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Hughes & Kettner Vortex 80W Half Stack
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Ska, Jungle, Britpop. The lead channel's character knob gives you one simple control for accessing a broad spectrum of sounds, from clean to mean to ...Read More
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Ska, Jungle, Britpop. The lead channel's character knob gives you one simple control for accessing a broad spectrum of sounds, from clean to mean to scream. The 2-channel, 80W Vortex gives you crunch sounds as well as classic high gain styles. A loop lets you add external effects. Controls include clean volume, channel select, lead gain, voicing, lead master, 3 bands of EQ, spring reverb, and master. Connections include effects send, effects return, footswitch, phones. The cab houses 4 - 12" Celestion RockDriver speakers.
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Im in a band with a guy who has to go big and get the name brand. He plays a gibson SG out of a marshall jcm2000 head and a mesa boogie cab...which sounds muddier and weaker than my epiphone out of the Vortex.
This amp packs a lot of power but lacks tone and clarity. I found that the clean channel to be low and muddy. I had to use an EQ pedal to get any type of clarity. The distortion channel is even worse. It hardly gives you any gain at all and has absolutely no sustain. However with a good distortion pedal it doesn?t sound half bad. The metal casing on the cab would often shake when the volume was turned up making an annoying rattling sound. Overall this amp is ok if you don?t mind tap dancing your way through a bunch of pedals to make up for this amp's muddy sound, but if I were you I?d get something else.
It's got a great clean channel and a very raunchy and bassy overdrive channel. Very good for reggae, ska, punk, rock, and funk. It's working out really good.
I've played live in over 40 gigs and recorded a 13-song cd with this amp, and it has been perfect. It has a great clean channel and a lot of bite to its sound. It definitely has a lot more of an edge than a mushy Randall or a Mesa sound. This amp screams. It's amazingly cheap for the quality that you'll receive. If mine ever breaks, I'm buying an exact replacement--I'm that happy with it.Other amps I have owned: Marshall 80watt combo, Randall 300 watt Titan XL, Peavey Rage, KMD Half Stack. This H & K half stack blows them all away.
The Vortex is definitely worth the money. It's a bargain priced amp with serious power and sound.
This amp had a lot more to it than one would think, and it's really really really loud.