Blackstart HT5r Virgin- need help with setup

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pearlbj
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Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:15 am

Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:40 pm

Hi all: this is my first tube amp rodeo, so I need help on set up with the HT5r. I used to play solid state amps with a boss metal zone pedal; unfortunately it sounded like ass. any suggestions running it via the effects loop or even using at all? Also, if I want to play iphone along with guitar, would that be via the MP3 input?

Thanks!

revolting1
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Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Location: Blighted Blighty

Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:50 am

Hi
Try the boss set gently with the clean channel out front or in the loop with the clean cranked a bit, the od channel is already ballistic so shouldnt need more, if it does youve got a duff tube :!:
Also my ht sounded horrible out of the box, but after playing it for 26 hours it was sounding superb( needed running in badly), then tried a used but still good testing preamp tube and WTF its sounding as sweet as my 78 jmp Marshall used to when I was running it proper loud.its doing mesa dual rectifier sound too- just tweak gain eq and ISF.
Sorry, rant over, hope this helps :mrgreen:

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