#1
I was intending to get a new amp next year. Was planning to get a bugera 6260 till I discovered that import tax doubled the price. That effectively brings my budget to USD 400. Play mostly metal,looking for athick sound. Want to avoid the thin early thrash metal sound. Would an HT5 be worth the money over an HT Dist X pedal?
#2
If you wanna compare the HT-5 to a HT-Dist X you should probably tell us what kind of amp you'll be running the pedal through.
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#4
Buy a new amp.
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#6
Get the HT-5.
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#8
But the blackstar isn't your only choice y'know...
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#9
What kind of music do you play? Will you be gigging? What kind of budget might you have?
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#10
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What kind of music do you play? Will you be gigging? What kind of budget might you have?

Budget=USD 800 (AFTER import tax....IT on amps and guitars is huge. A USD 600 Bugera becomes USD 1000)
So effectively USD 400-500. Play metal, mostly melodeath and prog, like COB , In Flames, Dream Theater, and NWOBHM like Maiden and Priest. Want a thick sound. Want to avoid the thin metallica-ish thrash sound.
Will have a mic for gigging, which wont be frequent anyway. In the school abnd. We play maybe once every three months.
#12
i heard blackstar HT-5 can do everything apart from heavy/thrash metal. might be better of with something else
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#15
HT-5 + OD pedal?


Why are you calculating in import tax? Does nobody in the US retail them? Infact, I KNOW that GC retails HT-5's.
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HT-5 + OD pedal?


Why are you calculating in import tax? Does nobody in the US retail them? Infact, I KNOW that GC retails HT-5's.

Um....i DONT live in the US. Live in India. EVERYTHING here is imported. My LTD cost me USD 560. Its retail price is USD 320. A friends EC 1000 set him back by USD 1690. The retail price is USD 900.
And I'm interested in either/or. Not both.
EDIT 2 : You mean boosting the HT with an OD?
If I use the TS 9 model on my DF 7 on my MG the level of distortion seems to go down as compared to just the amp.
Last edited by GS LEAD 5 at Sep 27, 2009,
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Quote by GS LEAD 5
Um....i DONT live in the US. Live in India. EVERYTHING here is imported. My LTD cost me USD 560. Its retail price is USD 320. A friends EC 1000 set him back by USD 1690. The retail price is USD 900.
And I'm interested in either/or. Not both.
EDIT 2 : You mean boosting the HT with an OD?
If I use the TS 9 model on my DF 7 on my MG the level of distortion seems to go down as compared to just the amp.



That's because OD pedals are designed for tube amps.
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#18
Your best bet is the HT-5 with an OD for tighter metal. Maybe a B-52. Also consider a used Peavey 5150. Maybe a Randall RG50TC? Peavey 6505 112/ Vypyr Tube 60. I heard the Laney GH50L is good for metal too.

I feel your pain. I also live outside the US so it's hard for me to get hold of a Blackstar or Peavey, but the prices of musical instruments here, despite being imported, is often the same price if not cheaper than in the US.
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Your best bet is the HT-5 with an OD for tighter metal. Maybe a B-52. Also consider a used Peavey 5150. Maybe a Randall RG50TC? Peavey 6505 112/ Vypyr Tube 60. I heard the Laney GH50L is good for metal too.

I feel your pain. I also live outside the US so it's hard for me to get hold of a Blackstar or Peavey, but the prices of musical instruments here, despite being imported, is often the same price if not cheaper than in the US.

Well import taexs are high here....still better than Europe...theres one country dont recall the name that levies 300%.
#21
Quote by GS LEAD 5
Looking at the Vypyr 60. Its all tube right? Not a hybrid like the Randall G3?


The vypyr is SS, no tubes in there, unless your talking about the tube vyyr, wich is all-tube (even if you can't really say that a digital modeler is all tube cause the modeling section is digital but whatever)
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The vypyr is SS, no tubes in there, unless your talking about the tube vyyr, wich is all-tube (even if you can't really say that a digital modeler is all tube cause the modeling section is digital but whatever)

tube vypyr. is it good for teh thick brootalez?