#1
These Blackstar HT pedals seem interesting - I've thought about getting one for a while now (first heard of them in a review in a guitar mag).

And now I have my laney, I fully intend on getting one when I have enough funds.

However, I am stuck between two of these pedals and am unsure on what to choose.
The HT-DUAL and HT-DISTX.

The HT-DISTX has High-gain tones, which would be nice to have, but the HT-DUAL has two channels, a crunch and lead, so combined with my amps cleans, I'd have a nice three channel amp (or 4 as I'd use the amps drive too).
The problem is, would the HT-DUAL also get high-gain tones (mainly for lead playing, but the rhythm would also need a bit of gain. I could then use the amp's drive for a more classic rock sound - which I fully intend on using), or is it more of a modern marshall Iron Maiden-esque gain for the lead and rhythm (which I'd be happy with)?

Hope this thread makes sense.
I hear the amp goes well with these types of pedals (for metal tones), so why not?
Although, I'm pretty happy with the amp as it - great cleans and the drive is quite rock-y. But I do like a bit of higher gain metal here or there - and I want a strong lead tone.
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#2
The HT-DUAL can get some really nice lead tones, but if you want to play Metal, maybe look at the HT-DISTX. I have a HT-DUAL and it's great
#3
I bought a HT DISTX two days ago, and today i changed it to the DIST, the distx had to much noise and feedback for my taste, the dist manage metal well also(atleast metallica, only tried that so far) , and in my opinion it has a little better tone than the distx also,

the dist is very good considering the low noise it makes compared to the distx

and if i ever wanna play black/death/doom metal ill just buy a SD twin tube mayhem :P but im probably never going to start play that kind off music
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Last edited by Jaekae at May 26, 2008,
#4
i tried all 5 pedals in that line, and wasnt really all that impressed with them. the 2 channel one was probably the best, just because it was so much more versitile. the od, dist, and distx almost seemed to be the same pedal with just a different ammount of gain. on tap. they sounded pretty similar to my ears (to be fair, i was playing through a terrible amp) but they did sound good.

so out of those two, id go with the dual. you will get more options, and the 2nd channel should get you some higher gain tones as well. maybe not as high gain as the distx, but when combined with amp gain it should cover most things (or so i would assume).
#5
OK. Thanks for the help and replies.
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Quote by Doppelgänger
You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO