Blackstar HT Studio 20H - 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head

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20 Watt Tube Head

The HT Studio 20 is a highly versatile amplifier suited to a wide range of playing styles and situations.

The Clean Channel provides a wide range of clean and moderately overdriven tones. The voicing is typical of many ‘boutique’ style amplifiers with a ringing Class A type performance. The overall character may be adjusted with the Tone control from dark and warm through to bright and sparkling.

The HT Studio 20 Overdrive Channel is characterized by a tone, which is high in gain, but lacks any of the detached top-end ‘fizz’ often found in many similar designs. This is a result of unique preamplifier and power amplifier shaping techniques, which also benefit the player in the way the overdrive, cleans up beautifully as the guitar volume is reduced. Even at the most extreme settings, the Overdrive Channel remains natural sounding.

The HT Studio 20 Overdrive Channel also has its own highly flexible EQ section providing a variety of overdriven tones. The Patent-Applied-For ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) control is unique to Blackstar Amplification and represents a major step forward in tone shaping flexibility. The ISF control shifts the response of the three-control tone stack between a US type response at one end, and at the other a UK type response. Importantly, in between the two extremes, lie an infinite number of alternative tone choices that would be otherwise unavailable.

The HT Studio 20’s two-channel design has been optimized for either preamp or power amp overdrive, or a combination of both. The carefully voiced preamp and cathode biased dual EL34 power amp configuration provides the user with the ability to create wonderfully lush valve tones. From mild overdrive that cleans up by backing off the guitar volume control, to highly saturated distortion, this amp does it all.

The HT Studio 20 also features a completely natural sounding digital reverb, which is outstandingly musical on both clean and crunch tones and raises the benchmark for guitar amplifier specific reverb design.

Things You Will Get:

  • Amplifier Head
  • Footswitch
  • Power Supply
Series HT-Venue
Other Features ISF Infinite Shape feature
Model HT-Studio 20 H

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4.0

Bangin low-watt head!

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from Indianapolis

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Musician

    Comments about Blackstar HT Studio 20H - 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    This is a great sounding two-channel head that actually does both clean and crunch really well. If you want sparkly cleans, they are there, but if you give the clean channel a little gain and back the master off, it has a great sounding, gritty crunch. The lead channel has plenty of gain with great harmonics and lots of bite. I actually took to OD pedals off my board because I replaced them both with the lead channel of this amp.

    It's billed as a 'studio,' amp, but I use it live. If you have an adequate PA and monitors, there is no problem mic-ing this amp and using it live, especially because it sounds even better when you push it a little. If you're not familiar with the ISF feature, check it out. I won't go into how it works here, just suffice it to say..., it's very handy for shaping your tone.

    The lead channel does take quite a bit of volume off, so you have to make some adjustments for that, but it's still a great head. I've heard a lot of complaints about it not having a standby. It actually does have one; you just pull the lead chord out half-way and the amp switches to standby mode. So, it has a standby, it's just not a traditional switch. The amp takes pedals well, very responsive to guitar volume. Again, just a great all around amp and one of my all-time favorites.

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    5.0

    Amazing

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    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Blackstar HT Studio 20H - 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I use this amp head for home practicing and recording, and for live events events. it can pack a punch! great sound on both overdrive and clean, must buy

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      Warranty on Blackstar is 3 years parts & labor, 90 days on tubes & footswitches, 1 year on speakers.