For Sale -PRICE LOWERED $350 local sale only New Jersey
Hughes and Kettner Quantum 400-watt 2x10 hybrid bass combo - amazing tone! This thing is an absolute beast and pumps out 400 watts of incredible tone. You don’t need an effects pedal to get that vintage tube growl. Hughes Kettner is well known for it Guitar amps. This is an amp made to branch out to Bass players. It’s German engineering at its finest. Tilt back design. It has a host of sweet controls and a tube preamp conveniently housed behind a blue-tinted plate - so it glows an awesome-looking blue while the amp is on. It weighs 64 lbs. This amp is in excellent shape. There is a scuff on the side and is missing the cabinet corners on the front bottom. I’ve tried finding ones that match but can’t find exact matches. The US distributor sent a couple but were not the right ones. I have bought a few others that I’ll include if you want to switch over or just have non matching ones on the bottom. I think I have about 16 or so corners. The combo has not left my music room in the few months I owned it. It is just too much for me at this time. This has been well cared for me and the previous owner. Where I bought from thread: Hughes and Kettner Quantum 400-watt 2x10 hybrid bass combo - amazing tone!
Below are the specs from the H&K website. These babies are no longer made so you won't find them used too often, at least not in the U.S. http://www.hughes-and-kettner.com/pr...&prod=QC%20421
Power cord included. PRICE LOWERED $350 local sale only
. I live in central New Jersey near the Delaware River. Sergeantsville NJ, depending on traffic, is about an hour and fifteen from Philly and an hour and a half from NYC. It is the Lambertville NJ – New Hope PA area if that rings a bell.
Sorry for such a long post.
Tom Bowlus Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine has this to say about 2 Hughes Kettner Bass Combos:
H&K QC 412 - this combo (and its sibling) are much, much louder than anything else (so far). It is massively powerful, and very dynamic. The tone controls are probably the most frustrating of the group, though, and this is complicated (enhanced?) by the fact that the three gain stages (I am counting the tube drive as one) also have a very audible effect on the tone of the combo. Set roughly 'flat', it has a fairly vintage vibe to it (with a more potent and tighter attack), but hitting the 'Punch' switch yields a more modern tone. But there is just a ton of tonal variety from changing up the gain stage settings, and it's hard to get a grip on just what it sounds like, since the tone changes depending upon the volume. On the whole, it is a very impressive sounding amp, but kind of difficult to dial in specific tones at specific volumes. With some familiarity, though, this amp can really shine. At the highest volumes, the low B does tend to compress a bit, but I am talking at really loud settings. The 412 has a more rich, complex and warm midrange than does the 421, but again, the 421 is bigger on the low B.
H&K QC 421 - most of what I said for the 412 applies, but this combo is even louder, almost to the point of being scary! If anything, the 421 is even harder to dial in, tone-wise, especially in the upper mids. The midrange on the whole is not as warm and inviting as that of the 412, but with some time spent tweaking the controls, you can certain dial in a variety of midrange-pleasing tones. The 421 handles a low B better at high volume, though, and never breaks a sweat, even when driven to stupid loud levels. The grill, however, starts to vibrate at higher volume settings - I plan on installing some rubber grommets or something to address this. Like its smaller sibling, this is a tremendously powerful combo that takes some getting used to, but rewards the patient.