#1
Right now my brain is playing games with me while I decide between the Peavey Classic 30, Fender Blues Jr or the Blackstar HT-5...but I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the mini stack?

Assuming I bought the Blackstar, would I be better off paying more money for a 1x12 (or maybe a 2x12) cab or getting the mini stack? The mini stack is composed of the head and two cabs with 10-inch Celestion speakers. It looks cool, too.

So which would be better? a 1x12, a 2x12, or the mini stack?
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#2
i'd say the mini stack.. .the quality of all the BS amps are bloody amazing imo.. i tried the HT Stage 60 Combo and S1-100 Head yesterday and .. WOW.. seriously..
HT-5 is probably a mini version of that so ... i dunno im a bit biased atm but i vote HT-5 :P
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#3
Go for a 12" cab. I use a 2x12 with mine.

IMO, I'd rather have the Fender Super Super Champ XD. I recently put my HT-5 head on craigslist and started using my SCXD with my 2x12 cab and run my pedal board into it. The SCXD is an awesome amp with or without a pedalboard. Plus you get 15 watts of 6V6 tube tone instead of 5.
Last edited by fly135 at Jun 23, 2010,
#4
Quote by fly135
Go for a 12" cab. I use a 2x12 with mine.
Got any good-but-cheap suggestions for a 2x12 cab?
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Got any good-but-cheap suggestions for a 2x12 cab?


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#7
ok
what would you be playing?
do you gig? or bedroom playing?
and where are you from?
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#8
Quote by Carrot
ok
what would you be playing?
do you gig? or bedroom playing?
and where are you from?


I play, literally, everything. I enjoy all music. Metal and country are my least played genres. I stick around the funk rock/grunge area the most.

I don't gig YET, but I wouldn't expect to use the Blackstar for gigging. This would be my permanent bedroom amp.

I live in the US.
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#9
the mini stack should be worth it, as its the easiest to transport and will sound a bit more punchy than the combo
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#10
id say either the HT5 head with a 2x12 + a TS or maybe a boost of somekind for metal. or id get the classic 30 with a boost type thing
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#11
The problem with the Blackstar stack is that when you have a single 10" speaker sitting so close to a floor you end up with a lot of noise just hitting the floor and either sounding dead or not being heard. With a different cab you can pick something that angles the speakers up or just set it on a stand.