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  • Blackstar HT-series ... then, and now.

    Quick Question :

    I think, most of us know that when Blackstar amps started out, they advertised the entire HT-series as ALL-valve (tube) amps, but in reality, they had clipping diodes in their circuit, just like the Marshall Silver Jubilee, and some of the JCM-900's (NOT the SL-X).

    Can anyone confirm / know for a fact, that the 2nd gen/series of Blackstar HT MKII's are indeed diode-free in their gain stage ?

    Thank you very much.
    Formerly known as; SirJackdeFuzz (7400+ posts)

  • #2
    I don't know for sure-

    I own a 2020 model Blackstar HT-20mkII combo;

    and judging by the sheer amount of gain the OD channel has, with only 2 tubes in there-

    I'm 99% sure there are some "extra" distortion stage, with maybe diodes- to produce all the distortion .

    It's a good sounding distortion, though! \m/

    -Erlend
    If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Erlend_G View Post
      I don't know for sure-

      I own a 2020 model Blackstar HT-20mkII combo;

      and judging by the sheer amount of gain the OD channel has, with only 2 tubes in there-

      I'm 99% sure there are some "extra" distortion stage, with maybe diodes- to produce all the distortion .

      It's a good sounding distortion, though! \m/

      -Erlend
      Thanks Erland
      Formerly known as; SirJackdeFuzz (7400+ posts)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SirJackdeFuzz II View Post

        Thanks Erland
        No problem, mate!

        I'm sorry I can't provide any evidence i.e. a schematic.

        Tried to contact Blackstar myself, regarding a question which extension cabinet could/would fit my amp...

        but I found NO e-mail adresses, telephone numbers, just a huge "FAQ" :/

        rock on!
        If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

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