Based on the videos on youtube, the blackheart stuff sounds really good. I think the little giant sounds way better than the marshall class5 and is cheaper too. I would expect the handsome devil to be pretty awesome.
I have the HD combo and it's fracking excellent. Nice cleans, gritty bluesy tones, and it can get really crunchy. very versatile. Takes pedals well.
I've played my epi LP and Godin 5th ave on it and it can go from sweet and angelic to dark and demonic. Worship music, to classic rock, to punk, and metal with pedals. It's at home playing classic rock and blues.
Thanks for the info guys. I really didn't have much more to go on besides the review sites. But they can seem bias at times. I figured here, there'd be some actual owners, or at least, those knowledgeable of them.
The price seemed pretty reasonable to me... until Mike Irvin pulled my coat about the price increase. I guess that can be expected on the Bay.
Heh i found mine at a local Guitar Center on the used rack. They thought it was a BH5-112 and priced it accordingly ($280) when it should have been about $100 more at least. Hell of a nice birthday present.
Sam Ash stores are usually Blackheart dealers.
In the Philadelphia area (19019) there are at least 12 dealers, 3 Sam Ash and a couple Music & Arts Centers