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Blackstar HT Metal Series HTMETAL5H 5W Tube Guitar Head w/Reverb Black 

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The Blackstar HTMETAL5H 5W head is a tube-driven metal monster that lets you produce high-gain madness through your favorite cab without drawing the ...Read More

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High-gain tube power that you can use at home.

The Blackstar HTMETAL5H 5W head is a tube-driven metal monster that lets you produce high-gain madness through your favorite cab without drawing the wrath of your neighbors. It can handle tones from classic British heavy metal to modern U.S. scooped high gain, and all sonic places in between.

It features two foot-switchable channels: Clean and Overdrive, and presents shared controls for Reverb, Treble, Mids, Bass and ISP — Blackstar’s patented Infinite Shape Feature that gives infinite adjustment over your tone characteristics. The Overdrive channel has independent Volume and Gain controls; and the Clean channel has independent Tone and Volume knobs.

The MTMETAL5H also features rugged construction, true tube power through one ECC83 and one 12BH7, included footswitch, stereo digital reverb, speaker emulated output with 1x12” and 4x12” voicings and an FX loop with level switch. It’s a fully equipped shred machine that you can play without incurring public-nuisance charges.

FEATURES
  • 5W tube power
  • Two channels: Clean and Overdrive
  • Digital stereo reverb
  • Patented Infinite Shape Feature
  • FX loop with +4dBV/-10dBV level switch
  • Footswitch included
  • Metal grille

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BlackstarHT Metal Series HTMETAL5H 5W Tube Guitar Head w/Reverb
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (3)

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    4.0

    What I Needed

    By Andrew Taylor

    from New York

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    Pros

    • Convenient Footswitch
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Incredible Gain
    • Nice Reverb
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Emulated Output Mono

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Metal
    • Small And Medium Venues
    • Smallmedium Venue

    Comments about Blackstar HT Metal Series HTMETAL5H 5W Tube Guitar Head w/Reverb:

    Let's keep it short, and METAL. This head is what I've been searching for. The on-board gain is more than enough for any metalhead looking for clear, focused and distinct tone. It's right to the point. And doesn't murder your wallet!

    Footswitch allows for quick change to that other channel, I think it's called "Clean"? I don't know, never heard of it, but it sounds great for that one lame part in the song that the singer makes you write ;)
    The clean channel is actually surprisingly solid for an amp made of this much metal, and the reverb makes it really pop.

    The ISF is always cool with Blackstar, both American or British tones, including places in-between you've never heard before.

    This amp can rock both small and medium venues with ease, and sound great when mic'd for larger events.

    I couple this beast with a Maxon 808 Overdrive and the distortion is out of this world.

    No more cranking other amps' gain as high as possible and HOPING it sounds good, the Blackstar HT Metal 5 does everything you need.

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    5.0

    Days Numbered Lugging my 50 Pound Rectif

    By CharvelfromLP

    from New Jersey

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Blackstar HT Metal Series HTMETAL5H 5W Tube Guitar Head w/Reverb:

      Nice little head for under 500. I was looking at getting the Mini Rectifier since I'm a proud owner 7-10 years of HEAVY DUAL RECTIFIER.

      Wanted to try something portable, but hated thinking I'd lose the legendary "Mesa Tone". Well, this little HTMETAL 5H is NOT going to get me my Mesa 60 pound heavy mesa boogie, feat of engineering, top notch mesa tone..... But it's DARN CLOSE! A little too close for comfort probably for MESA.

      Getting back to my story, I was going to spend over 1000 for the Mini Rectifier, but I opted to try this little guy for less than half the cost AND HAS REVERB (Min don't).. Not disappointed in the least. If you are playing small/mid sized clubs bars, then with a Mic'd cab thru a PA or even not, no worries, this thing gets loud!

      Leave the monster 100 watt heads home and your back or roady, my wife in my case, will thank you.

      Well done Blackstar, little amp for under 500. If you want metal in a small package, then ride the technology train to this puppy. Days of 60 pound heads are numbered, unless Ozzy needs you on stage, and even then? Mic my HTMETAL!

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      5.0

      Well Done Blackstar!!

      By Sdub

      from So Cal

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Practicing
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Blackstar HT Metal Series HTMETAL5H 5W Tube Guitar Head w/Reverb:

        Great cleans and a wide variety of metals tones with the ISF switch. Don't need a boost or overdrive to get the desired sound. Descent built in Reverb. Paired it w/ a Jet City USA 212 V30's. My new favorite amp.

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