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by OzStrat
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Series One
Topic: Another S1-45 problem.
Replies: 0
Views: 3897

Another S1-45 problem.

As soon as I move the DPR knob away from the minimum power setting, it invokes a full volume continuous burst of hum loud enough to rattle out fillings, regardless of the volume setting. Yet all works well at 4.5 watts. Something has gone wrong with the DPR circuit. Has anyone else experienced this,...
by OzStrat
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Tell Me About Your Experience With the Emulated Speaker Output
Replies: 24
Views: 21068

Re: Tell Me About Your Experience With the Emulated Speaker Output

Both guitarists in my band have Blackstars, an S!-45 and a S1-50. I recorded a live gig using the speaker emulated outs straight in to my interface (Motu). I was able to do the same with drums because they are electric. The rest, vocals, keys & bass, came straight from the desk's stereo out (and cou...
by OzStrat
Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Blackstar serie one 50 questions
Replies: 6
Views: 5304

Re: Blackstar serie one 50 questions

I have both the S1-45 & S1-50 in my possession at the moment. The amps are identical except all the knobs are reversed on the S1-50, and another 5 watts appeared from somewhere. They sound the same, given speaker differences. A friend has the HT 20 head and I find it a very different sound to the S1...
by OzStrat
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: reverb in the chain? where?
Replies: 3
Views: 4016

Re: reverb in the chain? where?

I have the Hardwire RV-7 reverb pedal. It sounds much better (as does delay) through the effects loop on my S1-45. Wah pedals sound woeful through the loop. Essentially, reverb/delay through the loop, everything else in the front works for me.
by OzStrat
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Blackstar Bands
Topic: Jonny & the Cole Shots (AU)
Replies: 0
Views: 4310

Jonny & the Cole Shots (AU)

I replaced my vintage Twin Reverb with an S1-45 and the other guitarist replaced his Mesa Mk111 with the S1-50. The sound of the band improved dramatically. Well done Blackstar!

You can listen at www.reverbnation.com/jonnythecoleshots

The guitars were recorded using the speaker emulated outputs.
by OzStrat
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Series One
Topic: Series One 45 - Good All Rounder?
Replies: 13
Views: 13621

Re: Series One 45 - Good All Rounder?

I use a Hardwire RV-7 reverb pedal. The other guitarist in the band bought one too for use with a Mesa Mk 111. Great pedal. I'm also very happy with the Hardwire DL-8 delay. I had a big gig in Emerald this weekend at an awesome new pub called The Irish Village. Last Monday I turned on the S1 and no ...
by OzStrat
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Series One
Topic: Solid State
Replies: 10
Views: 15509

Re: Solid State

Ha! Once the gear bug bites there is no turning back! You may have to factor in a few extra $'s for wife calming.
by OzStrat
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Series One
Topic: Series One DPR Vs Attenuator
Replies: 10
Views: 12563

Re: Series One DPR Vs Attenuator

Our sound guy dropped by recently and I played him some stuff at low volume. Unexpectedly he took 3 steps back and said "Wow, that's the same tone you get at gigs!"

The DPR is a very lovely knob!
by OzStrat
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Series One
Topic: Solid State
Replies: 10
Views: 15509

Re: Solid State

I have heard they sound allot better than the Venue series. And after putting my S1-45 next to a friends HT-20, I can confirm it. The S1-45 sounds ALLOT better than the Venue series. My comparison is based on clean tones and while the HT-20 was very good, the S1 was in a completely different class. ...
by OzStrat
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Series One
Topic: 45 what ohms?
Replies: 2
Views: 4868

Re: 45 what ohms?

8 ohms