800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 16KY-PVJQ
close [x]
  • Mon, Tue, Wed 8AM - 10PM (EST)
  • Thur Closed
  • Fri 8AM - 10PM (EST)
  • Sat 9AM - 6PM (EST)
  • Sun 1PM - 7PM (EST)

Rating and Reviews: Blackstar HT 5TH Amp

This limited edition 2x10 combo packs Blackstar's renown British tone into a sleek creme package.

User Ratings
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
| | |

"Great practice amp" submitted January 4, 2014

By Brian Taylor in Floyds Knobs, IN
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: I used to be serious. Now I jam at home..
Music Style: Blues,Classic Rock and Old Metal.
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
Overall: I bought this because I love Marshall Slash tone and I sometimes play some old school metal. I play this thru a Gibson Les Paul with Burstbucker 1&2 Pickups. I use an MXR custom badass overdrive and I change the 12ax7 to a Tun-Sol gold pin. After I changed the tube it changed the am and I get this wicked dark JCM 800 growl with the ISF at 3'oclock. I keep th gain at have and hit it with the overdrive. Both pickups are articulate and bluesy. Im impressed with this amp. It was good with the stock tube but it great with the Tung-sol. It doubles the gain so you can run it low and get a killer crunch. I will have this amp for a long time. I love it!
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"Blackstar HT 5TH Guitar Combo Amp" submitted March 6, 2013

By Dave B in Spring Hill, FL
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: I have been playing 20 years. I have been playing professionally for the last 6. I teach guitar, drums, bass,piano.
Music Style: A little bit of everything.
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
Overall: This amp is incredible. I am a working musician, and guitar instructor. I have played on a lot of amps. And the tone that comes out of the Blackstar, hands down beats everything I have played on, in this price range. You cant go wrong with this amp. Kudos to Blackstar, you have become my new amp of choice.
8 of 9 people (88.89%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"Blackstar HT-5th" submitted February 3, 2014

By a customer from gmail.com
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: Bedroom guitar player.
Music Style: Rock, Indie,
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
Overall: I'm a bedroom guitar player. I wanted a small tube amp and was leaning to buying the Blackstar HT-5 head and building a 2x12" speaker cab. I crunched some numbers and buying this combo amp, even with the 2x10", was a great deal! I think the amp sounds great. I have read about chaning tubes right away when you recieve this amp but I'm going to give it some time. To be honest I am not sure I will notice a difference, my ears just aren't that picky.
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"Good Sound & Awesome Looks" submitted April 26, 2014

By Jeff P in Fresno, CA
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: Hobbiest
Music Style: Rock, blues
Back to Product Information
Overall: Have had this amp for a few weeks and haven't really run it through it's paces yet. Have dimed it and it sounds okay. It sounds better than a typical practice amp and would probably be great for a small venue, home or for use in the studio. The only thing that is a real drawback is the lack of EQ for the clean channel. The one tone knob isn't versatile enough, but it's okay. The OD channel is pretty good! Its definitely suited for rock and blues not metal, but a pedal can take care of that. Not really hearing Marshal tone like the company claims but it has a nice sound of of it's own. The amp is very natural sounding. It is not hard hitting like a 2x12" combo or a 4x12" stack but it cranks well for a 5 watt amp. It is pretty light weight. I do however wish I would have just bought a Marshall DSL40C but one can never have enough amps so I plan on getting one of those soon and keep this one for the portability, lower volume gain and the looks. This amp is gorgeous!
Did you find this review helpful?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"ONLY 2500 MADE! GET ONE BEFORE THEIR GONE-iT'S A LIMITED EDITION!" submitted August 3, 2013

