If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! The 6 mode series one has two more tubes than a ht , so 4 more gain stages. But that’s just me. There was just something in the base tone that wasn’t sitting right with me. The Mackie “Big Knob” shut up that boy at the back monitor controller was said by one reviewer to “sound” coloured. The pre amp in it is practically SS, loaded with diodes with a valve at the very end of the preamp. My good traders feedback. The best sounds in the HT’s are with the gain backed off, once that’s done they can do a fair imitation of a typical Marshall sound.
I went to a huge shop last saturday, and tried some amps: I’ve still got a Blackstar though – bought an ID Core 10 for quiet practice, excellent thing. We proposed some changes to the Emporiums. Try an EQ boost pedal in the FX loop. Maybe good for metal but I didn’t see much more use out of em. I had an S1 45 combo for about 2 weeks. For those that might not know? It was a little too polished sounding for my taste, and the lead channel didn’t clean up all that well.
Blackstwr unlike the popular assumption, I don’t think it’s because it ‘contains a Tube Screamer diode clipping circuit’… it’s the very tight power amp response, I think.
Why does my Blackstar Series One sound worse than an HT?? – Ultimate Guitar
Some people will like it, some don’t. As for Series One, I have the watt head. The Mackie “Big Knob” shut up that boy at the back monitor controller was said by one reviewer to “sound” coloured.
I like their feature set too.
Blackstar HT series vs Series One ?
Like Ed Jahns at Fender, who after spending his whole life making amps as loud and clean as possible, was asked in the early s to put a distortion blackkstar into the Twin. I find that TungSol’s are a bit brighter and have a bit more gain than a Mullard, but both have very nice high end harmonics. They seem to be of the opinion that if you want less than W, you don’t deserve three channels. Im actually looking at getting another one now.
I had the 6l6 version series 1. It looks like you’re new here. Post Fri Dec 19, Ultimately your ears have to decide.
Post Fri Dec 19, 3: Stick with a Marshall. It has more low mids than a Marshall which is kind of cool, but you are completely missing that sweet base tone. DrainBamageSep 25, I’m not bashing Mullards at all Demos of them on YouTube are actually a really good representation of the sound.
Six months after I wrote that I bought an Orange Rocker 30, intending to keep both. Anybody have any input?
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You can definitely warm up the OD channel lbackstar changing the preamp valves. I like a compressed heavy drive sound and it seems the HT50 head might do the trick. Other guitarist in my band had the HT50 and it was much the same. I know these amps very well from bench tests but I I had similar knowledge of other products, I would defend those similarly.
Definitely give one a good try before buying. But the drive channel sounded like a giant distortion pedal. However, the stock sounds a bit rawer, so I prefer the stock version on the distortion channels. Not lighting anyones world on fire but not actually lighting itself on fire either- ect ect.
A Series 45 and another model and they were exquisite sounding amps. Worked fine, and sounded pretty decent actually, not quite as good as my VHT or Diezel. The pre amp in it is practically SS, loaded with diodes with a valve at the very end of the preamp.
That said, there is something about a Marshall. And everyone still buys new marshalls with out thinking about it. The Gear Page is run by musicians for musicians. What cani you say about it?
Both were bought used though allegedly not owned for long by their previous owners.