The Blackstar HT Stage 60 212 MK II Guitar Amplifier Combo & FS-14 Footswitch Bundle is the all-singing, all-dancing package that every gigging guitarist has been waiting for. Following the success of their award-winning HT Venue series, the team at Blackstar didn't just sit on their hands. Instead they took all the feedback offered up by guitarists, and sought to improve upon an already accomplished design. The result is the HT Venue MK II models including the HT Stage 60 212 MK II, which features upgrades across the board. This bundle comes with the FS-14 footswitch controller, which enables you to access all the features of your amp for a truly dynamic performance.
Enviable tone control
The Blackstar HT Stage 60 212 MK II boasts a pair of ECC83s and a pair of EL34s, a high-powered partnership that creates a heady combination of crunch and warmth. There are three footswitchable channels to choose from, with each channel boasting two voice options to give you an impressive six footswitchable voices. The boutique-style clean channel offers two modes - 'British Class-A' and 'dynamic US', with expanded tone controls for you to pull whatever kind of tone you can imagine from this beauty.
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 lets you sweep from a US-style amp output to a British-style amp output - and everywhere in between.
The HT Stage 60 212 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 60 212 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 live, the Blackstar HT Stage 60 212 MK II boasts a cool Celestion speaker that translates the sweetness of your tone transparently. However, you also have 1x16/1x8 or 2x16 Ohm options for connecting to external speaker cabs if you fancy a bit more juice. 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 60 212 MK II Guitar Amplifier & FS-14 Footswitch Bundle Type of Amp Combo Wattage 60 Watts Amp Technology Valve Connectivity Footswitch Connector Speaker Size 2 x 12-inch Type of Amp Reverb Valves 2 x ECC83, 2 x EL34 Channels 2 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 5-way footswitch (Included) Studio Features Speaker emulated output Style Cool vintage styling
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