Blackstar HT-1R 1-watt 1x8" Tube Combo Amp with Reverb

1-watt 2-channel All-tube 1x8" Guitar Combo Amplifier with Reverb - Black
Blackstar HT-1R 1-watt 1x8
Blackstar HT-1R 1-watt 1x8
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Blackstar HT-1R 1-watt 1x8" Tube Combo Amp with Reverb
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1 Watt of Serious Amp Power!

What can a single watt do for you? A whole lot, if it's coming out of the Blackstar HT-1R tube combo amp! Whether you're seeking a great-sounding practice amp or want to be able to saturate that tube power section in the studio, you'll love what this mighty little 1 x 8" combo amp with reverb does for you. You get Blackstar's ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) tone control network, which lets you take the HT-1R to both sides of the tonal pond (both American and British-style voicings). Dual channels give you even more sonic options on the fly, while a speaker-emulated output makes recording incredibly easy. The HT-1R shines as a practice amp; it even includes a handy MP3/line input so you can jam along with your favorite tunes.

Blackstar HT-1R Tube Combo Amp Features:
  • Innovative 1-watt valve combo
  • 1 x ECC83 and 1 x ECC82 tube complement
  • Unique push-pull power amp design
  • Based on award-winning HT-5
  • 2 channels
  • Reverb
  • 8" speaker
  • Patent-pending Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
  • Perfect for studio or practice
  • Speaker-emulated output
  • Stereo MP3/line input
  • External speaker output

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
HT-1 1x8 User Manual
HT-1R 1x8 Quick Start Guide
2011 MIPA Award Winners
Blackstar HT-1R Emulator Out
Welcome Blackstar!

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 1W
Speaker Size 1 x 8"
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (Instrument), 1 x 1/4" TRS (Line)
Outputs 1 x 1/4" TRS (Headphones), 1 x 1/4" (Speaker)
Reverb Yes
EQ ISF Tone Shaping
Preamp Tubes 1 x ECC83
Power Tubes 1 x ECC82
Height 12''
Width 12.5''
Depth 7''
Weight 13.2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number HT1R

Customer Reviews

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OMG , this little amp was exactly what I was missing . First , you don't even need pedals and this amp will give you amazing clean tones and with a push of a button , overdrive to die for . Unfortunately , no foot switch to engage the overdrive , but some may say this isn't a gigging amp . But hell if you mic it , why not. I leave the volume at 10 , the gain at 5 , reverb and tone at 5 , and the rest is all volume nob . I was really pleasantly surprised , as I am a fender blues Jr. kind of guy . The lightness and small size of this makes it comfortable to carry it for as many city blocks as you would like . Strap your gig bag on your back and jam anywhere . It is just loud enough that you don't have to worry about damaging your hearing but can still hear lots of nuances in your playing . The mp3 line in lets you jam with a jam track while you control the tracks volume with you mp3 device separately from the volume your guitar is pumped through the amp . Did I say I love this thing ! Wont ever be able to live without one again . Wish it had a mic input too .
Music background: 53 year old guitarist of 8 years playing blues

Best practice amp ever

Blackstar's motto "the sound in your head" really says it all. I have yet to find a bad tone out of this amp with any of my six guitars! Single-coil, humbuckers, piezo equipped- it doesn't matter, this amp sounds great at reasonable, home-practice volumes. I'm playing/practicing more than ever before, and it's because of this amp. I have a couple Crate all-tube amps, a Fender Tweed Blues Deluxe and a MesaBoogie Mark IV- all great amps but I've got to rattle the windows in the house for 'em to sound right... This amp does it at "conversational" volumes. And, Bob Furlong at Sweetwater has been great! Thanks, Bob, and thanks, Sweetwater- you now have ALL my business! Jim k
Music background: Hobbyist, 18 yrs playing

Perfect practice amp

FedEx dropped mine off today. The clean tones are really warm like a Martin & the distortion is like a Marshall. At 1 watt, it is very roommate & neighbor friendly. Now the entire house won't hate me when I practice pinch harmonics!

Great amp

This is a great amp. Not a great "gig at a club" amp but a great practice and recording amp. If you play in a 3 piece combo that is quiet (jazz/blues - drummer w/brushes or rods) the clean channel does the perfect amount of breakup when cranked. Or if you need just a little more, plug it in to a 1x12 speaker cab and enjoy low volume power-tube goodness. It records fantastically either with a mic or the speaker sim. Simplicity is it's greatest strength and the ISF gives you lots of variation. Expect your modeler to start collecting dust. The digital reverb is nice too. This is probably the most enjoyable, practical, musical anything I've bought in a long time. I have several other tube amps, some vintage, but this one is the first to blend modern and traditional sounds and really get it right. As always, actual mileage may vary but I am very pleased and impressed.
Music background: music anarchist.

great little amp

This is the thrid amp I have bought in the last 9 months and is now the only one I use. Its great for practice, recording and I mic it up and use it for band practice. The direct out into my recording mixer sounds great. Can't wait too try out a larger Blackstar I've used Mashalls all my life, now I think I'm hooked on Blackstar
Music background: Recording, Pro Musisian

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