#1
I've heard great things about this little amp and am looking for a tube amp. Are they overrated or understimated? What are your experieces with this amp and how do you feel about it doing Brit Crunch and Blues?
#2
From what I've heard on the forums and you tube they sound good. I just ordered the handsome devil. I have never heard this amp other then youtube and there were almost no reviews on it. I hope its sound good.
#3
The blackhearts are great at classic rock and blues. They are also very moddable. Good amps for the money
#4
Try it first, those little 5 watters have their own sound and not everyone digs them. Personally I'd take a larger amp at lower volumes over a 5 watter, but that's just me.
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#5
^ kevin, nobody seems to carry them in the stores. Not one to be found here, anywhere. I was trying to compare to a TT.
#6
Quote by Luxifer
I've heard great things about this little amp and am looking for a tube amp. Are they overrated or understimated? What are your experieces with this amp and how do you feel about it doing Brit Crunch and Blues?


I owned one for a while... its a good amp, not great, should do Brit crunch/Blues very well. It takes pedals well, not voiced for metal and it's not very versatile. Dont let the 5 watts fool you either, it can get very LOUD, whether it sounds good cranked is up for debate. I personally didnt dig the amp very much and sold it only because I like high gain stuff.
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#7
Quote by Sin City Sid
^ kevin, nobody seems to carry them in the stores. Not one to be found here, anywhere. I was trying to compare to a TT.


The TT is a totally different amp than the blackheart. TT has a lot more gain, the gain is independent from the volume.

5 watts is still loud. a 50 watt amp is only twice as loud as a 5 watt amp. My TT on 7 watts is way to loud for the bedroom with it cranked
#8
Quote by Sin City Sid
^ kevin, nobody seems to carry them in the stores. Not one to be found here, anywhere. I was trying to compare to a TT.



The tiny terror is a much better amp and frankly, quite different. If you can afford a TT I'd go for that over the BH anyday. It can switch down to 7 watts and frankly, you probably wouldn't notice much difference between 5 watts cranked and 15 watts cranked anyways.
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#9
I got the Little Giant this fall as my first tube amp, and am still getting used to it.
A single channel tube amp is way different than any solid-state practice amp, but it sounds great to my young ear, and new tubes will take some of the harshness out of the break-up.
It's also very loud, I'm probably going to get the Weber MicroMass attenuator so I can get a really nice crunch at lower volumes.
I hear it responds really nicely to pedals, but have yet to try anything but an MXR 10-band (OCD coming soon! (hopefully)).

It's pretty british-sounding, so it should be great for the stuff you've listed.
Good luck!
#10
Quote by Jack Carver
I got the Little Giant this fall as my first tube amp, and am still getting used to it.
A single channel tube amp is way different than any solid-state practice amp, but it sounds great to my young ear, and new tubes will take some of the harshness out of the break-up.
It's also very loud, I'm probably going to get the Weber MicroMass attenuator so I can get a really nice crunch at lower volumes.
I hear it responds really nicely to pedals, but have yet to try anything but an MXR 10-band (OCD coming soon! (hopefully)).

It's pretty british-sounding, so it should be great for the stuff you've listed.
Good luck!


Lol im craving for an OCD as well Thanks for all the replies.
#12
Quote by Sin City Sid
Sheesh guys, the handsome devil is a 15/7w like the TT.



Not the amp we're talking about.

Edit: Sorry, I thought you were the TS, totally got confused there
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#13
Quote by Kevin Saale
Not the amp we're talking about.

Edit: Sorry, I thought you were the TS, totally got confused there

It's all good
#14
I have one and enjoy it. I have some NOS tubes in it and it screams. I use a 2x12 loaded with Celestion Vintage 30's, or sometimes my Epi Vjr cabinet. It is a great practice/small gig amp. That is if you play rock/blues. It is not a metal amp. It has a little more versitility than an Epi Vjr and a little more headroom, but it does sound just a little thin compared to a cranked Epi Vjr. What do you plan on doing with this amp? Just a practice amp? gigs?
#15
Practice amp. But im probably getting a tube overdrive pedal instead ><