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Blackstar Introduces HT-Metal Pedal

The HT-Metal has two ultra-high gain channels and offers cascaded tube gain stages and authentic tube amp response.

Anaheim, CA (January 26, 2012) -- Blackstar Amplification is adding the HT Metal / Pure Valve Filth pedal to its award-winning HT Pedal Series. Inspired by Blackstar’s popular HT-Dual distortion pedal, the new HT Metal takes gain to the next level, providing access to the “Dark Side” of tube gain. As with other models in the HT Series of Gain, Overdrive, Boost and Distortion pedals, the HT-Metal is powered by true 300V high-voltage vacuum tube circuitry and offers cascaded tube gain stages and authentic tube amp response.

Two channels and three modes provide extreme versatility. Each ultra-high gain channel offers its own gain and volume controls. Additionally, Channel 1 is equipped with a Clean/Overdrive switch. The three-band EQ (Bass, Middle, Treble) is tied to Blackstar’s patented ISF (Infinite Shape Feature), which re-voices the entire tone stack for an expansive tonal range.

Housed in a rugged metal case, the HT Metal provides silent switching and a high-integrity buffered bypass. There are two outputs. The first is designed to connect to an amplifier or to the guitarist’s other pedals. The second output features an emulated speaker response, which is ideal for recording, or for connecting to a mixing console, either on stage or in the studio.

The pedal will have an MSRP of $319.99

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