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2 December 2016: H & K GrandMeister Deluxe 40 arrives in December

Posted by CMI Music & Audio on 2 December 2016
2 December 2016: H & K GrandMeister Deluxe 40 arrives in December

Hughes & Kettner has unveiled the GrandMeister Deluxe 40, which is an evolution of the groundbreaking GrandMeister 36,

The 40-watt  GrandMeister Deluxe 40 delivers a scintillating experience in sound thanks to Deluxe Tone Technology, a pioneering new circuit design developed by the Hughes & Kettner R&D team, and used in conjunction with renowned tone-shaping components inspired by the brand's multiple award-winning TriAmp Mark 3 flagship. The Deluxe sounds of this four-channel, all-tube amp range from warm cleans to high-gain roars, with classic crunches and brawny brown sounds to be found in-between.

All these deluxe tones are able to reach their full rocking potential thanks to GrandMeister Deluxe 40's technologically advanced operating concept: every knob and switch setting can be easily saved, stored and recalled in up to 128 memory slots at the touch of a button, and the studio-quality on-board effects settings are saved along with the gain and EQ knob values.

The standard Hughes & Kettner technological innovations are also included, meaning GrandMeister Deluxe 40 also contains winning features like an on-board Power Soak, Tube Safety Control and the Red Box AE's outstanding DI speaker simulation. Plus, there's a free optional GM40 REMOTE App for iPad that lets players watch, touch and control all of the amp's features on one handy screen, as well as backing up and sharing their favorite sounds.

Rüdiger Forse, Hughes & Kettner's Senior Product Manager, said: "GrandMeister Deluxe 40 is a true evolution of the tube amp as we know it, and it will let a whole new generation of guitarists Rock on Stage, Play at Home and Record at Night with ease! With so many amazing sounds and features available in one head for the first time, and the extra options the free remote App for iPad brings, every guitarist is sure to find his or her dream tone here."


- 40 watts of all-tube power
- Deluxe Tone Technology: brand new innovative circuit design ensures deluxe all-tube tones
- Four channels: choose between warm cleans, classic crunches, pure brown sounds for leads and dynamic modern ultra-high gain distortion
- Save all your sounds in up to 128 presets
- Smart Rotary Controls: every pot position and setting including gain and EQ can be saved and recalled at any time
- 128 sounds at the touch of a button: the optional FSM-432 MK III MIDI Board gives you instant easy access to all your presets
- Red Box AE: play or record authentic rich tube tones without the need for microphones
- Built-in effects: the studio-quality reverb, delay and modulation effects mean you won't need any additional FX pedals
- Intelligent Boost for each channel: the Boost extends your sonic horizons by reacting differently depending on your selected channel and settings
- App for iPad: the free GM40 REMOTE app for iPad lets you easily manage and share your presets, and remote control your GrandMeister Deluxe 40 in real time
- Power Soak: lets you enjoy full power tube saturation at living room levels or even in silent recording mode perfect for practicing at home or late-night recording sessions!

Check out this brief demo of the Grandmeister 40

Stock is due in Australia in December - stay tuned for developments on pricing and availability.

Author: CMI Music & Audio
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