Blackstar amplifiers

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  1. Hugo Agogo

    Hugo Agogo New Member

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    Hi everyone.
    Anybody using these. I have the Silverline Standard. Just got the FS-10 foot switch.
    Amazing but complicated amp. Any tips would be greatly appreciated .
     
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    shimmilou Established in 1963

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  3. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    Been a big fan of Blackstar since the first HT40. Fairly bullet proof without the boutique price. Still own at 5 or 6 different ones, all tube other than a Fly and a Silverline 50.
    As far as modeling amps go, the Silverline is one of the easiest to use I've tried. No menus to page through, it's all knob controlled other than a few preset buttons.
    The only thing that makes it seem somewhat complicated (to me) is the tube type selection, which is an awesome feature!
    But, just set it to the typical tube type for whatever amp / tone you're after and you're there...
     
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  4. Hugo Agogo

    Hugo Agogo New Member

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    Yeah your right. Awesome amp.
    Pick a sound and it does it.
    Haven’t got my head around the foot switch yet.
     
  5. Hugo Agogo

    Hugo Agogo New Member

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  6. Hugo Agogo

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    I’m starting to wish I’d gone for a fender or something.
    Turn a dial.
     
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    markd21 New Member

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    YouTube can be a great help. I got tons of information on using my Helix. I got it right after they were released and there was already of ton of tips online.
     
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    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Zombie Zero, DFZ

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    Fly3 with extension is my most played amp.

    Ever.
     
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    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I had an HT-5 that was a lot of fun. I now use a Kemper and I don’t think there’s a single profile of a black star in my library.
     
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  10. Hugo Agogo

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    Thanks for your help. Really appreciate it.
    Have you used the FS-10 foot switch with it.
     
  12. Hugo Agogo

    Hugo Agogo New Member

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    Yeah I think Blackstar just clone everything, hence why no pre sets on yours.
    Great amp nonetheless. How are you getting on with the Kemper !
    My brother has bought a Boss GT.
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Me, too. I still have HT Soloist 60 1x12. Great tones, and very versatile tube amp. It was my gigging amp (1x12 + 1x12 Ext cab) before I switched to Kemper.
     
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    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I love it. I like the ability to go from Vox to Dumble to Fender Tweed to REVV Generator with a turn of a knob :D
     
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    tyfu20 Fast Man....let me tell you my story

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    I have JJN 20, great amp. Blackstar makes great stuff, good luck!
     
  16. Hugo Agogo

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    Thanks buddy. I’ll spend some time with it and fathom it out.
    The thing is, I’ve not had a bad sound out of it, I just got to where they are using the foot switch
     
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    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    I don't have the footswitch...
     
  18. Hugo Agogo

    Hugo Agogo New Member

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    Your Silverline 50 is a bigger version of the 20 that I have.
    You can operate everything on the amp by using the foot switch, but it’s not very user friendly.
    It’s all press and hold this and that !
    Then plug your laptop into it.
     
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    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    If I was gigging/recording with it, I'd probably buy the footswitch. But It's been quite awhile since I've done any of that.
    And I've not had any reason to connect mine to a computer, so I can't comment on that either.
     
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