#1
Hi,
I've considered buying this dist, but before I would like to know one thing. Does each channel remember its settings after you change it to the other one? By that I mean if you set everything at noon on ch1, then switch to ch2 and change the settings, then go back to ch1, will the first channel have the sound of everything set at noon?
#2
Nope.
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#4
Check out the Bogner Uberschall pedal or the Ecstasy red they are pricey, but so is what your looking at.
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#5
E-mail Blackstar.

The other option would be a much larger and much more advanced pedal that used digital pots and digital components instead of analog. Would probably be a hell of a lot more expensive.

More importantly, what are you trying to do?
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#6
Trying to get a scooped rhytm sound or an overdrive on one channel and a more lead tone on the second
#7
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#8
I've just seen the ss-20 preamp, kind of impressive. Does it have to be plugged into the power amp or can it be put in front of it? How does it compare to the ht dual?
#9
Quote by kuba10357110
Trying to get a scooped rhytm sound or an overdrive on one channel and a more lead tone on the second


just get two pedals? for the price of the blackstar you can probably get two separate decent pedals
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#10
All right, but does the blackstar sound good for the price? Is it versatile enough to play something ranging from rock to thrash metal? If it is I think I'll turn a blind eye on the lack of independent eq
#11
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just get two pedals? for the price of the blackstar you can probably get two separate decent pedals



Or maybe EQ pedal after the distortion pedal or the FX Loop of the amp. Have the distortion pedal to be light on mids and kick in an EQ pedal with heavy mid boost (and maybe some volume boost too) to push the leads upfront. Shared EQ is not the end of the world even if you are the sole guitarist of the band.

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#12
Are the channels voiced differently? Like if you set the gain and level the same for both of them will there be a difference in character of the sound?
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#13
Quote by kuba10357110
All right, but does the blackstar sound good for the price? Is it versatile enough to play something ranging from rock to thrash metal? If it is I think I'll turn a blind eye on the lack of independent eq


I haven't tried it

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Or maybe EQ pedal after the distortion pedal or the FX Loop of the amp. Have the distortion pedal to be light on mids and kick in an EQ pedal with heavy mid boost (and maybe some volume boost too) to push the leads upfront. Shared EQ is not the end of the world even if you are the sole guitarist of the band.


yeah that'd be another option
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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.

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#15
Doubt it. The problem with Blackstar products is that there is always something better for the same amount of cash. Sometimes less...
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#17
The Bogner Uberschall pedal sounds good, it has an adjustable boost function that adds some volume and gain
www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/bogner-uberschall-distortion-boost-guitar-effects-pedal

I bought one the other week when it was the stupid deal of the day for $129. It is well worth the retail price if your considering the Blackstar, and IMO a much better pedal
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#19
Quote by kuba10357110
The Uberschall sounds fizzy and unpleasant to my ears :/

I don't see that at all, it has a lot of gain but not what most people are assuming it should.

The Bogner Ecstacy red has adjustable boost and adjustable gain for each "channel" which may fit your needs better.

You can also look at the Wampler offerings like the triple wreck. Or the AMT legend series 2 which are 2 channels if I remember right.

You can also look at a used Line 6 POD XT/X3 live which are typically <$150 or a used POD HD300/400/500 and that would give you a variety of good amp models and FX.
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#20
I'll check out the wampler (even though its expensive in my country). I'd rather avoid the pods, because I don't need all the simulations and effects, besides it would never fit on my pedalboard
#21
What country are you in? that can help members here that know more about what is available to you.
What is your budget?
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#22
Quote by kuba10357110
Then whats the point of two channels if both of them have the same eq?

Lots and lots of amps are like that too. The two channels give you different gain/volume levels. For a lot of applications that's all you need. I lived with shared EQ's on amps for many years, it wasn't a problem. Not everybody is after a change in tone, just a change in distortion and/or level. Some people want a consistent EQ when they change those parameters, some just don't give a shit.
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#23
http://www.houstonmusicreviews.com/GearReview/Blackstar_HT-Dual/blackstar_ht_dual.htm

Check this review.

I think you need to look at Sansamp Tri-ac double drive to save settings.
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#25
With your budget, I would either look for a used Bogner red pedal or the Uberschall pedal. But if you can go to a shop and try a bunch of pedals out.
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