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Item Reviews for: Blackstar HT-5R Guitar Combo Amplifier  -  BLC HT5R LIST

Incredible Love it!!!
By: jrocker      Submitted: 5/31/2013

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Nice amp
By: Ray from Buffalo      Submitted: 6/3/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This amp seems to be made well. I found no loose screws or poor glue seams in the tolex. Seems like a nice solid box. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Only had it a week so far, no problems. General Your general opinion of this product. I wanted this amp for an at home practice amp, maybe some recording. It does this well. The clean channel sounds great, even the digital reverbe sounds good to me. The overdrive channel is good, but it seems that amp builders now think that the overdrive channel has to have super high gain to be cool. This amp has plenty of gain, but you can still dial it back to get a good blues tone. So far I like it better with a humbucker guitar, but it sounds good with single coils too, you just need to play with the EQ. All in all, it's a cool amp. Glad I bought it.
Absolutely the BEST amp I have EVER owned!!!
By: STEVER from WESTERN NY      Submitted: 12/29/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? A-! quality. You couldn't buy a more well made (built like a tank) amp at any price. If your looking for an amp go no further BUY THIS you will NEVER regret it Reliability How has it stood up over time? As I said BuiLt like a Tank-Brand new but I have no worries. General Your general opinion of this product. Build Quality is superb. Looks are awesome easy to understand layout. Every thing is well explained Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Easy to understand instructions.. great layout..Footswitch included (How often does that Happen) Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? As I said The Tone in your Head is not just an add or Hype...It's true...This amp can do anything and the best I own....Decided to Keep the Jet City and the Blackheart but selling the Blues Jr. This amp gives you everything a Fender Blues Jr can and SO much more Finish How did the stain or paint job look? One Fine Looking Amp! Proud to own it Action How was the action out of the box? N/A
Amazing "little" amp!
By: Mj from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - USA      Submitted: 9/3/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? It has a sturdy combo cab with strong carry handle. The covering is very well done, the grill looks good, and is snug. Everything feels solid, nothing is loose or feels out of place. The top and back panels are easy to understand and use all the features packed into it. Reliability How has it stood up over time? The original HT-5 was an extremely reliable amp, this is the same with a few minor tweaks. General Your general opinion of this product. This amp is amazing. Period. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Feels like 25 or so lbs. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? See above: sound. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Blackstar amps look good. Period. HT, Artisan, Series 1, they all look good. Action How was the action out of the box? N/A
Awesome Amp
By: MJ from Oklahoma City      Submitted: 9/2/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Overall high build quality and sturdy cab design. Front and back control panels as well as the grill cover are put together very well and the amp feels very solid. The carry handle is good. Reliability How has it stood up over time? No problems yet. The HT-5 was already a highly reliable amplifier. They modified the HT-5 slightly to get this amp and the HT-5R is not going to be any less reliable. General Your general opinion of this product. This is a fantastic 5w combo. It is extremely versatile and sounds fantastic. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Feels like 25 lbs of greatness. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? See above "sound." Finish How did the stain or paint job look? These amps look amazing. From the HT-1 to the Series One and Artisan amps, Blackstar really hit the nail on the head for cosmetics. Action How was the action out of the box? N/A
killer sound
By: jrocks from madison,wi      Submitted: 8/23/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? for the price a very versital amp. well worth the money. Reliability How has it stood up over time? no problems. General Your general opinion of this product. A number one amp 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? Action How was the action out of the box?
Great Amp
By: Mike from Naples, Florida USofA      Submitted: 7/8/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Seems very well made. Controls are somewhat protected but still easy to get to. Reliability How has it stood up over time? I have only had it for a few weeks so I can't say yet. General Your general opinion of this product. Great amp for the money. Haven't hooked it up to my 4x12 yet but the speaker in the cabinet exceeded my expectations. 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? Classic tube tone. Great value. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Very good. Nothing fancy which is fine with me. Action How was the action out of the box? Good. A little tight at first but already sounding broken in.
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