HT Blackfire Overview
NO LONGER AVAILABLE - LIMITED EDITION PRODUCT
The HT-BLACKFIRE is the first artist signature product by Blackstar, developed with influential guitarist Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind). Gus's instructions to the Blackstar design engineers was to produce 'the ultimate heavy metal distortion pedal.'
The HT-BLACKFIRE is a dual channel valve metal distortion pedal. The channels are named after the fan-favourite Firewind track 'The Fire And The Fury.' The 'Fire' channel delivers a high gain classic distortion, while the 'Fury' channel takes you to screaming lead and beyond.
With its black finish, orange and red LEDs, black grille and Blackstar designed Gus G. logo, the HT-BLACKFIRE looks as serious as it sounds.
Limited to just 1,000 pieces worldwide, each pedal includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Gus G. and an exclusive Gus trading card.
- Genuine valve design
- Operates at 300V HT
- Cascaded valve gain stages
- Responds like a valve amp
- Unique enhanced tone controls
- Extreme gain and tone
- Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
- Fully equipped for stage or studio
- Speaker emulated output
- High integity buffered bypass
- Power supply included
- Silent switching
- Unique Gus G. cosmetics
General Product Range Signature Series Model HT Blackfire Technology Type Valve Valves Preamp Valves ECC83 / 12AX7 Poweramp Valves Electronics Wattage Inputs Controls Gain 1, Level 1, Gain 2, Level 2, Bass, Middle, Treble, ISF, Input, Output, Speaker Emulated Output Channels - Dimensions Weight 1.2KG Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 160 x 119 x 80 (mm)
This Gain control adjusts the amount of overdrive or distortion that the Fire Channel will deliver. As the Gain control is increased clockwise (CW) the sound will become more overdriven moving through crunch tones until, at its maximum position, a full distorted crunch tone is arrived at.
This Gain control adjusts the amount of overdrive or distortion that the Fury Channel will deliver. As the Gain control is increased (CW) the sound becomes more overdriven moving through crunch tones until, at its maximum position, a full distorted lead tone is reached.
The ISF control works in conjunction with the Tone control. It allows you to choose the exact tone signature you prefer. Fully CCW is a more American characteristic with a tight bottom end and more aggressive middle, and fully CW is a British characteristic which is more ‘woody’ and less aggressive.
Speaker Emulated Output
The Blackstar emulated output design is a new benchmark for pro direct recording. This no-compromise design makes it easy to get your tone to disk and tape. You can also use it to run a line out to a PA.
Operates at 300V HT
The HT pedal operates on a 300V DC anode supply voltage (High Tension voltage). This is the same used in traditional valve amplifier design and means the circuit has the headroom associated with a true valve design and will 'clean up' accordingly. The pedal will exhibit the compression and distortion characteristics associated with a true valve design.
Many hours of research showed us that only soft switching and a buffered bypass signal will give absolutely silent switching in high gain applications.