The HT-5RH is a head version of the HT-5R combo. With all the same great features and tone it's compact and portable, and more than capable of driving a 4x12! This award winning guitar amp is fully equipped for the studio or practice and features ...
The HT-5RH is a head version of the HT-5R combo. With all the same great features and tone it's compact and portable, and more than capable of driving a 4x12! This award winning guitar amp is fully equipped for the studio or practice and features stereo reverb, enhanced tone controls and a speaker emulated output.
After using this amp to record for over a year, I can easily say that it's flexibility and tonal characteristics continue to amaze me. The cabinet emulation feature is decent but it's true potential shines when connected to a cab and mic'd. You can get high gain metal tones that will melt the faces of death metal fans and also get clear and well defined rock / hard rock tones that could suit many styles. I personally find it's "crunch" zone (gain knob between 7 and 10 o'clock) to be a little lacking in depth, but you can reinforce it with the ISF knob to the "British" side. The clean tone on this amp is pristine and evenly balanced. I don't find that it works well with overdrive or distortion pedals, however, I don't find them to be necessary with this amp. If there was anything I could add to this head, it would be a "Presence" dial and a gain dial to the clean channel but that's just to have 100% control over super-fine details for the studio. These features can be found on it's higher-watt cousins. All in all, it is my go-to amp for my studio work when doing hard rock and metal tracks because of it's solid tonal character, studio versatility and ability to retain clarity without fancy modification, eq's or pedals. This machine is a cut above.