Blackstar Amplification HT-1R

HT-1R, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Blackstar Amplification in the HT-1 series.

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tchibeck's review"Easy to use and awfully good"

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R
- What styles of music do you intend to play with this amp?
Country, Blues, Rock

- Given its weight and output power, do you think it's good enough to work, rehearse and play live?

I don't know, I only use it in my room.
It's perfect for home use.

When I sell a guitar (I have sold several ones in recent times, to cure my addiction to collecting them) I'm always VERY surprised by the fact that potential buyers, those who come to my place to test the guitars, having the choice of a Mesa Boogie LoneStar and a Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier, always choose to try them with my small Blackstar HT1R... No doubt this amp has its charm.

As for me, I play at 3 in the morning at home with a single-coil Gibson Victory, overdrive channel, gain at 6, Volume at 2, ISF at 7, Reverb at 4, guitar volume control at 3.

I live in a big place and I don't think I can bother anyone, but my wife says she can hear me.

- Do the clean, crunch and distortion sounds suit you? Are the controls effective?

I think it's perfect for everything, from clean to hard rock.

Do note however, that there's a huge volume difference (SPL) when going from the clean channel to the overdrive, which is quite normal.

During the day, with the gain and volume cranked up, the clean channel can deliver a nice overdrive all right. (No driving it too hard at night...).
During the day I connect it to the 2 x 12 cab of my Laney 20, and it really rocks you off your feet. Why spend more money when you can get such quality for so little?

The controls are incredibly effective and the reverb is discreet, which I love.

- What are the things that you like most and least about it?

To be honest, for the price, I can't complain. 1 watt! But what a watt!

If Blackstar reads this (we are allowed to dream, aren't we?), I'd ask them to do the same with a 12" speaker. 1 watt, nothing more.

kaloooo's review"The metalhead choice"

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R
You can take the specs from previous reviews.
Reverb (nice) gain, vol, isf, 1 watt.


Very easy to use and effective. As a metalhead, I don't use the drive mode.


I have my pedals for that (Joyo Extreme Metal). If you do that, the clean sound will remain really fine (hint, hint, hint...)

The ISF is not bad, I always have it set to 9 o'clock.

I connect a 212 celestion speaker and I get credible lows (palm mutes) and a nice width.

Bluesy sounds are great with the Strat and the Fernandes rocks you off your feet!


I've been using it for 5 months, I had a Valve junior and a tiny terror, I chose the HT1R because it seems to have been made for me and it's pretty versatile.

No defects, except for a finer EQ and only one type of reverb.

It's worth its price and it's super tiny and cute. I love it. If you don't have this amp for home, you are an ignorant.

Matou-z's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very interesting!"

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R
Tube amp, 1 Watt all been enumerated below I pass.


Simple configuration
His malleable large color palette used here Thanks ISF (Tien I just got a short joke alone ....)
You obtientrer your sound fiddling the knobs are sensitive yet a good


Here we come to the most important.
I play Jazz through the Blues to Rock to Metal and he convinced me ds all the styles. For such a small amp I think Blackstar has done a great job with low power found a very good presence bass midrange and treble are just profonds.Pour and use in the apartment is a must. This I say pushes always has at least 3 volume and gain below I find it just
On clean channel you push the gain and the grain is felt throughout the race is very well calibrated. Turn the gain and push the volume is get a clean and crystal clear sound also well balanced.
The OD has really convinced me its just stays the same all along the gain is not 9 to draft a low power if it is successful!

Big downside however for the headphone output I find the sound in nasal hair and choke. Damage especially in hindsight does sound level of the amp is so much usable even low volume using the headset becomes superfluous.

The ISF now strong point of this little monster and judicious choice of the designers from 0 to 6 on the U.S. is 6 to 10 the Brittons. The race is also balances thereby qualify his game all More.


I use it for a month I had a lot of amps from the hands and use a home I've never heard anything so good!
Forget repeated even grow your drummer will thoroughly because of the little.
I love the look and its malleable personality, qualitee manufacturing and low price in relation to everything.

If I had something that would review a headphone jack, a change against a footswitch??

I say this not let go near the cube and I'm very happy

Tyrion_20's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very convincing"

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R
1 watt tube amp with reverb. Headphone and external HP. Input for mp3 handy!


