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  • NRD! (New Rig Day! - Blackstar Content!)

    While I do love my '78 MusicMan, I really wanted something with some more bawls, but I didn't have a lot of cash so I looked at some low wattage heads.

    I was a bit hesitant getting something low wattage since I play pretty loud music, but all the reviews said 20 watts would be more than enough. And damn, it was! It didn't break a sweat keeping up. Not even one bit. Don't know why I thought I HAD to have at least 45 watts

    So, I snatched up this Blackstar HT20 head for only $400 brand new on Ebay. WOW what a steal! I just had my first gig with it tonight and really got to put it through the paces. It passed with FLYING colors. The clean channel is wonderful. I was worries because I used to tell myself the only cleans for me were chimey, sparkly Fender cleans, but this thing has a darker clean that seems to be *just on the edge of breakup at whatever volume you set it on, but never fully overdriven. A very thick, clean sound.

    The crunch channel F****G ROCKS! That ISF knob is something else. It really does go from Mesa Dual Rec on one end, to full on JCM on the other side. Very cool.

    And to top it all off, I got a brand new Orange 2x12 for dealer cost, since we carry them

    All told, I only spent $700 on this entire rig and it sounds so much better than the $1500 Rivera I used to have.

    All in all, very very satisfied

    TLDR; here are pics





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    Originally Posted by GAS Man


    Thrash the establishment, strip it down, and let it rip.









    Originally Posted by Deadbeat Son


    There's no "just a" allowed here. There's no reason to denigrate a great guitar that does the trick for you just because it's less expensive than someone else's.



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  • #2
    Very cool. Sounds like a baptism by fire and it came out blazing. Big congrats on the deal and the cool rig.
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    • #3
      Blackstar puts out some killer stuff. Congrats!
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      • #4
        thanks guys!

        Yea, I'm incredibly impressed by the blackstar. grandslam homerun IMO.

        And i'm pumped I finally have just a cab now so I can just buy heads in the future Just planning ahead for future GAS attacks
        rockin' for life







        Originally Posted by GAS Man


        Thrash the establishment, strip it down, and let it rip.









        Originally Posted by Deadbeat Son


        There's no "just a" allowed here. There's no reason to denigrate a great guitar that does the trick for you just because it's less expensive than someone else's.



        Good Trades with: boonestunes, smithshred

        Nox P

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        • #5
          Blackstar is my main rig as well! Congrats on the new rig. Try playing with some pre-amp tubes to really bring out the character of the amp.
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          • #6
            Blackstar is my main rig as well! Congrats on the new rig. Try playing with some pre-amp tubes to really bring out the character of the amp.


            thanks for the suggestion... have you tried anything? what do you have in there now? I was thinking of taking it to my amp tech anyways and having him give it a bit of a once-over.
            rockin' for life







            Originally Posted by GAS Man


            Thrash the establishment, strip it down, and let it rip.









            Originally Posted by Deadbeat Son


            There's no "just a" allowed here. There's no reason to denigrate a great guitar that does the trick for you just because it's less expensive than someone else's.



            Good Trades with: boonestunes, smithshred

            Nox P

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            • #7
              Congrats ... I just landed my own NRD ... and will crow in another thread.
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              • #8
                Congrats man, looks like a killer setup!
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                • #9
                  Very nice dude!
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                  • #10
                    Nice,I wish mine was the head version as I like it running thru my 212 cab better.
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                    • #11
                      The other plus w/a head, btw, is your tubes aren't getting peppered with sound waves and *should* technically, last longer and not rattle as much.
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                      • #12
                        Right now I have the stock power section. Haven't had any issues with them yet. I changed the pre-amp section to a Mesa SPAX7 in V1 and Mesa 12AX7 in V2. Worlds of difference. It brought a lot of clarity and definition to the amp even at almost maxed levels. I tried Ruby's and JJ's but they made it a little bright for my taste. I had an EH gold pin from tube depot I tried in V1 and that was fun for a more mid range'ish rock tone especially with the ISF full right.
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                        • #13
                          The other plus w/a head, btw, is your tubes aren't getting peppered with sound waves and *should* technically, last longer and not rattle as much.


                          Never thought of that but it definitely makes sense. This is my first head/cab amp and I'm diggin' it so far. It may be one more trip to the car during load-in, but its worlds lighter than my old combo!

                          unrelated note - did you sell that rivera? I found the footswitch when I was moving. I'd be happy to mail it to you
                          rockin' for life







                          Originally Posted by GAS Man


                          Thrash the establishment, strip it down, and let it rip.









                          Originally Posted by Deadbeat Son


                          There's no "just a" allowed here. There's no reason to denigrate a great guitar that does the trick for you just because it's less expensive than someone else's.



                          Good Trades with: boonestunes, smithshred

                          Nox P

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                          • #14
                            Congrats!

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                            • #15
                              N ice!

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