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Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black 

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  • 100-watt valve amp head
  • 2xECC83, 1xECC82, 4xEL34
  • 3 footswitchable channels
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EL34s deliver 100W of Blackstar's immense tube tone and incredible versatility.

The Blackstar HT Stage 100 tube amp head uses a quartet of selected EL34 power tubes to deliver 100W of British dynamics with 3 channels, delivering 6 modes for amazing tonal versatility. The 'boutique' style clean channel has 2 modes: 'British Class A' and 'dynamic US'. Each of the amp head's 2 ISF (Infinite Shape Feature)-equipped overdrive channels accesses a further 2 modes.

The Clean Channel has 2 modes, 'boutique' and 'modern' and its own Tone control provides a wide range of clean tones. The Voice switch reconfigures both the preamplifier voicing and gain structure, and the power amplifier damping, to reproduce either ringing Class A Performance in the 'boutique' mode, or very clean and tight Class AB tones in the amp head's 'modern' setting.

The Overdrive Channel on the Blackstar guitar amp head has its own EQ section and a Voice switch that allows the character of the channel to be changed, providing a wide variety of overdriven tones. The channel is characterized by a tone that's high in gain, but lacks any of the detached top-end 'fizz' often found in similar designs. This is a result of unique preamplifier and power amplifier shaping techniques, which cleans up the overdrive beautifully as the guitar volume is reduced. Even at the most extreme settings, the overdrive channel remains natural sounding. The Blackstar Venue HT-100H amp head's ISF control is unique to Blackstar Amplification and represents a major step forward in tone shaping flexibility.

The ISF control shifts the response of the 3-control tone stack between a US-type response at one end, and at the other a UK-type response. The Blackstar Venue tube amp head has an infinite number of alternative tone choices in between the 2 extremes that would be otherwise unavailable.

The Blackstar HT-100H amp head also features a completely natural sounding digital reverb, which is outstandingly musical on both clean and crunch tones and raises the benchmark for guitar amplifier specific reverb design. A Dark/Bright switch allows the overall reverb characteristics to be modified to suit different tastes and playing styles.

Features
  • 100-watt valve amp head
  • 2xECC83, 1xECC82, 4xEL34
  • 3 footswitchable channels
  • Enhanced tone controls
  • Patent-Applied for Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
  • Clean voice switch
  • Overdrive 1 voice switch
  • Overdrive 2 voice switch
  • Presence
  • Resonance
  • Master volume
  • Digital reverb with dark/bright switch
  • Speaker emulated output with 1x12/4x12 voicing
  • Effects loop with effects level switch
  • 4-way footswitch included
 

Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head Specifications:

  • Power (RMS): 100 watts
  • Tubes: 4 x EL34, 2 x ECC83, 1 x ECC82
  • Weight: 67lb.
  • Dimensions: 26-1/2"H x 12-1/3"W x 10-1/2"D
  • Footswitch: FS-7 included, optional FS-4 for Overdrive 2 Voice
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BlackstarVenue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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Brilliant!

I'll make this short and sweet. 1.looks great! 2. Sounds Amazing! 3.You need a MARSHALL TONE, turn the ISF feature knob all the way to the left...Read complete review

I'll make this short and sweet. 1.looks great! 2. Sounds Amazing! 3.You need a MARSHALL TONE, turn the ISF feature knob all the way to the left "Presto" There is ur MARSHALL TONE..u want that Brit tone? Turn the ISF clockwise..there ur..U want Usa Meets Britain..go 12 o'clock...u got the best of both worlds!
4. Very LOUD, I suggest you put in some earplugs!
5. price is right, for the sturdiness and precision of this amp.
6. I have 2 12's Celestion's Vintage..i am in Heaven! All u need is this and your set!
7. might I recommend a attenuator...? ...yes, this way if one lives in a small place and don't want to bug off your neighbors, the attenuator kicks butt! Rivera Rockcrusher builds a tank of a attenuator!
8. feeling good playing this amp, no matter ur style the BLACKSTAR keeps up and then some!
9. pay no attention to the negative reviews, these so called musicians are probably deaf, and don't know manure about tone!