The amp could not be more simple: a "clean" channel crunch in mid race and a saturated channel starts to send the paté of half way also. The peculiarity of this little one watt is the absence of three traditional band EQ (treble, middle, bass) in favor of a knob called "ISF" purports to be a bottom left an "American" and typed his right an "English" sound (a la Marshall).
In fact the left, the sound is sharper and clearer, with less mids. On the right the sound is a little duller, more rock n roll. I prefer clearly set the knob to the left cleans her, and the right to saturation.


the ht1r is very versatile, since the distortion is largely 15h powerful enough to play metal: that is such a solo record with pantera exit "headphone / line out" of the amp: com / watch? v = 5L2QIuf1dUw & hd = 1

the clean sound lacks a bit of personality, and because of the low power, volume up clean sound is quite low (but more than adequate for home use!). Saturation is very nice, not runny or messy. But plugged into a good speaker (in this case orange PPC112), the amp goes from a great friendly: between 8 hp integrated thumb amp and my HP 12 inch speaker, this is the day and night: the sound "cheap" is, nasal and without density through the HP Embedded, once plugged into the external speaker, the sound breathes and one earns a lot of bass and punch.

Here is a test of the amp:


I use it for almost a year and it is ideally suited to the use I made this game is to say in an apartment / house jams and recording. value for money is clearly very good

benito.b's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The perfect little amp work lamp"

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R
Tube amp (ECC83 + ECC82) HP8 ', 2 channels, Gain, Volume, ISF (Tone) and emulated output Reverb + + + mp3 input line 8 ohms speaker output.


Setup could not be easier. The only thing to "know" is the ISF is an equalizer from a typed his American sound british. For the rest, one branch, we play! Very easy to get a good sound, really good design!


I was looking for a tube amp work to play in an apartment and I must say that I have exactly what I wanted. I hesitated with the Vox AC4TV but this little Blackstar offers a range of its larger and more diverse.
This gives a real clean at any volume when the gain is less than half, but we can do cruncher playing on the gain (crunch good way!). It can also be cruncher low volume still on the clean channel as the gain affects the volume (gain> 3/4 volume to want ...). In addition, by adjusting the volume of the guitar, a clean one goes crunch in a jiffy!
The overdrive channel is very good too. I personally use the first three quarters (after it's too much for me). Saturation clean. A great strength of this amp.
The ISF is a good achievement for me: intelligent equalizer with a single knob. All right (british) is approached vox sound and everything is left on the marshall register.
The reverb is more significant for a small amp as well progressive.
The emulated output provides a really nice sound to the headset, the stereo is well respected. Really damn good! In addition, it can plug into a sound card to record computer ...
I did not try to connect it to a speaker at the moment.

Note that I tested for the Fender Telecaster (Baja) with micro simple handle and double (DiMarzio) in the bridge now. The amp responds well with both simple as double.


Perfect for work at home with his lamps amp. Sounds like a promotion, but that's exactly it. It was the sound of the lamps and the amp responds perfectly.

You can do low volume cruncher which to me essential for a working amp. Both channels are very good, the sound palette is more than good thanks to the influence of the gain and the ISF.

The emulated output is really damn good and very convenient as the line input.

I would do without hesitation that choice, I will not easily get tired of this little monster. For the price (especially Cygnus') really worth it.

bert'nortt''s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" mini lamp remarkable!"

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R
A lamp 1w '... H/P8 "closed cabinet ..." chipboard "... see website ... and everything has already been said ...


Using ultra-simple.
-No manual purchased as stock / B.Mais a notice elementary laminated cardboard to facilitate initial settings, pretty basic but very useful, it is not an amp at 2800 euros .... so we can not be easier.


