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The Tubeman Plus came after the Tubeman. Tubeman controls: Midboost sw, gain pot, rock/blues/funk/jazz switch-knob, bass mid treb, master pot. Can be used as preamp, cab sim, or delux dist box. Guitar in, 3 outs (to mixer, to power amp, to guitar amp). Built-in Red Box direct line. 12AX7 tube. Guitar Shop page 60 Spring 1994, 1-page review.

In "Tone Toys '95: Direct Recording Preamps & An Innovative Power Amp Simulator (Joe Gore, Guitar Player Jan 1995), the ADA Ampulator was reviewed along with the Marshall DRP-1, Tech 21 Tri-OD, and Hughes & Kettner Tubeman Plus. The Ampulator blew them away in the review; he strongly recommended that if you use these others, use them with the Ampulator, which provides power-tube squashy dynamics.

The Tubeman *might* use the same technology as the Crunch Master, with more controls -- but I doubt it. Does this also use a power tube or a preamp tube that's in a power-amp configuration? This review doesn't say. This might be a better implementation of the Crunch Master, I don't know. The review certainly treats this as an amp-in-a-box device, not a distortion pedal. (Try putting time-effects after it; try putting it between two multifx units.)

Tubeman review: Guitar Gear (special issue of Guitar Player). page 94, 1 page. See my Books page to order issue.

Tube-driven Guitar Recording Station w/Cabinet Simulator, 3-channel, footswitchable $429

Official Tubeman page

Hughes & Kettner Tubeman - Guitar Recording Station Tube preamp with speaker simulation in a compact format. Straight into the Console with Rich Amp Sound The R&D team that created the Hughes & Kettner TriAmp revamped TUBEMAN's tube circuitry to give it even greater expressiveness and responsiveness. The speaker simulation has been upgraded to match that of the new RED BOX PRO for added realism. The feature list now incorporates improvements suggested by TUBEMAN users from all over the world

Recording guitar - without microphones, without a recording booth.

The new TUBEMAN offers three tube channels, each accessible directly via footswitch, and each with separately adjustable controls. In the studio this gives you a very live feeling, where you can switch in real time from clean to crunch or lead and back. On stage this lets you use the TUBEMAN as a smart live amp. Simply connect from the TO MIXER-output to the live mixing console, and suddenly a three-channel guitar amp is standing before you on stage.

In addition to its highly effective 3-band EQ, the new TUBEMAN offers a special VOICING control on Channel 3 (the 'lead' channel) very similar to the one that was highly praised in the TUBE FACTOR. This one simple control makes it easy for you to dial up a broad range of amp characters and find your own sound fast.

The compact metal housing of the new TUBEMAN is built rugged to handle abuse as a pedal, and is equally at home sitting next to the mixing console, taking up less space than a notebook.

Manual available for download (144K PDF).

Tubeman Review

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   1. 98/10/27 026 tubeman                      alt.guitar.effects    M. Gijsen      
   2. 98/10/27 021 Re: Amp emulators, speak#1/3 alt.music.4-track     Michael      
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   7. 98/08/17 021 Tubeman vs. V-twin           alt.guitar            monoman        
   8. 98/07/29 021 H & K Tube Factor, new Tubem alt.guitar.amps       KLangdon       
   9. 98/10/27 020 Re: Amp emulators, speak#1/3 alt.music.4-track     Chris Gieseke  
  10. 98/08/17 020 Re: Tubeman vs. V-twin       alt.guitar            nocturnal10    
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  12. 98/07/13 020 Tubeman vs. ATTAX Preamp     alt.guitar.amps       Kieran Tyrrell 
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  14. 98/10/25 019 Re: Low-watt power-tube devi alt.music.4-track     Michael      
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  27. 97/05/20 018 Re: H+K Tubeman tone questio alt.guitar.amps       Steve          
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  40. 97/02/14 017 H&K TUBEMAN PLUS?            alt.guitar.amps       Richard M. Sade
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