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Hughes & Kettner Alex Lifeson Signature Edition TriAmp MKII Amp
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The Hughes & Kettner Alex Lifeson Signature Edition TriAmp MKII Amp harnesses 3 individually variable preamps sporting 2 channels each for a breathta...Click To Read More About This Product
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'The best amp I've ever owned.' - Alex Lifeson
The Hughes & Kettner Alex Lifeson Signature Edition TriAmp MKII Amp harnesses 3 individually variable preamps sporting 2 channels each for a breathtakingly large sonic spectrum with pure tube tone and characteristics. Preamp one dishes up vintage clean, preamp 2 delivers crisp-and-crunchy rock grit, while preamp 3 serves creamy lead and ultramodern thunder. TriAmp Control section includes dual gain controls and 3-band EQ for each preamp; resonance for preamp one; and global effects level, presence, and volume controls. Effects loop operates as parallel, serial, or -10dB. This Alex Lifeson signature amp is able to satisfy the demands of extremely discerning players. Hughes & Kettner includes footswitch with effects loop with your TriAmp MKII.
Special features include purple face illumination and crocodile Tolex covering. $50 from each TriAmp sale will be donated to UNICEF. The first 500 amps worldwide will be serially numbered and include an Alex Lifeson signed statement, a Rush tour book, the Rush CD Summertime Blues, and an Alex Lifeson guitar pick.
- 3 preamps plus 2 channels for 6 footswitchable channels
- Dual gain controls and 3-band EQ for each preamp
- Resonance for preamp one
- Global effects level, presence, and volume controls
- Footswitch with amp/channel switching and effects loop
- Effects loop operates parallel, serial, or -10dB
- Includes footswitch
- 29"W x 13-1/3"H x 10"D
- 48-1/2 lbs.
You've heard Alex Lifeson's tone, right? That should be all it takes to sell you on this beauty. Order today with the total assurance of our Dual Guarantees.
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If you look beyond the purple backlighting and crocodile Tolex covering on the Alex Lifeson version of the Triamp Mk II, this version sports a better selection of tubes and a different biasing scheme. Compared to the original which I was less than impressed with, this slight modification causes the amp to break up at lower volumes with a richer and more dimensional tone with less dead band. Amp 1 sports the best clean channel channel that I have ever heard on an EL34 powered amp. A tweed heaven that rivals the '59 Bassman. Round out amp 1 with a great voxy tone(more Hiwatt than Vox), and I could camp here all night. Then, I'd be missing the great Marshall sounds on amp 2 and a lovely lead channel on amp 3 with an ultra gain channel with 4 gain stages that makes a Mesa Triple Recto sound like a joke. The distorted tones are articulate and tight with a high slew rate. The eq's on amps 2 and 3 are odd with the treble eq being centered in the presence frequency range. The only thing I did not particularly care for was that the eq on amp 2 doesn't share well between the two channels. Also, the midi module can put the amp in some unusable configurations, so care is required. That aside, this amp has been well worth the cost. I'd buy another one as a spare in a heartbeat, not that I'd really need it.
I recently saw Rush in corcert at the Sleep Train Ampitheater and Alex was playing two of these and two Switchblade amps. He sounded amazing. He made me want a Hughes & Kettner amp. I can't wait to try one out.
About a week ago I was in store shopping for a new stack when all of a sudden after trying about 6 different heads I heard a warm tone that caught my attention coming from the Alex Lifeson Signature Hughes and Kettner amplifier. So immediately I had a friend working at the store grab me a les paul and later on a strat to try on this head immediately I was taken by the versatility of this amazing amplifier. With both the les paul and the strat I was amazed how the gain held up to marshall standards and the how warm and layered the clean was. Aside from a quick frown at the effects which I later became more fond of I was in love at first sight. I recommend a g major rack effect to strengthen the effects. But I was amazed and recommend this amp through mode 4 marshall cabs for a perfected stack. dont pass this one up!!!!!! Thanks Alex you've done me a great favor.