Blackstar HT-5R Combo

Electric Guitar Combo Amp

  • 5 Watt
  • 1x 12" Blackbird 50 custom designed speaker
  • 12BH7 Dual triode tubes
  • 2 Switchable channels: Clean, overdrive
  • Controls for master volume treble, middle, bass
  • Clean: volume, gain, clean volume
  • ISF switch
  • Speaker emulation: 1x 12" or 4x 12"
  • Reverb
  • Headphone output
  • Effects loop
  • Dimensions: 443 x 249 x 444 mm
  • Weight: 12.3 kg
  • Foot switch included
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  • Blues
  • Funk
  • Metal
  • Rock

Further information

Power 5 W
Speaker size 1x 12"
Power Amp Tubes 12BH7
Channels 2
Reverb Yes
External FX Loop Yes
Recording Output Yes
MIDI Interface No
Connection for External Speaker No
Headphone connection Yes
Footswitch Yes
Incl. Footswitch Yes
Weight 12,3 kg

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InDecember, 06.01.2018
I like to record some heavier tunes in my bedroom and decided to go for this little HT5.
It's all good as long as you don't play any kind of high gain metal!
+ Build Quality
+ Looks
+ Clean channel sound
- Stock speaker
- Gain gets muddy above 3 o'clock
Unless you swap the stock speaker and the powertube and put a tubescreamer in front and you're Ola Englund, you don't get a decent metal sound out of it.
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Blackstar HT-5R Combo

10.02.2015
Bought this one after owning the old version (without the reverb, with 10" speaker) for about 2 years. I loved the old one. I only upgraded to get the 12" speaked and more gain.
Let's start about all things I liked about the HT-5R:
- The clean channel sounds really nice and it's impossible to make it sound bad. There is only one knob to change the tone here - it goes from bright Fender-y kinda thing to a muddy (but not much) dark tone.
- Overdrive channell is really good for old rock stuff

Now, things i didn't like:
- Speaker. This is a 12" driver made by Blackstar but it's nowhere near as powerfull as the old 10" Celestion.
- High Gain sound has lost it's "valve" tone somehow. It sounded really solid state to me.
- Reverb is "only" decent

Don't get me wrong: it's still a good amp. It just doesn't sound as warm/organic/tubey as the original HT-5.
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