Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo
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Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo

Matrix 100 Combo, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Hughes & Kettner in the Matrix series.

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iamqman 24/07/2011

Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Nice little combo"
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Hughes and Kettner have some of the best sounding amplifiers on the planet. This a German company who designs high quality guitar amps for touring musicians and the average consumer. They guitar amps that range from just a few hundred dollars to several thousand.

Some big names have pickup amps from Hughes and Kettner including Alex Lifeson from the band Rush and Tommy Thayer from the band Kiss. Those two gentlemen have their own signature models but they have used been great artist for this company.

This amp is a solid state amp that has four channels. With a host of effects built right into the amp. You get s plethora of tonal options with this amp. This is a combo version of this amp. You get the same great features and tone as the head but in a portable combo.

UTILIZATION

Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra Lead
Power 100 Watts
Poweramp Current Feedback Technology for warm tube-like tone
Effects Chorus, Flanger, Tremolo, Delay, Reverb
Effects Loop serial
Footswitch/Stageboard 4-way Stageboard included
Switching Functions Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra Lead
Special Features CD-Player Input, Headphones Out
Headphones Yes
CD-Input Yes
Line Out Yes
Speakers 1x 12" Rockdriver Ultra II
Dimensions 574 x 500 x 285 mm
Weight 22 kg/49 lbs

SOUNDS

This amp takes any guitar very well. You play anything with this amp and get a decent tone. With most Hughes and Kettner amps I like to play them with a good guitar with a humbucker style pickup installed. The highlight the gain very well in their amps and god humbucker sits nice with their voicings.

There is a lot to this amp even though it may be a small solid state amp. There is four channels that all sound very good for this kind of amp. Each one gets you to where is claims to be. The clean is nice and sparkly. The crunch is very crunchy and gets you AC/Dc all day long. This is great classic rock voiced channel. Next you have a lead channel that is just about all the gain you can handle and then it takes it up another notch. The four and final channel is called warp and though a strange name but it gets warping.


OVERALL OPINION

If you need a decent solid state amp that you can play at home silently with the headphone hook up or an amp that has an MP3 hook up then this is good one. These guitars have long been discontinued. So the use market is the only way to go with these amps now a days. They can be found pretty cheap in the classifieds and ebay.