There are many amazing tube driven amplifiers on the market. There is also a dizzying array of solid-state modeling amps to choose from. Up until now, there has never been an option for players who are looking for those real tube tones AND modeling features.
(without playing around with multi-effects processors that have a nasty habit of changing up the tube sound coming from the speakers). With that in mind, Hughes & Kettner has released a new audio weapon of mass destruction on a tone hungry.
The Switchblade is the first all-tube guitar amplifier to feature built-in modeling effects, giving you a whole new world of tones to explore without the need of signal processors. The amp is powered by four EL34 and two 12AX7 tubes, and also features a footswitch, which allows you quick and easy access to the Hughes & Kettner Switchblade’s 128 programmable presets (arranged in banks of 4, with controls for bank up, bank down, and tap).
You know you want it.
For those guitarists that are looking for a monster tone machine, the Switchblade will give you the power and flexibility you both want and need. And fear not! For those who may not need a head and cabinet setup, the Switchblade also comes conveniently packaged in a 50- and 100-watt combo configuration (which might be easier to hide from your spouse than a half-stack).
The 100-watt Hughes & Kettner Switchblade is a revolutionary new electric guitar amplifier with features that are every bit as dangerous as the amp’s namesake. There are sound samples available on the internet which can be found with ease. After giving them a listen, the Switchblade easily found its way to the top of my wish list. Hughes & Kettner