Any love for the Blackstar Club 40 MKII?

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by tygr1, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. tygr1

    tygr1 Strat-Talker

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    Is this a decent sounding amplifier?

    Anyone have one? Please share your thoughts.

    I only have my Super Reverb Reissue and some pedals. Looking for something different. I've been offered a deal on the Blackstar with 5 button footswitch and Creamback speaker.

    What say you folks?
     
  2. EC Strat

    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Buy it. One of the best value amps out there. The cleans are surprisingly good and the OD is fizz free. I think it beats the Marshall DSL 40’s - it’s reverb is far better.
     
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  3. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I have an HT40 Club (mod 0). Mine is the EL34 model with the original speaker. It was my first and biggest tube amp. Lots of volume with many options for tone -- two voices on the clear channel...two voices on the overdrive. The ISF allows even further manipulation of the amp...very nice. It has a good reverb as well IMO.

    The MkIIs get better reviews than the model I have (time and tech marches on). If the price is where you think it ought to be, I suspect you'd find it a nice addition/option to your Super Reverb. Cheers!
     
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    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Blackstar is a good value and makes a decent amp for sure. They have a nice overdrive/distortion that can get pretty hairy if you are looking for it and a decent crunch on tap as well. I've owned a couple.
     
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    The HT40 is a really nice amp. Congrats! Those amps sound really great. I'd have one in the harem if they didn't weigh 53 lbs. I'm getting too old for that!
     
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    Twang Banger Blues and Country pick'n

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    Not a bad amp at all for the $$$. I picked up the “Kentucky” red version for $450 and it’s a good standby for sure. Good cleans, gnarly dirt too. I pulled the very shrill Eminence Screamin Eagle out of it and put a Celestion creamback in it … sounds good for a cheap-ish tube amp.
     
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  7. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    They're good amps, especially at their price. I've owned both MKI and MKII versions of both the 20 and 40 watt amps. The MKII is the way to go. Plus it scales down to 4 watts if you need that as well
     
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  8. tygr1

    tygr1 Strat-Talker

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    Well...mine took a dump after a 2 hour session at home! Not very trustworthy thus far in my book. I've returned it to the seller/trader.

    Loved the sound and features...just didn't expect a problem after 3 days.

    I want to try another...but I don't want to either...you know?
     
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    Eligius1976 Strat-O-Master

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    Very good amp imo, so far I”ve got the ht5th 2x10, ht20 and ht40. Totally agree with all the comments: best value for the money amp. GAS….
     
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    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    If its a warranty replacement do it
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    I had one and liked it but it was too much amp for me, I went to an HT20 mk2.
     
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    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    I prefer the 20 to the 40 myself. It does have a different sound. Not much but you can hear it

    OP was asking about 40 though though I usually espouse the 20 for some reason I didn't this time
     
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