The Blackstar HT Stage 60 112 mk2 Guitar Amplifier Combo is for, as it’s name states, the stage. Although the Blackstar HT Stage 60 112 mk2 Guitar Amplifier Combo is built for the stage this beast can be tamed back to bedroom volume so it’s perfect for any application! The HT Stage 60 112 guitar amp’s selected duet of EL34s deliver 60W of glorious valve power through it’s high quality 12″ Celestion speaker, making for a combo that will deliver every night, even in the most testing live environment. The ’boutique’ style clean channel is extremely versatile with two modes – ‘British Class-A’ and ‘dynamic US’. Each of the two ISF equipped overdrive channels allows a further two modes.
The ISF control shifts the response of the 3-control tone stack between a US-type response at one end, and at the other a UK-type response. The Blackstar tube amp provides an infinite number of alternative tone choices in between the 2 extremes that would be otherwise unavailable. The Blackstar HT Stage 60 112 mk2 Guitar Amplifier Combo also features a completely natural sounding digital reverb, which is outstandingly musical on both clean and crunch tones and raises the benchmark for guitar amplifier specific reverb design. A Dark/Bright switch allows the overall reverb characteristics to be modified to suit different tastes and playing styles.
What’s new with the mk2?
Blackstar are really upping their clean channel game. Not only do all clean channels have treble and bass control, there’s also a voice switch so give you three unique tonal options. The overdrives have also been tweaked to be richer and more responsive. One ultra clever new feature is a button to reduce the power down to 10%. It’s an incredible useful feature that means you don’t have to blow the roof off smaller venues just to get that tonal sweet spot that requires cranking that gain. No Mic? No problem. As well as having an XLR recording DI output, there’s also the option of using the USB recording output, which will get you that glorious valve tone straight to your pc at a professional level. All of the channels have a boost which can be triggered via foot-switch to give that extra bit of signal exactly when you need it. Blackstar have also newly designed their reverb to give you a beautiful in-house studio quality reverb. If all these features aren’t enough, the new mk2 is also more compact and lightweight than their predecessors.
- 60 Watt valve combo
- 2xECC83, 2xEL34
- Three footswitchable channels
- 12″ Celestion speaker
- Enhanced tone controls
- Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
- Clean voice switch 1
- Clean voice switch 2
- Master volume
- Digital reverb with dark/bright switch
- Speaker emulated output with 1×12/4×12 voicing
- Effects loop with effects level switch
- 4-way footswitch included
- Cool vintage styling