Blackstar HT Metal

Effect Pedal

  • Overdrive sounds up to hi gain distortion
  • 2 Channels with 3 modes
  • ISF Knob (infinite shape)
  • Buffered bypass
  • Speaker emulated output
  • Incl. power supply
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  • Metal Off On
  • Rock Off On
  • Solo Off On

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Overdrive Yes
Distortion Yes
Fuzz No
Metal Yes
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Bona fide valve sound in a pedal

MyInnerMe, 19.04.2018
First of all, on balance, this is a brilliant pedal, outstanding I'd say. Contrary to popular opinion, this pedal is not noisy, only if you crank the gain all the way to the max, which is unnecessary in my opinion. Other than that is it smooth as they come. Great articulation when picking as well. I use it in conjunction with my Seymour Duncan powerstage170 and a bunch of other in-line effects pedals; a suitable alternative to save wear and tear on my more expensive valve heads. So I find this custom set up a great use for practicing in the home/bedroom. Excellent hardware quality all around; the knobs have a quality rotational feel to them, no loose wobbling or anything; the footswitches are soft-silent and high quality as well. Takes up a reasonable patch of real estate on my pedal board (note the jack inputs could've been positioned better on the top end rather than on the sides, but hey that's the only slight criticism. I highly recommend this pedal from Thomann. Being very well organised and extremely reliable customer service, they sent out the 3-pin socket required for use on UK mainland, rather than just being left to figure out what to do with the two-pin socket for European use. Overall an outstanding purchase! Thank you Thomann.
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Very flexible, and loads of gain

Christopher892, 14.06.2014
I bought this pedal because I loved the sound of the Blackstar HT range, and my main Marshall JCM900 rig simply didn't have the guts to even get close.
With this in front of it, the Marshall suddenly became a completely different animal. With dual channels, it was possible to have a lead and a rhythm sound dialled in, so it's great for practical stage usage. There is more gain in this thing than you will ever need, and plenty of warmth in the sound due to the valve in the pedal. I wanted the valve aspect because it seemed pointless to play a solid state pedal through an expensive valve amp, so it complimented my rig well. The unexpected result was the amount of percussive chunk on the low end of the sound- I expected a good metal sound, but palm mutes had massive amounts of low end punch. Was great for recording chunky down-tuned riffs. There is a teeny amount of fizz in the top end that I didn't like much, but that more my personal taste. In the end I switched from this to the Blackstar Series one head, and I was very surprised by how close the OD1 and OD2 channels are to the two channels on this pedal- you're definitely getting very close to the S1 signature sound. Well worth it.
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