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Hughes & Kettner GM40DH GrandMeister Deluxe 40 40W Guitar Amplifier Head

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GrandMeister Deluxe 40 combines all-tube tones and smart control features in a supremely playable package! On top of its plethora of amazing sounds, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A do-all head with amazing tube tone and cutting edge features.

GrandMeister Deluxe 40 combines all-tube tones and smart control features in a supremely playable package! On top of its plethora of amazing sounds, every knob and switch setting on GrandMeister Deluxe 40 can be easily saved, stored and recalled at the touch of a button, and the studio-quality on-board effects settings are saved right along with the gain and EQ knob values.

Deluxe Tone Technology
Can you imagine having instant access to any iconic all-tube guitar sound you can imagine? GrandMeister Deluxe 40 gives you exactly that – a stunning sonic experience and a whole new level of guitar tone quality – thanks to Deluxe Tone Technology, which pairs groundbreaking new circuit design advances with renowned tone-shaping capabilities, all inspired by H&K's flagship TriAmp Mark 3. From sparkling vintage clean to throaty crunch, a beefy brown sound and crushing levels of all-out gain, sonic freedom the touch of a button away with GrandMeister Deluxe 40!

Save your favorite all-tube tones with the push of a button
Saving and recalling your favorite GrandMeister Deluxe 40 sounds is an exercise in convenience with the optional FSM-432 MK III MIDI board, which lets you store up to 128 presets and recall them with the tap of a toe. All of the amp’s parameters are saved, including gain, EQ, and all effects settings, giving you a practically inexhaustible library of different sounds. Pot values are saved via the company's ingenious Smart Rotary Control technology – which also lets us keep the GM40’s panel clean and easy to use, with only 9 pots instead of 14 per channel!

Channels and FX
With GrandMeister Deluxe 40, there’s a channel and accompanying effect to suit every six-string style. The Clean, Crunch, Lead and Ultra channels can be sculpted to your heart’s content with the powerful EQ and gain controls – and don’t forget the Boost, which kicks specific frequencies up to 11 to give you snappier, creamier or beefier tones, depending on your selected settings. On top of that, you can layer on lashings of studio-quality reverb, delay and modulation effects (choose from chorus, flanger, phaser and tremolo) to take your tone to new levels!

Amazing all-tube recorded tones without mics
Red Box AE is the latest version of H&K's award-winning DI box with speaker emulation – and it’s built into GrandMeister Deluxe 40, meaning you’ll never need to worry about where to place your cab mic again, onstage or in the studio! Red Box AE’s DSP-driven Ambience Emulation authentically mimics that room-filling sound of a 4×12 cab and delivers an ultra-direct attack of pure tube tone goodness by tapping your signal between the power amp and the Power Soak.

Rock on Stage. Play at Home. Record at Night.
GrandMeister Deluxe 40’s luxurious appointments and smart features like the built-in power soak give you everything you need to rock the world’s biggest stages, enjoy Deluxe tone at an agreeable room volume at home, and silently capture spine-tingling tones at night without a cab or microphone. This is truly the definitive do-it-all all-tube amp!

App for iPad: GM40 REMOTE
Want to remotely control your all-tube tones in real time? The free GM40 REMOTE App for iPad lets you do just that with GrandMeister Deluxe 40. Whether you’re on stage, in the studio or at the rehearsal room, you can now watch, touch and control all your amp’s features on one handy screen, and you can back up, store and share all your favorite sounds too – and you can even make the whole process cable-free by using H&K's handy WMI-1 wireless MIDI interface.


Power: 40W (tube)
Attenuation: 40W, 20W, 5W, 1W, 0W (recording)
Tubes: three 12AX7 (preamp); four EL84 (power amp)
Four channels: clean, crunch, lead, ultra
Single input
Impedance: 8, 16 ohms
Controls: 3-band EQ, master volume, presence, resonance, volume, gain, channel select, delay level, feedback, delay time, mod select, intensity, boost, noise gate on/off, store tone, FX loop on/off, wattage select
Built-in FX: digital spring reverb, chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo
Serial, switchable FX loop
DI Red Box output with cab emulation
MIDI in and out/thru
Store up to 128 presets
iPad iOS integration
Tube Safety Control for automatic tube biasing
Footswitch sold separately
Soft bag included
Dimensions: 17.52 in. x 6.7 in. x 5.9 in.
Weight: 16.9 lbs.

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5.0

Great do it all amp!

By Alex

from Montana

Comments about Hughes & Kettner GM40DH GrandMeister Deluxe 40 40W Guitar Amplifier Head:

This amp is great. Each of its four channels sounds great and has a boost mode voiced specially for that channel. The FX are all good sounding and very usable. Power soak options are nice to let you keep this at the right volume level for what you are using it for. Redbox DI out sounds, very, very, good. It'll let you plug into a mixing console for recording or live sound reinforcement without micing up a cab. The amp doesn't like overdrive pedals or distortion too much on the front end. I've found those type of pedals tend to work better when run straight into the FX return and bypass the preamp, but the good thing is you can get so many sounds out of it you don't really need to use those type of pedals. I'd try to test one out in a store if that is an issue for you and take in your intended use pedals. My only complaint is it doesn't include bluetooth or wifi for use with the tablet app, you have to buy a 200 wifi/midi accessory to achieve that. There is an unofficial program that will let you do some stuff through a PC midi interface, but I've had varying success with it. Single coils and humbuckers both sound great out of this amp. Would be nice if the compatible footswitch wasn't an extra 200 as well, can't really access the 70 or so presets it comes loaded without it or the other wifi module so you should really be planning on spending an extra 200 on this amp (or 400 if you want both options). The nice compact size would be great for gigging but I think it looks a little goofy sitting on a 4x12 cab but that's just my opinion.

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5.0

Pure awesome

By Mark Russell

from Wisconsin

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Comments about Hughes & Kettner GM40DH GrandMeister Deluxe 40 40W Guitar Amplifier Head:

This thing has everything I have always needed. I am very pleased this far. See how long it holds up, that is very important. I would like to review after a year or so, but that isn't how it works.

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