Hughes & Kettner 2x12 Amp - $500 (Lynchburg)

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condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Hughes & Kettner
model name / number: Switchblade
This is the Hughes & Kettner switchblade 100w 2x12 combo. It is in Mint Condition. Never gigged, barely used and has been kept in a smoke free environment for it's life. It has been stored in the original box since I purchased it around 17 years ago. It comes with a programable midi footswitch, all packaging and original box. You can check these on Reverb and you'll find them a couple hundred dollars higher and more than likely in bad shape. The amp sounds amazing plugged straight in. Has built-in Chorus, Delay, Reverb, and Flanger. Check Description below.

The Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100C is a 100-watt all tube 2 x 12 combo amp with on-board digital stereo effects. The "all-tube" status of the Switchblade 100C has been hotly debated over the years as some believe there's no way Hughes & Kettner can get that much gain with only two 12AX7 preamp tubes. They can and they have--without getting into deep electronics, a 12AX7 tube is actually a dual triode: two tubes in one. The amp gets its 100 watts of power from four EL34 valves. The speakers are Eminence Rockerdriver 60 speakers and complement the amp extremely well. The amp has four channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead, and Ultra. The gain and channel volume are controllable and MIDI-programmable per patch, and each channel has a uniquely-voiced gain boost accessed by turning the gain knob to the maximum. The "boost" LED will illuminate when the boost is engaged on each channel. The amp can go from sparkling, crystal cleans with lush chorus, delay, and reverb, to straight-ahead 70's rock 'n roll, to 80's hair metal, to full-force punishing levels of gain for the heaviest music. The channels all have specific voices to match classic amps: The clean channel emulates the "California" clean sounds, the "Crunch" channel is classic British, the "Lead" channel is British high-gain, and the "Ultra" channel is American high-gain. I'm sure you can figure out what the intent with each channel is.

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