in the US.

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post Jun 17 2013, 04:44 PM
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Played it too at the store and think its great. But man thats a steep price in your countries. You can get the 18 watt version for 499 Euros here. The 36 watt version is 799. So the 18 watt version should cost 424 GBP. I would never buy that thing for £1100.
Ok I am located in Germany and H&K is a German company but thats a crazy princing policy on the side of the company.



hmm order it here if you are in GB

http://www.thomann.de/gb/hugheskettner_tub...ter_18_head.htm

far from £1100.



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They are selling for £1100.



oh ok i am stupid you talked about the mini rec.


sorry

but anyway test the 36 watt version. Midi, loud as hell. Great high gain and clean sounds. Incredible for £670

http://www.thomann.de/gb/hugheskettner_tub...ter_36_head.htm

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QUOTE (ItSME3 @ Jun 17 2013, 04:44 PM) *
Played it too at the store and think its great. But man thats a steep price in your countries. You can get the 18 watt version for 499 Euros here. The 36 watt version is 799. So the 18 watt version should cost 424 GBP. I would never buy that thing for £1100.
Ok I am located in Germany and H&K is a German company but thats a crazy princing policy on the side of the company.



hmm order it here if you are in GB

http://www.thomann.de/gb/hugheskettner_tub...ter_18_head.htm

far from £1100.






oh ok i am stupid you talked about the mini rec.


sorry

but anyway test the 36 watt version. Midi, loud as hell. Great high gain and clean sounds. Incredible for £670

http://www.thomann.de/gb/hugheskettner_tub...ter_36_head.htm


Hi mate

I think I am going to get the 18w version as I will be using it for home use only and I can switch it right down to 1w.All I hear is good things about this amp I dont know why it is so hard to get in the UK.

Thanks for the link I shall check it out
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post Jun 18 2013, 03:04 AM
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I'm not too familiar with these "lunchbox" amps. Really dig the look of this amp with blue lighting. smile.gif Cool to read a review with some sound samples. Like the hard rock/ metal lead tones on this amp!


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post Jun 18 2013, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Jun 16 2013, 04:55 PM) *
How much does this amp sell in your countries Todd and sixstringsamurai. In the UK I have seen the prices vary from £350 to £500 which is a lot. It is also hard to get this amp here I am hoping to get this amp soon and have being surfing the net for best deals and availability and it is proving to be quite difficult.


Think it's going for $1099NZD. Most things in NZ will cost more than in other countries, simply by merit of us being so far away! Everything costs more once you have to ship it twice as far...


QUOTE (dcz702 @ Jun 17 2013, 12:55 AM) *
ive heard lots of good things bout h&k when i was looking for a luchbox amp. no one in vegas had this amp for me to plug into and play, but they did have they mini rectifier so i bought that, and love it. listened to you demo of the amp and it sounds good, i thought there were alot of highs but maybe that was just settings and the recording. i think its a cool amp and sounds good the neon blue is a bit much for me though, i think lunchox amps are the way to go these days unless your playing a really large venue. my mini rec is plenty loud for any band and sound great when its cranked, thanks for your review i was always curious about this amp


Thanks dude, great to hear your opinion. Haha yeah like I said the blue light will be a love it or hate it reaction from most people! Heh, the highs might just be me, I favour a lot of high end in my tones (helps things cut through).


QUOTE (DeGroot @ Jun 18 2013, 02:04 AM) *
I'm not too familiar with these "lunchbox" amps. Really dig the look of this amp with blue lighting. smile.gif Cool to read a review with some sound samples. Like the hard rock/ metal lead tones on this amp!


Glad you got some value out of it! Look forward to sharing more reviews with you guys - and there are always sound clips to go with them! biggrin.gif


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