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In a blast from the past I picked up the classic (and rare) Hughes and Kettner rack rig of yester-year, the Access preamp and matching VS-250 power amp.

The Access is a very rare preamp, and I was happy to be able to pick one up in good condition. The Access came with two different sound modules, A and B. The one I picked up has version 2.01 of the more desirable B sound module.

The Access has 3 channels: Clean, Tube 1 ("Crunch"), and Tube 2 ("Lead"). The Clean channel is clear and chimey and simply will not break up, period. Tube 1 can go from a nice rich clean up to JCM800 gain levels, and does fantastic in-between just breaking up tones. Tube 2 is just thick, mean, rip your face off gain. Add to that one of the coolest interfaces ever and three programmable effects loops. I love this thing. I even got a nice jazzy clean dialed in on Tube 1.

The VS-250 is a pretty unique power amp, and is even rarer than the Access it was made to pair with. It's 2 50 watt channels, driven by 4 EL84s each. Each channel has 2 presence modes and each channel can run in Pentode or Triode mode. Triode mode drops the power to 25w per channel.

Now on to the pics (I even took a gut shot of the Access for those that are in to that stuff :lol:)

Front photos, I'll get these racked up as soon as I grab some kind of effects processor



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Access Gut Shot
 

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I hope you keep it for a while.... cuz I couldn't afford it right now, but I'm calling dibs anyways, just in case I have the money if you decide to sell it. :lol:
 

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I hope you keep it for a while.... cuz I couldn't afford it right now, but I'm calling dibs anyways, just in case I have the money if you decide to sell it. :lol:
There's a patch on there that reminded me of you... Bass / Treb / Gain dimed and mids OFF :rofl:

And you dibs are duly noted sir
 

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:rofl: Any chance of making a recording of that? ;)
Unfortunately I have no way to record anything at the moment :(

Finding it was pretty funny though, I was scrolling through the presets (most of them are set to the same thing), just glancing at the settings as I hit each one and saw that one and went "WTF? Why is there no light on in the mid section? Did something just break???"
 

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Clearly, you need an old ART FX unit :agreed:
 

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