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Blackstar HT Series HT-DIST Tube Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
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      Blackstar HT Series HT-DIST Tube Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal (104778543)

Design your own tone with real tube sound.

By allowing infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the HT-DIST pedal's tone control network, the patent-applied-for ISF circuit allows you to effectively design your own tone and find the sound in your head. Add to this the dynamics of the high voltage tube design and a no compromise speaker emulated output and this pedal is a classic amongst modern distortions.

Blackstar's HT Range of tube overdrive pedals features true high voltage (300V) circuitry and are packed with innovations and tone. The revolutionary, patent-applied-for tone shaping feature ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) will redefine the tonal expectations of guitarists.

Add to this the no compromise speaker emulated output and you have the most cost effective way of getting real tube tones direct to disk or tape.

So whether you're playing live or recording, with the HT Range of guitar pedals you can finally get the sound you want.


The HT-DIST distortion pedal has a high voltage tube design for true tube dynamics and feel. Two cascaded ECC83 triode stages for gain from warm boost to screaming lead. Enhanced tone network for massive tonal flexibility with traditional passive network musicality. Patent-Applied-For ISF control allows access to infinite new sounds. Emulated output is a new benchmark design for pro direct recording sounds. High integrity bypass for silent switching and driving long cables.

Blackstar HT Series HT-DIST Tube Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal Features:

  • Genuine tube design
    Operates at 300V HT
    Cascaded tube gain stages
    Responds like a tube amp
    Unique enhanced tone controls
    Exclusive Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
    Fully equipped for stage or studio
    Speaker emulated output
    High integrity buffered bypass
    Power supply included
    Silent switching

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  • OK, but a little overpriced.

    As reviewed by Brendan on 5/13/2011

    I purchased this at Guitar Center on clearance several months ago, basically on a whim since the price was so low. My intention was to use it with Epiphone Valve JR. as a boost and an eq. For that purpose it has worked very well. I have also used it direct in live situations and for direct recording. The cabinet emulation is ok, but nothing great. My problems with the HT-Dist at this point are the sound quality, and the pots. I don't have other tube preamps to compare it to, but the sound quality of the speaker emulated output is no match for the direct out from my Marshall JCM 2000 DLS201. The eq and gain gives it some tonal variety, but not a lot. The ISF control is subtle. The second problem is that the pots are noisy. Not a huge issue as I don't turn the nobs in the middle of a song, but it speaks to the build quality of the product. Over I think it is a ok product. It fits a certain niche. However for $200 I would expect better sound and build quality. It doesn't make me want to run out an buy a Blackstar amp. So not a bad product, but nothing noteworthy, and certainly not for $200.

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