HT-20 settings

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abc
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:16 am

Hi,
I just bought myself a blackstar HT-20 and I am a beginner.
Can anyone post me some suggested settings to get a good overdrive/distortion sound.
Thanks

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VENTGtr
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:50 am

Good starting point is put everything at 12 o'clock and go from there (A little more specifically, the actual "rule" of sorts is to have highs/mids/lows at 2 o'clock to start).

I like ISF straight up and things move a bit from the aforementioned start point, PLUS the instrument you're using/sound you're going for will determine the settings you end up with.

Some have posted their settings with descriptors which may be of use as well.

And, welcome on. Great forum, and the HT20's a great amp. You'll be really happy with it.

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majikmojo
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:17 pm

welcome aboard abc...

if you poke around in here there are some settings for the 20 - several experienced 20 users on here
its quite a little amp 8)

abc
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:55 pm

Thanks so much for your contribution. I actually tried searching for settings but I did not come up with anything. If you could post a suggested search word/link i'd appreciate it. Thanks so much.

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VENTGtr
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:05 pm


abc
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:24 pm

Thanks so much I will give those a try.

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majikmojo
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:42 pm

it would be nice if there were settings we all could use as a rule but it dont work that way...
your instrument is going to matter also...but those above are good starting points as was mentioned

IM4Tone
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:30 pm

I seem to recall several recommendations in the HT20 manual. Have you looked there?
And as stated by others, any of this is just a starting point due to other variables and most importantly due to your personal taste.

midlife
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:50 pm

Just got my HT-20 about three weeks ago. Like anything else you have to play around with it to find the sound you are looking for, which is part of the fun. Equipment definitely makes a huge difference. I have a Schecter Solo 6 with Seymour Duncan pickups and a Schecter Hellraiser with EMGs. As you can imagine, quite a difference in sound between the two. Bottom line, it is an awesome amplifier!

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