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    TM Deluxe 40 - MIDI

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    Ravensha

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    TM Deluxe 40 - MIDI

    Post by Ravensha on Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:50 pm

    I'm really interested in the Tubemeister Deluxe 40.
    I've never owned a Hughes & Kettner, all my amps are Mesa/Boogie.

    What really interests me about the H&K Deluxe 40 is:
    1) Tube amp
    2) MIDI switching
    3) Small size / weight

    I can't find any nearby to try out.
    I am really wondering how fast the midi switching is - is there any noticeable gap in sound when switching channels via MIDI?
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    bordonbert

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    Re: TM Deluxe 40 - MIDI

    Post by bordonbert on Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:00 pm

    I can't speak for the newer model TMDeluxe 20 but in the case of the GM36 it is instant!  And I can't see any reason at all why it would take any perceptible time in your more modern model.

    Some changes in setting are put into effect by a reed relay type of approach and their switching time is minimal, around 1ms.  Others are made to happen by digital switching around the digi-pots which are even quicker and virtually instant.  Finally there are a few places where FETs are used as switches and they work in the MHz region so again no issue.  I can guarantee that switching time won't be an issue for you.
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    namklak

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    Re: TM Deluxe 40 - MIDI

    Post by namklak on Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:10 pm

    I've done midi with both the tm36 and the gm36 - "instant" switching and never had an error with a 20' midi cable - which is good, cause I used the tm and now gm live for at least 50 gigs...
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    Ravensha

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    Re: TM Deluxe 40 - MIDI

    Post by Ravensha on Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:00 pm

    Thanks for both of your responses!

    Now, I am super curious about the announcement on the 19th.
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    Wicked 4Play

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    Re: TM Deluxe 40 - MIDI

    Post by Wicked 4Play on Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:24 pm

    I just purchased a TubeMeister Deluxe 40 and I'm in the middle of converting from a 2 X TSL60 4-4x12" rig to the TMD40 Vintage closed back 1-12" or Marshall 1963 cab. I use a TC Electronics Nova system in the effects loop. I will be setting up the preset mode this weekend and will keep you informed as to how it goes!
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    Wicked 4Play

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    Re: TM Deluxe 40 - MIDI

    Post by Wicked 4Play on Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:47 am

    So over the weekend I changed all my effects gear and midi commands over to the TMD40. The amp lasted 4 hours and smoked the TSC.

    While setting up the amp for a performance set-up one of the EL84 took a dump. H&K is working on sending me a new amp head. Now I am having anxiety thoughts of the the quality of build & capabilities of this amp. $1K should last longer than 4 hours of performance time.

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