Blackstar Amplification has announced a version of the HT Club 40MkII tube combo equipped with 6L6 tubes in its power amp section instead of its usual EL34s. According to the brand, this edition of the 40-watt amplifier was one much requested by its customers.
The majority of the amplifier’s original specs remain in place, it still has the two ECC83 tubes in its preamp, and its range of controls still include a tone stack EQ, as well as Blackstar’s ISF (Infinite Shape Feature). Its single 12-inch speaker is a Celestion Seventy-80.
There’s also an onboard digital reverb with light and dark modes, and a speaker emulated output with both 1×12 and 4×12 voicing options.
On the amplifier’s newly fashioned pair of 6L6s, Blackstar wrote that “their characteristic glassy clean tones, crunchy overdrives and smooth mid-range make these power valves the perfect match for the dynamic HT Club 40 MkII.”
The amplifier also sports several appointments ideal for recording, including a balanced XLR DI output, USB recording with cabinet simulation, and the ability to drop its wattage down to 10%
Take a look at Blackstar’s introduction video for the amplifier below:
The 6L6-equipped HT Club 40 MkII comes with a 2-way foot controller and is priced at $799.
Learn more at blackstaramps.com
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