Blackstar LT-Dual

Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Overdrive Distortion
  • Two channels
  • Newly developed circuit that is close to the tube sound of the Blackstar HT pedal series
  • 2 Gain control
  • 2 Level controls
  • ISF controller
  • Tone control
  • Status LED
  • Stable saving space metal housing
  • Operation optional with 9V battery or optional power adapter Art.409939 (not included).
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  • Blues Off On
  • Indie Off On
  • Rock Off On
  • Lead off on
  • Metal Off-On
  • Stoner Off-On

Further Information

Overdrive Yes
Distortion Yes
Fuzz No
Metal No
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Carnivore, 27.09.2020
Let?s start saying that this pedal is very easy to understand and use: an overdrive and a distortion sharing the same pedal.

Format factor is a tad bigger than the industry standard (the boss compact line) by, say, 25/30% more footprint. On the flip-side, this is two pedals in one!

Sound: unmistakable Blackstar (think hot rodded Marshalls). Rich and full for a consumer pedal, will conform most of players, regardless of style. So, again, the premise here is: In just one pedal, you will get a quality overdrive (waaay hotter than a tube screamer and peaking distortion levels at max gain) and right next to it, you will have its evil twin, a Marshall inspired distortion pedal that, maxed out, produce reasonably convincing high gain sounds. Very Blackstar, I repeat.

Overall, sound quality is far beyond its price point, no question.

In terms of features, this one is very modest. Just gets the job done. EQ is ONLY one control that is shared by BOTH pedals, so in practice this is not exactly "2 pedals in one casing" dual, but one and the same thing with two very different, progressive gain structures.

However, this shared tone control could still be combined with Blackstar?s classic ISF control (think a mid contour) and you will have certain degree of flexibility. Flexibility that will -again- be SHARED by both the overdrive and the distortion, mind you. So in this department, even the nasty TRex dual overdrive performs better (well understood, the TRex sounding far worse, if I may say so),

I should mention that is not possible to "stack" overdive and distortion atop of each other, but since one section takes exactly where the other left off in terms of gain, I strongly doubt "stacking" will really add anything in this case.

Tones are very nice for what it is: a consumer grade pedal (obviously not on par with "amp in a box" competitors costing three times or more... but still) and will cope, head to head, with options at twice its price tag.

So: if this one is what you want, is probably all you will need. It is what it is, does a fair job delivering its premise, is priced at a reasonable level and looks solid and cool. Sounding (to my ears of course), way better than TRex, yet far away from the level of a Boss/JHS Angry Driver, if you like the Blackstar voicing, this little pedal retains that and could add two additional channels to a clean amp.

If you are into Blackstar sound, you know what you want and less than a 100 bucks fits your budget, this green mean box will not dissapoint.
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Great value
27.02.2015
Having been the owner of the terrific Blackstar HT Dual for the last few years, the only complaint I would have had was the space that it took up on my pedalboard and the oversized Adapter. This pedal corrects both of these problems for me and despite the lack of a tube, the tone is still brilliant. With the ISF feauture, I can dial in a British or American style amp drive(or a mix between the two), and the tone knob is surprisingly wide ranging and easy to dial in. I expected the lack of an EQ to be a bit of a problem, but was very pleasantly surprised by how much the combination of the tone and ISF can compensate. The benefit of having 2 channels in one compact pedal is massive, but to be honest I would be more inclined to put an overdrive in front of the Lt Dual and stick to channel one. I find channel 2 a little dark sounding, but that would be personal taste. There is sufficient gain on this pedal to play anything from blues and funk, up to hard rock, and while I wouldn't recommend the pedal for extremely heavy metal, if pushed with a decent overdrive this pedal could be pushed as far as you need it to go. Overall, i've been really impressed with this pedal. It's great value for the price and really versatile. 5 stars!
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What an awesome Pedal
CaptN, 14.02.2014
Well, let's start from the beginning.

For a long time I was looking for a distortion pedal that could fullfill my requirements.
I tested a lot of pedals and ended up with the new DUAL pedal from Blackstar.
And let me tell you that: What an awesome pedal!

The sound is really defined and it's exactly what I was looking for. I couldn't make out any difference to a real tube pedal. The ISF feature is a nice bonus. Only disadvantage: I tried to put some velcro underneath the pedal, but the rubber won't let me. I just removed the rubber and everything went just fine.

If you're looking for a good sounding distortion / overdive pedal for a comparatively low price, the DUAL by Blackstar is a very good choice!
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Heavy drive!
Palssonmusic, 29.05.2019
Now this is a bassdriven drive sound, you will get the really good, huge drive sound you are looking for, for low price, great for leads also!
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