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Heres the Blackstar Gear Thread, for anything BLACKSTAR!!!

Please leave your feedback and comments, on your tried and trusted blackstar gear!!!
Heres a link for the UGs Blackstar Gear community reviews here !
...enjoy!!

PEDALS
The HT Range of award-winning valve overdrive pedals features true high voltage (300V) circuitry and are packed with innovations and tone. The revolutionary, patent-applied-for tone shaping feature ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) will redefine the tonal expectations of guitarists.Add to this the no-compromise speaker emulated output and you have the most cost effective way of getting real valve tones direct to disk or tape.
So whether you’re playing live or recording, with the HT Range of pedals you can finally get ‘the sound in your head’.


HT-BOOST
The HT-BOOST’s high voltage gain circuit is like adding two extra hot valve stages to your amp so, unlike with inferior battery powered products, you don’t lose any precious dynamics or tone. Add to this an all-valve cut and boost tone section and a high level output which is specially designed to drive your valve amp hard and it all adds up to the ultimate boost pedal available.


HT-DRIVE
The HT-DRIVE has dual cascaded, high voltage, triode stages which deliver gain from warm boost to screaming valve saturation. The unique ‘A-Class’ tone control cuts the fizz without making your‘backed-off’ tone sound dull and lifeless. Add to this a no compromise speaker emulated output and you have the ultimate overdrive dream.


HT-DIST
By allowing infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the HT-DIST’s tone control network, the patentapplied-for ISF circuit allows you to effectively design your own tone and find the sound in your head. Add to this the dynamics of the high voltage valve design and a no compromise speaker emulated output and this pedal is a classic amongst modern distortions.


HT-DISTX
The HT-DISTX is a no compromise, ultra high gain, filth machine. The tone has been benchmarked against the best high-gain valve amps in the world and will transform your mild mannered classic into a fire breathing monster. The patent applied - for ISF control takes you from ‘Classic British’ to ‘Modern American’ and anywhere in between and the no compromise speaker emulated output lets you get it all down to tape or disk.


HT-DUAL
The HT-DUAL offers the ultimate in high voltage valve distortion flexibility. Channel 1 has either Clean or Crunch modes so it can be used clean, as a boost or overdrive. Channel 2 gives distortion tones from super crunch right up to screaming lead. The unique switching operation will transform a single channel vintage amp into a three channel tone machine. The ISF control takes you from ‘British Valve’ to ‘Modern American’ and anywhere in between and the no compromise speaker emulated output lets you get it all down to tape or disk.



HT-BLACKFIRE
The HT-BLACKFIRE is the first artist signature product by Blackstar, developed with influential guitarist Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind). Gus’s instructions to the Blackstar design engineers was to produce ‘the ultimate heavy metal distortion pedal.’ The HT-BLACKFIRE is a dual channel valve metal distortion pedal. The channels are named after the fan-favourite Firewind track ‘The Fire And The Fury.’ The ‘Fire’ channel delivers a high gain classic distortion, while the ‘Fury’ channel takes you to screaming lead and beyond.
With its black finish, orange and red LEDs, black grille and Blackstar designed Gus G. logo, the HT-BLACKFIRE looks as serious as it sounds. Limited to just 1,000 pieces worldwide, each pedal includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Gus G. and an exclusive Gus trading card.

Gear:-
Gibson Les Paul Studio Ebony 2011
Blackstar Ht-1r Head and 408 Blackstar Cab

Practicing:-
Trot Stetinas Lead guitar Vol 1 (2nd solo)
Trot Stetinas Rhythm guitar Vol 1 (4th Rhythm)

Plays:-
Anything from Slash to Killswitch Engage!!!

Last edited by Danslash at Mar 31, 2011,
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EFFECTS PEDALS
Combining real valve tone with the flexibility of digital technology these pedals deliver eight stunning reverb, delay or modulation effects.

