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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Switchblade.. opinions please

Am looking at getting one.. any one used one? got one?

I certainly like the initial sound and idea.. but would appreciate some feedback from you guys
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Re: Switchblade.. opinions please

You talking about the sound sculpture switcher or the H&K amp or what?
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hughes and kettner amp sorry
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 04:37 AM
 
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Re: Switchblade.. opinions please

I tried it (50w combo) and I liked it. the clean was sweet and the distorted channel had a great raw sound. I didn't like the crunchy sounds, so I went for a Randall RG50. But when I went trying amps the switchblade would have been my second choice. (hope you understand what I mean there's a bit of confusion in my writing, sorry for my english)
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I tried it (50w combo) and I liked it. the clean was sweet and the distorted channel had a great raw sound. I didn't like the crunchy sounds, so I went for a Randall RG50. But when I went trying amps the switchblade would have been my second choice. (hope you understand what I mean there's a bit of confusion in my writing, sorry for my english)
The Switchblade Halfstack sounds much better than the combo version.
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I tested them several times, heads and combo's, and owned the 100watt 2x12 combo. In terms of versatility combined with analog tube signal, it's the best I've seen. Too bad other amp builders don't incorporate this.

The several "'channels" from Clean to Ultra have a broad range of tones, but you have to hear it for yourself. It's not a Marshall, it's not a Boogie or a Carvin, it's a H&K and it has it's own distinguished type of overdrive sound. There was the problem for me, it's a pure subjective thing, so make sure you test one.

The fx... yeah well, nice feature, it's a series of presets that can be usable. The Delay and the verb a quite nice. So If you like the sound of H&K... then it's hard to go wrong I guess. Good luck
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Am looking at getting one.. any one used one? got one?

I certainly like the initial sound and idea.. but would appreciate some feedback from you guys
I had one for almost 2 years. It's a great amp and the features are fantastic. I was using the 100 watt head and a 4 X 12 cabinet but it was too loud so I went and sold the head but it was great while I had it. VERY reliable in the studio and live. I had it in a rack-switching rig that had the Switchblade and the ZenTera in it.

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The Switchblade Halfstack sounds much better than the combo version.
yeah I bet, but I couldn't affort that version and I would have had also problems with transport, with an Halfstack.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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hi mate, i`ve got the trilogy which is the same thing minus the onboard effects, can`t fault it...sounds great for most things and has been faultless for 3years hard work. hope this helps ! rob
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cheers rob.. you still got my old LNG??
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 03:53 PM
 
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yes indeed mate, have tried to sell it and chickened out at last min ! i guess i`m keeping it lol ;-)
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