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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-22-2010, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Blackstar Amps - Opinions Wanted

Any opinions on Blackstar amps from existing users out there?

In a shamelessly commercial decision I have moved away from M*****l (controversial I know) and have started dealing in Blackstar amps and pedals. Just the HT1, HT5 and HT5S for now but more later.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-22-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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The Blackstars are awesome. I have a HT-5 head that I love.
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The Blackstars are awesome. I have a HT-5 head that I love.
Cool. They look great value with 2 Celestion loaded cabs. Do you stack them or spread them out?
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I use a 1x12 cab with a Vintage 30
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Ahhh gotcha. Not sure how they market them in Oz but its sold as an HT5S with head and 2 cabs for around 400 GBP. I guess you can get the head on its own as well though.

Any quality problems?
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It's exactly the same here. I chose to just get a head, as I prefer 12" speaker cab.

It's solid as a rock.
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By the way, did you copy your first post here and paste it in as a comment on my blog?
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I use 2 blackstar amps for gigging, the HT-5 and the HT-20.
ive AB-Y 'd them and used them both seperately, the 5 watter is fine for smaller gigs and rehearslas etc.

i use them through V30 and greenback loaded cabs, I love them both, thinking of getting the 100 watt head next.
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forget all the buying and build a classic ptp wired like I'm doing a JCM 800, yeak I can't wait ot hear this thing roar...
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I currently have an HT-1, Club 40 and Series One 45 combo for review and I think I'm going to buy an HT Stage 60 I'm really impressed by the tone, features and build quality. I'm tempted also by the 100 watt head and 2x12 cab might need an attenuator for home use though...
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forget all the buying and build a classic ptp wired like I'm doing a JCM 800, yeak I can't wait ot hear this thing roar...
That's a great reply!



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I have an HT-40 that I'm really liking. Of course, they are designed by ex-M******l guys...
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I don't own one at the moment, but I've used them quite a bit over the past year. Great stuff with tons of features. The HT-5 is one of the best bargains out there for the low-wattage game. I've also messed with the Venue series and I've been impressed by them every time I've plugged in.
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i have the ht-5 and ht-20 head. best bang for the buck out there imo. great tone out of both, although i feel the 20w sounds a little richer than the 5w, although they both are great.
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Blackstar RULES!
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