HT-DELAY
With eight different delays in one pedal the HT-DELAY can take you from vintage and multihead tape head delays, through to classic analogue and linear full bandwidth effects and two loop modes as well. You can then add in real valve compression and harmonics using the unique Saturation control.


HT-REVERB
The HT-REVERB can take you from your room to an arena via hall, plate, spring, gate and reverse reverb effects. Valve compression and harmonics are added using the Dwell control, and you can switch the reverb time from short to long while you are playing.


HT-MODULATION
From gentle tremolo to roaring jet engine flange, the HT-MODULATION brings you all the musicality of the classic vintage effects pedals. For ease of use the Slow/Fast feature lets you adjust the modulation time of the eight different modulation effects while you are playing. The unique Saturation control then lets you add real valve compression and harmonics.

Gear:-
Gibson Les Paul Studio Ebony 2011
Blackstar Ht-1r Head and 408 Blackstar Cab

Practicing:-
Trot Stetinas Lead guitar Vol 1 (2nd solo)
Trot Stetinas Rhythm guitar Vol 1 (4th Rhythm)

Plays:-
Anything from Slash to Killswitch Engage!!!

Last edited by Danslash at Mar 30, 2011,
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Here we have the blackstar amps (inc: heads, cabs ands combos)..

Ht-1, HT-1R 7 HT-1RH (head)
The HT-1 is the perfect studio and practice amp, packing all the great tone and innovative features of the award-winning HT-5 valve amp into a 1 Watt format.
The patent-applied-for ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) circuit gives you infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the tone control network and takes you from the USA to the UK and anywhere in between. Add a fully specified speaker emulated output, MP3 / Line Input, plus an 8Ω speaker output and you have everything you need for recording or practicing.




HT-408 CABINET
The 4x8 cabinet combines all the coolness of a 4x12 speaker cab into a compact format perfectly matched to the HT-1RH valve head. The awesome projection and tone from this small cab is unbelievable – it’s not a toy!



HT-5, HT-5H & HT-5S(mini stack)
The HT-5 is the ultimate studio and practice amp, packing all the great tone and innovative features of the award-winning HT valve pedals into a two channel, footswitchable valve amp format. The patent-applied-for ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) circuit gives you infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the tone control network and takes you from the USA to the UK and any where in between. So now you can effectively design your own tone and finally find ‘the sound in your head’.





HT-110
The single 10" Celestion loaded cabinet is built to the highest standards using the finest materials. Every care has been taken with the design to ensure that it produces the best possible sounds and really will last a lifetime.



Gear:-
Gibson Les Paul Studio Ebony 2011
Blackstar Ht-1r Head and 408 Blackstar Cab

Practicing:-
Trot Stetinas Lead guitar Vol 1 (2nd solo)
Trot Stetinas Rhythm guitar Vol 1 (4th Rhythm)

Plays:-
Anything from Slash to Killswitch Engage!!!

Last edited by Danslash at Mar 31, 2011,
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HT VENUE SERIES
Designed to inspire the working musician, the HT Venue Series has a tube amp to suit every performance situation. For the first time, authentic ‘boutique’ cleans and super high gain overdrives are combined, in this innovative and highly portable tube amp line.

HT STUDIO 20H
The HT Studio 20 head offers huge versatility for home, rehearsal or studio use and can be used with a variety of cabinets including the matching HT112 and HT212. The carefully voiced preamp coupled with a cathode-biased EL34 power amp, provides the user with the ability to create wonderfully lush valve tones. From pure boutique cleans, to mild overdrive that cleans up by backing off the guitar volume control, up to highly saturated distortion, this amp does it all.


HT STUDIO 20
The HT Studio 20 combo is the big brother of our critically acclaimed HT-5 and offers huge versatility for home, rehearsal or studio use. The carefully voiced preamp coupled with a cathode-biased EL34 power amp, provides the user with the ability to create wonderfully lush valve tones through the 12” Celestion speaker.


