Hughes & Kettner NAMM 2015 News?

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  1. Godspeed64

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    As above, anybody know what the guys at Hughes & Kettner have up their sleeves? Last year they dropped some smart technology with the Grand Meister; I don't think there is any other product that offers what the GM36 does.

    This year they happen to have a countdown for something Meister related perhaps. Last year's theme was "Grand" which I felt fit the bill, and this year's catchphrase would be the fact that it's a "Game Changer". I'm very intrigued!

    Speculations? Thoughts?
     
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    I'm kind of a "trailing edge" guy I usually wait for prices to come down but I've had the GM on my radar for a lil bit. A very well to do buddy of mine is a bleeding edge guy and he has one and let me borrow it for a few days and it's a tremendous sounding amp along with tech that actually does what H&K says it's supposed to do.

    I'm curious also about what H&K may have coming out to trump the GM. But for me it's only because I want whatever it is to drive the price down on the GM. Not that I can't afford it I just have a 1k limit on amp purchases that I personally set myself.
     
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    Good point. If the price of the Grandmeister 36 falls, I'd bite!
     
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    Very curious too...!

    maybe it could be a bigger version of the TM or GM? Like 50/100 Watts?
     
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    from vids and their FB looks like a 100 watt perhaps shrunk into Meister size
     
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    They had this already. The Switchblade.
     
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    I'm very curious myself as to what they'll announce. A mini Triamp perhaps? I can't think what they'll pull out to really top the Grandmeister.
     
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    Combining the pictures on their FB page, the following are indicators:
    4 power tubes
    rather smallish transformers
    2 rows of knobs

    Well, one more day before the big reveal... :munch:banana
     
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    Wow. So, the current Mk. II looks like it's $3,199. This one would presumably be in the same neck of the woods, price-wise?
     
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    Triamp done the Meister way. Interesting.

    I think I'll go for a Tubemeister 36 Anniversary instead for maximum portability and reliability (I'm afraid to think of repairs if any one resistor on the GM's rotary knob dies).
     
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    ON a quick tangent, my bass player's email id was ytsejam for many years, and this is the only other time I've seen it. "Majesty" backwards and Dream Theater reference right? :) Eric
     
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    The exchange rate definitely has something to do with it. Looking at other amps in this quality range, I don't think it's excessive at all. When I got my MKII, I was looking at that and Diezel. My friend had a MKII, Herbert, and a VH4. I thought the H&K was the best sounding of the three. I had no problem dropping $3500 on it. They went down to $2800 and back up to $3200 when the exchange rate fluctuated.
     
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    I went to a H&K guitar Amp seminar two nights ago. it was done by H&K rep.
    Focus on Grandmeister 36 and Triamp Mk III

    Triamp is $5G Canadian. Killer sounding, Big boys price.
    GM36 is $1400 Canadian. Can store 4 presets as per 4 channels manually on the amp. Patch editing on iOS, Android and third party PC to access 128 banks of patches
     
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    The GrandMeister has some fantastic sounds that really come close to the quality of their custom series of amps. The wife surprised me with one for our anniversary, and I've been impressed with it so far. It's my main gigging amp these days.

    I midi it up with a TC GMajor, and the flexibility is amazing. I even have some patches with the built in FX for smaller stages where I don't have room for a big midi board. I use their FSM432 switch.

    For ~1200, it's a great value for the cash.
     

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