Blackstar Owners Club

Blackstar Owners Club

Share your love of Blackstar

Blackstar amps can be found across the world from huge stages to the smallest of bedrooms. We are proud that our amps can be used by such a wide array of guitarists, allowing them to find the sound in their head. The Blackstar Owners Club has been created to provide a spotlight for all those dedicated players who have chosen to make Blackstar their amp of choice.

Share your experience with us and everyone else. Submit your details here, and the best entries will be added to this landing page. The Blackstar website receives thousands of hits a day, so take the opportunity to have your say and showcase yourself or your band to the world. We would love to hear from you!

Latest Entries

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Joe De Francesco

Date Added: 11th April 2014

Band:

Genre(s): Metal, blues, jazz, progressive

Website(s):

Country: USA

Amp / Pedals: HT-5R, HTV112

About: I play a lot of shred metal along with blues(Texas style and progressive style) with elements of jazz.

Why Blackstar?: I did a lot of research on your product along with another brand. Your amps sound and tone is what sold it.

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Chronopoulos Andreas

Date Added: 11th April 2014

Band: Whiteboard

Genre(s): Instrumental rock, Heavy blues, jazz

Website(s):

Country: Greece

Amp / Pedals: HT-5H, HT-1R

About: I started playing the guitar 8 years ago, and it's been 3 years that i've bought the HT-5H. I have played in various gigs either from school or as a participant in a festival.Currently working on passing RGT grade 7 and looking forward to start doing lessons on younger people !!
 

Why Blackstar?: HT-5H: My first valve amp that i am not going to change. it has a SUPER Distortion channel that with the isf to around 8 i can get all those satriani tones i've been looking for. Smooth, full of saturation distortion diificult to find in other brands for that price.Impressively loud for 5 watt. HT-1R: This is where the clean channel shines !!! with the gain around 6 i can get those SRV licks seem almost identical. because HT-5H can't do that on clean channel, i use this amp when i practice !

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Vince Perales

Date Added: 11th April 2014

Band:

Genre(s): Metal

Website(s):

Country: USA

Amp / Pedals: HT-5TH

About: I play mostly Metallica & Sabbath. Been at it now for about 4 great years. Originally I owned a combination of pedals and multi-effects pedalboards. It was a great way for a self taught apprentice to work with, but never enough of course. After combing through blogs and youtube videos I chose to try the HT-5R at my local music store (the TH was not available in store). After 4-5 minutes I fell in love. The hardest part was the wait after ordering online. Looking forward to years of jammin!

Why Blackstar?: The aesthetics of this amp really draws you in. I don't play professionally, so the amp is for strict home use and will never go through radical ambient temp changes nor bumps and bruises. And even though its not necessarily a "Metal looking amp", it is sexy enough to pass as one. As far as the sound is concerned I love the ISF, it allows the amp to broaden its sound. Metal tones are easy to dial in. And it's loud! It takes pedals very well!

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Joe Guynan

Date Added: 11th April 2014

Band: Dust Bowl Blues

Genre(s): Blues Rock

Website(s): http://www.dustbowlbluesband.co.uk

Country: UK

Amp / Pedals: ID:60TVP

About: Joe has been playing and performing for over 20 years in various rock/blues bands and has spent a number of years performing with various tribute bands which include Pink Floyd and AC\DC. Joe's influences include Gary Moore, Brian May, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Paul Kossoff and Richie Blackmore to name a few.

Why Blackstar?: It is a quality instrument that works in all situations if you are prepared to put the tweakage time in. Plus it sounds and feels great.

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James Stonebraker

Date Added: 11th April 2014

Band: Stonebraker

Genre(s): Pop Rock

Website(s): http://stonebraker.org

Country: USA

Amp / Pedals: ID:260TVP

About: James Gerard Stonebraker is a professional musician. He was born in St. Louis, MO He began playing guitar in 1964 when first inspired by the Beatles. He took his first guitar lessons from Bill Atkinson of Atkinson Music in Lemay MO. His musical influences include The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck, Django Reinhardt, George Van Eps, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Smith, Andres Segovia, Charles Mingus, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, , Bartok, Edgard Varese, Igor Stravinsky.

Why Blackstar?: It's tone, weight form and function.

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Bart Man

Date Added: 11th April 2014

Band: Burning Sunday and Chemical Overload

Genre(s): Metal

Website(s):

Country: USA

Amp / Pedals: ID:100TVP

About: I have been playing for a long time, I love the metal music and have been in many bands over my years. I have been spending this past year trying to move to a tube amp with no luck, not reliable and noisy so i checked out this ID:Series from a Guitarworld review and had to have one. So far this thing is killer, great tone and tube like feel without all the drama of tubes.

Why Blackstar?: Great sounds and no tubes. Well built, easy to understand and hellfire for gain, very alive and touch sensitive. I have alot of volume and great headroom, the built in effects are awesome. I cant wait to use this for our next recording as well as live shows. This is my rig!

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Dave Barlow

Date Added: 4th March 2014

Band: Crash n Burn

Genre(s): Rock, Heavy Rock

Website(s): http://www.crashnburnband.co.uk/

Country: UK

Amp / Pedals: HT Stage 60

About: Been playing for almost 30 years now, writing and performing songs in the early years with many London based rock bands from speed metal back down to the good old rock n blues. Now its just rock covers with Crash n Burn and anyone else who calls me up from time to time to fill in. Loving every minute of it.

Why Blackstar?: The HT Stage 60 was my first choice when comparing amps last year and the reasons are very simple. I needed a combo that I could throw in the car and turn up at a gig ready to go, plenty of power and cut to get through the mix. The other important factor is that you get three independent channels, the second dirt channel has an independent volume control (can you believe that? people can now hear your lead solos).

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Krysalan Hawk

Date Added: 4th March 2014

Band:

Genre(s): Various

Website(s): http://www.facebook.com/HawktechGuitars

Country: UK

Amp / Pedals: HT-5210

About: I've played guitar since I was 9 years old but never applied myself to it, but after playing keyboards in an 80's cover band touring working men's clubs in the 80's I came back to the guitar and played mainly acoustic fingerstyle. Now - in my 40's I've re-applied myself to electric guitar playing mainly blues and a bit of fusion.

Why Blackstar?: The HT-5210 is my first tube amp and will be mostly used for home use with a bit of home recording thrown in, it's a world apart from my old sterile sounding solid state modelling amp and I love everything about it, dynamics, tone and the ability to have astounding volume for it's size without any loss of definition or sounding fizzy.

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Mario Jatiya Cabrera

Date Added: 4th March 2014

Band: Crash

Genre(s): Pop, Rock

Website(s): http://www.crashweb.es

Country: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Amp / Pedals: HT-5

About: I started playing since 2005 after several projects I embarked on their own and relevant (Crash) in that I embarked since 2011 until today, most of my years in music has been spent writing and producing musical always looking for the exact sound that represents me.

Why Blackstar?: Its sound, its design, its clean, its overdrive and eq all represents what I look for in my sound, versatility and the head with a size to carry easily without losing quality of a good unit is something that fascinated me from the first moment I'm really in love with my current equipment blackstar.

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Alper Mendoza

Date Added: 4th March 2014

Band:

Genre(s): Metal

Website(s):

Country: Australia

Amp / Pedals: ID:30TVP

About: I've been playing for 20 years...

Why Blackstar?: Great sounds, loud too!