Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo
Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo

BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Blackheart Engineering.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 12 reviews )
 10 reviews83 %
 1 user review8 %
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Value For Money : Excellent
Audiofanzine FR03/08/2009

Audiofanzine FR's review

Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo
(Originally written by fantomas197/translated from Audiofanzine FR)


Very easy configuration: just adjust the tone using the three controls and the volume and you'll get a good sound.

User's manual? I don't know if it comes with one. You won't need a user's manual with this amp.


I play a Gibson BFG and I'm very surprised by the sound of this combo: nice clean sound, and good crunch sound at loud volumes (and it gets even better with a small boost pedal). You can also get a fat or twangy sound, and the amp sounds very good with effect pedals.


No cons considering the price of this tube amp. It's a high-quality amp and it's great to practice at home or even to play with a band if you connect it to a 4 x 12" speaker cabinet.

Update from 03/08/2009: in both 3 watt and 5 watt operation, the last quarter of the volume knob doesn't really increase the output level but the gain. The sound gets wild (as well as your neighbors...) The 3 watt mode is for crunch sounds while the 5 watt mode is for distortion. Great. Once again, it's a very good amp considering the price.

jacqn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The amp Blues Rock"

Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo
Everything has been said
no vibration on mine, bought secondhand in cahscon 170 euros, revised and warranty


very simple equation instead of knobs and effective presence also (a big plus)
I play almost only saturated but with the volume knob on the guitar arrived in a clear easily
in 7W is really good too and definitely less strong


played with a PRS SE equipped with Seymour Duncan SH2-SH4, Mustang Pawn Shop, Eastwood P90 (Lauzon) and a Fender strat MIJ
each character is preserved guitar, this is truly a great quality amp
I even re-discovered my P90!
only Strat, to my taste, is not really development
I bought it to play in a blues-rock and this is perfect
with a TS9 and a clean boost in the ass, it becomes a giant


first review hot, but not disappointed with my purchase (at this price! that is the price of a pedal!)
obviously it is typed rock and Marshall, but as this is exactly what I wanted
2 things:
- Switch the 7/15 that W 'plop'
- Weight - but there is a good bowl 12 "Eminence also

if you take a look and you do not have neighbors go for it! ;)

DeathPaupiette's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" YUM!"

Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo
It is an all-tube, 15 or 7 watts, 2 EL84 power and one 12AX7 preamp in, plus a correct transistor.
Single channel. Volume, drive, 3-band EQ, presence.
Integrated No effect. Eminence 12 "specially inscribed for Blackheart, different inputs to connect a cab. Note that weighs a fucking dead donkey (about 21 kgs, I do not know if this is due to lights and if it is particularly unique in this line of amps, but from a Vypyr 15W wooden crate with a bowl 8 ", I feel the difference ...).
No effects loop, sorry.


Given the settings, the config is super simple plug 'n play. I have not looked at the manual at the same time it is not facing the Roadking II level settings ...
Good sound is subjective, but in my opinion yes it has and easy!


So let it be said at once: with this amp, no distortion thrust! We arrive at a maximum overdrive rock and very hot, but more saturated we can play on it must be Black Sabbath, while my guitar has EMG (60X and 81X). I took it for its clear sound, which I find just divine: hot, you can feel the lamps and the HP 12 ". Lowland are present but very defined.
In my desire to jazzy at the same time this is why I chose it! So we pass a dull and deep clean a much brighter, even if I do not reach the brilliance of a Fender (at the same time saw my config microphones). There is headroom, depth, treble are never garish ... I love it!
Once you go up the gain but also the volume, there is a hot desire crunch, a bit fuzzy ... Yum, perfect for the styles I do not play at all (classic rock, etc..), But very nice nonetheless.
For Metal, I glue a MXR Fullbore Metal, and how to say ... is the butcher ... one huge headroom, a warm and powerful, precise and surgical, typing in all styles of Metal.
Note that the difference between the 7W and 15W is quite blatant in 7W sound slightly veiled, it loses slightly serious and acute and it seems to me that the amp compresses a little more.


