#1
Im looking into buying either a blackstar ht5 or the ht 20h. I was wondering what the differences were in sound, other than the 20h being louder. Ive never owned a tube amp, and was also wondering how loud the 5w head would be compared to the 20h.
#2
its not so much about loudness, more about how far the amp can go without getting saturated. are you playing with a band? gigging? what kind of music?
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#3
No this is mainly gonna be used for jamming/practicing in my room. Ill probably do some recording with it but nothing really crazy. I play mostly metal but I play clean stuff with effects occasionally
#4
if you dont care about the cranked tone of the amp, then don't even worry about the wattage, then im not sure what to say because i havent played a ht 20 and i dont know if its different from the ht5, but assuming their both the same the ht5. some people say it doesnt have the gain for metal, but i loved its sound for metal personally
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#5
Yeah Ive heard the tone is good but theres just not enough gain. Which could easily be fixed with an overdrive pedal, right? Such as a ts9 or something similar? Sorry if these are beginner questions I dont really know too much about gear.
#6
i have a ht-5 and im thinking of shifting it on,
it has a really nice overdrive for a 5w amp, for me there is enough gain for metal, but maybe a boost would tighten it up more...
the problem i can see with it is, on the clean channel there isn't an awful lot of headroom, which to me isnt the best, but for the crunchy + high gain stuff its brilliant..
#7
i own the HT5 head and in my opinion it gives a really nice crunchy distortion. In my experience it can just about cope in practise with a drum kit when turned up to full volume running through two 4X12 cabs, but for gigs, youll prolly want to mic it up. hope this helps