#1
Hey everyone, new member here and I'm in need of some advice. I'm currently in the market for a low watt valve amp, one which I'll use to play varying types of metal on. I know I won't be able to achieve a heavily distorted modern metal sound with the HT-1 alone therefore I was thinking about sticking a Metal Muff pedal with it as well. I currently only have £300 to spend and I'm not really in the market for a digital amp or for anything which needs to be loud. My main use would be for practise at home and playing along to songs really.

Does this sound like a good decision? It all came about after watching this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3900Exbb4P0) where they tested a Metal Muff with the Marshall MA50C and because I don't have the money for a MA50C or the need for that much valve power I was thinking a HT-1 may be a suitable replacement?

Cheers for any helpful responses!
#2
Blackstars are great from what I've read. Every time I see a thread about a cheap tube amp the name pops up as one of the best small tube amps. I say go for it.

Edit*
Why not call a couple local shops and see if they have one you can try out for yourself?
Last edited by dopelope at Jun 3, 2011,
#3
Thanks, I wonder if they take pedals well? Could anyone with a HT-1R advise me on this?

EDIT: I know a few shops which have them in however they do not have a metal muff, I could always just ask em to stick a different distortion pedal in and see how it goes
Last edited by Ashmore at Jun 3, 2011,
#4
Hmmm... Blackstars generally take pedals well, so it should not be a problem. I'm not sure of the prices, I'm just wondering if you'll have enough to buy both the amp + pedal.
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#5
Tbh I'm in the same boat as you, pondering on wether I should go down the HT-1 + stompbox route. I am currently using a similar setup with another small tube amp, and from my experience the effects are carried well though you may need some kind of noise gate.

A blackstar HT1 is around 200 quid, you can get a metal pedal off ebay.


I dislike how these small tube amps dont have 3 band EQ..
#6
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Tbh I'm in the same boat as you, pondering on wether I should go down the HT-1 + stompbox route. I am currently using a similar setup with another small tube amp, and from my experience the effects are carried well though you may need some kind of noise gate.

A blackstar HT1 is around 200 quid, you can get a metal pedal off ebay.


I dislike how these small tube amps dont have 3 band EQ..


Solution: MXR 10 band EQ
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#8
Just bought the HT-1R today with a metal muff pedal. It's a perfect little practise amp and can nail (within reason) some good metal tones. If anyone was thinking of buying a modelling amp I'd suggest you get a little blackstar, best practise amp by far!
#9
since u already bought the amp, i would personally suggest trying an mxr fullbore. i run mine thru a vht special 6 ultra and damn does that thing give a shit load of tones. wats nice about it is that it A) has a built in noise gate B) has 3 band eq and C) has an adjustable mid scoop function. its a very versatile pedal and can do alot of sounds with it. i will say tho, it doesnt clean up very much and if ur looking for a crunchy overdrive, this is not ur pedal. i have mine cranked all the time and it gives a crushing metal tone and i love it. i paid $100 usd for it and its worth every penny
#10
I'd suggest when you have some more money, get a nice 2x12 or 4x12 cab and run it through that. The HT1s sound freaking amazing through good cabs.
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