Hughes & Kettner Amplfier Kits / Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100 2x12 Classic EL34 Retro Classic Ruby Full Upgrade Kit

Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100 2x12 Classic EL34 Retro Classic Ruby Full Upgrade Kit Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100 2x12 Classic EL34 Retro Classic Ruby Full Upgrade Kit Click on image(s) above to view larger
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Hughes & Kettner are a German based company that make a range of high quality guitar amplifiers and pedals. We have put together a range of valves & speakers upgrade that will suit your tonal requirements.
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The Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100 2 x 12 combo Classic EL34 Retro full valve and speaker upgrade kit is designed to get the best out of your Hughes & Kettner switchblade 100 & 100 TSC where classic British rock is you tonal preference.

In the Pre amp section we use the following,

The ECC83 Retro provides that classic British crunch and provides a harmonically rich and detailed sound with excellent 3 dimension midrange response. This valve has a traditional British voiced sound and sonic signature. It gives exceptional depth in the midrange with extended frequency response so you get smooth warm and punchy midrange with excellent clarity and tight fat punchy lows. The valves overdriven characteristics is warm with excellent sustaining sound with plenty of upper harmonics. This tonal texture is perfectly complemented by the speaker.

In the output stage we use the following,

The Harma EL34-Retro is based on the famous Mullard EL34 XF2 design and has a number of important features over standard EL34 types. The grids of the tube use a block construction this enables the valve to provide smoother output and eliminating odd order harmonics. The result is a tight bass response with a balanced sound stage and clean clear treble. Thicker glass not only adds strength but also provides lower microphonics.

The valve a nice rich treble response and s full sustaining tone when overdriven which is especially good on solo’s. The bass end is very tight and well focused with a tight crunch
The Harma EL34 Retro will suit the vast majority of guitarists from the classic rock player, the hard rock and metal player who want that classic British tone.

The speaker we use the following,

The Harma Classic Ruby 50H 12 inch guitar speaker combines the open top end chime and harmonic mids of the Original 1960’s Vox blue with a tight low end and the added bite of a ceramic magnet. The result is speaker that will make your chords shimmer and sparkle, your lead sound sustain with vintage harmonic warmth and the most desireable bottom end in the business which is rounded and extremely tight.

Here is what Ben Butterworth said after fitting the Classic Ruby in his Hughes & Kettner
Switchblade 1 x 12 combo.

“The amp really sparkles on the clean channel, the crunch and overdrive channels are warmer and better defined, both in terms of tone and note definition. Theres also another phenomenon which is hard to describe, the amp isnt louder, but it somehow has a real presence now. The red chassis also happens to look the b*llocks.”

The set consists of 6 valves and 2 speakers

1 Specially Gain selected Harma ECC83 Retro in V1,
1 Specially Gain selected and balanced Harma ECC83 Retro in V2
4 Selected and matched Harma EL34 Retro in a matched Quad.
2 Harma G12 Classic Ruby ceramic speakers 50 watt -8 ohms

Please note that this is the valves and speaker only

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