Yamaha THR100HD or Blackstar ID60? - Price not a factor - which is better?

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  1. tzd

    tzd Senior Member

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    I think KenG is wrong here about the THR100HD. If one speaker is connected, both channels' outputs are shared through that speaker. If two speakers are connected, then Channel I outputs to Speaker 1, while Channel II outputs to Speaker 2. See Page 16-17: http://download.yamaha.com/api/asset/file/?language=en&site=usa.yamaha.com&asset_id=65608
     
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  2. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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  3. KenG

    KenG Senior Member

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    Yes I see the default output seems to be speaker one if using a single load. That wasn't clear from Yamaha website specs/features tabs but seems pretty clear in the manual! I stand corrected.
    I see some of the features like tube type for the power amps are located on the back panel, not ideal for on the fly changes either but probably a compromise for size.
    It certainly looks interesting, but you'd be clearing 1K by the time you bought an OK cabinet for it.
     
  4. Mr. Satchmo

    Mr. Satchmo Senior Member

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    Just FYI, I got my Backstair HT-5R brand new for $320, you can always find an amazing deal on a small blackstar tube amp liket that:naughty::naughty:

    I love my little 5 watt backstair
     
  5. KenG

    KenG Senior Member

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    I think the OP was looking for a gigging amp as backup. :wave:
     
  6. yell03

    yell03 Senior Member

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    I have had Blackstar HT5 in head and combo, cool amp, but not what I am looking for right now.

    I don't really gig, just play out with guys for fun.
    With that said, when a drummer comes over I do need some power.
    Last time even with no drummer, I had to run my Peavey 6505 MH in 20w mode to be heard over the Bass and other guitar. We were using recorded drum tracks.
    I was only using a 1x10 cab, that hurt my volume as it is not as efficient as my Orange 1x12.
     
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  7. KenG

    KenG Senior Member

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    Have you had a chance to get out and try either of these yet?
     
  8. yell03

    yell03 Senior Member

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    not yet
     
  9. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Member

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    The lack of savable presets in the 100HD seems to be generating some real angst.

    I do wonder why Yamaha left that out. The lowly 10 series has it. Things that make you go hmmmmmm????? :hmm:
     
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  10. GibsonKramer

    GibsonKramer The Three G's Premium Member

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    Which is why my interest has turned to the Marshall CODE 50.
     
  11. yell03

    yell03 Senior Member

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    I ended up buying the Blackstar ID30TVP 1x12 combo.
    I really like it, a definite keeper.
    It actually had me considering selling my tube amps, that is how good it is.
    That would have been a rash decision.
    The Bogner Atma is amazing and the Jet City JCA22H is very good too.
    So, I kept my Bogner Atma, Jet City JCA22H, and the Blackstar ID30 and I am very happy.
     
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  12. Ed hunter

    Ed hunter Senior Member

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    The Yamaha is better sounding than the ID to me
     
  13. yell03

    yell03 Senior Member

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    For the price difference it should be, but for $279 for the 30w 1x12 combo I can't complain
     
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    Ed hunter Senior Member

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    There is a guy selling his ID 260TVP on my local CL for $300 with footswitch.
    I would grab it but there is something about the gain in the ID i just do not like.
    When they are set for a AC/DC type tone the break up does not have that
    tone i am after. Shame because it is a stereo amp with built in effects for cheap.
     

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