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by mortalengines
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Who's played both the HT-1 and HT-5? (trying to decide)
Replies: 3
Views: 4362

Re: Who's played both the HT-1 and HT-5? (trying to decide)

I tried both combos. I bought the HT-5. The HT-1 might be good as a head with a cabinet but, the combo was really lacking. It was worth the extra money for an HT-5 combo tho.
by mortalengines
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Off Topic: Agile AL3000 ($350) or Gibson LP Faded Studio ($575)
Replies: 9
Views: 7520

Re: Off Topic: Agile AL3000 ($350) or Gibson LP Faded Studio ($575)

Dude....GET THE LES PAUL! If you don't you'll only be wishing you did six months from now. NOT an EPI, NOT an Agile...A FREAKING GIBSON. I had an LP studio that I loved. It was stolen over a rehearsal weekend and dang....I MISS that guitar! If you can go to a music store and try one out....Even the ...
by mortalengines
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Cooked HT-5R
Replies: 5
Views: 4709

Re: Cooked HT-5R

Nah...sounds like the only real pain of it all is the fact that you will probably have to box it up and send it somewhere....most likely postage prepaid by the vendor and then you'll be amp-less for a few weeks. THAT is the suck part of the whole deal, I'll bet.
by mortalengines
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: Blackstar Video Thread
Topic: HT STUDIO 20 vs VOX vs ORANGE vs BUGERA
Replies: 3
Views: 7732

Re: HT STUDIO 20 vs VOX vs ORANGE vs BUGERA

I thought the Blackstar sounded much more open and less "pinched" than the other 3. Those are ALL very nice amps tho....hard to argue that any one was better than the other....it's all a matter of personal preference.
by mortalengines
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Ht-5R Effect Loop Volume.
Replies: 3
Views: 6129

Re: Ht-5R Effect Loop Volume.

Glad you figured it out! Just remember now to go into the Zoom and turn off the amp modeling if you just want to use it as an effects box. I had a POD HD300 and the only way I got it to sound good with my amp was to bypass the preamp section of my Hot Rod Deluxe by plugging the output of the HD into...
by mortalengines
Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Show us your Blackstar set-up
Topic: stage60 user needs PEDAL suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 14778

Re: stage60 user needs PEDAL suggestions

I can't say enough good things about the Fulltone OCD overdrive pedal....it gives you all the gain you want for that extra bit of OOMPH! without jacking with your guitar or amp's natural tone while delivering WAY more than what a normal BOOST pedal would do....it just makes everything sound BETTER w...
by mortalengines
Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Anyone tried this?
Replies: 0
Views: 2394

Anyone tried this?

Just bought an HT5-R Combo Amp initially just for practice and recording. I like this little amp SO MUCH that I am thinking about ditching my OD and Distortion pedals that I use in front of my main rig (a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III) and using the HT 5 as a pre-amp to drive instead. I have done stuff ...
by mortalengines
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: HT Effects Pedals
Topic: Blackstar Delay, Modulation, Pedals
Replies: 8
Views: 17243

Re: Blackstar Delay, Modulation, Pedals

Depends on how you look at it. Tubes are going to create a fuller, warmer sound than most other pedals utilizing IC chips. Having said that, there are some MIGHTY FINE solid state pedals out there....Fulltone and Keeley make em and they are't cheap but, excellent pedals for the price. The Boss pedal...
by mortalengines
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: How to turn on Blackstar Venue Series HT-60 Stage?
Replies: 3
Views: 3778

Re: How to turn on Blackstar Venue Series HT-60 Stage?

ditto to the last reply....beyond the fact that powering on and off in the wrong order is something you will do from time to time....don't sweat it....doing it every now and then won't really even hurt the tubes too much....I STILL occasionally will be at a gig and someone (thinking they are doing m...
by mortalengines
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Tell Me About Your Experience With the Emulated Speaker Output
Replies: 24
Views: 21070

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

I would suggest looking at an OD pedal (Fulltone and Keeley both make excellent ones in addition to that classic green monster) and playing with your guitar's volume knob to get JUST the right amount of desired break up. The other good way if you don't want to buy an OD pedal is to use the gain chan...