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why do people hate BlackStar amps.

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  1. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    nice carvin too
     
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  2. Mad Jack

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    I tested a friend’s ht5 years ago... Pure sh*t!
    I mod it and now it sound good!
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    roflmao. screw the combos. the mini heads are where its at.
    thats where you will find the tones. HTR-1H is a killer little head
    and is WORLDS different than the combo's.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    what type of Mod?
     
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    bobpick68 Well-Known Member

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    I had the HT5 Metal MKI for a spell. Ran it through a 2x12 of G12T-75's. It was pretty good for modern high gain metal stuff at reasonable volumes. I jammed with a couple bands with it and it was loud enough by itself. I sold it to my nephew for 100 bucks cos he didn't have much money and wanted a high gain amp that sounded good. He still has it and loves it.
     
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  6. 351

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    Don't hate them, just think they're shit.
    Big fat Marshall badge, four inputs, how hard can it be?
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    but why stop there when you can go Friedman
     
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    Why stop ?
    Because sometimes if you don't stop you crash.
    The more you deviate from the path of righteousness, the more lost you become.
    I hope you find your way home.
     
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    Gunner64 Emotional Support Animal Gold Supporting Member

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    Lol..I have 4 input, 2 input and single input Marshalls all over the place here, and I still dig my Little Blackstars..to say they're all shit is like saying all Fords are shit because you don't like Pintos.
     
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    It's more like saying I love Mustangs and hate anything made by Great Wall Motors or DongFeng car company.
    Each to their own though.
    You're living the dream over there anyway with 4,2 and 1 input Marshalls, good for you.
     
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    And if any Marshalls are made ' somewhere', then those amps aren't for me, but again each to their own.
     
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    Just thought of a useless feature from Blackstar, they have that ISF knob on every amp, totally useless it sounds best right in the middle, just like Orange has that shape knob to dial in terrible degrees of tone, useless feature why I dont care for those brands that much!
     
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    Gunner64 Emotional Support Animal Gold Supporting Member

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    I have to agree on the ISF knob thingy. Seems like someone thinks it's unique to the brand, and there's a need to put it on everything they make.

    And it seems we have another pick and choose hater..voicing distain for things made "somewhere" while typing on a device made "somewhere".

    You'd be hard pressed to find an amplifier made anywhere that's not full of components made "somewhere"

    I too would love to buy nothing but things not made or made from components from "somewhere"..but in the world we live in it is virtually impossible.
     
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  14. Clayton's Custom Cabs

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    Hmmm! Sorta like that cheap plastic Marshall logo that's constantly broken off the front of a 1960A?
     
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    Funny you say that I find that goofy ISF tone stack is useless anywhere but full left.
     
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    Don't know where you live but in my hood we've got lot's of locally owned and operated music stores alive and well...thanks to the internet. In Seattle: Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, Thunder Road and the ever present Emerald City Guitars. Then there is Dusty Strings and American Music and A# Music. May I suggest a move to our lovely city?
     
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    Thanks Clayton for the invitation to move to Seattle (i used to travel a bit in the US but never came to Seattle)

    I live in Sweden Europe so moving that far with the family might be a bit over the top just to test Blackstar amps… :)
     
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  18. bobpick68

    bobpick68 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I don't begrudge anyone who have to own British Made Marshalls only, so long as they don't cut me down for loving my DSL's. Typically though some of the ones who own the British Made stuff are convinced that not only are the amps they own superior, but they as people are too because of it.

    I am a bang for the buck guy. Yes I can afford any of the British made stuff, but the DSL's just do it for me. I am not a collector so why would I pay a lot more for something that could just maybe do 5% better at what I want from an amp? I have played through so many Marshalls through the years. I know what all the so called "iconic" Marshalls can do.

    I couldn't care less if my gear is made in America, Europe or on Jupiter.
     
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    Gunner64 Emotional Support Animal Gold Supporting Member

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    Yea I have Marshalls made in England, India, China, Vietnam and I have kept what I have for a reason, and that reason doesn't hinge on where they were made. For example I have a JMD1 50w head, tube poweramp with a digital modeling preamp. Awesome amp, so many great tones available. Made in China. Same thing with the Haze15 head I have..clean boost the front end and it sounds very similar to a little jcm800..made in India.

    I'd like to see one of these guys who are so sensitive to where an amps assembled at do a blindfolded listen and pick out the made "somewhere" amps..
     
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    Love my JMD!
     
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