HT CLUB 40
Equipped with 2 channels and 4 modes the HT Club 40 is the ideal gigging valve amp for club sized venues. The 40W EL34 driven power amplifier has amazing punch and dynamics that will easily cut through in a full band situation. Switching to the amazing ISF equipped overdrive channel accesses a further two modes – ‘classic crunch’ and ‘super saturated lead’.


HT SOLOIST 60
The HT Soloist 60 is the ultimate compact gigging amp for players who want the power to handle larger venues but in a 1x12 combo format. The HT Soloist has two channels and four modes which are augmented by an additional specially voiced footswitchable Boost. The boost will add up to 10db of level and can be used in conjunction with the OD Body switch for fat, singing leads.


HT STAGE 60
The HT Stage 60’s selected duet of EL34s deliver 60W of glorious valve power through two high quality Celestion speakers, making for a combo that will deliver every night, even in the most testing live environment. The ‘boutique’ style clean channel is extremely versatile with two modes – ‘British Class-A’ and ‘dynamic US’. Each of the two ISF equipped overdrive channels allows a further two modes.


HT STAGE 100 HEAD
The HT Stage 100 uses a quartet of selected EL34 power valves to deliver 100W of British dynamics with 3 channels delivering 6 modes for amazing tonal versatility. The ‘boutique’ style clean channel has two modes – ‘British Class A’ and ‘dynamic US’. Each of the two ISF equipped overdrive channels accesses a further two modes.


HTV-112
The HT Venue Series has four outstanding speaker cabinets that are all equipped with Celestion drivers and have been voiced to work with the HT Venue amplifiers, as well as a wide range of other products. All the cabs have finger-locked (comb) joints, heavy duty wiring and a cool vintage styling.


HTV-212
The HT Venue Series has four outstanding speaker cabinets that are all equipped with Celestion drivers and have been voiced to work with the HT Venue amplifiers, as well as a wide range of other products. All the cabs have finger-locked (comb) joints, heavy duty wiring and a cool vintage styling.


HTV-412
The HT Venue Series has four outstanding speaker cabinets that are all equipped with Celestion drivers and have been voiced to work with the HT Venue amplifiers, as well as a wide range of other products. All the cabs have finger-locked (comb) joints, heavy duty wiring and a cool vintage styling.

Gear:-
Gibson Les Paul Studio Ebony 2011
Blackstar Ht-1r Head and 408 Blackstar Cab

Practicing:-
Trot Stetinas Lead guitar Vol 1 (2nd solo)
Trot Stetinas Rhythm guitar Vol 1 (4th Rhythm)

Plays:-
Anything from Slash to Killswitch Engage!!!

Last edited by Danslash at Mar 30, 2011,
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ARTISAN SERIES
The Artisan Series of award-winning handwired amplifiers represents the absolute highest standard of craftsmanship and boutique tone. With the emphasis on simplicity and sonic purity, every feature has been refined to provide the artist with the widest range of reference vintage tones. Point-to-point tag board construction, welded steel chassis’ and finger jointed birch-ply cabinets are complemented by beautiful vintage red Tolex and aluminium panels.

ARTISAN 15
The ARTISAN 15 – beautiful looks and beautiful tone. Two channels, one based on an EF86 Pentode and the other an ECC83 Triode, refine legendary vintage and boutique reference tones. The EL84 based power section is switchable between a 5W triode mode and a more dynamic 15W pentode mode configuration, for the ultimate in low power valve amplifier flexibility.


ARTISAN 15H
A portable head version of the acclaimed ARTISAN 15. Two channels, one based on an EF86 Pentode and the other an ECC83 Triode, refine legendary vintage and boutique reference tones. The EL84 based power section is switchable between a 5W triode mode and a more dynamic 15W pentode mode configuration, for the ultimate in low power valve amplifier flexibility.


ARTISAN 30
There is something magical in the sonic qualities of the 30W EL84 power stage driving a pair of classic British speakers. The ARTISAN 30 takes this tone and distils it to a new level of tonal purity. One channel is built around an EF86 with a 5-way Bass Shape switch and the other an ECC83 with the addition of a Voice control for extra tonal flexibility. The Master Volume delivers the pure, natural crunch that you would expect from an amp of this quality.


