Blackstar Amplification HT-1R

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

kaloooo 12/03/2014

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R : kaloooo's user review

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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.