"Class, boutique-style amp with volume, tones & quality to spare~~"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
Have been playing 40+ years in every kind of band imaginable, Rock , Reggae, Fusion, Country and have owned countless amps, Fender, Boogie, Marshall... After doing a fair amount of research I bought this HT 60 Soloist sight unseen based on recommendations of ofter reviewers. Boy, was this a good call! Crazy good amp with the flexibility to do it all, Fender, Vox, Marshall, etc. HAve only played a handful of shows with this since I purchased it last month, but I now know this will be the last amp I'll ever need!!
Well thought out with a plethora of options without mind-boggling complexity. Simple is best especially when this thing sounds the way it does and can get damn loud if needed! At the show I played last weekend I fired her into my 2x12 Mesa cab and was in sonic nirvana.
Ease of Use:
As stated above bonehead simple and easy to tweak on the fly.
Build quality is an 11. This sucker feels like it will go the distance. Rugged, solid and attention to detail put this in the boutique class of amps. I did buy a cover for it though.
A quick email to the Blackstar team in the UK with a question about how to obtain casters for the built-in inserts brought a prompt and friendly response within 24 hours. Cherrio!
Not cheap but not expensive. Huge amount of bang for the buck for what you are getting. Did I sat this thing "rocks" yet?
The Wow Factor:
In the short time owned I have had numerous comments about it when playing out. All very positive!
As mentioned above, I'm done. If this one eventually should die (I doubt it) I would walk the sands of the Sahara to find another.