Blackstar HT Club 40 - 40-watt 1x12" Tube Combo Amp

40-watt 2-channel All-tube 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with Infinite Shape Feature, Overdrive and Clean Voice Switches, and Reverb - Black
Blackstar HT Club 40 - 40-watt 1x12
Blackstar HT Club 40 - 40-watt 1x12
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You Can Coax Infinite Tones From This Amp!

Take the stage with Blackstar's versatile HT Club 40 and you'll have all the tones you need. Coax sparkling chime and lucid lows from the HT Club 40's boutique-style clean channel. Kick in the overdrive channel and dial in everything from American-sounding to British-sounding high-gain tones, thanks to Blackstar's patent-pending Infinite Shape Feature (ISF). Besides that, four operating modes give you access to a complete range of vintage and modern voicings. Two different textures of reverb add depth to your sound, while a speaker-emulated output makes it easy to record direct. And the HT Club 40's wattage is perfect for the player who wants to take full advantage of its EL84-fired power.

Infinite Shape Feature dials your drive from American to British tone

The Blackstar HT Club 40 is packed with a massive spread of tube tone, by virtue of Blackstar's Infinite Shape Feature (ISF). This exclusive feature shifts the EQ curves of the amplifier's Bass, Middle, and Treble controls. When turned fully counterclockwise, you'll lend an American characteristic to your voice with a tight bottom end and aggressive middle. Turned all the way to the right, you'll enjoy more of a British vibe, with a woodier sound that's less aggressive. Beyond that, four different operating modes can be accessed via a pair of Voice switches, unleashing both vintage and modern voicings for each channel. With the HT Club 40, you'll find an endless array of useful tones at your disposal.

Speaker-emulated output gives you the freedom to rock out without a cabinet

With outputs for 8-ohm and 16-ohm cabinets, what else could you ask from your Blackstar HT Club 40? How about a direct output for recording or running straight to a PA? That's just what you get from the HT Club 40's speaker-emulated output. Not only does this output give you the dimensional sound of a miked up cab, but it also loads your amp properly for silent practice.

Add dimension to your playing with digital reverb and an effects loop

The Blackstar HT Club 40 is packed with a solid-sounding digital reverb. Turn it fully counterclockwise, and the reverb is deactivated, leaving room for external effects. Turn it fully clockwise, and experience a lush ambience that adds dimension to your playing without washing it out. On top of that, a Dark/Bright switch provides two different reverb textures. Integrating the HT Club 40 with your pedalboard and other effects a piece of cake, thanks to its effects loop. At Sweetwater, we've found that the HT Club 40's Loop Level switch makes matching your amp to your other gear easy — +4dBV? -10dB? No problem.

You can find the Blackstar HT Club 40 in the rigs of:

  • Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols)
  • Katalina Gonzalez
  • Ben Bridges (Imperial Leisure)
  • Tom Martyniak (Dead on Time)
  • Cesar Huesca
  • Jimmy Parfitt (Fingertrap)
  • Jon Ware (Reboot The Robot)
  • Marco Pogo (Turbobier)

Blackstar HT Club 40 Features:

  • 40-watt all-tube 1x12" guitar combo amplifier
  • 12" Celestion speaker delivers classic punch, warmth, and midrange
  • 2 footswitchable channels with 4 operating modes boast an impressive range of character
  • Coax sparkling highs and lucid lows from the boutique-style clean channel
  • Overdrive channel supplies enough gain for blues, classic rock, and hard rock
  • Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) dials in everything from American to British high-gain tones
  • Speaker-emulated output for recording or running straight to a PA
  • Digital reverb with Dark/Bright switch gives you access to the reverb style you crave
  • Effects loop with Loop Level switch makes integrating your pedalboard and other effects easy
  • 2-way footswitch included

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
HT Club 40 1x12 Quick Start Guide
HT Club 40 1x12 User Manual
Welcome Blackstar!

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 40W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
Reverb Yes (Digital)
EQ 3-band (ISF)
Preamp Tubes 2 x ECC83
Power Tubes 2 x EL34
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 3 x 1/4" (Speaker), 1 x 1/4" (DI)
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 22.3"
Width 24.4"
Depth 11.7"
Weight 53.8 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number HTCLUB40C

Customer Reviews

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I have a 65 Fender Twin which is a great amp appears to be getting heavier as I get older. I was unsure about buying the Blackstar HT Club 40 because I never had the chance to play through one. I did my research on line, listened to demos of the amp and spoke to my sales person Chris. Based on his recommendation and what I'd heard I decided to give the Blackstar a chance and am I glad I did. It truly delivers great tone and although some people opt to change out tubes or the stock speaker I am totally happy with it just the way it is. It's clean channel is great and quiet. It's built in reverb has an authentic sound and delivers both a darker or lighter sounding reverb. It's over driven channel is awesome giving you a great deal of control over the tone. It's switchable feature switched the amp from a more American sounding amp to ore if a vintage British sound and anywhere in between. For the price point of this amp in my opinion there is no real competition. It is s solid and terrific amp built for the long haul. I have to mention that although the Blackstar is much lighter than my Frnder Twin reverb it's still no light weight but it is still much eaiser to haul around. Thanks to Sweetwater for recommending this amp and for being the great company they are!
Music background: Returning player

Perfection in a combo

No matter what sound you are going for. The Hot Rodded Plexi or 800,,, its there, American or British its there as well. The Boutique setting on the clean is amazing to me. It breaks up without killing you. I have played threw all the HT series amps and the HT Club 40 and the HT-50 Head sound the best of the lot. The HT-100 has a tighter sound but not as versatile. The HT Studio 20 is nice but lacking the "Boys" for lack or a better word of the 40 and 50. I play out on mine 4 nights a week and is flawless every time. Would LOVE it if this amp came with a 3rd channel like the Stage 60 and 100 but, Well they don't sound as good to me as I like the more "Open" Sound. Make the Modern and Classic buttons foot switchable and That would make me very happy then it would be total perfection. If your a Metal Player, Blues Player, Country Player or Jazz player, This Amp can do it. No matter where you have the EQ set, its punchy. I get complements all the time on the sound of this little beast... (Its not so little in size) on how HUGE the sound is. I use the DI and a 609 threw the board and it sounds like a wall of 100 watt stacks hitting you in the face.
Music background: Pro Musician, Instructor, Session player, all Genres.

Blackstar HT Club 40

Great clean sound and the overdrive WOW very happy customer and Bart was great to work with
Music background: Blues, Rock Band

Blackstar amp

Best amp I have ever played it puts every other amp to shame

Blackstar and Sweetwater Rock

Incredible tone and sound from this amp, my biggest problem is not being able to turn up the master sound at home without blowing the windows out. Love this amp! As Always great service from Alan Miller and fast delivery. Ordered the week before Christmas and even showed up a day early.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Combo Amps, Blackstar, Blackstar Guitar Combo Amps