Blackheart Engineering BH5H Little Giant Head
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Blackheart Engineering BH5H Little Giant Head

BH5H Little Giant Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Blackheart Engineering.

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Audiofanzine FR 10/12/2008

Blackheart Engineering BH5H Little Giant Head : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)

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(Originally written by Námo Fëanturi/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Single channel, class-A tube amp with 5-watt or 3-watt operation, bass, mid and high controls, 5 speaker outputs (2 x 8 ohms, 2 x 4 ohms and 1 x 16 ohms).

This amp was conceived by Pyotr Belov (Valve Junior designer) who packed into the Blackheart all the features the Valve Junior was missing. He also designed the Blackheart so that people with tube circuitry knowledge can easily modify it.

You'll find the circuit diagrams on several websites.

In the coming days I will have someone add an FX loop to my amp so that I can insert a reverb.

UTILIZATION

If you want a more simple product than the BH5H, choose the BH1H which only has one control.

You immediately get a nice sound and the amp sounds well both with Eminence and Celestion V30 speakers.

SOUNDS

The sound is beautiful with a Strat US. For a crunch sound you'll have to set the volume control beyond the halfway point, which already produces a loud volume in 5-watt mode.

The amp has a good dynamic response and the sound is superb, much better than the sound of much more expensive solid-state amps from other manufacturers.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for 15 days: simply plug your guitar, set three controls and you already have a good sound!

This amp is simple and very effective, the finish is wonderful and the value for money of this high-quality tube amp head is almost unbeatable.

This amp is regularly out of stock since it was launched so I had to look for it 15 days until I found it secondhand.

This amp is a true revelation for me. In its price range the Blackheart is the ultimate weapon for blues, rock, funk and reggae.

The lack of power and distortion will be a problem if you want to play heavy metal in a band.