The Musikmesse Exhibition in 2007 saw the launch of Blackstar Amplification. To celebrate Blackstar’s 5th anniversary in 2012 the company launched a special limited edition HT-5 2×10 combo. Based on the award winning HT-5R, the HT-5TH has the same patented features but with some unique cosmetic upgrades including cream tolex covering, anniversary weave fret cloth and limited edition front panel. Each unit also came with a unique certificate. The production run was limited to 2500 pieces worldwide.
5 Watt valve combo
1xECC83 and 1x12BH7 valves
Unique push pull power amp design
Two footswitchable channels
2x 10″ Celestion speakers
Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
Fully equipped for studio or practice
Digital Stereo Reverb
Speaker emulated output with 1×12 or 4×12 voicing
Effects loop with effects level switch
Blackstar’s patented ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) control can take you from the USA to the UK and anywhere between in seconds. You simply dial between the US and UK tone profiles to achieve the exact sound response you prefer. And it actually works surprisingly well.
The Blackstar HT-5TH has two channels available for selection, a Clean channel and an Overdrive channel. Using the Gain control while on the Clean channel you are able to deliver everything from a pristine clean sound through to a nice crunch tone. Alternatively you can select the Overdrive channel and using the Gain control, change from a clean sound on the edge of breakup right through to a seriously distorted lead tone.
This amp is never going to make it onto a concert stage in competition with drums, bass and other big rockin’ amps. But put it in a studio, practice or rehearsal setting and it speaks for itself. A very versatile, sweet sounding modern tone machine.
This particular amp is in excellent, virtually as new condition. It has been used sporadically in a home studio environment over the past few years, and looked after very well. The owner even sourced a particularly nice Rocksolid UK brand padded canvas cover at $150 cost, to keep this baby in pristine condition.
Video demo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrMLISsNnb8