The HT Stage 100 guitar amp uses a quartet of selected EL34 power valves to deliver 100W of British dynamics with 3 channels delivering 6 modes for amazing tonal versatility. The ’boutique’ style clean channel has two modes – ‘British Class A’ and ‘dynamic US’. Each of the two ISF equipped overdrive channels accesses a further two modes.
HT Stage 100 Overview
100 Watt valve head
2xECC83, 1xECC82, 4xEL34
Three footswitchable channels
Enhanced tone controls
Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
Clean voice switch
Overdrive voice switch 2
Overdrive voice switch 2
Digital reverb with dark/bright switch
Speaker emulated output with 1×12/4×12 voicing
Effects loop with effects level switch
4-way footswitch included
Cool vintage styling
ISF Controls The patented ISF control works with the Bass, Middle and Treble controls to give you access to infinite new sound possibilities from the USA to the UK and everywhere in-between. This fully interactive control allows you to infinitely adjust the response of the tone control network between any of the traditional voicings. In this way you can design your own sound and truly find the sound in your head.
Three Footswitchable Channels
Channels Overdrive 1, Overdrive 2 and Clean channels are available on the HT Stage 100. These are all fully footswitchable from the footswitch provided.
Reverb The HT Stage 100’s Reverb control sets the overall level of the reverb effect. With the control fully counter clockwise there will be no reverb. Turning the control clockwise will increase the amount of reverb.
Enhanced Tone Controls
Tone Control The Tone control allows adjustment of the balance between treble and bass frequencies within the sound. At low settings (counter clockwise) the sound will be warmer and darker in character. As the Tone control is rotated clockwise the sound will become brighter.
Overdrive 1 and 2 Switches
Overdrive In the out position Overdrive 1 has a ‘classic’ overdrive voicing. With the switch in the in position the Overdrive 1 has a more ‘modern’ voicing, with a greater bass response and a looser more aggressive sound from reduced power amplifier damping. With the Voice switch in the out position, Overdrive 2 has a ‘classic’ overdrive voicing similar to Overdrive 1, but with a little more gain. When the switch is in, mid-band gain is applied to give the overdrive sound more ‘body’ and a smoother overdrive characteristic.
Emulated Output The HT Stage 100 has a fully specified speaker emulated output which further enhances the studio credentials and allows any guitarist to get amazing valve tone straight to tape or disk.
Effects Loop The amp features an effects loop to allow you to connect effects pedals or other professional equipment using the return and send connections. The Effects Loop Level switch sets the effects loop to either +4dBV/-10dBV, which enables you to use it with either professional equipment (+4dBV setting), or with guitar level effects such as effects pedals (-10dBV setting).