ARTISAN 30H
The award-winning ARTISAN 30 in a head format. The ARTISAN 30H takes the magical sonic qualities of the 30W EL84 power stage and distils it to a new level of tonal purity. One channel is built around an EF86 with a 5-way Bass Shape switch and the other an ECC83 with the addition of a Voice control for extra tonal flexibility. The Master Volume delivers the pure, natural crunch that you would expect from an amp of this quality.


ARTISAN 100
The ARTISAN 100 takes the boutique 100W design to a whole new level of flexibility. The Voice control is a timeline which chronicles the evolution of the genre from the earliest American designs through to British designs of the ’60s and ’70s. This is achieved by switching the preamplifier voicing and power amplifier damping simultaneously.


ARTISAN 412A & B
The oversized vintage Blackstar cabinets are handwired and built to the highest standards using the finest materials. Every care has been taken with the design of these cabinets to ensure that they produce the best possible sounds and will really last a lifetime.



ARTISAN 212
The 2x12 cabinet is handwired and built to the highest standards using the finest materials. Every care has been taken with the design to ensure that it produces the best possible sounds and will really last a lifetime.

Gear:-
Gibson Les Paul Studio Ebony 2011
Blackstar Ht-1r Head and 408 Blackstar Cab

Practicing:-
Trot Stetinas Lead guitar Vol 1 (2nd solo)
Trot Stetinas Rhythm guitar Vol 1 (4th Rhythm)

Plays:-
Anything from Slash to Killswitch Engage!!!

Last edited by Danslash at Mar 30, 2011,
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SERIES ONE
From the incredible power of the 200W KT88 equipped head to the beautifully crafted 45W combo, each Series One design sets new standards for valve tone and flexibility.
The Series One dual patent design is the result of hundreds of hours of research by one of the most experienced design teams in the business. The built in DPR power reduction system allows reduction to any level down to 10% of the rated power with no loss in tone or valve reliability and the ISF control provides tonal flexibility beyond that of any traditional tone control system.


SERIES ONE 45
By switching both preamplifier and power amplifier parameters the Series One 45W delivers both Class A style tones with a bell-like ring and classic push-pull crunch depending on the mode selected. The ISF control removes the limitations of traditional designs allowing you to tune the tone to exactly the sound you are looking for.
DPR can reduce the power down to 4.5W and MIDI switching and a series effects loop make this the ultimate pro’s combo.


SERIES ONE 50
By switching both preamplifier and power amplifier parameters the Series One 50W delivers both Class A style tones with a bell-like ring and classic push-pull crunch depending on the mode selected. The ISF control removes the limitations of traditional designs allowing you to tune the tone to exactly the sound you are looking for.
DPR can reduce the power down to 5W and MIDI switching and a series effects loop make this the ultimate pro head.


SERIES ONE 100
Built on the rock-solid foundation of the classic 100W EL34 power stage, this amplifier sets new standards for clean and crunch tones. Two channels and four footswitchable modes, complete with ISF, include the amazing Super Crunch for the biggest, crunchiest tones yet heard.The DPR control allows power to be reduced to 10W for studio and small venue work, while a series effects loop and MIDI switching further expand the flexibility of this professionally specified amplifier.


SERIES ONE 104EL34
Four EL34 power valves form the backbone of this 100W high gain power house and provide unbelievable dynamics and head-room. The DPR control allows the power to be reduced down to 10W for beautiful power amp distortion at a much lower volume level.
Setting new standards in tonal flexibility, the deceptively simple preamp section has four world-beating channels (6 modes) which are further augmented by dual ISF controls. With Series One customisation comes as standard and you will effectively design your own sound.


