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by DrGit
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Biasing a Blackstar Soloist 60
Replies: 7
Views: 7892

Re: Biasing a Blackstar Soloist 60

yes, a speaker load is essential unless you want transformer damage, and was connected at the time of reading....The amp def sounds much better with the new tubes (though it should even if the bias is wrong- the old tubes were 3 years old)
by DrGit
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Biasing a Blackstar Soloist 60
Replies: 7
Views: 7892

Re: Biasing a Blackstar Soloist 60

ok, testing the old tubes, i'm getting a reading of 26.4 mV ....Blackstar can't be running this cold, can they...its supposed to read 50....says it right on the board, check out the prior pic i uploaded
by DrGit
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Biasing a Blackstar Soloist 60
Replies: 7
Views: 7892

Re: Biasing a Blackstar Soloist 60

OK, the dummy i am, i had it on standby. When i turned it on and left it on for 40 minutes, i get a reading of 26.4 mV....is it really possible that they run it that cold, or what...I thought this reading was supposed to be for both tubes...26.4 sounds like 1 tube....it says right near the test poin...
by DrGit
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Biasing a Blackstar Soloist 60
Replies: 7
Views: 7892

Biasing a Blackstar Soloist 60

Ok, so i bought a set of tubes and figure i give this a go. I have my amp powered up for 20 minutes now, so its at operating temperature. I was told to put the red lead on TP7 and the black lead on TP1, so i figured i'd see what Blackstar had the bias set at. Only thing is my multimeter isn't giving...
by DrGit
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: HT40 no bottom end?
Replies: 8
Views: 9931

Re: HT40 no bottom end?

I too have a soloist, for the past 3 years....and for the longest time, i too was missing bottom end...so i started making some changes...bought a 1 12" Blackstar cab which comes with a seventy 80 speaker (meh) just like my soloist did. Next pulled out both speakers and put in 2 Eminence Redcoats (G...
by DrGit
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Show us your Blackstar set-up
Topic: My HT60 and ext. cab
Replies: 1
Views: 6442

Re: My HT60 and ext. cab

I Bet it sounds awesome...so your using 4 speakers now, nice. i just replaced my pres with Tung Sol reissues and replace both speakers with redcoats (Gov and Wizard) and my Soloist 60/ext cab and it sounds much better...i noticed too that using my WET reverb cleans it all up much more too. cheers pete
by DrGit
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Can you tell when your amp was made?
Replies: 7
Views: 8516

Re: Can you tell when your amp was made?

cool, i see your point...i have a pair of matched EL34's Mullards i was thinking of dropping in this..i think i'll save the Matched NOS Winged C's for another time. I also have found this on the web http://firebrush.co.uk/blackstar-soloist-60-upgrade-part-2/ it shows your mentioned TP1 and TP7 and t...
by DrGit
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Can you tell when your amp was made?
Replies: 7
Views: 8516

Re: Can you tell when your amp was made?

Thanks for taking the time to explain to me the correct way to bias. Not sure if you happened to see the Blackstar Stage 60 video on youtube i was talking about, but the guy doing it is also a newbie at this like myself, here's the URL http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+biasing+a+blackstar+...
by DrGit
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Show us Your Rig Competition!
Replies: 42
Views: 170221

Re: Show us Your Rig Competition!

MIne a bit out of focus
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by DrGit
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself to the Blackstar crew
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 0
Views: 3350

Newbie

Hi, i;m Pete, i'm 57 years old, been playing for about 45 years....I play for my own mind these days, was the guitarist for the 80's NYC band Schaker back in the day...sadly the singer and other lead guitarist from Schaker recently passed away...Longtime Marshall and Mesa user turned Blackstar user ...