HT-40 LOVE

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gtrplr71
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Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:46 pm

scored my HT-40 I run a wet dry rig with my 5150III micro head and EVH 2x12 cab. the effects chain goes like this I use a BB preamp to smash the front end of the HT the 5150III don't need any help I run a TC flashback delay and TC trinity 2 reverb with NS-2 in the loop. I use an LTD FV-1000 les paul an 81 fender strat and a modern players strat. and occasionally I use a EH soul food OD for grind. there is not a tone I cant get. from Jazz to country and brutal.
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gtrplr71
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here is the family photo

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JohnBNY
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Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:12 pm

Congrats. The HT amps are great. I have the HT100 head, and it is a gig-worthy, solid amp.

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Dynochrome
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:56 am

I can't Imagine my ht-solo60 "needing any help" in front. I play country to surf to hair metal to hardcore in a cover band and the most the gain ever goes is about 2:30. I've tried 4 different top overdrives in front and realized anything I added lessened the tone. My HT isn't a super saturated amp and that IMO gives it it's tone instead of buzzy distortion you hear people complain about. The amp isn't blurry and even though it has a ton of gain, never gets washed (bad at covering up bad playing). Also I guess I just find it strange when people demand a tube amp then first thing they do is put a solid state transistor distortion in front.

gtrplr71
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:49 am

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I have thrown all of these pedals on the HT 40 and it loves em
EH soul food
Exotic BB preamp
EH soul preacher
Boss NS-2
Hardwire DL-8
digitech Polera
TC corona
TC Trinity T2 R2
YOJO us dream
YOJO vintage OD
MXR prime distortion
TC flashback
not shown Bogner red
coming soon hardwire supernatural ambient reverb

gtrplr71
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:53 am

Dynochrome wrote:I can't Imagine my ht-solo60 "needing any help" in front. I play country to surf to hair metal to hardcore in a cover band and the most the gain ever goes is about 2:30. I've tried 4 different top overdrives in front and realized anything I added lessened the tone. My HT isn't a super saturated amp and that IMO gives it it's tone instead of buzzy distortion you hear people complain about. The amp isn't blurry and even though it has a ton of gain, never gets washed (bad at covering up bad playing). Also I guess I just find it strange when people demand a tube amp then first thing they do is put a solid state transistor distortion in front.
the logic for slamming the front end is to ad the sizzle and compression that a marshall has when using OD's it only takes very little to color the tone. try it I used to think the same way.

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thephantum
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:44 pm

Adding a little color up front is one thing, but true sizzle and compression from a tube amp happens when the power tubes saturate. The only way to get that is to get the master volume up. Slamming the front end is just causing the preamp tubes to saturate, not the power tubes. That's really more of a trick than true tube amp tone. You might as well get a hybrid (tube preamp and solid state power amp).

I almost never use the OD channels on my amps...that's all preamp distortion. I use the clean channels and knock my power tubes over into saturation. The only thing I have up front these days is a tuner and a wah. The effects loop, is where I keep a Flanger, Echo, volume pedal and a modded Boss Blues Driver. Even then, the Blues Driver has the gain at minimum and the level up.....basically a solo boost. The point of that is to push the power tubes even harder into saturation. I can then control the level of that saturation with the volume pedal. :mrgreen:

gtrplr71
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Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:18 am

Last time I checked HT stood for Hybrid Technology is that correct?

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thephantum
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Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:11 am

Last time I checked HT was short for "High Tension"...which is the British term for high voltage. The "HT" designation is commonly used on schematics to designate the high voltage rails in electronic equipment. ;)

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Dynochrome
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Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:29 am

Just a guess but I think what he was going for was that the HT series uses solid state distortion so its not "pure tube" anyway. I usually only like tube amps but have played modelers I thought were nice also.

The way my Blackstar sounds and feels now that I replaced the speaker, I wouldn't care if all the transformers and tubes were for show and a built in transistor pedal ran the whole thing!

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