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by 6StringBender
Sat May 28, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: ISF and pickups
Replies: 9
Views: 8976

Re: ISF and pickups

Since my previous post (a yr. ago) i've had the pleasure of using both a SSS American Deluxe Strat, and my Mexi-Tele with the stock bridge p'up reinstalled, through my HT5H. The ISF really IS more noticable thru single coils.....and it's VERY versatile thru the N3 noiseless set in my Strat. Using th...
by 6StringBender
Sat May 28, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Haven't bought the amp yet but coudl this work?
Replies: 10
Views: 10420

Re: Haven't bought the amp yet but coudl this work?

sizzlingbadger wrote:Thats an input attenuator not a load soak for the output stage.
whatever it is, I use it in the effects loop between preamp and power, and it gives me killer tones at volumes my wife can sleep through 2 rooms away.
by 6StringBender
Fri May 27, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Haven't bought the amp yet but coudl this work?
Replies: 10
Views: 10420

Re: Haven't bought the amp yet but coudl this work?

you can buy output attenuators on e-bay for $50-$200 or, you can make one like I did, just scavenge an old amp for parts, or spend $10 at your local electronics shop (i.e. Radio Shack") works like a charm !! http://i391.photobucket.com/albums/oo357/6StringBender/GarysCam184.jpg [/img] http://i391.ph...
by 6StringBender
Tue May 17, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Speaker Cab
Replies: 6
Views: 7324

Re: Speaker Cab

not sure if they have the grillecloth you need, but the selection is good.......it's where I got the cloth for my Fender cab

the vintage sound

each brand link offers several types
by 6StringBender
Sat May 07, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Show us your Blackstar set-up
Topic: Show Us Your Axes
Replies: 194
Views: 232092

Re: Show Us Your Axes

man, thats sharp!! those Tokais are really great guitars and the prices here in the U.S. for them have gone off the chart.....

just gotta' love a Gold Top !!

I forget what the signature says, it's Love Power model or something they make look like the Les Paul sig.......
what is it again??
by 6StringBender
Mon May 02, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Show us your Blackstar set-up
Topic: Show Us Your Axes
Replies: 194
Views: 232092

Re: Show Us Your Axes

I've "procured" a couple new SGs during my hiatus..... New Xaviere...$200 USD from Guitar Fetish........I was absolutely astounded by the quality of build and sound both. Loaded stock w/GFS "Crunchy Pat" Hot Humbuckers, American wiring and electronics, CORRECT SG BEVELING (better than Gibsons new mo...
by 6StringBender
Mon May 02, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Built an HT-5H attenuator box
Replies: 1
Views: 4329

Built an HT-5H attenuator box

Even at only 5w, you all know how loud it is wide open, and how good it sounds...... I read that a simple volume attenuator between the preamp and power circuits would allow wide open tone, at reduced volumes. I scavenged my old Univox for 2 input sockets and a 1m volume pot....used (gotta giggle he...
by 6StringBender
Mon May 02, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: ecc82: extra strain on power tube??
Replies: 1
Views: 3722

Re: ecc82: extra strain on power tube??

Well, so much for that...... My Strat and Les Paul Custom SG3 both sounded GREAT thru it, but literally everything else had the "boogie" tone SUCKED right out of it, i'm back w/the current model J/J ecc83HG I got from Ruby, cranked the gain back down and everything's "full tilt" again! :twisted: I h...
by 6StringBender
Sun May 01, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: ecc82: extra strain on power tube??
Replies: 1
Views: 3722

ecc82: extra strain on power tube??

Hey gang.......been out of the loop lately, but i'm still loving my HT5H !! I recently swapped out the Ruby(JJ)ecc83 in the preamp for one of my many NOS Mullard ecc82s(I have 6 from a '71 Univox all in great shape)to take some of the "edge" off the OD chanel and clean it up a bit, which it has done...
by 6StringBender
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Blackstar HT-5 Tube Swap
Replies: 146
Views: 248623

Re: Blackstar HT-5 Tube Swap

Hi all, good news. To get a bias probe that will work with the HT-5 follow the link... http://www.aikenamps.com/ ...and check Products/Bias meters :D thank you x 1000 !!! the amp started buzzing last week and fading in/out (tone only, NOT volume) 2 days ago....(amps seen over a yrs daily use,x 2-3 ...