SERIES ONE 1046L6
Four selected 6L6 power valves form the backbone of this 100W high gain metal power house and provide unbelievable dynamics and head-room. The DPR control allows the power to be reduced down to 10W for beautiful power amp distortion at a much lower volume level. Setting new standards in tonal flexibility, the deceptively simple preamp section has four world-beating channels (6 modes) which are further augmented by dual ISF controls. With Series One customisation comes as standard and you will effectively design your own sound.


SERIES ONE 200
Four selected KT88 power valves form the backbone of this 200W high gain power house and provide unbelievable dynamics and head-room. The DPR control allows the power to be reduced down to 20W for beautiful power amp distortion at a much lower volume level. Setting new standards in tonal flexibility, the deceptively simple preamp section has four world-beating channels (6 modes) which are further augmented by dual ISF controls. With Series One customisation comes as standard and you will effectively design your own sound.


SERIES ONE 212
The S1-212 is a 2x12 cabinet perfect for use as an extension cabinet for the S1-45 combo, or as a compact cab for use with a Series One head. Loaded with Celestion custom designed Neo 12˝ speakers it has excellent tone and focus.


SERIES ONE 412A & B
The oversized vintage Blackstar cabinets are built to the highest standards using the finest materials. Every care has been taken with the design of these cabinets to ensure that they produce the best possible sounds and will really last a lifetime.



SERIES ONE 412 PRO A/B CABINETS
The S1-412PRO cabinets are standard ‘1960’ size and are built using a false/fixed baffle construction for a more balanced mid range response. When combined with a new 8 Ohm speaker exclusively developed for Blackstar you get a 4x12 with tone and projection unlike any other in its class.
Gear:-
Gibson Les Paul Studio Ebony 2011
Blackstar Ht-1r Head and 408 Blackstar Cab

Practicing:-
Trot Stetinas Lead guitar Vol 1 (2nd solo)
Trot Stetinas Rhythm guitar Vol 1 (4th Rhythm)

Plays:-
Anything from Slash to Killswitch Engage!!!

Last edited by Danslash at Mar 30, 2011,
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Quote by timbit2006
Blackstar is my favorite Pedal brand.
I have the HT-DUAL. Easily the best overdrive I've ever used. You can drive a Sherman on one of these and it will still be mint condition.

I've been looking for a new delay and reverb pedals,
Any opinions/comments on the HT-Delay and HT-Reverb?

Great thread by the way! Beats the hell out of any other brand specific threads.



glad u like the thread mate..

on your question.....

if the reverb is anything to go by on the Ht-1r Head (which i have) the reverb pedal should be very good. Thats a loose assumption for you
Gear:-
Gibson Les Paul Studio Ebony 2011
Blackstar Ht-1r Head and 408 Blackstar Cab

Practicing:-
Trot Stetinas Lead guitar Vol 1 (2nd solo)
Trot Stetinas Rhythm guitar Vol 1 (4th Rhythm)

Plays:-
Anything from Slash to Killswitch Engage!!!

#8
love that all tube HT-5.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
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Quote by gregs1020
love that all tube HT-5.


For what it's intened for it's a cool amp IMO.
___________________________
Playing on some new gear....review to follow
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I play both of mine daily. Love 'em.
PRS Tremonti Signature (charcoal burst)
Gibson Les Paul Studio Nitro (electric lime)
PRS SE One
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EVH 5150 III 50w / 5150 III 212 cab
Blackstar HT-5
#12
tried a blackstar for the first time today and i must say i was impressed by the quality of the tone.

it was a HT club-40. GAS GAS GAS. good tone, versatile, very lush harmonic overdrive channel, and the clean channel with the volume cranked all the way (using the master volume to control the overall volume) was really the kind of thing i'm looking for in an amp. cranked clean channel for rhythm tones, and that overdrive channel would be fabulous for lead work...

my only criticism was that the sound isn't very distinctive - sure it's a very solid tone, but somehow it's almost too good quality that it doesn't have any distinctive character to it that people will recognise in future as the "blackstar sound". but that doesn't bother me really - i guess it leaves more room for people to recognise the player and not the amp

very good amp though. i'm considering it
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#13
I have not just put a deposit down on a 104 6L6
I shouldn't post when drunk..



