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I just ordered a blackstar HT-5 head

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Toxic Tom, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Toxic Tom

    Toxic Tom Tele-Meister

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    May 12, 2012
    England
    I know it's technically a hybrid amp but it has tubes in so that's why it's in this forum. Now I know a lot of people are using LPs and metal guitars because of its nice distorted tones but I'd like to know how it would sound with a tele (and fat strat). So if any fender players here are using one I'd like to know what to expect.

    NAD soon! :D
     
  2. Lunchie

    Lunchie Poster Extraordinaire

    I do not have a lot of experience with these but I have read that these have a Plexi type feel to them when cranked. I guess a bunch of Marshall people left to create Blackstar so it would make sense.

    That would explain why guys like Gus G play through them and you see them a lot in the metal world.

    Congrats on the NAD, let us know how you like it.
     
  3. Toxic Tom

    Toxic Tom Tele-Meister

    146
    May 12, 2012
    England
    Just been using the emulated output on the head with my tele and it sounds great! Nice thick overdrive and the cleans aren't bad either. I'll make a NAD thread when I get a cab for it :D
     
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  5. mattydaddy1

    mattydaddy1 TDPRI Member

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Saint Louis
    I've owned one before, they are great little amps, sweet metal bedroom amps. I just needed some more power out of it. I know a lot of people use the HT-5 as a preamp and run it either into a poweramp like a 5050 or even in the effects return of a larger amp head. Congrats!
     
  6. highwayman

    highwayman Former Member

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    Dec 24, 2008
    ny
    I had one and sold it ,It was an ok amp not great.I didnt like the shared EQ for the clean and Dirt channel. It sounded pretty good with lower gain dialed in, lots of clean headroom, i didnt like the digital reverb.I liked the clean channel much better than the dirt.
     
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