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led@frank's review

By led@frank, 25/10/2011
Distortion pedal using technology lampe.Six knobs, gain, bass, middle, treble, ISF, level.Une guitar input, an output amplifier and an output "emulation". Supplied with an adapter 16 volts.


Very easy to use, turn the knobs in any position and we always get a good sound.


Then it's terrible! I just plugs into an amp lamps equipped with a humbucker guitar and I always find the sound I can finally play veux.Je Gun's, Maiden, Led Zep, ACDC, Metallica with a only pédale.L ISF allows a range of incredible sonoritée ranging from the American type in a typed anglais.La its heat is very present and respects the grain of the guitar-ampli.Juste couple to the large metal I coupled with a graphic equalizer and then the slap! Big, big sound to go! (provided that we find the right settings). ... In short sound quality and versatility.


I use it for four months and I put my other distortion in placard.J 've tried other brands and it comes out really lot.Un cheap, but is qualitée appointment.
The accuracy of the
The versatility
The isf
The price
Weight (1.2 kg)
This choice I would do without hesitation and I suggest anyone looking for a good distortion warm and versatile.

Nice all around distortion pedal.

By iamqman, 26/07/2011
Blackstar has made a huge splash on the amp world in recent years. They have made great sounding fantastically priced amps for the masses. They have been able to keep their prices very low and that is a thng that has propelled them into stardom. They have successfully taking a huge niche in the market over the last few years. To add to their prestige they have included a whole line of distortion pedals as well.

This pedal is almost a full preamp in a pedal form. This pedal has gain, bass, middle, treble, ISF, and level. This is pretty much the exact same control knob front panel as many of their amps. This has a speaker simulated output which is also on their regular amps. So this pedal is basically a preamp peal.


* Genuine valve design
* Operates at 300V HT
* Cascaded valve gain stages
* Responds like a valve amp
* Unique enhanced tone controls
* Exclusive Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)

* Fully equipped for stage or studio
* Speaker emulated output
* High integrity buffered bypass
* Power supply included
* Silent switching


The tone of this pedal is gritty and very high gain. This pedal actually sound like a overidrven tube amp. I am not a distortion pedal guy. I generally like to get my tone and gain from the amps preamp combined with the power tube section of the amp. However, this pedal comes as close to the real deal as I have heard from any pedal. This pedal recreates what sound you would hear out of a valve tube amp.

You get a very chunky creamy overdrive tone that you can play excellent lead with but even better rhythm's with. Th gain from this pedal is very addicting and just makes you want to crank up your amp to loud obnoxious volumes. It has a great fat tone and the voicing is very British but just fits perfectly to the rest of the BLackstar line of pedals and amps.


You can pick these peals up new for right at around $199, which is not bad for a great sounding preamp pedal. I would recommend this pedal to anyone who has a clean amp and needs a high gain tone out of that amp. You get a great sounding tone and for not a whole lot of money. This is one of the best sounding units that I have ever heard and for this price it is a no brainer.

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By Tercio, 18/02/2011
Characteristics have already been presented, I will not repeat it.
The strength of the housing inspires confidence!
Too bad all the same food that is specific to this pedal, you can not connect it to a power supply "spider".


The operation of the pedal is very simple. However, the wide range of sounds available is very wide. The complexity arises therefore not from the ergonomics of the pedal but its wealth!


Entire wealth of the sound panel can find the sound that seeks and serves in particular to carefully observe the natural color of the couple guitar / amp.


I use it for over a year, both in rehearsal and concert (bar type), combined with a guitar Reverend Volcano, and a Vox AC15. I am looking first and foremost a rock its type / hard 70ies, and this trio is perfect!
I'm totally delighted. I recommend this product.

victhebig's review

By victhebig, 22/12/2010
Pedal using real tube technology (not as vox)
powered by 16 volt transformer special.

ISF: it is a midrange contour control


For do know the basics of sound distorted,
this pedal makes the perfect sound of any known group of rock, blues, punk, metal ..

Nirvana, AC DC, Metallica is finally feasible with a single pedal
I'll try to group as well, but it seems no longer need to boost solo: it sends a lot of terribly high harmonics at the lower bending! Effect


absolutely perfect,
I could not believe but the sound distortion perfect
is in this pedal!

No more expensive amps to 3000 euros!


I plan to buy the whole series of these Blackstar ...
Of course we must respect the quality with quality gear: gibson, mesa boogie! The record is divine, a distortion that makes it weighed!
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Blackstar Amplification HT-Dist tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Blackstar Amplification
  • Model:HT-Dist
  • Series:HT Pedals
  • Category:Distortions
  • Added in our database on: 07/19/2007

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