He was full of "fungi and pet camb's was a demonstration but in perfect working order. (It must be tough given the abuse he suffered obtained for 120 euros ... very good deal) I ' I offered a assoc 'rehabilitation through sport, dance, music and group outing for troubled youth ...
Crystalline fat??? Useless to dwell it is only 1 watt. (H / P 8 ") and I did not want a 20 watt or 30 ... or 50 .. or .. or 100 ....
Very nice, clean, low volume surprising ...
A-gain knob that served its purpose brilliantly to cruch the U.S. or British as selection knob provided for this purpose on a sensitivity of 0 ° to 180 ° '(or 9h'a 3h') well utile.Terrible U / S. .. But its recommendations are bland English, it is even better looking veaut and it responds well to this expectation "the guy", it quickly fills this gap successfully!.
A chemical-reverb, of course it can not be spring ... that reaction??? Then it depends on the observed fact gratt'm'on youngsters with pride ... criticism which incidentally is the contest proved exacte.Avec sound "lamps" they naturally directed towards archtop jazz box's and ... without neglecting their rigid boxes ... they did discover the blues rock and a great dad ...
A button "boost" button, very effective! Delight it for a first approach metalheads ... for 15/16 years not likely to explode eardrums or harm the neighborhood.
Of course it goes without saying that all the paraphernalia of Assos' has been stuck ... he wants this peti 'camb, especially with cabinets and speakers additive when the pedals ... what the perfect sound' without on dose-decibels.


-I have used it often in the beginning I did well because gradually and without undue pressure ... I could see that he had instinctively quick to collect for teens' ... the big unbridled din around an explosive sound crazy and never lasts long .... for a little budding passion is shared in an atmosphere of exchange and accomplice découverte.Le respect of gear and autruit go together. without altering the "Rebel Without a kid 15 years" the need for rebellion and revolt sound that revolves around music north / U.S. will serve as an outlet ... And this little 'bastard cambo any puny all small! fulfilled this role well and how!!
-Excellent for reviewing the ABCs .... and the first rifts' that accompany smiles comblés.Voila ideal for study and parts moyenne.Attention city "full pot, it sends" you will have to deal with neighbors ...
Under his skinny appearance, but full of détermination.Il is respected as much fun and accomplice to those who approach it and use it, it leaves no one indifferent. Which success!
-I was a little upset when buying .. is that a lamp is indicated??? Too fragile?, I had no need but what satisfaction of giving, especially ... infatuation with the attention and is the subject ....
Compared to other ... mini lamp, if the likes of VOX AC4T/ is slightly higher than the Bugera V5 (138 euros nine is when mem'du any good j ... 'I had the opportunity to acquire both the bugera "is also the pension assoc' is a lamp, it holds up and has the same appeal VOX ... I keep it, it is too well I'm addicted! but I often take, just to make him take the air ...).
-A sale is proposed that Blackstar 230 (it can go) to more than 300 euros.Si I do not regret the purchase and balance all the blows he received 300 euros I would have "stalled" too expensive Too bad .... because it is excellent ... we must also say that I have several mini. 'To try this one more than all the others ... and you!

summy59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Just great! you really have to try it"

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R
Already said. . . it smells good lamps. 1w


The config is super simple to make, no need to spend hours on an equalizer ect, just ISF perfectly adequate!

According to the most important sounds (clean, kind usa or uk) they are written directly on the backing paper on top of the amp.


This amp is great, because it has a wealth of its huge!

The clean is great, this is not the Fender blues junior but still. It can get very good crunch, overdrive like distortion or even, as saying that the sound palette is really spread out.

Also the amp responds very well to the dynamics of the game and respects his own guitar.

I play a Fender Strat Mex, with an Ibanez art 120, and I had the opportunity to play with SR (French copy of Gibson), and each time it makes the most of every guitar

The reverb is well balanced for my taste, I had a Crate V18 and I was afraid to find this effect from the cathedral quarter of portard

Especially with a gain knob and volume differential in clean placed the max gain, and there is a saturation just beautiful.


I use it for 6 months, and what foot!

This amp allows me to:
- To have a low volume high because its use is easily lamps
- To have a portable amp, which can have a low volume, but can also be very surprisingly powerful for 1w, especially distortion, that the shipments of heavy
- To have a nickel for his recordings with computer music, with microphone or headphone output which is just superb
- Playing on the backing tracks ( for those who do not know really go see) with just a cell phone or mp3 (mini jack output)

But I also converted an old Marshall VS80 in cab (the amp was dead) and I did ask a jack directly on the hp. Once the amp connected to the amp is very impressive, it totally changes class, the sound is terrible. If possible, try to really connect on a Cab.

