H&K TubeMeister 5

H&K TubeMeister 5 Review

This is simply a great small guitar amp, and represents amazing value.

The focus with this amp is on delivering great sound, and not complicating the setup with too many added features. This is great if the type of music you play does not require unusual tones and sounds, but if you are a metal guitarist this is not the amp for you!

This no-nonsense approach confers other advantages, of course. With this amp, you will not spend hours fiddling with hundreds of dials, ostensibly trying to find the perfect sound but actually just procrastinating! The limited options allow you to get on with what really matters – playing your guitar!

The clean tone on this amp sounds great. It has a lovely sparkle to it, being incisive enough to be heard whilst also imparting a gorgeous, subtle gain. If you are looking for a no-nonsense practice amp, you could do worse than giving this one a look!

H&K TubeMeister 5

The focus with this amp is on delivering great sound, and not complicating the setup with too many added features. This is great if the type of music you play does not require unusual tones and sounds, but if you are a metal guitarist this is not the amp for you!

In addition, is has these great features:

9 Total Score
H&K TubeMeister 5

The focus with this amp is on delivering great sound, and not complicating the setup with too many added features. This is great if the type of music you play does not require unusual tones and sounds, but if you are a metal guitarist this is not the amp for you!

Durability
9
Design
8.5
PROS
  • If it matters to you, this amp looks great. We know that many people pretend not to care about such things, claiming that sound quality is all that matters, but having a small guitar amp that looks great can be a real incentive to practice! The signature across the grille, and the blues lights on the tone panel, impart a touch of class lacking in some of the other amps we tested for this review.
  • The amp easily connects to additional cabinets. With this kind of small guitar amp, bass response can sometimes be a concern, especially if you play rock. Whilst this amp’s bottom end is not too shabby on its own, connecting an additional cabinet really gives it a punch.
  • Don’t expect masses of power from this amp – it is, after all, just a 5 watt unit – but it does produce an impressive volume. Some of the people we talked to for this review even said they had used it in small gigs: ask your drummer to use brushes, and you will still be heard!
CONS
  • Very few. With no footswitch, writing tracks with complicated tone changes is out, but if you are looking for a simple small guitar amp that delivers great sound in an easy to use package, this is the one for you!
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