Hey guys, i play in a Groove/Thrash metal band and i'm getting a blackstar head to use both live and at home.
The Cab is a 2x12 Harley Benton with Celestion Vintage 30's, decent built and sounding cab at a ridiculously low price. The guitar is a epi lp std with a JB4, so the gain blackstar has will do just fine (i'll boost it too).
I need it to do mostly small/medium gigs, and maybe a bigger outdoor gig, in a rare ocasion, and if that happens i'd get a 4x12.
But most of the time i'll be using it at bedroom levels, because i pratice everyday and NEED a tube amp at home. I played the ht-5 and i think it sounds wonderful at home levels. Amazing amp.
A) Does the HT-50 sound as good as the HT-20 on bedroom levels?
B) Is the HT-20 enough to play live unmiced, on medium stages for some 200 people?
i'd get the HT-20 if it manages bedroom levels alright, and is enough for medium stages unmiced, but i'd get the ht-50 if it sounds the same at home as the ht-20, and garantee me that it'd do festival gigs too
I'm not looking for the extra gain at home, i just want to avoid a fizzy and closed, bassy sound. I played a Bugera 6262 at bedroom levels and it was AWFUL. It was A LOT bassy (cudn't dial it off) and muddy loose low end fizz!
ps: i dont care about headroom as i never play cleans live LOL.
I don't have the chance to try the ht-50 in person, only the ht-20.
I was hoping to hear some opinions, thanks!