What I love: - you can feel the quality workmanship, the box in Tolex
- HP 12 "
- The clear
- Switchable power (very playable apartment)
What I like least: - the weight
- The absence of loop
- It vibrates when I play a C, anywhere on the sleeve, I think this is a fault on mine, I'll contact Blackheart / my dealer and see what there is to do, I will publish more later.

Like most of my reviews, I will edit and return it by the feelings and the evolution of this amp as my optimism can turn ^ ^
Jean-François à Châteaubriant08/04/2012

Jean-François à Châteaubriant's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" they missed the box!!"

Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo
tube amp etc. ... read the full description for further notice.
simple and efficient in terms of equalization,
the hp is not bad,
not too heavy and very cheap especially secondhand.
electronics is of good quality,


Very easy to use it is in rock, it comes out well in the mix and it does not compress too much for a lamp. The crunch is nice but the bottom drive is quite ugly, drooling in this serious and screams too acute.
should at least change the lamp preamp and if possible two EL84 power
BUT READ THE FOLLOWING CAR get a good sound is easy, using it is nearly impossible!


In fact it should not really what I do, but I took it to something else just to find out the rock! that's enough for what I did but finally my jc50 with good pedal I like more.
no fat sound in there, so that net slice meat, but ideally in a group dedicated to the genre. home at very low volume may be very weak. In all cases metal fans forget! it is for blues rock punk (for the funk is without reverb and too aggressive in my opinion);
REPEAT stage or the noise level is good. 7 w in it's prettier and more usable I think we can push ... and there is an accident!


makes a significant vibration is present between G flat and A flat!
we talk enough about the forums and even RAT (which customizes the Blackheart) clearly recommeded to "stay far away from the combo ..." This comes from a stripping or total body design yet is made with good materials. we find it easily on the web in French or English. I am surprised that no notice that fact.
I tried everything to correct ... no avail.
this is very annoying, I had to make a head and a separate subwoofer for use, the sudden interest of the combo is gone!


1 year
and I is in its head + cabinet at home. (It was a way station tsf head and it decorates the living room and more) but we forget the reverb plug and play to mumuse in his armchair ... it's still rock, shame.
the sound is fine but suddenly I can not use it in rock stuff or cafes because it is precisely to avoid having to buy a mesa or to lug a head and a cabinet that I bought this amp. I can not sell it, and indeed if he helps out for work in more than look pretty in her new look, I regret this purchase.
If you see one secondhand and you play a little seriously, go your way, and if you voullez this at all costs Take his head and a cabinet or combo w 5 from home.

Guillaume78160's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good sound!"

Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo
What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)? All lamp
What is the power delivered? 7 or 15W, very convenient to play at home
What are the settings, the effects? ... The major weakness of the amp is the lack of reverb, if he could have put an effects loop to put a reverb ..

By weak, I also added its weight (21 kg) but good should you need to ring the beast:)


The configuration is it simple? Yes, very classic

Do you get a good sound easy? The highlight is the sound, old style Marshall amp so very good

The manual is clear and sufficient? I have not but there is no


Right for your style of music? Yes totally, I play mostly in styles ranging from blues to hard rock then ACDC, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd ... is very good, if you want more distortion will require a pedal because it is not a high gain amplifier

With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play? A Les Paul Custom 77 CS4, the couple is very good, I'm repeating myself but we are in the old vintage rock

What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)? What are the sounds you prefer, you hate? I like the fat, so with the Les Paul but it's perfect for cleans Fenderiens crystal is not too clean but it is very good style and Marshall


How long have you use it? 2 months

What is so special that you love the most, least? Most: the sound!
Least, the lack of effects loop / reverb in crunch is not necessarily needed but clean reverb is always better with a slight reverb I find

Have you tried many other models before buying it? The Blackstar HT20 and Orange TT for competitors, it was my favorite.

How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? ... Very good ...
The Graduate01/24/2011

The Graduate's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" inside"

Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo
Tube amp
15w / switchable 7w
Connectors: Input, and HPs
Adjustments: Gain, Level, Treble, Medium, Bass, Presence
No effects.
No Exit IN.
No headphone jack.


