Hughes & Kettner Coreblade guitar amp

large-CorebladeHughes & Kettner proudly presented their new product Coreblade, the next evolutionary stage of programmable all-tube guitar amps, especially designed to meet the demands of modern metal guitarists.

The head delivers a stalwart 100 watts and combines brutal tone, untamed dynamics and explosive punch with amazing flexibility unequaled by any other tube amp so far.

Coreblade is equipped with four channels, two of them voiced to offer completely different high-gain alternatives. Beyond that, the amp sports a versatile drive channel and a clean channel with plenty of headroom. For sound refinement it features three first-class effect modules, covering a wide range of standards from authentic spring reverb to chorus and delay. As all effects are added using our unique “Inversed Parallel Modulation”, the guitar signal always stays in the analog domain.

Coreblade is the first amp to take advantage of the newly developed IDB (Intelligent Dual Breakpoint) noise gate. This cool device simultaneously measures the gain at the input jack and after the preamp, thus being able to react perfectly in any given situation, be it as a radical tool for sound design on stage or as a delicate noise suppressor in the studio.

Technical specifications:

Model – Coreblade

Headline – Metal Head 2010

Channels – Clean, Drive, Ultra I, Ultra II

Power – 100 Watts

Poweramp – Shipped with 4x EL34, but also 6L6GC applicables

Preamp – 3x 12AX7

Modeling – No

Effects – 3 independant Digital-FX processors: Reverb, Delay, Modulation (Chorus, Flanger,

Phaser, Tremolo)

Effects Loop – serial/parallel

MIDI – built in

Footswitch/Stageboard – MIDI-Board FSM-432 MKII included

Switching Functions – 4xPreset, Bank up, Bank down, Tap Delay

Special Features – All Controls are fully programmable; Adjustable Noisegate; USB-Backup;

Tube Safety Control (TSC)

Presets – 128 user presets

Speaker Outputs – 1x 4 Ohms or 2 x 8 Ohms; 1x 8 Ohms or 2x 16 Ohms; 1x 16 Ohms

Suggested Speaker Cabinet – MC 412 CL

Dimensions – 742 x 270 x 254 mm

Weight – 18,2 kg/40,12 lbs

More information about the product: http://www.hughes-and-kettner.com/