Blackstar Amplification HT-Blackfire
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HT-Blackfire, Other guitar saturation effect from Blackstar Amplification in the Signature series.

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iamqman 30/07/2011

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

"Coooool box"
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BLackstar has been steady the last few years building high quality amps as well as very consumer budgeted amps. You can find an amp for every type of player and every time of musical situation. BLackstar has some of the best sounding amplifiers on the market right now. Now they are better equipping guitar players with very useful and effective distortion pedals. Even their ISF control knob and their award winning preamp design has been put it into a pedal.

This is a pedal that has dual boosts and distortions. This pedal was design by the the guitarist from Ozzy called Gus G. These two spend time compiling what was needed to get a fire breathing distortion boost.

UTILIZATION

Limited to just 1,000 pieces worldwide, each pedal includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Gus G. and an exclusive Gus trading card.

* Genuine valve design
* Operates at 300V HT
* Cascaded valve gain stages
* Responds like a valve amp
* Unique enhanced tone controls
* Extreme gain and tone
* Exclusive Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)

* Fully equipped for stage or studio
* Speaker emulated output
* High integity buffered bypass
* Power supply included
* Silent switching
* Unique Gus G. cosmetics

SOUND QUALITY

This is an over the top distortion box. This thing is all that the other dual box is but increased even more. A slightly different voicing but generally the same thing. This box is just a distortion monster. Most of it in my opinion is unusable gain. I know there are guys who think you can never have too much gain, but they are wrong. Unless you greatly increase you midrange then you will not cut through the mix. You must have something in the way of clean gain to cut through without boosting the mids, which for you down tune guys an mega gain and distortion guys you wanna kill the midrange. Tag is why most guitar tone pretty much suck in the metal world tight now. They have so much gain and drop A# tuning is just sounds like someone belching. The tones from many of these bands right now have a guitar tone that sounds like someone belching. It is horrible!

OVERALL OPINION

At new you can find these pedals for right at around $270. They are hard to get so if you find one and Gus G is your man than you should pick it up. He does have a killer tone on with his last band Firewind. This is a cool pedal nonetheless, but they are a bit more expensive then he other Blackstar pedals. This is a cool pedal but let someone else take the new hit and buy it used and save 40%.