The configuration is simple?
Yes, configuration is simple, but it will take 5 minutes to look over the settings. We will return later.
The manual is clear and sufficient?
Honestly I did not even take the time to read it so I was eager to try it when I received it and since he sleeps in his box ...
Do you get a good sound easy?
I want to say YES, since it has a good basic sound!
But it will make adjustments if your guitar is very distinctive, for example with a SG which tends to have lots of treble and midrange frequencies it will balance these and play on presence.

Another important point, if you play at a very low volume and you want a good crunch you turn the GAIN and the bottom VOLUME 1 is not it?
You will have good sound without being hyper horny either.

But I would say that to have a good overview of this amp has reasonable volume, you put in 15W, turn the GAIN has 7 or 8 / 10, and volume 2, 2.5/10, and you start to have a p. .. ain dynamics and heat ...
If you are detached you can further increase the volume, but if you're in an apartment like me, is that it should be recent and well-insulated ...


It fit your style of music?
Yes, I play a lot of ACDC, hard rock / vintage rock, and blues.
It is perfect for those styles.
To have a big lead at the Guns N'Roses or metal, pedal required.
What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)?
Crystal clear, and Marshall crunch!
With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I play it with an SG Standard, suddenly I can have a sound palette that ranges from a very sharp crunch sounds a bit fatter.


For how long have you been using it?
I've had two weeks

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Yes, I was looking for a 5W lamp for flat-sounding vintage Marshall and tried the Class5 the Cub12 the AC4 ...
This one I bought without trying it on the internet DESPITE its 15W
What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ..
Value for money super
If it were to do again I think I took a much less powerful model, because even 15W in the apartment with a master hard severe ca ...
I might be taken into consideration the fact that Blackstar HT5 unanimously and 10W less power especially! Marshall

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo
It's a tube amp that delivers 7W or 15W
She can add Additional speakers
Question purpose: its clean, crunch sound.
No reverb, no effects loop.


Configuration is very simple. I do not recall the manual, there is one?
Drive, level, treeble, Meddle, bass, presence, 7W/15W, on / off.
You turn the knobs, we listen, we found ...


I bought it to replace a Marshall VS100H which had become too large (up to full parental 50m ² of my apartment ...)
I am a pretty average guitarist any pity, yet not necessarily able to play what he wants so it's a personal opinion.
Unlike other reviews, I think it lacks a little bass ...
The sound is clear excelente, the crunch too, but it's more the first interested me. I've chosen because we can pass from 7W to 15W but ultimately I do not use that virtually 15W.
For the large metal pedal will be required but it can easily push up to AC / DC. I also invested in a reverb.
This is actually the only black spot for my liking except for the absence of effects loop and line out.


I use it for a little over 6 months now.
I tried a lot of amps including some that I could not afford to pay me. Mesa, Laney, Vox, Engl, Orange and even Koch.
Not as good a Mesa Boogie, but it is well worth a Marshall for my taste.
What I like its clean sound, easy to find a sound, the fact that it is atypical, it has a mouth and you see not every street corner.
What I like least, the risk of repeating myself, no reverb, no effects loop.
With the experience I would hesitate again with a Fender Blues Junior but I think I will take the same

Micky201's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo
Amp lamp 15W Class A.
See site builder.


Config standard amp.
Manual done well with tips to keep it alive long (hopefully).


While the sound is super good. It goes from very clean to overdrive. The sound is hot (you can feel the lamps) and really well defined. No boiling, even with the drive thoroughly. An absolute beauty. But beware, this is a vintage sound: old style marshall generation (not to nag her so), it goes from clean to overdrive style AC / DC crunch through the many blues. So an amp for quite sober styles rather oriented blues / rock. Now nothing prevents you from adding a distortion. But for me it is very good nature. There is no reverb, I thought I missed it. But actually, no, it's just fine, sound is so good we do not care effects. It was a raw and beautiful it would be a shame to mess with fireworks.
15W lamps is very strong, I cover a battery in a short (half volume), even in complete clean. There is a switch to go from 15W to 7W AC can push it home, but the sound is less pronounced in 7W treble.


