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Item Reviews for: Blackstar HT-1R Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier  -  BLC HT1R LIST

This little monster is the real deal
By: Andrew Spindler from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca.      Submitted: 12/28/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Solid construction. It's a stout little beast. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Just got it but it's well made so it should be fine. General Your general opinion of this product. My past experience with the Marshall Class 5 and the Vox AC4TV left me sour on these little low watt combos. Those two sounded boxy and I just could not find a sweet spot with them. This little 1 watt wonder has none of that boxy sound. Nice cleans and smooth overdrive. The cab simulation is well implemented too. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? How was the neck? I'll let you know if it grows one. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Tone is subjective. I like the tones that this one subjects. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? No stain or paint on this baby. Action How was the action out of the box? I reached in and pulled it out of the box. Not a lot of action involved.
Little Monster
By: Kristen S from RI, USA      Submitted: 4/16/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Seems to be solidly constucted. I don't imagine any problems would ever occur as a result of normal wear and tear. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Only had it for a few days but I'm not worried at all! I take care of my stuff. General Your general opinion of this product. This little amp is fantastic. This is my first tube amp and I don't think I'll ever go back to solid state. I love the simplicity of the controls... feels like I'm truly hearing every nuance of my guitar's tone at a volume that won't piss off the neighbors. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Classy looking small amp. The face, logo, and piping are very tastefully done. Action How was the action out of the box? It's an amp.
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