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A smart, easy-to-operate and versatile tone monster.
Hughes & Kettner's TriAmp Mark 3 delivers brutal tonal intensity, with more sheer energy bubbling under your fingertips than you've ever experienced before. This is what you get when 30 years of tube amp expertise combine with an absolute freedom of engineering. The result is an amp boasting a range of professional sounds not offered by any other amp anywhere on the planet.
TriAmp Mark 3's six monster channels are powered by three completely independent preamps and three freely assignable power amps using Threedom Power Amp Technology. This means that - for the first time ever - you can play through a custom tailored tube power amp on each and every one of up to 128 MIDI-controlled sound presets.
TriAmp Mark 3 leaves the Hughes & Kettner factory in St. Wendel, Germany equipped with two pairs of 6L6 power tubes, and one pair of EL34s - but it works equally well with other tube types, like 5881s or KT88s. Imagine what this could do for your trademark sounds...All this gives you 42 base sounds onstage, 84 if you add the Stomp Boost - but that's still not everything.
TriAmp Mark 3 also features the Red Box AE DI output - which makes performing onstage and in the studio easier than it's ever been - and TSC (Tube Safety Control) which automatically and constantly keeps your tubes in good health. Best of all, TriAmp Mark 3's breathtaking versatility and inspirational tonality is matched only by its ease and joy of use.
TriAmp Mark 3 - A new chapter in the epic tale of tube driven tone
Taking the TriAmp Mark 2 a major step forward was a challenge. It meant creating something radically new - so new, that it will redefine the status quo in tone, performance and design. At the same time, however, a Mark 3 has to be a continuation, to look and feel familiar to its predecessors. With that in mind, Herr Kettner considered every single part that made the Mark 2 the amp of choice for many artists, re-engineered every single feature in the most forward-thinking way, and created something genuinely new that no one has ever dreamed of before. Something new, that really makes a difference.
Built for creative expression on an epic level
Not only does it offer three completely different preamps, but it offers three truly independent power amps. Each of the three pairs of power amp tubes can be equipped with EL34s or 6L6s, and each of the pairs is freely assignable to each of the 6 channels - even via MIDI! But you're not just limited to one pair per channel - you can assign two pairs to each, which allows you to mix the different types of power amp tubes. And, if you like, you can even add the third pair of tubes into the equation, for a total of up to 150 watts of
sheer tube power.
Tonal variety accessible in an inspiring way
Each of the six channels has its own Gain, Volume and 3-band EQ, plus a Stomp Boost that is tailored specifically to each channel's character. This makes a total of 12 different base tones at the touch of a button. Now combine this with three pairs of power amp tubes - again all accessible at a touch of a button - and you've got 3x12=36 different sounds available at 50 watts. If you kick in a second pair of tubes (taking the power up to 100 watts), you get another 36 combinations (Pair 1+2, Pair 1+3, Pair 2+3). With the third pair
engaged too (that's now 120 watts), you've got another 12 options. That's a total of 84 different sounds.
The three preamps do not only represent different gain stages, but each of them represents an era of tone:
Channel A: Sparkling '50s Californian Clean"
Channel B: Chimey '60s British Clean
Channel A: Classic '70s British Lead
Channel B: Brown '80s British Lead
Channel A: Classic '90s American High Gain
Channel B: 21st Century High Gain and beyond
What is really radically new here is how you can unleash your creative expression
Imagine yourself playing with a '60s Brit Pop Clean tone with a pair of EL34s, and then adding some American Sparkle to your sound just by switching to a pair of EL6L6s. Or imagine you're playing a modern American High Gain sound with two pairs of 6L6s and you add anaggressive mid-punch to the mix - just by kicking in a pair of EL34s. The TriAmp Mark 3 does not just offer six classic tones. The options to combine channels and poweramp tubes like never before let you create the sound of the future. All at a touch of a button, and all at the highest possible levels of quality and tone.
- 6 channels with 3 independent preamps
- 3 freely assignable power amps
- 2 x 6L6, 1 X EL34 power tubes
- Stomp Boost adds double the sounds to 82
- 128 MIDI-controlled sound presets
- Red Box AE DI output
- Tube Safety Control to keep tubes healthy
- More distinctive channels
- Swap EL34/6L6
- Dim/switch off the the light
- Switchable Boost
- Brown Sound: Replace Channel 2B
- Latter-Day High Gain
- 100/50 watts Power-Switch per channel
Add this special head to your setup and enjoy the great tone. Order today!
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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- Easy To Use
- Excellent Sound
- Truly Versatile
- Only a 3 year Warrantee
Comments about Hughes & Kettner Triamp Mark 3 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head:
I'm very fortunate in that most amps I buy are in the 3k-4k range and I can't tell you how many times I've purchased an amp in that price range and been sorely disappointed. I love a good PTP amp but I've truly learned that doesn't ensure a great amp.. PTP or PC board they both can be excellent or totally lifeless. I tried a H&K Tri-Amp MKI years ago and it fell more into the disappointment category for me.. even though at the time it was a very well liked amp. So, liking to keep amp gear to a minimum and really wanting something to be excellent for a long period of time I decided to try the MKIII. I wasn't sold on the 6 power tubes switching as I've found other king of the road CA amps ( :) ) to sound the same no matter the settings. Anyway, I didn't have that high an expectation. Well I can say this is really a great sounding amp!!! Very crisp yet great feeling cleans .. or rounded cleans where the power amp tubes are really noticeable. I'm truly amazed! that feature is actually useful :) I like a great dirty clean and you can get many varieties over the first 3 channels or you can go dirty.. presence and resonance actually work too. I also love great british crunch.. for me it is hard to find an amp I really like with a Les Paul. I'm really picky with plexi and mid gain crunch.. but this is also does that well.. I still like a good modded 800 a bit better but this is really good too and the high gain with passive or active is also great. Tight with a lot of character and the tone controls are very responsive in shaping what you prefer.
Really there is no week point with this amp.. master volume is tapered very, very well, you can go very low with a lot of control.. I'm not a gigging guy so I can't comment on how this will sound super loud.
One other really need thing is all the accessories and box this comes with.. midi footswitch, padded and stitched amp cover with logo!Polishing cloth and lotion. All in a two tier box.. recommended!
- Easy To Use
- Poor Sound Quality
Comments about Hughes & Kettner Triamp Mark 3 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head:
The amp looks impressive but I was disappointed. Not much actual tonal difference even with change tube combinations, just loudness differences. The noise gate is not very good either. I'm actually returning mine because it was damaged in shipping and getting something different.