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Blackstar HT-DIST Valve Distortion Effects Pedal

Stock code: 62892

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Features

  • Genuine valve design
  • Operates at 300V HT
  • Cascaded valve gain stages
  • Responds like a valve amp
  • Unique enhanced tone controls
  • Exclusive Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
  • Fully equipped for stage or studio
  • Speaker emulated output
  • High integrity buffered bypass
  • Power supply included
  • Silent switching

By allowing infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the Blackstar HT-DIST’s tone control network, the patentapplied-for ISF circuit allows you to effectively design your own tone and find the sound in your head. Add to this the dynamics of the high voltage valve design and a no compromise speaker emulated output and this pedal is a classic amongst modern distortions.

Pure Valve Distortion

High voltage valve design for true valve dynamics and feel. Two cascaded ECC83 triode stages for gain from warm boost to screaming lead. Enhanced tone network for massive tonal flexibility with traditional passive network musicality. Patent-Applied-For ISF control allows access to infinite new sounds. Emulated output is a new benchmark design for pro direct recording sounds. High integrity bypass for silent switching and driving long cables.

The HT Range of award-winning valve overdrive pedals features true high voltage (300V) circuitry and are packed with innovations and tone. The revolutionary, patent-applied-for tone shaping feature ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) will redefine the tonal expectations of guitarists.

Add to this the no-compromise speaker emulated output and you have the most cost effective way of getting real valve tones direct to disk or tape.

So whether you’re playing live or recording, with the HT Range of pedals you can finally get ‘the sound in your head’.

  • Pick Up This Pedal!

    Overall Rating
    Posted on 09/06/2012 by

    I've had this pedal for a few weeks at this point. It's really been amazing how much it has improved the overall sound of my rig. I'm not a whiz when it comes to equipment sometimes, but I know enough to say that this pedal has done wonders for me. The multitude of knobs on the HT-DISTX will really help you fine-tune your sound. I've always thought that a MID or SHAPE knob really helps when it comes to distortion, and this one basically has both. I use a Fernandes Native with P-90 pickups into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (with the BOSS reverb pedal). I usually play folk/jazz style guitar on my own recordings, but recently I felt like I needed to expand a bit and possibly play some heavier or more full-sounding guitar songs. I figured that the lack of "oomph" to my rig was due to everything collectively. I thought that the guitar, the amp, and the pedals were lacking. After buying this pedal, I realized how much of a difference a high-quality distortion pedal can make. This thing is very clear and defined, and has the rich bass tones that most other pedals can't touch. The mid & "infinite shape" knobs can do wonders. From British Crunch to a heavy scoop-style distortion, this pedal can do it. The only thing it doesn't really cover, in my opinion, would be the extremely subtle distortion, or severely heavy distortion. That said, if either of those are what you're looking for, there are pedals made specifically for those uses. The HT-DIST covers A LOT of ground, and does it very well. If you're a somewhat versatile guitarist who doesn't really one to stick to one style, this is the pedal for you. If you like to have a more refined sound, this is also for you. Highly recommended!

  • Awesome!

    Overall Rating
    Posted on 01/06/2012 by

    This pedal just delivers the best distortion tones. It's incredibly versatile and just awesome for blues and rock. If I could rate this higher the 5 stars I would!

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