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EL34s deliver 100W of Blackstar's immense tube tone and incredible versatility.

The Blackstar HT Stage 100 tube amp head uses a quartet of selected EL34 power tubes to deliver 100W of British dynamics with 3 channels, delivering 6 modes for amazing tonal versatility. The 'boutique' style clean channel has 2 modes: 'British Class A' and 'dynamic US'. Each of the amp head's 2 ISF (Infinite Shape Feature)-equipped overdrive channels accesses a further 2 modes.

The 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 amp head's 'modern' setting.

The Overdrive Channel on the Blackstar guitar amp head 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 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 overdrive channel remains natural sounding. The Blackstar Venue HT-100H amp head's ISF 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 Venue tube amp head has an infinite number of alternative tone choices in between the 2 extremes that would be otherwise unavailable.

The Blackstar HT-100H amp head 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.

Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head Features:

  • 100-watt valve amp head
    2xECC83, 1xECC82, 4xEL34
    3 footswitchable channels
    Enhanced tone controls
    Patent-Applied for Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
    Clean voice switch
    Overdrive 1 voice switch
    Overdrive 2 voice switch
    Presence
    Resonance
    Master volume
    Digital reverb with dark/bright switch
    Speaker emulated output with 1x12/4x12 voicing
    Effects loop with effects level switch
    4-way footswitch included
    Cool vintage styling


Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head Specifications:

  • Power (RMS): 100 watts
    Tubes: 4 x EL34, 2 x ECC83, 1 x ECC82
    Weight: 67lb.
    Dimensions: 26-1/2"H x 12-1/3"W x 10-1/2"D
    Footswitch: FS-7 included, optional FS-4 for Overdrive 2 Voice


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  • Wow

    As reviewed by Jeff on 6/7/2010

    ^ only word that describes this amp. First time i plugged it in i was blown away. Normally i use mesa boogie amplifiers, but this thing blew those out of the water. it had crystal clear cleans, very super light distortion (for when you just want a tad of gain to the cleans) and it had extreme distortion for death metal. i cant believe how versatile the amp was, i played nearly everything on it and i could not get a bad tone out of it. from what i've heard, this was created by a few guys who we were working for marshall, but left to start their own amp company because jim marshall wouldn't let them add this stuff to it. Glad they left, cause this is an amazing amp. if you want good tones, would definitely check this out!

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  • Fantastic

    As reviewed by dan on 10/22/2010

    I was going to grab a marshall jcm but I ran into this Blackstar and I was blown away. The overdrive 1 has awesome marshall crunch and and overdrive 2 is very good as well. The clean is beautiful and versatile. The build is amazing. Get this amp and never look back!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • AWESOME CRUSHING TONE

    As reviewed by matt sinner on 1/10/2011

    this amp is a monster!!! beautiful clean tone and crushing overdrive!! I couldnt believe my ears when I turned this on..very versitile and well constructed..my bandmates in BREWZER were amazed!! amps dont come any better!! easily the best amp Ive ever heard or had..youll be amazed!!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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