07 LTD MH400NT SD SH2/SH5
15 Jackson SLATHX-m 3-7 Slime green
Squier std tele (modded to hell)

Engl Powerball
Laney Ironheart 60h
Zilla Superfatboy 2x12 v30's

Pedals
#14
Quote by gregs1020
love that all tube HT-5.


+1

>_>



isn't there already a blackstar thread? or has it been trolled to oblivion?
I'm an idiot and I accidentally clicked the "Remove all subscriptions" button. If it seems like I'm ignoring you, I'm not, I'm just no longer subscribed to the thread. If you quote me or do the @user thing at me, hopefully it'll notify me through my notifications and I'll get back to you.
Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Et tu, br00tz?
#15
Quote by Dave_Mc
+1

>_>



isn't there already a blackstar thread? or has it been trolled to oblivion?


HT5 thread

but it died

a very painful death
I shouldn't post when drunk..



07 LTD MH400NT SD SH2/SH5
15 Jackson SLATHX-m 3-7 Slime green
Squier std tele (modded to hell)

Engl Powerball
Laney Ironheart 60h
Zilla Superfatboy 2x12 v30's

Pedals
#16
ah that's a shame
I'm an idiot and I accidentally clicked the "Remove all subscriptions" button. If it seems like I'm ignoring you, I'm not, I'm just no longer subscribed to the thread. If you quote me or do the @user thing at me, hopefully it'll notify me through my notifications and I'll get back to you.
Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Et tu, br00tz?
#19
I deleted my original post as it was in the middle of Danslash's posts.

Blackstar is my favorite Pedal brand.
I have the HT-DUAL. Easily the best overdrive I've ever used. You can drive a Sherman on one of these and it will still be mint condition.

I've been looking for a new delay and reverb pedals,
Any opinions/comments on the HT-Delay and HT-Reverb?

Great thread by the way! Beats the hell out of any other brand specific threads.
..I was watching my death.
#20
I also have some suggestions for the thread:
Make the titles Hyperlinked to the reviews page on UG. That'd be very nice and helpful.
..I was watching my death.
#21
I ordered myself an HT-5 combo for £200 used about 3 hours ago. I am now eagerly anticipating it's arrival.

I shall grant you three wishes.

None of which will work.


Does the above post enrage, offend or confuse you?

Good.


I like my women how I like my guitars. Curvy and like it when I finger them.
#22
It's a bit rich calling the HT series 'all-valve'......

They have more solid-state components in the pre-amp that an 1980's radio cassette player
Last edited by fergus74 at Mar 30, 2011,
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Quote by fergus74
It's a bit rich calling the HT series 'all-valve'......

They have more solid-state components in the pre-amp that an 1980's radio cassette player

so long as it sounds good... who cares whether it's really all-valve or not?

although i do suspect that the HT club 40 i tried today might not be very transparent sounding.. think i'm gonna go take one of my own guitars into the shop and try it out with that before i decide whether to buy one or not i mean, i liked the sound, but i also want to hear the distinct character of my guitars very clearly in my tone.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
Last edited by Blompcube at Mar 30, 2011,
#24
Quote by Blompcube
so long as it sounds good... who cares whether it's really all-valve or not?


Very true, and do think they sound OK, but Blackstar were advertising the HT's as 'all-valve' and this just isn't true....
#25
Quote by fergus74
Very true, and do think they sound OK, but Blackstar were advertising the HT's as 'all-valve' and this just isn't true....

well.. it's marketing. if they advertised the fact it's got a lot of solid state stuff in there all the tube-snobs would look down upon them... oh wait, that already happened

line 6 can call the spider valve "all valve" even though most of the tone comes from the modelling. i think more tone is coming from the valves in the HT series than in the spider valves
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#26
I love my HT-Dual, especially after I swapped the tube with a Tung-Sol 12AX7, I love it even more
#27
YeAh c'mon guys let's keep it away from the ss/tube debate please. Took me ages to do thus thread don't want ut going down in flames literally lol
Gear:-
Gibson Les Paul Studio Ebony 2011
Blackstar Ht-1r Head and 408 Blackstar Cab

Practicing:-
Trot Stetinas Lead guitar Vol 1 (2nd solo)
Trot Stetinas Rhythm guitar Vol 1 (4th Rhythm)

Plays:-
Anything from Slash to Killswitch Engage!!!

