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

Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100 2x12 Classic EL34 Retro Blue Ruby Full Upgrade Kit Click on image(s) above to view larger
£292.00
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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.

The set consist of a specially selected set of Harma Retro preamp and output valves. All preamp valves in our kits are specially drive tested and include a balanced valve for the phase inverter position. The output valves are burnt in and dual matched on current and output gain.

Our Harma Retro Classic kit is designed to give you the Classic Vintage British rock sound. The Harma ECC83 Retro provides a harmonically rich and detailed sound with clear 3D midrange warmth. It has a very open and clear top end chime giving that gives the amplifier that rich sustaining tone.

The Harma EL34-Retro is designed on the famous Mullard EL34 XF2 and it shares its big and bold crunchy biting tone. 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. When overdriven the Retro produces that classic Mullard style aggressive slam in the bass end and the wonderfully warm midrange forwardness that is rich in harmonics and sustain.

The Harma EL34 Retro will suit the classic rock player, the hard rock and metal player who wants that classic British sound. The EL34 Harma Retro has also attained a 5 star review in Guitar Buyer magazine therefore making this the ideal upgrade for your amplifier.


The Harma Blue Ruby speaker combines the open top end chime and harmonic crunch that are the most sought after characteristics of original vintage British guitar speakers that was used in British rock music from the mid 1960's through to the late 1970's.The use of a medium weight ceramic magnet gives the speaker a tight fast attack, warm upper mids with a crunchy early breakup of the vintage models. The top end is clear with plenty of detail and provides a creamy and crunchy sound when overdriven. The speakers overload characteristics have been designed to work well with modern high gain amplifier circuits as well as vintage amplifiers and provides more top end presence and sustain and crunchy more forward upper mids.

Dan Hawkins of the Darkness used Harma Blue Ruby speakers on the Darkness UK 2011 tour. Here is what he said after the first night in Liverpool.

Well the speakers have made it into the stage at Liverpool tonight and sounding great! Well done, very happy with them”

The set consists of

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 Blue Ruby ceramic speakers 50 watt -8 ohms


Please note that this is the valves and speakers only

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