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Hughes & Kettner hit a home run with the original, all-tube, lunch box–sized TubeMeister 18 head. Its plug-and-play design, English-inspired tones and low-power options, not to mention its compact chassis and chic illuminated front panel, made it a sensation worldwide. Naturally, it spawned a family of amplifiers, the latest of which is the three-channel, 36-watt TubeMeister 36 combo. It features the same amplification found in the TubeMeister 36 head with the convenience of a self-contained 1x12 combo.