The Blackstar HT Soloist HT-60S is an ideal compact gigging amp for players who want the power to handle larger venues but in a 1x12 combo format. The HT-60S Soloist from the Blackstar Venue series has 2 channels and 4 modes that are augmented by ...
The Blackstar HT Soloist HT-60S is an ideal compact gigging amp for players who want the power to handle larger venues but in a 1x12 combo format. The HT-60S Soloist from the Blackstar Venue series has 2 channels and 4 modes that are augmented by an additional footswitchable solo boost. The solo boost will add up to 10dB of level boost and can be used in conjunction with the Body switch for fat, singing leads.
The Blackstar combo amplifier's Clean Channel has 2 modes, 'boutique' and 'modern' and its own Tone control provides a wide range of clean tones. The Voice switch reconfigures both the preamplifier voicing and gain structure, and the power amplifier damping, to reproduce either ringing Class A Performance in the 'boutique' mode, or very clean and tight Class AB tones in the 'modern' setting.
The Overdrive Channel on the Blackstar Venue tube amp has its own EQ section and a Voice switch that allows the character of the channel to be changed, providing a wide variety of overdriven tones. The channel is characterized by a tone that's high in gain, but lacks any of the detached top-end 'fizz' often found in similar designs. This is a result of the Blackstar HT-60S guitar amp's unique preamplifier and power amplifier shaping techniques, which cleans up the overdrive beautifully as the guitar volume is reduced. Even at the most extreme settings, the Blackstar amp's overdrive channel remains natural sounding. The ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) control is unique to Blackstar Amplification and represents a major step forward in tone shaping flexibility.
The ISF control shifts the response of the 3-control tone stack between a US-type response at one end, and at the other a UK-type response. The Blackstar amplifier has an infinite number of alternative tone choices in between the 2 extremes that would be otherwise unavailable.
The Blackstar HT Soloist 60 tube amp also features a completely natural sounding digital reverb, which is outstandingly musical on both clean and crunch tones and raises the benchmark for guitar amplifier specific reverb design. A Dark/Bright switch allows the overall reverb characteristics to be modified to suit different tastes and playing styles.
The Blackstar HT-Soloist 60 is another of the stellar products of Blackstar's HT line. A 60W cab, it feautres two channels (clean and overdrive), with a solo boost and built-in reverb. The two channels have solo volume and tone controls, two different voices per channel, and shared master volume, presence, ISF control, and reverb. The overdrive channel also features its own equalization controls and gain control. It also includes a 4 way footswitch for the clean, overdrive, boost, and reverb. Soundwise, this amp has a TON of tones. The clean channel is actually really good. You're not gonna get Fender cleans out of this, but they are still veryyyy smooth. The voice switch always gives for brighter or darker cleans. The overdrive channel works great as well, as you can dial in old school plexi dirty all the way to some death metal gain levels - it's all a matter of how you can work the controls. I personally was not a fan of the boost, but I can see it being used by other players. The ISF feature is really neat, as you can go from British-flavor to American-flavor with a mere turn of a knob. All the difference isn't stark for some, to the trained ear you can hear the difference. The amp also features a Celestion Seventy 80 Driver 12", which, IMO, isn't the best speaker for the amp. I was thinking of replacing it with a different Celestion (G12M-65) before I sold it. All in all, it was a great amp and I will miss it, as I had it for most of my upperclassmen years of college. 10/10 would recommend for those who want a versatile amp, for use in bedroom and gig.
My main amp is the Fender Hot Rod Deville 2x12 love the headroom on it, but was looking for something more Marshall like, with a bit of a bite as well. Seen many youtube videos of this amp and I was really impressed. Decided to get one from Andertons in the UK. Arrived next day. The build quality... well not any near my fender lol. The vinyl already coming off that thing :/ (brand new) As goes for the sound hmmm. Clean channel I guess is ok, but I didn't buy it for the clean sounds!!! The dirty channel? Well not any near as on the youtube videos! Very thin sounding, and the ISF knob doesn't do shit for me tbh. This amp doesn't take pedals that well. My advice is simple - Try it before you buy it! Paid £630 for it...