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Blackstar HT-5 Clips!!

Discussion in 'Backline' started by guitarguru777, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. guitarguru777

    guitarguru777 Member

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    I got to pick up my Blackstar HT-5 today and the only thing I can say about it is WAY COOL! This little 5 watt fucker packs a mighty punch.

    When I got it home today I was a bit disappointed at first with the amp as it seemed to really lack some balls and grit on its own. So I popped the good ol TS in front of it and it was like night and day. I will say this I do think the amp sound 1000x better with a DS-1 in front of it but for some reason I was getting a shitload of noise when I tried to reamp with the DS-1 so for now the TS will have to suffice. I will get some clips up in the next few days with the TS vs the DS-1 up front once I work out the noise issue.

    I really think passive pup's sound best through the head as I tried it with many different guitar / pickup combination's. Ibanez w Dimarzio Paf's, Strat with Single Coils, Schecter with EMG's, and my 7 string with Bare Knuckle Miracle Man 7's. The active EMG's I think drive the input too much and you get too much clipping. I havet tried backing off on the volume yet with the EMG's but I will give that a shot in the next few days and see how it fares.

    The amp is very very unforgiving when it comes to playing technique and picks up every little nuance, which I really think is going to kick ass in the lead guitar area. I think it has extremely usable tone for both rhythm tones and lead sounds. It gets really buttery with the mids up and leads just jump out at you with it.

    I do find the amp sounds best when the ISF control is in the 9:00 position and the mids turned all the way down. When the amp is set anywhere with the ISF control turned past noon the amp gets very woofy.

    Here is a little clip of Jeffs all to famous Rose of Sharyn, Its not a 5150 for certain, but its got a nice little growl to it that's very, dare I say British. Its definitely usable.

    www.jasoncohenitservices.com/blackrose.MP3
     
  2. Ola Englund

    Ola Englund Only gay in the village

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    man I'm sick and tired of this song. :D

    But the blackstar sounds really good in this clip! I'm actually in the process of buying a used HT-5. Just to have something to play with at home.
     
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    Yeah, totally happy with my Ht-5 too.
     
  4. guitarguru777

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    Ya I am really sick of these DI-s too. We need new ones for sure ...lol BUT we all know the song and its a goo reference.
     
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    buddy's got one thru and Orange 1x12 and I think it sounds pretty fuckin' good for what it is!
     
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    You could always use one of the Feared songs. :heh:
     
  7. guitarguru777

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    I only have the one song. I don't have any of the feared DI's since my PC crashed :(

    If you guys could provide links I would totally do it!
     
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    Ola Englund Only gay in the village

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    nono no i'm even more sick of my own songs... :)
     
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    How can you be? I had more fun mixing your songs than anything I've ever mixed in my life. :wave:
     
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    Seriously man, that's one of the best riffs I've heard in years! I'd love to hear that reamped through a Blackstar. Even though I have a HT-5 myself I don't have the facilities or equipment to reamp.
     
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    is it me, or is there a bit of latency on the guitars (to the drums)
     
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    probably just you:devil:
     
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    Mago Austrian Blech Machine

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    It's a nice little beast indeed, for home especially.
    Also nice to just use the poweramp with different preamps btw!
     
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    No, there definitely is. They aren't lined up to the drums, because this isn't my backing track oddly enough?
     
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    mr_furious Labizzy Bomba

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    :D Hahaha! That made me Laugh out loud...
     
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    Whos is it .....lol

    The guitars are definitely yours, did someone redo the backing?
     
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    Reamp the feared stuff already. Me wants to hear!
     
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    I dunno? They aren't lined up, and the panning seems weird for what I'd usually do.
     
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    The zip that I recieved only had an audio backing with drums and bass, and 2 guitar files. Did the originals have more tracks?

    I always though something was Off on them. Ill try manually aligning them.
     

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