The Blackstar HT Stage 100 MK II Amplifier & FS-14 Footswitch Bundle offers an exceptional amp head with the footswitch that opens all its doors. Following feedback received on their award-winning HT Venue series amps and cabs, the team at Blackstar sought to improve upon their already accomplished designs. Not only have they exceeded themselves, but they have done so whilst retaining the same user-friendly interface and uncompromising tonal consistency the HT Venue series of models are known for. If you're a road-hardened musician who is looking for a no-nonsense amp head that is easy to use, tonally versatile, and produces dreamy tones in the process, then look no further than the exceptional HT Stage 100 MK II.
Enviable tone control
The Blackstar HT Stage 100 MK II Guitar Amplifier Head packs a meaty pair of ECC83s and a whopping four EL34 valves, which can take your tone from subtle to snarling with minimum effort. There are three footswitchable channels to get stuck into - one Clean, two Overdrive -, which each have two footswitchable voices to make that a massive six voices in total.
The boutique-style clean channel offers two modes - 'British Class-A' and 'dynamic US', with expanded tone controls that allow you to directly shape your tone with exceptional precision. Whatever style of music you wish to perform, you can rest assured that you clean tone will sound just as you wish.
The two high-gain overdrive channels both Blackstar's patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) tone-shaping controls, giving you limitless potential with regard to sculpting your dream tone. The Overdrive channel offers a three-band EQ to dial in settings that are just so, whilst the ISF pot allows you to sweep from a US-style amp output to a British-style amp output - and everywhere in between. From gritty blues to relentless metal, you have it all ready and waiting to be explored.
As with the other amps in the HT Venue series, the HT Stage 100 MK II has a redesigned digital reverb circuit, which features switchable Dark/Light settings. The Dark setting is based on a room reverb, whilst the Light setting is based on a plate reverb. Whether you're playing in a small venue and want to create a larger impression, or want to dial it back and keep your tone tight, the reverb effect gives you the ability to inject depth into your tone.
As well as the Reverb dial, you'll find Resonance and Presence dials in the Master section. Here you can tweak the overall tone of the amp output, to perfectly your tone to the room you're performing in. When you're cranking it out at high volume levels, you can rest assured that you'll find that sweet spot with ease. The addition of an Effects Loop means that you can input outboard effects via send and return connections to expand your tone shaping options.
The Blackstar HT-Stage 100 MK II is equipped with a range of connectivity options to meet your demands. When laying down tracks in the studio or on the fly, the professional USB audio connection allows you to output up to four channels of the guitar signal, dry, preamp out, and stereo emulated out into your DAW of choice. There are additional outputs that includes a pair of speaker emulated outputs (XLR and stereo jack) with 1x12 and 4x12 options.
When performing there are 1x4 or 2x8 Ohm/1x8 or 2x16 Ohm/1x16 Ohm options to give you a wide range of choices for connecting to an external speaker cabinet. At the other end of the spectrum, you can reduce the power output to 10% of the total output to gain full wattage power and tones at a significantly lower volume output - perfect for laying down chops in the studio or practising at home. If you fancy going one step further when practising, you can output to a pair of headphones.
FS-14 Footswitch Controller
The Blackstar FS-14 Footswitch Controller is the perfect companion for your HT Club or HT Stage MK II amplifier. Unlock the full potential of your Blackstar amp with this beauty, which grants you ready access to both channels, and all voices on your HT MKII amplifier. With integrated reverb switching and a boost function built-in, your live performances can be as dynamic as you are.
Manufacturer Blackstar Model HT Stage 100 MK II Guitar Amplifier Head Type of Amp Head Wattage 100 Watts Amp Technology Valve Connectivity Footswitch Connector Valves 2 x ECC83, 4 x EL34 Channels 3 Volume Control Master Volume Tone Control Enhanced tone controls Clean voice switch Overdrive voice switch Patent-Applied for Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) Effects Digital reverb with dark/light switch Effects Loop Footswitch 2-way footswitch (Included) Studio Features Speaker emulated output Style Cool vintage styling
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