By Steven G in Rochester, NY
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: Played in bands for 15 plus years now I get together with my friends and Jam
Music Style: Classic Rock, Jazz, Blues and whatever us 50 year olds feel like playing. lota talent in the room we've all been in multiple ban
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
Overall: The best sounding tube combo in it's class by far .This is a limited edition amp with only 2500 made...When the 2500 are gone you WILL NOT be able to get one. The sound is amazing both clean and dirty. the clean is CRYSTAL Clean and the dirty is grinding without any muddiness. the 2 2x10 blackbird speakers allow such a wide variation of tone you will be very pleasantly surprised. This may be the best amp you'll ever own and don't let the 5 watts fool you this amp gets LOUD good enough for a small club or bar you'll play. I really feel this is the best buy you'll ever get in an amp. holds it's own with my VOX AC15C2 (thats a ac15 with 2 Celestion Greenbacks). The amp is just amazing and the cream (not white as advertised is extremely cool looking. I couldn't be happier. I must have gone through 50 amps in my 30 plus tears of playing . from Fender to Marshall to jet city, Blackheart, Hughes and Kettner, to Roland, Bogner (junk) and just about ant amp you can think of and this is the BEST BUY I have ever made on an amp. Played my friends for 6 hours yesterday and ordered mine this morning and I couldn't be happier or more excited about getting mine. just bought it today after 6 hours on one yesterday it was just amazing the sounds you can get out of this Limited Edition and I couldn't be happier. Get one while you can because when this run is gone it will never be back again. The 5 year Anniversary Amp.Don't miss out. Get one before there gone. you will NOT be disappointed!! THIS IS A 10 ON THE WOW FACTOR!! ) ) ( ido mean CRYSTAL CLEAN
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"ONLY 2500 MADE! GET ONE BEFORE THEIR GONE-iT'S A LIMITED EDITION!" submitted August 3, 2013

By Steven G in Rochester, NY
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: Played in bands for 15 plus years now I get together with my friends and Jam
Music Style: Classic Rock, Jazz, Blues and whatever us 50 year olds feel like playing. lota talent in the room we've all been in multiple ban
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
Overall: The best sounding tube combo in it's class by far .This is a limited edition amp with only 2500 made...When the 2500 are gone you WILL NOT be able to get one. The sound is amazing both clean and dirty. the clean is CRYSTAL Clean and the dirty is grinding without any muddiness. the 2 2x10 blackbird speakers allow such a wide variation of tone you will be very pleasantly surprised. This may be the best amp you'll ever own and don't let the 5 watts fool you this amp gets LOUD good enough for a small club or bar you'll play. I really feel this is the best buy you'll ever get in an amp. holds it's own with my VOX AC15C2 (thats a ac15 with 2 Celestion Greenbacks). The amp is just amazing and the cream (not white as advertised is extremely cool looking. I couldn't be happier. I must have gone through 50 amps in my 30 plus tears of playing . from Fender to Marshall to jet city, Blackheart, Hughes and Kettner, to Roland, Bogner (junk) and just about ant amp you can think of and this is the BEST BUY I have ever made on an amp. Played my friends for 6 hours yesterday and ordered mine this morning and I couldn't be happier or more excited about getting mine. just bought it today after 6 hours on one yesterday it was just amazing the sounds you can get out of this Limited Edition and I couldn't be happier. Get one while you can because when this run is gone it will never be back again. The 5 year Anniversary Amp.Don't miss out. Get one before there gone. you will NOT be disappointed!! THIS IS A 10 ON THE WOW FACTOR!! ) ) ( ido mean CRYSTAL CLEAN
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 16KY-PVJQ. Llame Gratis en Español: 800-460-7976
Lunes-Viernes de 1AM a 1AM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2014, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as You Pay installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as You Pay plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. zZounds gets you your gear fast

At zZounds, you‘ll get your gear fast and, usually, with free delivery. Because we have warehouses in New Jersey, Nevada and Mississippi, nearly 95 percent of Americans reside within our two-day shipping zones. Combine this with the fact that many of our best-selling products qualify for free two-day delivery and you get expedited shipping without the additional cost.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $29+

Just $1.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!