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by WDeranged
Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs
Replies: 54
Views: 43065

Re: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs

I decided to get the matching Tubemeister cab and I've ended up putting the Blackstar cabs on ebay, my HT-5 sold a few days ago so I think it's safe to say that I've moved on, it's a shame the Blackstar couldn't give me what I wanted as the price is so reasonable. Anyway the Tubemeister 112 has the ...
by WDeranged
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs
Replies: 54
Views: 43065

Re: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs

I just thought I'd update after living with the Tubemeister for a few days, it's definitely doing what I want, it behaves more like I expect and I can generally get the sound I'm looking for in minutes, I still think the Blackstar lets you jump right into a better high gain sound but with fine tweak...
by WDeranged
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs
Replies: 54
Views: 43065

Re: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs

i agree completely WD - i can cleary hear the "jingle" in the clean channel on the 18 - sounds purty really and the crunch is very good also and as you say the 5 gets it with "marshal heavy" gain (sorta) i can also hear a little more darkness in the B/S and i like that too but it could be the HK ca...
by WDeranged
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs
Replies: 54
Views: 43065

Re: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs

He's got them both sounding pretty damn similar there but in person the amps behave very differently, the TB18 is more picky about where you put the dials but chords jangle and chime in a way I just can't get out of the HT-5, on the other hand it's difficult to get that really solid chunky palm mute...
by WDeranged
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs
Replies: 54
Views: 43065

Re: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs

I got the Tubemeister 18 today, it's safe to say that the Blackstar HT-112 cabinets weren't my problem, this amp sounds and feels really good through them, there's huge dynamic headroom even on the gain channel...I think this might have been my major issue with the HT-5 feeling unresponsive, the gai...
by WDeranged
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs
Replies: 54
Views: 43065

Re: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs

Well I ordered the Tubemeister 18 head, it should be here on Tuesday, I'm hoping it sounds good through my Blackstar 1x12 cabs, there's a V30 in one and a G12T in the other so I have a bit of tonal variety to play with, though ultimately I won't be surprised if I have to sell them and buy a more upm...
by WDeranged
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs
Replies: 54
Views: 43065

Re: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs

Thanks for the replies guys, I've pretty much convinced myself that I'm selling the head but keeping the cabs for a while, I've got my eye on a H&K Tubemeister 18 at the moment, even though I'm not crazy about the blue LED bullsh*t it really sounds like my kind of tone, very glassy and snappy, loads...
by WDeranged
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs
Replies: 54
Views: 43065

Re: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs

Thanks for the detailed reply, It's the sort of reply that I feared in that it says what I've been suspecting myself :lol: Strangely enough, fullness and balls don't seem to be lacking but maybe it's my room or the fact that my stack is in a corner, either way my bass knob is always turned really lo...
by WDeranged
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs
Replies: 54
Views: 43065

Re: Seeking alternative to the HT-5's dull sounding cabs

I thought I'd update after living with the new speakers for a few months, unfortunately I'm still not happy, the new speakers are a definite improvement but for whatever reason I just can't get the tone and feel that I'm looking for, I know a lot of people (though less nowadays) frown on modellers b...
by WDeranged
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: HT-5
Topic: HT 5 RH -- Which cabs??? 1 x 10 x 2? 1 x 12 x 2? 4 x 8 x 1, 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 13321

Re: HT 5 RH -- Which cabs??? 1 x 10 x 2? 1 x 12 x 2? 4 x 8 x 1, 2?

Please remember to let us know what you think of the Blackstar cab, I've been in a similar situation to you in that I just can't settle into my HT-5RH Stack, I tried replacing the speakers in both of the 1x12 Blackstar cabs (one V30 and one GT12-75) and while there was a definite improvement I still...