The only negative for me:
no possibility of footwish, I wish I can easily change channels to use the saturation of the amplifier rather than using a pedal (not necessarily with a sound as good)

Finally I therefore recommend that the person who want to play with headphones or low volume with a good sound. But these 1w are much more powerful than I thought, and you can really sounds with large volume (I have already brought the area playing at my door at the end of the garden ^ ^) A amp with more power would be a waste for my taste if you do not want to play in groups.

FrancisLabrel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Amazing!"

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R
- 1W lamp
- Lamps and 1xECC83 1xECC82
- 1 HP 8 "(that sounds wrong background)
- 2 channels
- Between guitar
- Gain
- Select Overdrive
- Volume, EQ (ISF, Reverb)
- Headphone mule
- Between Online
- Face Rear Speaker Out 8 ohms


For this type of amp you plug you turn the knobs and you find your direct sound, the manual is not, at the same time I have not seen much of zicos look at their manual ... : D


In sound, it will dpendre your playing style or your guitar, but for me he can do anything, he gain a reserve of INTERESTED, you can spend a good little crunch distortion on the clean channel gain by putting the bottom you get a crunch with good momentum, I just mas branch washburn n4 padouk, whether Splitt humbucker sound or silent trs well transcribed. .. The clear sound really good especially with the ISF SETTING THE US-style. The reverb is not transcendent but dpanne well.


I just have it, I 1h test, I bought it because I have a Marshall JCM 800 which I use for concerts, suddenly the small blackstar is the tool to play IDAL Be seen at same make with the extension cabinet ... Small, good sound, portable ... Congratulations to blackstar ... APRS HT's dual pedals, this amp is the second product I prfre home. I advice everyone.
In the long run, it will change the INTERESTED hp for something more music at high volume. This is his only default for me.

evilive's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" amp Excellent work!"

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R
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easy to use, it is not necessary to bone up the doc.

The sound is very good, very clear and never rough, whether or clean channel overdrive channel, low level of gain / overdrive as at full power.

The knob single tone allows a significant range of sounds from slamming the big well chubby.

Not a fan of effects, however, appreciate the presence of the reverb, very good quality, which can give a bit of body sounds.


I bought a year ago an Ibanez RGA 32 (this is not the best guitar but my guitar:) ) I plugged in, for lack of means, a plug VOX . That's very good for troubleshooting but it is very limited.

I recently started looking 1 / Work a small amp, 2 / delivering a good sound as clear as saturated, 3 / likely to agree to my favorite style (blues / rock / metal) and 4 / likely to be connected to my pc for recording or sound work on "Guitar Rig" and others.

I bought this little combo Blackstar today and I tested all evening, without having done the trick. I'm not disappointed. my first impressions:

The amplifier delivers an incredibly powerful for one unit of that size there ...

The range of sounds is sufficiently large enough to make a sound suitable for any style of music. As bright as full saturation (I notice a slight hiss), the sound is never rough.

At full power, the overdrive is good enough for the big heavy metal. For more contemporary styles, it will provide a good disto add input or output emulate.

In clear channel, playing with the gain, the crunch sound nicely to gradually give the incisive when pushed to maximum.

it is with Ibanez .... I have not plugged the Ironbird (BC Rich).


Very good, excellent even, small amp work.

Powerful, versatile and uncompromising sound quality.

We appreciate the MP3 input jack for jamming to our favorite songs, the ability to connect through the headphone jack on the PC sound card, neatness of the craft and the impression of strength it inspires.

The quality / price is more than adequate for a product of this quality.

For now, I do not regret this purchase, except that I tell myself that I could afford the model 5W;)

jauffret's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" gni fi!"

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R
- Good reverb quite acceptable although with gradual adjustment.

- Sounds really giving clear voice sound strange guitars tested.
Epiphone Casino Elitist-,
Taylor's own acoustic).

- Sounds very convincing crunch.


Settings are simple and effective.
They can quickly implement sound clean, crunch to very saturated.


I play various styles and I find there anything I need.
equalizer with his choices or his Rican roast beef is very interesting.
I appreciate the very large least because Ca saturation is not my favorite repertoire


2 months of use, still very satisfied.

I appreciate
+ Crunch sounds clear and full, equalizer and reverb settings.
+ The possibility of plugged my tablet to be accompanied archos mp3, midi files ...
+ Exit ht1r plugged into my multitrack magneto through emulation hp
+ Looks and superb finish. My