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by Classicplayer
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: HT-1
Topic: Tube Sockets & Tube Pins
Replies: 23
Views: 55361

Re: Tube Sockets & Tube Pins

Thought you'd forgotten about us :D Yes, I have in hand the products you told me about, I've only cleaned tube pins on my backup pair and swapped those in.....will do the sockets next time. So far, so good. No,loss of highs as yet after extened duration practice sessions. In fact, my wrist started t...
by Classicplayer
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Ht1r combo noise on switch on/off
Replies: 5
Views: 5436

Re: Ht1r combo noise on switch on/off

How far up do you run your reverb? In three years of owning mine, I've never have further than about 10:00 o'clock. Usually, mine is on slightly less somewhere at 9:00. When I switch the amp on I only hear a click. There is a very low level AC hum, but a quiet one. When I turn it off, there is a sli...
by Classicplayer
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: HT-1
Topic: noise on HT-1 metal
Replies: 10
Views: 15816

Re: noise on HT-1 metal

I have the HT1R combo (not the metal version), and its' gain channel can exhibit noise which as BS told you is fairly normal. On my gain channel there is more noise than I prefer, but I manage it with tweaking the gain and volume pots to get a decent mix of grind without the "noise". Guitar pickups ...
by Classicplayer
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: HT-1
Topic: Tube Sockets & Tube Pins
Replies: 23
Views: 55361

Re: Tube Sockets & Tube Pins

I'm still progressing through the test of my HT1R combo with respect to the "vanishing highs". I have not received my recommended DEoxit 5 and alcohol as yet. I have discovered though that my two Les Pauls have to have their volumes kept nearly full on to preserve this highs. Today I used a Les Paul...
by Classicplayer
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: HT-1
Topic: Tube Sockets & Tube Pins
Replies: 23
Views: 55361

Re: Tube Sockets & Tube Pins

If it is, then it has to be something heat related. A clean and re-tension of the tube sockets might fix it....but it's more likely to be a bad solder joint someplace. My guess would be around the power tube socket. It's possible, but I need to test the Gain channel too. I should think though that ...
by Classicplayer
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: HT-1
Topic: Tube Sockets & Tube Pins
Replies: 23
Views: 55361

Re: Tube Sockets & Tube Pins

Is this repeatable? In other words if you turn it off and come back the next day, does it do the same thing...highs are there and then they vanish?[/quote] Not sure just yet. I played today for an hour at a higher volume on the clean channel and highs were improved. Gain was around 10:00am, volume w...
by Classicplayer
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: HT-1
Topic: Tube Sockets & Tube Pins
Replies: 23
Views: 55361

Re: Tube Sockets & Tube Pins

Phantum, After warming up the HT1R combo with a bout 1/2 and hour or 45 minutes ofmplaying time, the highs vanish again. This model has been described as "warm sounding" in some reviews of it. So, I don't know if it is oxidation on the pins and tube sockets, the less than stellar tube offerings thes...
by Classicplayer
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: HT-40 LOVE
Replies: 17
Views: 14173

Re: HT-40 LOVE

I've played guitar for over 60 years, although I dislike strongly dislike the fact that I have to admit it. Throughout this period of time I have heard all the players that started in the age of tubes, then onto the advent of solid state and into the digital age with the impressive modeling products...
by Classicplayer
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: HT-40 LOVE
Replies: 17
Views: 14173

Re: HT-40 LOVE

I hesitate to get into debate over tube vs. solid state. Many amps today are not 100% tube, although companies do advertise that their amp is "tube sound". As long as the amp sounds good and exhibits tube tone, albeit with some chips in the circuit, It would interest me. If I were in a "playing out"...
by Classicplayer
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: HT-1
Topic: Valve recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 18754

Re: Valve recommendations

Live and learn, I guess! Reckon it'd be improved with another Mullard or something else? Not that I'm too fussed, just interested to know what you think. Also, do you know why the gain channel is quieter than the clean channel? It's the same with the old or new valves. Not massive but odd. So far, ...