Very happy with my purchase. I like the sound and versatility, the class A allows you to adjust the sensitivity level of the guitar (go from clean to overdrive with the volume while playing the guitar). A powerful and very warm with a copy defintion. If the style suits you, I think we should jump on it.

bigfredworld's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo
Amp any 12AX7 / EL 84
Max 15W switchable to 7W.
HP Eminence 12 "
1 guitar input, all outputs HP 4,8,16 ohms
Single channel with gain + master eq B, M, T, presence.
No effect. Too bad, I would have liked a little reverb.
9 So to the reverb.


One branch, turn the knobs and it was the sound! It goes from very clean to slight crunch, crunch and powerful. In the final race of the gain, the crunch is a draft. It depends on the lights, so we will experiment with other lamps to better customize their sound.
It's simple, fast, efficient. But beware, if you can play at low volume apartment with Master, do not be mistaken: 15W tube, it grows stronger! Therefore be used in a club / restaurant / small stage.


Styles covered include: funk, jazz, bluesy areg, Blues, Heavy.
Guitars used: Strats (mapple and rosewood), Les Paul, Sheraton II.
All possible sounds, but Heavy and Metal. Although, for the '70s Heavy is OK. But for a more metal saturation, foot binding.
I thought that I would not have combo format very low, and I planned to plug it into a 4x12 ". And then, surprise! The internal HP provides all the bass is needed, the sound is round and ample. A little reverb on it, and the amp really breathe fully, in accordance with the grain of all the guitars.


I use it for four days, well tested (7h 2d. What I like most:
- A big combo
- Effective settings
What I like least:
- No reverb

I play for almost 30 years, so I have tried quite a few amps of all types / designs / brands / powers.
Quality / price ratio excellent.

Yes, I would do this choice without hesitation. Sound efficient lamps used at home or live, what do you expect? ........ reverb? lol

JudasProst's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Blackheart Engineering BH15-112 Handsome Devil Combo
The manufacturer's website:
5W Single-Ended, Class A amplifier 4, 8 and 16 ohm Speaker Outs Solid State Rectifier Volume with 3-Band EQ Pentode (5W) / Triode (3W) Switch 12 "Blackheart Model 1216A Speaker by Eminence with American Voicing and optimized for open back cabinet DC Power to filaments for super quiet operation 15 ply (18mm) thick-void free Plywood Construction 1W resistors in signal path, 2W & 5W resistors in power supply

I would have a rverbe AIM, or at least one CD out, so I put 9.


Well it's not a complex amp trs was just four and a three volume bands.
Personal mostly twelve o'clock I leave everything (well, except the volume ...).
The manual is not particulirement useful, unless you never touch an amp lamps (as c'tait my case).


I play on a Jackson js30rr (default hh money and I use a light distortion pedals Rocktron Silver Dragon.
I played before on a Marshall MG100DFX I got tired because of the impersonnal sound and the feeling of emptiness that manait, I always found it lacked prsence of vital ...

With the Little Giant, I am satisfied.
I play mostly metal currently. The amp alone is obviously not at all done for a. on the other hand, with the pedals ... Damn, it's the sound I've always wanted! Aggressive prcis or granular, alive, in spite of my scrapes trs average I take a Panard crazy! I feel like Metallica, Black Sabbath, Darkthrone, Immortal or Enslaved, this combination is great the way! If you want to you play metal, I highly recommend this amp with good pedals!

Outside the sound a lot j'apprcie clear (most of the time I leave the amp mode 3W, sends a strong dj), very low rev's fun to play blues or jazz. And again, my guitar is metal type, I can not imagine what was given with a Start for example ...

I do not push the amp too, so for some crunch I'll let you watch the previous ones opinion


I did not want my MG100 with 100 watts m'taient unnecessary, having group and not having to look elsewhere for now. So I wanted an amp not too expensive or too powerful, but all of the same living and good quality. I have not tried others, I bought a head shot APRS seeing some vidos on youtube, and other small 5W tests (that of Fender , that of Epiphone ...).
Whether in the clear or saturated (with pedals), this amp satisfies me fully for the use I make.