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by BlackJackC1
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: The Tone this dude is getting
Replies: 2
Views: 4840

The Tone this dude is getting

Anyone know how this cat is getting that tone? Check out YouTube link below. I can't get near that with my combo. He is using a pedal in front but I cannot tell what it might be. I wish I could get close to that. I run a Schecter loaded with a JB and I'm not getting near that hot or clear on the dis...
by BlackJackC1
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: HT5 tubes?
Replies: 18
Views: 20912

Re: HT5 tubes?

I just swapped out the stock 12ax7 with a Tung Sol 12ax7. To my ears there was a difference in the overall tone, a little brighter, less muddy sound. I got the tube from tubedepot.com and went with the hi-gain test option, not sure if that makes a difference, but I figured I'd try it out. It's a go...
by BlackJackC1
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Someone has tested the ht5 combo with overdrive/boost?.
Replies: 20
Views: 19598

Re: Someone has tested the ht5 combo with overdrive/boost?.

I agree that the OD pedal does help bring more brightness to the HT5's distortion which in turn make it sound more saturated. I've been using my pedal in front of the amp too. I tried it out the CM-2 this weekend and didn't like it very much. I did watch some guy at Guitar Center play a Line 6 Spid...
by BlackJackC1
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Someone has tested the ht5 combo with overdrive/boost?.
Replies: 20
Views: 19598

Re: Someone has tested the ht5 combo with overdrive/boost?.

Yep, the JB is good for my downtunings and Rage, Green Day stuff, but it is not very warm. Nasal like you said and too much midrange. I love the Blackjack's playability and don't want to mess with swapping out pickups. I have a Dimarzio Tone Zone in my Ibanez and same deal--not very warm. I really ...
by BlackJackC1
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Someone has tested the ht5 combo with overdrive/boost?.
Replies: 20
Views: 19598

Re: Someone has tested the ht5 combo with overdrive/boost?.

Thanks for the feedback! I will lug my stuff to the shop and try it out. Is the JB in your Les Paul(Avatar pic)? I have a Schecter Blackjack with a mahogany body so maybe I am close to your setup. Yes, The JB is in my Epi Les Paul. It has a maple cap though and is rather bright and I'm considering ...
by BlackJackC1
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Someone has tested the ht5 combo with overdrive/boost?.
Replies: 20
Views: 19598

Re: Someone has tested the ht5 combo with overdrive/boost?.

+1 on the Hardwire CM-2. Got one and use it daily with my HT5 Combo. Very versatile, I use it mainly as a boost but it can work as a decent dist pedal too. I have been looking at the CM-2 and it has great reviews and the You Tube vids sound good--with their equipment. I am going to look at one this...
by BlackJackC1
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Someone has tested the ht5 combo with overdrive/boost?.
Replies: 20
Views: 19598

Re: Someone has tested the ht5 combo with overdrive/boost?.

+1 on the Hardwire CM-2. Got one and use it daily with my HT5 Combo. Very versatile, I use it mainly as a boost but it can work as a decent dist pedal too. I have been looking at the CM-2 and it has great reviews and the You Tube vids sound good--with their equipment. I am going to look at one this...
by BlackJackC1
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Blackstar HT-5 Tube Swap
Replies: 146
Views: 250845

Re: Blackstar HT-5 Tube Swap

I LOVE a lot of Gilmours work.......I read somewhere (Fender weekly e-mail I think) that depending on venues he employs between 17 to 21 different pedals/gadgets/gizmos......... If I WAS (WERE?)chasing a tone besides "Nasty Blues" it would definitely be his "Comfortably Numb" tone. That's one of my...
by BlackJackC1
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Blackstar HT-5 Tube Swap
Replies: 146
Views: 250845

Re: Blackstar HT-5 Tube Swap

I put my Tung Sol reissue preamp tube in last night(had a Sovtek) and the amp is much hotter and very throaty on the mids. Deep bass and great clarity. Glad I made the switch. I play alot of Green Day and Breaking Benjamin and it makes a significant difference with the powertube breakup grind. Grea...
by BlackJackC1
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Blackstar HT-5 Tube Swap
Replies: 146
Views: 250845

Re: Blackstar HT-5 Tube Swap

I put my Tung Sol reissue preamp tube in last night(had a Sovtek) and the amp is much hotter and very throaty on the mids. Deep bass and great clarity. Glad I made the switch. I play alot of Green Day and Breaking Benjamin and it makes a significant difference with the powertube breakup grind. Grea...