Gear Reviews

Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36 / FSM 432 reviewed in TopGuitar magazine

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the December issue of the magazine features a review of the GrandMeister 36 electric guitar head amplifier with the FSM 432 floorboard from Hughes & Kettner. Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Grzegorz Ufnal:

“GrandMeister 36 is largely based on the TubeMeister 36 head, yet it also introduces a lot of changes. Despite the power section being identical like that of the TubeMeister, the preamp has been constructed in a whole different and new way.”

“Hughes & Kettner is one of the few companies that introduce a rigorous valve testing procedure to their production process, in this case called Vacuum Tube Inspector.”

“GrandMeister 36 is a very original amplifier, offering an ocean of possibilities. Solid German design, large transformers that stand for a proper headroom, unusual functionality – all this makes a great amp but adding a surprising feature of iPad tone editing application opens totally new horizons.”

Hughes Kettner GrandMeister 36 FSM 432


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.