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an ok amp

Good clean channel (like a fender kind), distortion sounds like marshall but with bad mids. Sounds to plastic for my taste.

Good clean channel (like a fender kind), distortion sounds like marshall but with bad mids. Sounds to plastic for my taste.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brilliant!

By espino

from Gods Green Earth!

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I'll make this short and sweet. 1.looks great! 2. Sounds Amazing! 3.You need a MARSHALL TONE, turn the ISF feature knob all the way to the left "Presto" There is ur MARSHALL TONE..u want that Brit tone? Turn the ISF clockwise..there ur..U want Usa Meets Britain..go 12 o'clock...u got the best of both worlds!
    4. Very LOUD, I suggest you put in some earplugs!
    5. price is right, for the sturdiness and precision of this amp.
    6. I have 2 12's Celestion's Vintage..i am in Heaven! All u need is this and your set!
    7. might I recommend a attenuator...? ...yes, this way if one lives in a small place and don't want to bug off your neighbors, the attenuator kicks butt! Rivera Rockcrusher builds a tank of a attenuator!
    8. feeling good playing this amp, no matter ur style the BLACKSTAR keeps up and then some!
    9. pay no attention to the negative reviews, these so called musicians are probably deaf, and don't know manure about tone!

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Blackstar HT100 Tube Head

    By Dirk Diggler

    from Up North

    Comments about Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    All things considered, I am extremely happy with this amp. The price was right, and more important, had the tone I was looking for. If you like a high gain/ hot rod Marshall tone that can cross over into Mesa overdrive and Fender cleans this amp may be for you.
    This amp has enough features to satisfy most any guitarist. The clean is crystal clear with no dirt at all which is nice but doesn't seem to have the headroom I would expect from a 100 watt tube amp but considering I don't really need the volume it is more than adequate. The overdrive channels sound great. They both share the same EQ which is a bit of a bummer but they both have a mid shift switch and have a different level of gain so I can make it work. The ISF knob changes the overall tone of the amp to go from a Marshally high/mid range tone to more of a Mesa low/mid range tone. The reverb is nice sounding and the effects loop takes pedals nicely. The amp comes stock with EL34's but would be nice to have the option to use 6L6's.
    Looks like it's built solid. No issue so far and the build quality looks very nice.
    Not sure I would spend a whole lot more for the amp knowing that It's built overseas and there are several amp companies making amps in that price range.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    HT 100

    By mobile pre rocks

    from Appleton WI

    Comments about Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I'm in a metalcore band (similar to parkway drive) so I see alot of Peavy 6505s when my band is playing shows. The ht 100 is just as good (given you have good speakers in your cab). The ISF control really does wonders. You can get alot of great heavy sounds just but turing it. The lighter distortion channel is great for all kinds of rock. The clean just sings, especially with a dab of the digital reverb. When I've recorded this amp its hard to decide how it should sound becuase there are so many great options. Overall this amp is a really good value.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Keith Stone

    By Joseph Keith

    from Illinois

    Comments about Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    Since is does weight under 10lbs and does not make coffee, I must give it a 9. Some may say the digital reverb is a downside to this amp (sounds OK to me). Well they may be right, but find another amp head with this wattage with these features and build--then compare prices. Remember, these are designed by ex-Marshall R&D techs.
    Great Features--A clean and two overdrive channels. Presence and Resonance to boot with a reverb switch on the footswitch. And the "voices" and ISF knob for "fine tuning." Can get really creative with this amp.Easy layout so not to get confusing. The master volume helps me stay sane with my wife and neighbors. Does not make coffee so I cannot give this a ten.
    Solidly built and and appears to be easy acces to the tubes when it is time to replace them. Yeah-it is a little heavy--but what do you expect from a 100 watt head with 7 tubes.
    The tone shaping possibilites and the great clean makes this a great value. The clean "rings" when I play the lead for "Bad Boy"--an old song done by the Beatles. Smooth distortion--I did not realize how bad my other amp was until I started using this one.

