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Blackstar HT Venue Club 40 MkII Kentucky Special Guitar Combo Amplifier (40 Watts, 1x12")

A striking amp that packs punch, Blackstar's Kentucky Special is a unique variation of the HT Club 40 combo with a blood-red covering and screaming top end. (4) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Blackstar HT Venue Club 40 MkII Guitar Combo Amplifier (40 Watts, 1x12")

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Blackstar Kentucky Special Combo Amp

Blackstar is excited to introduce the stunning HT Club 40 MkII Kentucky Special. Uniquely for a HT Club 40 MkII this amp is powered by a pair of 6L6 valves, driving an Eminence Screamin' Eagle built in Kentucky, USA.

With its striking blood red covering, tan basketweave fret, "Kentucky Special" metal plaque, cream chicken head knobs and boutique-style no-corners cabinet, the Kentucky Special oozes American Blues and Rock styling and is sure to stand out in any store. The 1x12" Eminence Screamin' Eagle loudspeaker is voiced for soaring solos and tight rhythm. Add in bright and articulate tone with screaming top end and tight bass and you have the perfect speaker for the HT Club 40 MkII's incredible versatility.

The 1x12" Eminence Screamin' Eagle loudspeaker is voiced for soarin' solos and tight rhythm. Add in bright and articulate tone with screaming top end and tight bass and you have the perfect speaker for the HT Club 40 MkII's incredible versatility.

Features

- Innovative 40 Watt valve combo
- 2 x ECC83 and 2 x 6L6 valves
- Two footswitchable channels
- Four footswitchable voices
- Boutique clean channel with expanded tone controls
- High gain overdrive channel
- Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
- Power Reduction down to 10% of full Wattage
- Master Volume
- Digital Reverb with Dark/Light switch
- Speaker Emulated output with 1x12/4x12 voicing
- Effects loop with effects level switch

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Overall: I'm new to Blackstar amps. This is my first, but I've got several other amps, tube and solid state. Ranging from Orange "Brit Darkness", to Randall "Screaming Red White and Blue." I've heard several regular line Club 40 mk2's and was always impressed with their chugga chugga, but kinda found their cleans wanting. That said, this thing has it all. The brighter tubes offer BIG headroom on the clean channels. Especially thru this speaker they selected. While I still find all the beautiful nastiness in the overdrive side. The voicings are really a nice touch. Giving all kinds of range. I can see this amp being equally loved by the Hee Hawers, as well as any players just looking for raw horsepower, and everything in between. Only had it a few days, so I can't really comment on the way it'll handle mileage, but everything seems solid and well built. The three stars on my ratings are just for things that only time will tell. The red tolex is a sweet touch. Almost demands attention on sight. Beautiful amp with lots of tone options. My collection would probably be smaller had I encountered this kinda amp before.No matter what kind of music you're into, I would have to recommend this amp. Especially in it's price range. Everyone always ends these reviews with, "great for metal", or "great for open cleans"... I'll just end it with, "there's tones in this red monster for any and all modern guitarists."The revolution is over and both sides have shook hands." It's God Save the Queen in the Home of the Brave.
Style of Music: Rock, some metal, but the heart of a blues man.
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Overall: I have to say, I had a Blackstar when they first came out and they really kicked it up a notch. The cleans are very impressive, think Fender deluxe Reverb. Both voices remind me of different Fender amps. The overdrive channels is where it really shines. voice one sounds like an old bassman with a Tube Screamer in front of it. Stevie Ray vibes for sure. The high gain voice is amazing. Rich harmonics and well defined lows. You could pull off anything from 80s/90s Ozzy to Lamb of God. I am seriously impressed with this amp. Not to mention the cool red color and chicken head knobs. The 4 watt setting is perfect for playing at home and the 40 watt setting has all the power you would need for gigging. This amp is defiantly worth the money.
Style of Music: Counrty/Rock/Jazz/Metal
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