Blackstar HT Stage 60 212 MkII Guitar Combo Amplifier (60 Watts, 2x12")

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Enjoy enhanced clean tones and two rich, complex overdrive channels -- all powered by ECC83, ECC82 and EL34 tubes -- with Blackstar's HT Stage 60 212 MkII.

The HT Stage 60 212 MkII guitar amp's selected duet of EL34s deliver 60W of glorious valve power through two high quality Celestion speakers, 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 Power Reduction feature allows further flexibility, by allowing the guitarist to attenuate to 10 percent of the 60 watts of power also making the HT Stage 60 MkII perfect for the home and studio use.


- Innovative 60 Watt valve amplifier
- 2xECC83, 1xECC82 and 2xEL34 valves
- Enhanced and improved voicing
- Three footswitchable channels with footswitchable modes
- Boutique clean and high gain overdrive
- 2x12" Celestion speakers
- Enhanced tone controls
- Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
- Power Reduction down to 10% of full wattage
- Clean voice switch
- Overdrive 1 voice switch
- Overdrive 2 voice switch
- Presence, Resonance, Master volume
- Digital reverb with dark/bright switch
- Speaker emulated output with 1x12/4x12 voicing
- Effects loop with effects level switch
- USB for recording and re-amping
- Compact for ultimate portability
- 12" Celestion speakers
- Footswitch included
- Cool vintage styling

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-390-8737

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (6 ratings)
Submitted March 11, 2018 by Daniel Houck in Charlotte, NC

"Blackstar HT Stage 60 MkII - Awesome!"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I got this amp from zZounds using their payment plan. Really put it within reach for me. At first I was ok with the amp, it was very nice but their were some things about the tone that wasn't doing it for me. Then... I found out it has external bias adjustments, (meaning you don't have to drop the head from the combo to get to the adjustment screws. to Bias the output tubes) They even included a green and red LED for each adjustment, so you don't need any special equipment to do this. I set the balance adjustment (the hole closest to the tubes) so both LEDS are out. Then I adjusted the drive (the hole further from the tubes). On this adjustment the LEDS tell you Cool -(green) and Hot - (red). I took it into the red then backed off just enough for the red LED to go out. So it was at the top of the range. It made this amp come alive. I was totally blown away. It has been about 3 months since I did this and I'm still loving the tone. I have Fat / Thick cleans, nice 1/2 distorted for playing rhythm, then super saturated for getting heavy and shredding leads. For pedals, I only use a sonic maximizer and my Wah pedal. Nothing else is needed. Another featured that I figured would suck, but doesn't, is the Line Out with 4x12 or 1x12 simulation modes. I have NEVER (i mean Never) had a direct out that was usable in any way. This one is beyond usable, it actually sounds very nice. I blend it with the 2 mics I put on it , (Cascade Fat Head II ribbon and a MD421) and read more get a great sound. Anyway, if you're at least a little bit handy, it's pretty easy to dial in this amp. BTW, I'm using an '83 American Stratocaster with 1 SD Hot Rail and the 2 stock single coils that came in it. Hot rail for distortion, and the single coils for clean playing. I have finally found a Combo that I can use for playing-out, and not feel like I'm compromising. My Big rig is a rack system with ADA preamp, Mesa Boogie 50/50 and 2 Marshal 4x12's. And after 25 years, I think I may be able to stop using.

Musical Background:
I've been playing guitar for 38 years, I write and record at my private studio and play-out professionally

Musical Style:
Rock, Blues Metal, Funk
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