Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18 1x10" Combo Guitar Amp


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For TubeMeister, Mr. Hughes and Herr Kettner packed all their know-how and over a quarter of a century's passion for tube amps into a remarkably compact chassis. Thanks to German engineering, it can go from a roar to a whisper, shaking the boards on stage, tingling spines in the studio, and raising goose-bumps in the still of night - even during silent recording.

Serving up three different sounds at the touch of a footswitch, the soulful Tube-Meister 18 is the go-to guitar amp for gigging. Its four-step power soak brings the sound of the big stage into small clubs and your own four walls. And courtesy of the built-in Red Box and silent recording capability, you can lay down pro-quality tracks at any time day or night.

The TubeMeister 18 Combo offers all the tasty features of the Head plus the shimmer and shine of a digital spring reverb. The Celestion 10" speaker was customdesigned specifically for the TubeMeister. Housed in a sophisticated Thiele-Small enclosure, it conjures a far bigger sound than anything one might expect from a combo.


  • 2 Channels
  • 18 Watts
  • Footswitch/Stageboard: FS-2 optional
  • 1 x 10" Celestion Custom Speaker
  • Protective Cover Soft Cover included
  • Dimensions 395 x 360 x 260 mm
  • Weight 9,4 kg  
  • Warm tube tone with phenomenal dynamic range that sweeps from sparkling clean to throaty crunch
  • Harmonically rich tube distortion and the gain reserves to go from edgy overdrive to soaring lead sounds
  • Re-voices LEAD to summon modern high-gain sound that pairs plenty of punch with endless sustain
  • Passive voicing section tweaked to evoke the best frequency response out of each channel
  • Preamp section sporting two 12AX7 tubes
  • Push-pull power amp that pumps out stage-approved 18 watts
  • Oversized transformers with tons of headroom
  • TSC-protected power amp featuring auto-bias and status LED
  • Footswitch connection enabling remote channel switching and BOOST actuation
  • Serial FX loop for adding eff ects-fl avored spice to the sonic stew
  • Quad-stage power soak with silent recording capability
  • Balanced RED BOX OUT with authentic speaker emulation

Order your Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18 1x10" Guitar Combo Amp from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar Combo Amp
  • Power Cable
  • Amp Cover
Series Tubemeister
Model TM18; Tubemeister 18 Combo


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  • Built-in bias self-check
  • Compact size yet powerful
  • Easy To Use
  • Effects loop
  • Excellent Sound
  • Footswitchable boost
  • Footswitchable channels
  • Good Warmth
  • Variable watt output


  • Should include footswitch

Best Uses

  • Fits from studio to clubs

Comments about Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18 1x10" Combo Guitar Amp:

The lower wattage "boutique" craze has been exploding from UK to China to USA ($$$) for a while now. This amp is German engineered and built in China; however I've found nothing cheap or missing in its design. How many other combos or 1/2 stacks for this price offer multi-watt configuration, effects loop, gain boost, speaker-off recording capability, much less in a 20lb package for those of us with disability lifting limits? NONE!

Tweaking may be fun for some, but if you have to put an OD or distortion in front of the clean channel for live use, it's pointless. My guitar won't clean up enough on the gain channel to allow the crystal cleans the Tubemeister gets. And the separate gain channel is thing of beauty, including the boost on top. This amp is one of a kind and I can't wait to fire it up on 18w; just have to get the wife out of the house. I will add if money were no object, I'd have taken a closer look at the new Mini Mesa; however, it would still weight more all together and mean one extra piece to haul. Thanks to Tyson (ext. 2235) for making this a great 1st time buyer's experience!

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Tubemeister 18 1x10" Combo Guitar Amp

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.