The guitar amplifier has two channels available for selection, a Clean channel and an Overdrive channel. The volume control on the Clean channel can drive either a pristine clean or a very crunchy tone. In the Overdrive channel, the Gain control sweeps the tone from a clean sound on the edge of breakup right through to a distorted lead tone.
Because the amp is low-power, it produces the crunch and break-up characteristics of a traditional 100W output stage, but at a much lower volume. With the amp, you can get tone rich in valve harmonics and compression, sounding full and toneful at volumes that work in your home. Many performers prefer to have a small amp like this one and to mic it through a PA to get both a 12" speaker stage monitor and high volumes in the Mains.
Blackstar HT-5R Electric Guitar Tube Amp Combo
- Type Valve (tube)
Preamp Valves 1 x ECC83, 1 x 12BH7
Inputs Guitar Input, MP3/Line Input
Controls Clean Volume, Clean Tone, Overdrive Select, Overdrive Gain, Overdrive Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, ISF, Reverb
Channels 2 - Clean, Overdrive
Speaker Size one 12"
Speaker Model Blackbird 50
(Width x Height x Depth)
444 x 237 x 400 (mm)