#1
I see these little things everywhere like a 5 watt tube half stack or something.
Whats so great about em?
#2
go try one out.
you will either like it or not.
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#3
some amount of gain, low wattage. They're not metal amps by any means though.
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#4
Quote by chea_man
go try one out.
you will either like it or not.


This

I've never tried the blackheart per se, but I tried the epi valve jr and I thought it sucked.
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#5
Quote by Kevin Saale
This

I've never tried the blackheart per se, but I tried the epi valve jr and I thought it sucked.

i also thought the epi valve junior sucked. like really bad. like one of the worst things ive ever played through. it had no life to it.
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#6
Quote by Kevin Saale
This

I've never tried the blackheart per se, but I tried the epi valve jr and I thought it sucked.


Well, the VJ only has the tone knob.

I tried both the Little Giant and the Handsome Devil before buying one, and the Handsome Devil is a whole lot more versatile without any pedals added unless you do want to play some heavier stuff with it.

The Little Giant left me with a little impression. I have the Handsome Devil and I really like it.
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#7
Quote by chea_man
i also thought the epi valve junior sucked. like really bad. like one of the worst things ive ever played through. it had no life to it.


To me it was just warm cleans, and then when cranked muddy fuzz. I'd rather just play a real amp at lower volumes.

Edit:^The epi valve doesn't have a tone knob at all, not to mention I've heard the "EQ" on the BH is not very effective at all.
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#8
The blackheart LG is fairly nice stock. The stock tubes are kinda thin though. Just get a pair of JJ's in there, and it should sound great.

^The EQ is actually more effective than people say. It doesn't have the best control over your tone, but it does it's job well enough.
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#9
Quote by darkarbiter7
The blackheart LG is fairly nice stock. The stock tubes are kinda thin though. Just get a pair of JJ's in there, and it should sound great.

^The EQ is actually more effective than people say. It doesn't have the best control over your tone, but it does it's job well enough.


Like I said, I've never tried it.
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#10
Quote by Kevin Saale
To me it was just warm cleans, and then when cranked muddy fuzz. I'd rather just play a real amp at lower volumes.

Edit:^The epi valve doesn't have a tone knob at all, not to mention I've heard the "EQ" on the BH is not very effective at all.


Whoops, I meant to type volume knob.

Yeah, the EQ isn't very effective, I have an EQ pedal, and that helps a ton. You can still get a decent variety of tone though.
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#11
it's hard to give a review on a 5 watter if you haven't had one in your room with an eq pedal and a reverb pedal and some od. the vj and the little giant are just little vanilla amps and take pedals awesome and with a tube change and all the mod kit's for cheap you can have a kick ass little amp. but sitting on the showroom floor by all the great sounding amps's they sound dull even more so for the vj with no eq. but that why i like the vj it $250 as opposed to $350 for the bh. spend the extra hundy on a eq or reverb pedal for the same price. just remember these amps need pedals to make them sound good so be advised a bad case of GAS will follow. but i have heard a couple at a local shop here that sound badass if you can mod there is some neat **** for both amps. and you can get to a good metal tone outta one. just pm me and i'll tell ya how i do. so that way we don't have any flame war's on here. take just about any amp and turn the bass mid and treble all the way down turn off the reverb it's gonna sound a little flat and lifless...............
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#12
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#13
The epi stock is not that great sounding but many of the mods dont cost much at all changing a resister or cap things along that line that make a big difference. And I have plenty of homemade pedals to use with it so ne need to buy anything. They make em cheap because many many people only look at the price of something. I looked at the blackhearts but the epi has much more room on the front panel for new controls. Ive been waiting to sell my 30 watt tube amp so I can get a smaller one. 30 watts for home use with a baby isnt very practical anymore. And Ive been looking for another project.