Blackstar Amplification HT Studio 20H
Blackstar Amplification HT Studio 20H

HT Studio 20H, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Blackstar Amplification in the HT-Venue series.

fvibe 09/17/2014

Blackstar Amplification HT Studio 20H : fvibe's user review

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tube amp 20 watts
brief description is on the site of Blackstar
it's simple and effective enough for indoor or outdoor café-concerts, no problem and if transplanted facade.
manages the footswitch does the channel change management loop and reverb would be very boring.


typical configuration:
a clear channel: not simple volume and tone, the tone really tuning its efficiency.
a distortion channel: gain and volume, EQ, ISF.
the effects loop with volume pot + - 10db is very convenient
I have not tested the output emulated
superb reverb, do not hesitate to put in (50% minimum)
a master volume: very effective.
three outputs for HP: 8 ohm 16 ohm
no standby .... just remember to lower the volume before turning off the power, if not the slap.
SOUND: Its Always Rings
the manual? ..... however his serves over


amp very polyvalant finally, even if a first, a modern coat can be, for sure, it is not in the vintage but with a strat on the clean channel with at least 50% of reverb was THE his strat. with a Les Paul, the second ca severe crunch channel! it is his chosen field.
amp accepts pedals very well. has both upstream of the amp or in the loop.
portad when the ISF is mastered, there really is something to please marshall sound is very easy to get the sound Rican may be somewhat less relevant .....
on the other hand is not correct, unfortunately, but with the new pedals from home and boogie equa in the loop, I'm sure it's possible. and then putting at least one SPAX 12AX7 mesa boogie ...
note: I changed the tubes and on the recommendation of gilou of audiotubetech, the sound really took its magnitude.


to synthesize:
bought used in stack (head + 2x12 brand) for less than 500 euros.
I'm using it for over a year. it has never failed me.
20 watts: Power is perfect. what do get on the tour for THE real sound of a tube amp (thank you the master volume)
the connector is standard and effective.
20 years of passion and has owned include: a boogie mark IV (LA class), an orange Hustler (A sound!), a Marshall JCM 800 (reference), passing on the H & K, etc ... peavey passage is rather delicate (normal, that is not the same range either) but just enough time to take possession of his qualties.
only inconveniant: Hp 2x12 is good but the actual sound is broadcast over the distance, the sound is in near dark. the whole is impressive all the same, it's nice at first but on stage .... it quickly cumbersome.

to note: let's say 8 or 9/10. when we owned a mesa boogie MARK IV, the other amps necessarily leave us none the wiser.