#28
Quote by Blompcube
well.. it's marketing. if they advertised the fact it's got a lot of solid state stuff in there all the tube-snobs would look down upon them... oh wait, that already happened


I'm not being a snob, or looking down on it, as I mentiond I think it's an 'ok' amp, I just think that calling it 'all valve' is a bit misleading.....
#29
Quote by Blompcube
well.. it's marketing. if they advertised the fact it's got a lot of solid state stuff in there all the tube-snobs would look down upon them... oh wait, that already happened

line 6 can call the spider valve "all valve" even though most of the tone comes from the modelling. i think more tone is coming from the valves in the HT series than in the spider valves


which parts of the spider valve's amplification circuit are modeling?
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
#30
Quote by AcousticMirror
which parts of the spider valve's amplification circuit are modeling?

long term edit now i'm not so tired: i don't know as much about amp circuits as you do and i don't claim to, but that isn't really relevant as i was just using the spider valve as an example - it may have been a bad example but it was the first thing that came into my head because i'd posted in a thread about the spider valve a few seconds earlier.

i know i didn't really make my point clear but what i really meant was that blackstar aren't the only company that markets amps that aren't truly "all-tube" as "all-tube".
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
Last edited by Blompcube at Mar 31, 2011,
#31
I knew it wouldn't take long to turn into a hybrid vs all tube debate

I was going to say something when this thread first opened but I refrained. I like my HT-Dual it's a solid pedal
#32
Quote by Danslash
YeAh c'mon guys let's keep it away from the ss/tube debate please. Took me ages to do thus thread don't want ut going down in flames literally lol

I'm sorry very good job on the thread.



I like my ht5 when I had it.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#34
I'm considering the HT5 and HT20 amps, and I have two questions. Are the two going to sound noticeably different? The HT5 has one ECC83 and one 12BH7, while the HT20 has two ECC83s and two EL34s. Also, is the HT20 too much amp for bedroom practice?

Nice thread by the way.
Quote by Boonnoo666
Another factor that has grown this myth is a bunch of opinionated guys who really don't know what they're talking about, which to be brutally honest is a bunch of you guys on here.
#37
Quote by Ippon
Curious to hear what the ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) circuit does.

Good job putting this together! (specially for some who prefer to have just 1 tab on their browser)


IMO it's just a wider range presence knob
#39
Quote by Ippon
Curious to hear what the ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) circuit does.


It's an amazing thing.
Left is British and Right is American(Or vice versa). Completely changes the sound, I prefer it at about 12:30.

Some more praise for the HT-DUAL:
I'm recording an LP Album for school, and guess what... I can't record with my amp due to tube issues and a brain-less ****tard amp tech that takes three ****ing weeks to bias my amp...
HT-DUAL to the rescue!
I'm recording all the guitar, with the only things in my signal chain being a Tuner Pedal and the Blackstar HT-DUAL.
The Emulated Output on the pedal is amazing, sounds very similar to a 4x12" cab.
..I was watching my death.
#40
if anyones interested i played the 40w venue series up against the 100w marshall fx, and it owned it, the tone is hundred miles better than the SS marshall....

suppose thats to beexpected!
Gear:-
Gibson Les Paul Studio Ebony 2011
Blackstar Ht-1r Head and 408 Blackstar Cab

Practicing:-
Trot Stetinas Lead guitar Vol 1 (2nd solo)
Trot Stetinas Rhythm guitar Vol 1 (4th Rhythm)

Plays:-
Anything from Slash to Killswitch Engage!!!

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