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    (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    not that great

    By GibsonBoy-XBdcr

    from US of A

    Comments about Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I have owned this product for a couple months now and I am not impressed. Simply because it doesn't sound good. The cleans are really bad and the distortion sounds like a stomp box not a true tube amp thick distortion.
    I'm not going to lie, the features are good. reverb, voicing, 3 channels, isf knob. The creaters put a lot of thought into this amp.
    its built pretty sturdy, I'm pretty careful with it but it think its average strength, I definitely wouldn't test it though going by the looks of it.
    It is far overpriced for the quality of this amp. The amp is not worth the money not at all

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Blazing Amp

    By AeroGibson

    from Sellersburg, IN

    Comments about Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    Would reccomend a Gibson Les Paul for this one. I cranked mine up and my jaw dropped.
    Holy Smokes, Every Feature on this amp is amazing. The clean channel has the best voicing i have ever heard, and the overdrive? Please, it blew me away the second that i swithched it over.
    Not a flaw on my amp. works great, sounds great, and looks...Awesome
    You can get ANY tone you want. ANY. from Fender to Marshall. all fully saturated and perfectly crafted, There is'nt a single amplifier out there that matches the versitility of the Blackstar Line. No matter your style, you'll get your money's worth outta this one, and probably a whole lot more, at $.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    SWEET AMP!!!

    By E-man

    from Florida

    Comments about Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    This amp is built like a brick s**t house. It has high quality components and has a very versitile sound. It's not difficult to find the sweet spot. The clean channel is very nice as well.
    The tubes themselves are actually name brand, high quality. The EL34's are TUBE DOCTOR's
    and the ECC82 & 83's are SOVTEK. (GOOD STUFF!)
    I had a GENZ BENZ EL DIABLO which was really ballsy and cost $1600. I got rid of after buying this one for $849. I had no reason to keep it. This one sounds way better.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    RIDICULOUS!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    man oh man what a great value! The clean channel is awesome even for just having 3 knobs, the voicing switch allows you to have early breakup on the class A, similar to a vox or marshall; and little to none on the US, similar to a Fender. Then, when you switch to gain its RIDICULOUS. There are 2 gain channels both with a voicing switch from classic to modern. Allowing you to get tones ranging from classic marshall tube overdrive to full out dual rectified mesa madness! Plus there is option to add a latching footswitch to the OD2 to switch between the voicings. With the ISF you can also taylor your gain character to either a woody UK sound or a high gain US sound. Has Gain for days and an insanely good digital reverb, best I've ever heard. These guys branched away from Marshall because Jim didn't want to use the technolgy of the ISF, and the combined class A/ Fender clean, believe me when I tell you this thing will do everything you want it to and more, also I could see the price of these babies going way up in the near future, get one while you still can!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Who needs a Boogie?

    By Drucifer667

    from Albuquerque NM

    Comments about Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I just picked up this amp and I am blown away. This thing has plenty of head room, great punch and the clean is superb. I had been using a Line 6 HD100, which was great because that amp has all the effects and tubes, but after several internal digital issues, I had to ditch that thing. I got word that there was a Blackstar in my local store so I tried it out. This thing is very comparable to Mesa's dual rectifier. The only bummer is the OD 1 channel is a bit fuzzy for my taste, hence the 4.5 rating on features, other than that, Great! Great! Great! Price is great, althought I don't like the idea that the cabinets are more expensive than the heads.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    KILLER AMP

    By metalman420-dXQvn

    from San Francisco, CA

    Comments about Blackstar Venue Series HT Stage HT-100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    this thing is so good! the cleans are beautiful that they are almost as good as fender. the gain is also great! just turn up the mids quite a lot and it's perfect! i played nice van halen sound on it as well as some heavy metal and some shred. it works for everything!buy this amp and you won't be disappointed!

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