The Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 36 amplifier uses 2 x ECC83 (also called 12AX7) preamp valves, 1 x Balanced ECC83 for the phase splitter position (V3) and 4 x EL84 matched power valves/power tubes.
We always recommend JJ valves for the Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 36 amplifier. They guarantee awesome tone and power at a very competitive price.
Remember that JJ is one of only five manufacturers of valves in the world. So buy the best and don’t pay more for rebranded versions of the exact same valve.
So restore the power and sparkle to your guitar amplifier. Treat yourself to a new set of valves today.
If you have any questions about replacing the valves for Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 36 please do not hesitate to drop us an email. We have over 30 years experience so we are always happy to help.
Also, have a look at our FAQ section. Here we answer all the most popular questions we get asked about changing tubes as well as some really useful hints and tips.
“The JJ Electronics EL84 (6BQ5) Matched Quad Power Valves are brilliant as are their ECC83 (12AX7) Preamp Valves. They have dramatically improved the performance of my Hughes & Kettner amps. Amp Valves service and support is awesome – I will use them every time”. E.T.
The stage is one of the TubeMeister 36’s natural habitats. With its 36 Watts and oversized transformers, this is one very loud amplifier. So to help tame it, H & K added the brilliant programmable Power Soak.
The Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 36 has independent gain and master knobs and a switchable FX Loop are standard appointments on modern triple channel amps. But that’s not nearly enough for a real TubeMeister flagship.
So this amp also comes with a built-in a MIDI system to access the channels, FX loop and onboard reverb. Even the power stages of the Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 36 integrated Power Soak – 36, 18, and 5 watts, 1 watt and Speaker Off – are MIDI-controllable!
So a touch of a button is all it takes to conjure up to 128 combinations. So imagine what this kind of creative freedom can do for your stage performance.