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  1. #9


    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexkill View Post
    You kick an OD in front of that and it would scream bald eagles!
    Or........I could buy an amp that doesn't sound like shit.
    I bleed BOSS blue. Yoshi Ikegami is my spirit animal.

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  3. #10


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    I thought it was too dark on rhythms for the arrangements he was playing, but that's personal preference. Doesn't mean it can't be dialed brighter/made brighter with pedals/pickups/eq/amp controls/ etc. etc. etc., or that the tone he had going might work better than a brighter tone depending on what else is going on in the music.

    The only BlackStar I really enjoyed playing was one of their "premium" non Master Volume hand wired combos. This was years and years ago though, when I bought a Jackson in a shop. No clue if they make it anymore, it was fucking expensive for the brand and had super minimal controls.

    Besides being a little too dark it sounded cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg McCoy View Post
    I thought it was too dark on rhythms for the arrangements he was playing, but that's personal preference. Doesn't mean it can't be dialed brighter/made brighter with pedals/pickups/eq/amp controls/ etc. etc. etc., or that the tone he had going might work better than a brighter tone depending on what else is going on in the music.

    The only BlackStar I really enjoyed playing was one of their "premium" non Master Volume hand wired combos. This was years and years ago though, when I bought a Jackson in a shop. No clue if they make it anymore, it was fucking expensive for the brand and had super minimal controls.

    Besides being a little too dark it sounded cool.
    The only HT series that sounded decent was the 5, and even then it sounded like an amplified preamp pedal (which it basically is). The old 20w sounded like hot garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    The only HT series that sounded decent was the 5, and even then it sounded like an amplified preamp pedal (which it basically is). The old 20w sounded like hot garbage.
    Wasn't talking about one in the HT series, they make higher end "boutique" stuff. Look up "Artisan 15" or something like that.

    https://reverb.com/item/10751676-bla...ique-amplifier

    No clue if they re-used the model name for cheaper amps since then, but they used to have a "high end" line. Not a huge fan of the brand, so I don't really follow them closely. Don't know if they still do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg McCoy View Post
    Wasn't talking about one in the HT series, they make higher end "boutique" stuff. Look up "Artisan 15" or something like that.

    https://reverb.com/item/10751676-bla...ique-amplifier

    No clue if they re-used the model name for cheaper amps since then, but they used to have a "high end" line. Not a huge fan of the brand, so I don't really follow them closely. Don't know if they still do.
    The 100 watt version of this was my first tube amp, I still have it. What a shock I had when I turned it on and discovered that I didn't need anywhere near 100 watts.
    You miss 100% of the Nope you don't Nope.

    Don't give up Nope.

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    After the other comments had to check out those guitars. lets sell $4k guitars but only have 2 photos of each one.
    This will weed out any pretenders that don't really want to buy our stuff.


    The amp was a bit meh for me but I have owned far worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
    What a shock I had when I turned it on and discovered that I didn't need anywhere near 100 watts.
    Damn, no.
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    Their HT-5R amps are a little dark too... I struggled with getting a bright enough sound out of mine until I bought an EQ pedal. I just needed a small amp for recording, but was shocked at just how loud the 5 watt version can be in a small spare bedroom!

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