Blackstar Amplification HT-Dist

HT-Dist, Distorsione/Overdrive/Fuzz per chitarra from Blackstar Amplification in the HT Pedals series.

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iamqman 27/07/2011

Blackstar Amplification HT-Dist : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Nice all around distortion pedal."

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Blackstar has made a huge splash on the amp world in recent years. They have made great sounding fantastically priced amps for the masses. They have been able to keep their prices very low and that is a thng that has propelled them into stardom. They have successfully taking a huge niche in the market over the last few years. To add to their prestige they have included a whole line of distortion pedals as well.

This pedal is almost a full preamp in a pedal form. This pedal has gain, bass, middle, treble, ISF, and level. This is pretty much the exact same control knob front panel as many of their amps. This has a speaker simulated output which is also on their regular amps. So this pedal is basically a preamp peal.


* Genuine valve design
* Operates at 300V HT
* Cascaded valve gain stages
* Responds like a valve 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


The tone of this pedal is gritty and very high gain. This pedal actually sound like a overidrven tube amp. I am not a distortion pedal guy. I generally like to get my tone and gain from the amps preamp combined with the power tube section of the amp. However, this pedal comes as close to the real deal as I have heard from any pedal. This pedal recreates what sound you would hear out of a valve tube amp.

You get a very chunky creamy overdrive tone that you can play excellent lead with but even better rhythm's with. Th gain from this pedal is very addicting and just makes you want to crank up your amp to loud obnoxious volumes. It has a great fat tone and the voicing is very British but just fits perfectly to the rest of the BLackstar line of pedals and amps.


You can pick these peals up new for right at around $199, which is not bad for a great sounding preamp pedal. I would recommend this pedal to anyone who has a clean amp and needs a high gain tone out of that amp. You get a great sounding tone and for not a whole lot of money. This is one of the best sounding units that I have ever heard and for this price it is a no brainer.