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Blackstar Ultra High Gain Guitar Effects Pedal

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Blackstar Amplification's LT pedal range of valve driven compact boost, overdrive & distortion guitar effect pedals serve up every imaginable fla...Click To Read More About This Product

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All-out metal distortion that will kick your tone into high gear.

Blackstar Amplification's LT pedal range of valve driven compact boost, overdrive & distortion guitar effect pedals serve up every imaginable flavor of high gain tone. Tonally derived from Blackstar's award-winning HT Pedal range, the LT Series offers a simple and versatile layout of controls. The high integrity buffered bypass and silent switching features ensure that your tone won't suffer when the pedal is disengaged. Blackstar's LT pedals can be powered by 9V or using an optional mains adaptor.

The LT Metal is designed to deliver the aggressive high gain tones that modern guitarists need. It features Blackstars patented ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) circuit, giving you infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the tone control and taking you from scooped US high gain to classic British heavy metal and anywhere in between. Blackstars patent-applied-for clipping circuit delivers amazing valve-like tone and compression for a wide variety of playing styles.

FEATURES
  • Patent-Applied-For clipping circuit that matches the tone and response of our valve pedals
  • Gain, Level and Tone controls, plus patented ISF control
  • 9V battery powered
  • Small form-factor - great for pedal boards
  • Rugged construction

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BlackstarUltra High Gain Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Compact (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (3)

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5.0

Tons of Tone!

By Laven

from Centennial, CO

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  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

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    • Performances
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    Comments about Blackstar Ultra High Gain Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I've been playing electric guitar for over thirty years now and have owned several overdrive/distortion pedals. Regardless of price this is the best sounding, most versital distortion pedal to date! It's extremely quiet even on high gain settings. The ISF control works great as does every knob on the pedal. I keep my amp on a clean setting and with the Blackstar LT Metal I can go from a nice British crunch to melt your face Metal. This pedal is just awesome!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Magic in this pedal.

    By Big

    from WV

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Durably built
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

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      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
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      Comments about Blackstar Ultra High Gain Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I was not expecting what this pedal can do. I was expecting high gain and not much more. I was wrong. Instead this pedal offered so much more. At 12 o'clock a great crunchy overdriven tone. Wow! Great tone! Cranked all the way over a high gain tone that was amazingly articulate and responsive. I was expecting it to muddy up. But instead it hit that screaming high gain tone and every note came thru and chords were distinct. I was not expecting chords to come thru at all. I expected them to be distorted beyond recognition. I tested all the limits this pedal has and every setting is completely tone full and useable. I don't know how Blackstar did this bit they must have magicians built into their pedals because this pedal screams. Also it came with a battery ready to plug in waiting hidden in the battery compartment. The construction of this pedal is impressive it is built extremely solid and is a bit hefty. The controls are smooth and very responsive. I especially like that the stomp button doesn't go click when you press on it. Bravo Blackstar!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this pedal

      By JKM

      from NorCal

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      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
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          Comments about Blackstar Ultra High Gain Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Full disclosure, I'm not really a metal player, I tend to prefer overdrive over distortion pedals, and I really almost never need "Ultra High Gain." In fact, I originally purchased the Blackstar LT Distortion and was hesitant to even buy that because most distortions sound like a chainsaw in a box to me. To my surprise, though that pedal has more gain than I ever use, I was so impressed with how good it sounded even with the gain all the way up, just had to try out the Metal version when it went on sale.

          Wow. This pedal has everything I like about the lower gain LT Dist, and then some. It does indeed have a bunch more gain than the Dist, and it too sounds really good all the way up. It even sounds good on the worst rig I own ( A crate Powerblock through a Jimmie-Rigged 1x12 cab made out of a dead amp). The Dist makes my little Fender Champ 600 roar like a baby Marshall, and the Metal makes it THINK it's a baby Marshal, lol!

          Both pedals are voiced very similarly to the HT range of amps, which is a good thing in my opinion, and the ISF knob actually works (though I tend to prefer it at around 3 o'clock almost universally). The tone knob, while being limited by nature of being a single knob, works very well and allows for a wide variety of useful tones, especially when used with the ISF.

          The only thing that MIGHT be a con is they seem to be voiced on the quiet side because you have to crank the level up about 2 o'clock to match the volume of the amp when you switch the unit off, but that's a non-issue for me.

          All in all, two very well built pedals that are the only distortion class pedals I've ever really liked. Tons of usable gain that actually sounds musical, not a tree-cutting impliment, and actually clean up pretty well, too. Extremely quiet switching, and very sturdy.

          My only complaint is having to dig out a screwdriver to change a battery, but that's minor.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this pedal

          By JimD

          from CT

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          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

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              Comments about Blackstar Ultra High Gain Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I have a number of overdrive/distortion pedals. This is now one of my favorites. It has a great chunky scooped sound which sets it apart from most of my other distortion pedals. It doesn't have that fizz that I associate with many "metal" types pedals. I have only had it for a couple weeks but it seems well made. Time will tell.

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              5.0

              Happy with it so far

              By oddiogeek

              from kansas city, mo

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              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality

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                • Amateur Recording
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                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Blackstar Ultra High Gain Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I purchased this pedal because the only distortion pedal I had was a DS-1 which was just not working out for our current project(sludge metal). So I did some research and picked this up. I have to say it definitely met my expectations. I've never used any other "ultra high gain" pedals but this one seems top, the ISF feature gives some good tone options. Playing it with an ESP LTD and running it into a Marshall Valvestate 2000.

                 
                5.0

                Nice pedal. Nice price.

                By Brent

                from Iowa

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Blackstar Ultra High Gain Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I bought this pedal about two years ago and used it through a bass amp. Sounded good to me, but then i bought a modeling and and I had no use for it. Well recently i bought a half stack and out came the Blackstar pedal. I dialed in a nice tone of my head (Fender MetalHead) and decided to put the blackstar in front of it. Best decision I've ever made. I matched the level with my amp volume and put the gain at about 9 o clock and it really tightened up my sound. I play it through my dirty channel and it sounds brilliant. Would recommened this pedal to any heavy metal player.

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