The other day, I posted about Paul Banks (Interpol) and his pedal board. On there was a Blackstar HT Series HT-DUAL Tube Dual Distortion and I was not too familiar with this distortion/overdrive pedal, and I wanted to take a look. Here we have a 2 channel tube distortion/overdrive pedal, using 300V circuitry. There are 2 cascading ECC83 triode stages in here, giving you a ‘crunch’ stage (channel 1) and saturation stage (channel 2).
Here is the official description of the pedal:
The HT-DUAL pedal from Blackstar’s HT Range of tube 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.
HT-DUAL pedal’s Channel 1 has either Clean or Crunch modes so it can be used clean, as a boost or overdrive. Channel 2 gives distortion tones from super crunch right up to screaming lead. The unique switching operation will transform a single channel vintage amp into a 3-channel tone machine. The ISF control takes you from ‘British Valve’ to ‘Modern American’ and anywhere in-between.
Add to this the no-compromise, speaker-emulated output and you have the most cost-effective way of getting real tube tones direct to disk or tape.
PURE TUBE DISTORTION
The HT-DUAL has high voltage tube design for true tube dynamics and feel. 2 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.
So whether you’re playing live or recording, with the HT Range of pedals you can finally get the sound you want.
Blackstar HT Series HT-DUAL Tube Dual Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal Features:
* Genuine tube design
* Operates at 300V HT
* Cascaded tube gain stages
* Responds like a tube amp
* 2-channel operation
* Clean, Crunch & Lead modes
* Unique switching operation
* 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
I found a video by pedaltoneshop:
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