Got tired of lugging my half stack since it doesn't even fit in my car, i had to borrow a shitty cab all the time at the garage...
so, i bought a blackstar ht-5r thinking it would be more portable and easy.
sounded good in the store.
seemed loud enough at home - enough to ring my ears
with a drum kit, i was washed out.
gain is shit at higher volumes too. gets all fuzzy.
then i see that it won't take an OD because the preamp isn't even tube, it's solid state.
i'm going to be returning it. It's great in the bedroom. sounds awesome.
with other people, it's shit, and has no bottom end at all.
I was going to trade it up for the venue 40, but it sounds the exact same, just has more power.
So, what else is out there. kinda don't want to buy 'another' 6505. also don't want 100 watts. is there a 20-40 watt amp that does it all (decent cleans, some mid gain stuff for a strat, and some high gian stuff for some duncan's?) and doesn't cost a fortune AND fits in my trunk?
Look for one of these used. Sound really good.
Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head | Guitar Center
If you want combo go for this one used.
Egnater Tweaker-40 112 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp | Guitar Center