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Discussion in 'The Squawk Box' started by GERRYGTR62, Jul 17, 2012.
i have the idcore 260 and looking to upgrade the speakers as well
Enjoy. I have had mine for a year and still am amazed how you can dial in most sounds you want. Plenty loud!
My latest Blackstar is the HT Stage 60. I love it.
My ID:15TVP. It's my "all in one" amp. It sounds great at bedroom levels and can move furniture at high levels.
I somehow did not see this thread. I picked up a HT5C over the weekend and it sounds AMAZING!!!!
Welcome to the club...
Don't have the proper tools, so i did a hack job on it.
I am either going to have someone build me a better one, or order one from sourmash.
Oh and it now has a WGS Invader 50 speaker in it.
Ive just noticed this thread, and i LIKE it! pure Blackstar porn
i adore my little HT1R combo, i love the simplicity and the fact i can get pretty much every tone i like to use in satisfying form from one dinky little combo. So much so ive pretty much parked all the modellers.
Id love to add the 4x8 cab someday when im in a living position to use the volume!
Flippin love the little Fly 3 too. Best micro amp available. Also tape delay=awesome.
Best friends forever
You are 'right on' in using the word simplicity. I shy away from an amp with many, many dials......takes too much time away from playing the thing. Rather than get louder with a 4x8" cab, I elected to try a Celestion Eight Fifteen which Celestion makes to replace their "Super Eight". I'm glad I did as the highs are now smoother, especially on the clean channel. And, there seems to be a touch more headroom.
I still employ a couple of Roland Micro Cubes, just to save my tubes. They are great for working out new "ideas" especially when it comes to playing with more gain from the amp. When the Cube arrives at what I call my ideal drive tone, I translate it to the HT1R. Of course, that's tube tone and not modeling, but I'm usually after the "degree" of gain that I need to get my preferred "VOX-ish" tone just by using my guitar's volume controls.
Hi everyone, my first post.
I currently have a Blackstar HT-5R, and recently purchased a ID:Core 40 which is just amazing, (except for the noise gate issue).
Damn! In the Blackstar Club with first post!!!
Welcome to the forum lurkalot! Make sure you "lurk" in the forum section and get yourself out there! Lots to learn here!
Thanks for the welcome. Yes I guess I should have hit the intro thread first, but got carried away reading some of the topics, and stumbled upon this thread. As you said, so much info, some catching up to do.
I got an HT40 Special Edition a few weeks back. It's pretty cool. It came with a V30, but I swapped it out for an EVM12L. Now it is a BEAST!!!!!
just got my new ht5r tonight.have played at low volume so far(wife is asleep)but will be cranking it in the morning.
This seems to be the best place to ask this question, so here goes. I've often heard that a Blackstar Amp combines Fender Cleans with Marshall Gain, how accurate is this? I am very much intrigued by the Blackstar HT-5 and HT20 Venue series heads for my next amp purchase. I'm currently an Orange user, and I love my Orange, but I'm looking for something with good cleans next. Ideally, I'd like to have an amp that can do spanky cleans with really good dirt. I currently own a Les Paul Studio, Fender Modern Player Marauder, and Gretsch Electromatic 5422, so I'd love to have an amp that compliments all three of those guitars well (I did briefly play with a HT-5 through a marshall cab using a Gretsch 5420 which is basically the same as my Gretsch, and the dirt channel sounded quite good, didn't check the cleans though for some reason).
Also, would an HT-5 do the trick for a hobbyist? I may or may not gig someday, but I do enjoy playing relatively loud in my room/basement, would an HT-5 with say a 1X12 cab crank out a pretty loud sound? Does it take pedals well? I like pedals.
To answer your first question, no, Blackstar does not do Fender clean and Marshall dirt. I have Fender and Marshall amps, and I find the Blackstar does its own thing - it doesn't seem to do anything particularly outstanding...it just sounds good doing what it does. IF you want an amp that comes closer to doing Fender AND Marshall, look at Rivera. I have some of their amps, and those are the ones I gig with when I want an OUTSTANDING clean and KILLER dirt.
On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being unique and irreplaceable, Blackstar would rate around a 5. I have played other amps that are WAY cooler, but for the money it is not too bad.....
The other things you are wondering about, I can't help you. I got the Blackstar for its own sound - when I use pedals I plug into my Twin or my Marshall....
Appreciate that answer, I've been hemming and hawing between Blackstar and Vox. I like what I have heard from Blackstars demos, but love Vox's cleans. I figured if they cleans were that good on a Blackstar it'd be worth going with them as opposed to the Vox. In my case, I have a fuzz pedal that I absolutely adore and would probably be satisfied with using the Vox for cleans and clicking on my fuzz pedal for when I want to rock out.
Blackstars cleans to some are good, to me they are steril and empty. Someone suggested an Eq pedal and I have to admit did the trick for me. The gain side is amazing! If you like your gain from a little to alot, the Blackstar will be good for you! It leans to modern metal sound and agree 100% is not Fender clean or Marshall dirt but does do its own thing. I love my HT5 and am very content with what I get from it. The HT5 is not something you would gig with unless you are going to mike it. It will not keep up with a heavy drummer.
Between a Vox and Blackstar is like being between a Fender and a Marshall.. Different animals all together.. You need to decide that one. For the money and the different sounds you can tweak out of the Blackstar, its a no brainer for fun to me... You already have an Orange, now go get a fun play around amp!
Had this HT40 for years now, it's very nice. Mostly use clean channel with pedals. The new Boss DSX1 works very well with it. Also use, Boss - CS2 / CE2/ DD3 and Dittox2
I haven't played my HT-5 for months now. I should give it a run over the next few days.
I'll go hang my head in shame now.