Hughes and Kettner STM-DUAL84B
With the Statesman series, H&K have achieved what many believed could never be done: getting a single tube amp to deliver both crystal-clear combo-style clean and classic half-stack rock roar. California sparkle meets British beef, so to speak. Either/or was yesterday; today you can have both and a little more on top with the two-channel Statesman.
The Clean channel's Twang switch adds a dollop of punchy upper mids to conjure a sweetly stinging sound for ballads, country, and funk. Hit the Overdrive channel's Boost switch to discover modern high-gain territory unknown to the revered classic amps of yesteryear. The innovative Balance knob matches the high-quality spring reverb to each channel. The voicing section is steeped in tradition: Like on classic tube amps, the knobs influence one another, especially Mid and Treble. This may take a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of it you will enjoy the authentic vintage vibe.
Fortunately, tastes very, so H&K offers different flavors for the Overdrive channel.
The 20-watt Statesman Dual EL84 pumps out brawny rock tones ranging from assertive to angry into a 12" Eminence RockDriver Cream speaker. In spirit and in substance, this is the kind of voicing people have been using since the early '60s.
Channels: Clean + Twang, Overdrive + Boost
Power: 20 watts
Poweramp: 2 x EL84
Preamp: 2 x 12AX7
Effects: Accutronics Spring Reverb
Effects Loop: Serial
Footswitch/Stageboard: 1 x FS-2 included, 2nd FS-2 as an option
Switching Functions: Channels, Boost; with 2nd FS-2: Reverb, FX-Loop
Special Features: Twang and Boost Mode, adjustable Reverb Balance
Equalizer: Shared 3-band EQ
Speaker Outputs: 1 x 8-16 ohms, parallel
Speakers: 1 x 12" Eminence Rockdriver Cream
Protective Cover included
Dimensions: 22.05" x 18.5" x 9.84"
Weight: 43 lbs
External Fuse (Anode): 1 x T 250 mA
Mains Fuse (120V): 1 x 250 V/T 1 A
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