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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Some Blackstar HT-5 tones

Just thought i would share this. Its a video i made showing some cool tones boosting the front end of the HT-5 with the Xotic BB-Preamp. With an Ibanez.......of course

Thought it may be interesting sooooooo.........
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:35 AM
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Re: Some Blackstar HT-5 tones

Cool tones, thanks
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Some Blackstar HT-5 tones

Thats ok. I just noticed that there are not many vids with the amp being boosted up at the front end so thought it would give a better idea what its like in practical use
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 11:11 PM
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Re: Some Blackstar HT-5 tones

Nice demo, and you are a great player.
I used to have a HT-5 and I boosted it as well. I sold the amp since I really don't like small amps and have since stopped boosting gain channels.
I've found that volume brings out the harmonic content you were referring to, so I just play my amps loud and let the gain breathe.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Some Blackstar HT-5 tones

Cool Vid. There is defo a good relationship between the ht-5 and drive pedals. I also play my big amps with a boost though cause its always an improvement even on the mesa's when i'm gigging. I have found some amps, particularly laneys, to sound worst when they get past half way than they do at quarter way.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 06:03 PM
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Re: Some Blackstar HT-5 tones

Not bad at all. I've found TS type overdrives work really well with the HT-5, although I've not found a need to use one with my band. I just run the gain at noon and it's plenty chunky and heavy enough.
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