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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Twan Plönes

Date Added: 6th July 2011

Band: Die For The Purpose Of Living

Genre(s): Metal

Website(s): http://www.youtube.com/user/TPlones

Country: Netherlands

Amp / Pedals: HT Club 40, HT-1 and HT-Dual

About: Playing in several bands, now playing in Die For The Purpose Of Living, my metal band. Always liked the Blackstar sound. I now have several Blackstar products, to use at home, and live! I really dig it.

Why Blackstar?: The Blackstar products have a great versatility, I really dig the ISF. My HT Club 40 is great for gigging, enough headroom for clean, and I can still bash the bassist! :D

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Paul

Date Added: 5th July 2011

Band: Sugarless

Genre(s): Rock

Website(s): http://www.myspace.com/thesugarlessband

Country: USA

Amp / Pedals: HT Studio 20, HT-408, Series One 200, HT-412

About: Been playing for over 25 years in rock / '80s metal bands. Recently joined a band called Sugarless in Orlando FL, you can check them out on myspace.com/thesugarlessband. I am a gear junkie and own 18 guitars, multiple amps, effects, rack units. Favourite guitarist: Jake E Lee, Paul Gilbert, Van Halen, Lynch, Zakk Wylde, Slash, Dough Aldridge, Vai and so on and so on.

Why Blackstar?: Bought my HT Studio 20 a year ago from Sam Ash. The two things that stood out to me were a) the ISF feature which opens so many doors with one amp, and 2) the distortion tone. The distortion tone on the Blackstar is a dirty clean, it articulates every note and really pushes in the mix. You don't hide mistakes on a Blackstar, it pushes you to be a better cleaner player. When playing live it rocks and the HT Studio 20 is a must for a travelling musician! I've now just bought a Series One 200 and 412 Cabinet as well!

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Ben Kurowski

Date Added: 1st July 2011

Band: Red Light Saints

Genre(s): Rock

Website(s): http://redlightsaints.fourfour.com

Country: USA

Amp / Pedals: HT Stage 100

About: I have been in a few bands over the last ten years and have enjoyed moderate success. I have had the chance to play at the world's largest outdoor music festival (summerfest) three out of the last four years and have shared the stage with such acts as: Trapt, Caroline Spine, Days of the New, Soil, Blondie, Judas Priest, Pop Evil, Sick Puppies, Bullet Boys, and Red. The band I am curently in is working on its first album and is looking to start touring the US late 2011/early 2012.

Why Blackstar?: I love that I can get any sound that I want out of my HT Stage 100. I love the way this amp sounds live and in the studio. I also have a Blackstar HT-Boost that gives me just enough extra for my leads. I have gone through many amps in search of 'my' tone but the search is over.

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Dan Woolfie

Date Added: 30th June 2011

Band: System Fault

Genre(s): Alternative Rock

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

Country: UK

Amp / Pedals: HT Club 40

About: I started playing classical guitar aged 8, then got my first electric guitar aged 12 - and I've never looked back. Started gigging in 2004, and since then, I've played/sessioned for a number of different bands and acts both live and in the studio. I've been the lead guitarist for System Fault since formation in 2006, and I switched to using Blackstar amps at the end of 2010. Best decision ever.

Why Blackstar?: I really like how Blackstar can package such a big sound into such a small amp. The HT Club 40 works perfectly for me whether I'm in rehearsals, recording, or playing live. I also like how you can use the ISF to shape your sound between an American/British sounding amps. I have mine set at 5, which technically means an "Irish" amp setting... I think!

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Christopher Doyle

Date Added: 29th June 2011

Band: Loaded Revolver

Genre(s): Rock

Website(s):

Country: UK

Amp / Pedals: HT Stage 60

About: Been playing a good few years on and off picking out the fav bit of songs, but taken it more seriously the last 2 years in my band Loaded Revolver playing classic rock covers and writing on the side, so I needed some top kit.

Why Blackstar?: The cleans on mine are amazing and I don't need any other pedals for my rock sound. I can get every sound I need from cleanest of cleans to smooth crunch to screaming metal.

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Aspeslagh Hendrik

Date Added: 28th June 2011

Band: Plaag

Genre(s): Black'N'Roll

Website(s): http://www.plaag.net

Country: Belgium

Amp / Pedals: HT Stage 100, HTV-212, HT-Blackfire Pedal

About: I've been playing since I was 15 years old, former and present bands Idolator:thrash metal, The Colony:metalcore, Achyronthia:power/thrashmetal, Plaag:Black'n'roll

Why Blackstar?: Most of all the wide range you can get for playing all kinds of music, great distortions and supreme clean. I'm using the HT-Blackfire pedal for recordings, the emulated out does wonders. Not only does the HT Stage 100 sound awesome it looks good also. I'm also planning to buy the HT Modulation pedal as well. I tried it out at a friend's place and it is wonderful.

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Rico Snell

Date Added: 28th June 2011

Band: Chaosity

Genre(s): Thrash / Death Metal

Website(s): http://www.chaosity.nl

Country: Netherlands

Amp / Pedals: HT Stage 100, 412A Cabinet

About: I have been playing for lots of years now, did a lot of bands and finally I ended up starting the band Chaosity. After 3 years we got into the current formation which turned out to be the best in many ways. Now the gigs flow in, studio recording for our EP has been started. It's all going to be great!

Why Blackstar?: My Blackstar has a sound which is very pure and clean on the Clean channel, same to say about the Overdrive and Distortion, but it sounds highly aggresive on those channels. Compared to previous amps, it sounds like they got on steroids and well oiled for the most clean and aggresive sound it produces!

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Carl Bradford

Date Added: 27th June 2011

Band: Two Types of Clothing

Genre(s): Punk Rock

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

Country: UK

Amp / Pedals: HT Stage 100

About: Two Types of Clothing - Hard edged British punk! Reased their first debut EP "It's Not Our Fault" March 2011. For more information on gig/tour dates and to listen to their music check out the facebook link on this page, or alternatively; go to: http://www.myspace.com/twotypesofclothing

Why Blackstar?: I've never been happy with my guitar set up, until I found Blackstar! It's easy to use, sounds awesome in gigging and studio environments, and is so flexible with the sounds it can produce. It allows the valves to get really hot, and get the really grungy British tone I need. To anyone looking for a good head for playing in a heavy band, I would highly recommend the HT Stage 100 Head!

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Dan M Hicks

Date Added: 27th June 2011

Band: Mordecai

Genre(s): Rock

Website(s): http://www.reverbnation.com/mordecaiuk

Country: UK

Amp / Pedals: Series One 200, Oversized 4x12 Cabinet

About: Rhythm guitarist/singer in Blackstar endorsed band, Mordecai. Playing 5 years, hard hitting rock player. Mostly tuned CGCFAD. Running a Schecter C1 with Bare Knuckle pickups through the Series S1-200 head. Played shows throughout Europe. UK festivals include Bloodstock, Hammerfest and Bull Dog Bash. Debut album due out end of 2011.

Why Blackstar?: GREAT build quality, such versatile tones and sounds HUGE through the V30 loaded cabs!

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David Oakes

Date Added: 27th June 2011

Band: Kotow

Genre(s): Hard Rock

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

Country: UK

Amp / Pedals: HT Stage 100

About: Started playing guitar at about age 16. Currently doing a degree at the Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford

Why Blackstar?: I love how it looks, how it sounds and currently I am loving the emulated output which I have been using for recording. It sounds like you have mic'ed up the cab and not thin or digital or brittle in any way. www.soundcloud.com/kotowboy/wecanbefree2 < My Blackstar and Les Paul in action!