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by thephantum
Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Loadbox for my Blackstar Amp
Replies: 6
Views: 10194

Re: Loadbox for my Blackstar Amp

That setup should work...but if you are going to do that, I would use one of Weber's speaker motor's instead of power resistor's. A purely resistive dummy load will not sound as natural then a reactive dummy load will. The reason I say that is because a speaker load affects the tone of the amp. Sign...
by thephantum
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Preamp Vacuum Tube Sound Comparison - Blackstar HT 20 Studio Amp
Replies: 10
Views: 14063

Re: Preamp Vacuum Tube Sound Comparison - Blackstar HT 20 St

No...only will take EL34s safely in the power section. Not quite true. You can use a 6CA7's or a KT77's in place of EL34's in the power amp. Both are direct replacements. There is no real difference between the EL34 and the 6CA7. The U.S. uses 6CA7 as the type code, and Europe uses EL34 (similar to...
by thephantum
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Using Headphones
Replies: 5
Views: 6236

Re: Using Headphones

Connect your headphones to the emulated output on the rear panel and turn the master volume all the way down. Then use the channel volumes to control the headphone levels.

Rock on,
Steve
by thephantum
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: HT Venue Series
Topic: Combo 60 Stage for Modern Metal?
Replies: 3
Views: 4717

Re: Combo 60 Stage for Modern Metal?

My HT-20 has all kinds of gain and does metal tones pretty well. It has so much gain that I typically keep it set around 8 or 9 (clockface) and still get a good hard rock type of OD. Crank the gain and I think you'll be happy. If not, put a dirt box up front and/or a clean boost in the loop. Plus, t...
by thephantum
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Got a used stage 60 with problem
Replies: 1
Views: 2643

Re: Got a used stage 60 with problem

Sounds like a bad and/or microphonic power tube to me. I'd start with a new matched set and a re-bias.
by thephantum
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Blackstar HT-5TH + Overdrive Pedal
Replies: 2
Views: 3509

Re: Blackstar HT-5TH + Overdrive Pedal

There's lots of ways to do it. Tone is a very subjective thing. My suggestion would be to get a dirt box and just try it. First put it in front of the amp on the clean channel and see what it can do. Then you can roll the drive back on the pedal and try the OD channel, then put it in the effects loo...
by thephantum
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself to the Blackstar crew
Topic: Hello all HT-1R and HTDual
Replies: 6
Views: 6576

Re: Hello all HT-1R and HTDual

It doesn't matter how old you are or how long you've been playing. As long as you enjoy it.

Welcome to the forum. :D
by thephantum
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Info on tube valve biasing.
Replies: 3
Views: 6614

Re: Info on tube valve biasing.

Are you looking for general bias info or something more specific to the HT5R? Here's some specific info of the bias on an HT5. Not sure if the HT5R is different, but I doubt it: http://jvmforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6267 Keep in mind, that's the factory settings, which are most likely on th...
by thephantum
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Show us your Blackstar set-up
Topic: My Rig
Replies: 1
Views: 5619

My Rig

Posting a few pics of my new rig as well as my pedal set and guitars. As per this thread , I upgraded from Marshall to Blackstar, but "downgraded" in terms of wattage levels. Amps and Cabs Top to bottom: - HT-5RH 5 watt head - HT-20H 20 watt head - HT-408 - 4x8 cab - Custom built (by me) Sound isola...
by thephantum
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself to the Blackstar crew
Topic: Proud new Blackstar owner
Replies: 0
Views: 2972

Proud new Blackstar owner

Greetings from Virginia in the USA. I've been playing guitar for almost 30 years and on valve amps for around 20 of those. Marshall's were my preferred amp of choice. I mainly play hard rock, punk and metal with lots of classic rock and bluesier stuff mixed in. More recently, I am more of "bedroom" ...