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Blackstar HT-METAL Guitar Effects Pedal
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- Genuine valve design, operates at 300V HT
- Cascaded valve gain stages, extreme Gain and Tone
- Responds like a valve amp, 2 channel operation
- Clean, Overdrive & Super High Gain Lead mode, speaker emulated output
- Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF), power supply included
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|Item Dimensions||38.98 x 38.98 x 31.1 in||4.25 x 5.5 x 2.5 in||2.76 x 15.35 x 2.76 in||6 x 4.5 x 2.75 in||7 x 10 x 6 in||3.7 x 5.9 x 2.4 in|
Plug into untamed, high-gain metal tones with the Blackstar HT-Metal distortion pedal! If you demand molten-hot tones that still have dynamics and definition, the HT-Metal's cascaded tube gain stages and high 300-volt operation will satisfy your metal cravings. Two channels let you set up the perfect pair of distortion settings, and Blackstar's Infinite Shape Feature and 3-band EQ provide powerful tone shaping. And thanks to the speaker-emulated output, you can connect the HT-Metal directly to a sound system or recording device for an ultra-convenient way to get great sound. If you want the sound and feel of a cranked tube amp in a pedalboard-friendly format, look to the Blackstar HT-Metal distortion pedal.
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I recently bought both a Blkstar Delay and Reverb. They are both good but a little overpriced.
Now for the HT Metal. It arrived earlier than expected. I was happy about that. Unfortunately, the OD button kept fading (switch contact problem) from OD1 to clean. After a few minutes it seized engaging the OD1 at all. OD2 worked fine. I was not happy.
I disassembled the bottom to try and get to the switch and found that indeed you cannot. Circuit boards are soldered in. I never play clean and do not need the clean. So, I simply forced the button down to engage the OD1 and Krazy glued it down permanently.
Why did I do that? Well, hence the reason for 4 stars. The HT Metal is incredible sounding. OD1 when dimed out is better than my amp. Excellent! OD2 is much brighter but can be adjusted to match the OD1. There is noise! Quiet when silent but sizzle (drive noise) is certainly present with volume. Lowering volume on pedal reduces this (then simply increase amp volume).
The bad thing is that these pedals are expensive and for the cost there should never be a switch problem. But I had a bad switch. Made in Korea. The good thing is that this is a really super pedal. Blackstar has excellent products. By the way, there is a sticker on the pedal that reads METAL. But you can peel it off easily if you don't like it.
UPDATE: I have discovered that Youtube has a video of replacing the fuse in the Blackstar pedals. I watched it and learned that I could repair the contact switch of my OD1 and Clean. However, I chose not to.
S5427 Ibanez Prestige Guitar (Fantastic sound)
B-52 LS100 Solid State Half-Stack (It does have a great clean sound, but needed metal distortion)
MXR Analog Delay, Chorus, and Overdrive with Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Yup, that's all I use live, and after oodles of review-reading, youtube demos, pedal comparisons, and test runs of other pedals, I've found the only one I could truly appreciate. The difference is clear! When I first started playing guitar I couldn't care less how the distortion sounded, but as the years have passed I've grown into a tone-nazi, and have been on a search for a particular, adjustable tone that I could achieve on a budget. While 250 bucks (300 from some websites) may seem expensive for a pedal, this one is worth every cent. It's all metal, you can't break it by accident (unless the accident was dropping it into a trash compactor) and while it is a little inconvenient that you need your own separate power plug for this pedal, the results are well worth it. I'd recommend this pedal for others like me who need to cover the whole spectrum of sounds: clean-overdriven-metal distortion. 5 stars for quality, sound, and affordability.
Even my admittedly novice ear can tell the difference in the warmth, depth and tone a tube can deliver over solid state. On channel 1 set to clean, with a bit of overdrive the difference is subtle but significant: think warm and "Motown"-ish.
But this pedal was meant for rock. Example: the clean section of Everclear's " Santa Monica" sounds truer and with a subtle edge than with the solid state head alone. Click on channel 2 mid-song and you seemlessly transition to the grittier sound the bass has later during the second half of the song. My only concern, and this is probably because this pedal is truly meant for a guitar to my understanding, is that the overdrive/crunch can quickly saturate and get unwieldy with a bass. At least on my little 100W with two 10".
A noise gate or similar solution will deal with that in the future, but for now I'm impressed. I happened to get a good deal on the one I purchased and, for the money spent, I essentially have a "hybrid" head that can do everything from The Temptations "My Girl" to Cliff Burton's "Anesthesia: Pulling Teeth".