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Blackstar HT Venue MkII - The Valve Amp Redefined #MOREISMORE


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Blackstar's HT Venue Series Club 40 MkII 40W 1x12 combo is a powerful and flexible all-valve combo amplifier ready for any gig. Redesigned from the ground up, the MkII improves on the original Venue series with revoiced channels that provide best-in-class clean and overdrive tones. The clean channel sings with a clarity and depth rare for its price range. Move to the overdrive channel, and you'll find a spectrum of tones from edge-of-breakup grit to tight, punchy high gain, thanks to Blackstar's patented Infinite Shape Feature.

Revoiced Channels Offer Boutique-Level Tone

When developing the MkII, Blackstar's engineers benchmarked high-end vintage and boutique valve amps to improve on their already popular tones. The result is a clean channel with unmatched purity and flexibility and an overdrive channel with richer, more complex saturation. The overdrive channel offers everything from warm, mid-focused crunch to tight, high-gain leads. Each channel features its own footswitchable Voice switch to access different tonal characteristics.

Infinite Shape Feature Provides Massive Tonal Variety

Blackstar's Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) gives the MkII a seemingly endless range of tones. The ISF control shifts the EQ curve of the amp's Bass, Middle and Treble controls. Fully counterclockwise, the amp takes on an aggressive American voice with tight lows and mids. Fully clockwise, the tone becomes more British with an open, airy quality. The overdrive channel offers two modes in each ISF position—"classic crunch" and "super saturated lead"—for a total of four footswitchable overdrive voices.

Packed With Player-Friendly Features

Beyond its exceptional tone, the MkII includes useful tools for players and recording engineers alike. Its digital reverb offers more depth and detail than previous Venue versions. The power reduction circuit provides cranked tube tone at lower volumes, perfect for small gigs, practice and recording. The USB audio output and emulated line out make recording direct or reamping tracks simple. The MkII's compact, lightweight design is ideal for gigging and transporting to the studio.

A Portable and Powerful Tube Amp for All Players

With channel switching, multiple footswitchable voices, built-in attenuation and pro recording features, the Blackstar HT Venue Series Club 40 MkII 40W 1x12 combo is an endlessly flexible tube amp for musicians of all genres. Its boutique-quality tone and portable, lightweight build make it the perfect amp for any gigging guitarist looking to stand out.

Blackstar HT Venue Series Club 40 MkII 40W 1x12 Combo Black
Blackstar HT Venue Series Club 40 MkII 40W 1x12 Combo Black
Blackstar HT Venue Series Club 40 MkII 40W 1x12 Combo Black

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  • Power: 40W (tube)
  • Attenuation to 4W
  • Tubes: two 12AX7 (preamp); two EL34 (power amp)
  • Two footswitchable channels
  • Single input
  • Speaker: 1x12 Celestion
  • Controls: 3-band EQ, ISF, clean voice switch, overdrive voice switch, master volume, reverb dark/bright switch
  • Built-in reverb
  • FX loop
  • Speaker-emulated output

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