Identify this Blackstar

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  1. marmalade cream

    marmalade cream Member

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    Any idea which Blackstar head Billy is using in this video?



    Based on the size of the headbox, it looks like a Studio 20, but could be the 50. Sure sounds nice either way! (as does the Orange Dual Terror on the other side)
     
  2. GCDEF

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    To big for a 20. I'd guess an HT-100, but it's hard to say for sure.
     
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    See him go for the "ISF" knob before the song?

    I'd guess HT50, agreed too big for a 20
     
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    Thanks! I was curious because I couldn't count the knobs reliably and I've never seen these heads in person to know how big they are. Hoping to track one down locally to play.
     
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    Wow... what compelling presence at the opening. Billy acts like
    he is in the worst-place on Earth at the outset. Yikes. That was
    painful. :facepalm
     
  6. marmalade cream

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    Yeah these VIP shows are kind of strange. Maybe the videos were out of context... I think the idea was that the fans got to hang with the band before the show and hear a few deep cuts up close, but I agree the vibe is pretty weird.

    On another note, I'm actually thinking this might be the 20W based on another video from the same tour:



    You can see the amp more clearly here, and it looks like it has only one power switch (no standby), whereas the HT-50 has a power and standby. This is probably as close as I'm going to get to experiencing what the 20W can do in a live context, so that's why I'm curious. These heads are hard to find around where I live.
     

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