New Blackstar 10th Anniversary Edition Valve Combos

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In celebration of 10 years of glorious Blackstar tone, three new 10W single ended valve amplifiers have been developed drawing on the sound and innovation of iconic Blackstar lines – Artisan, Artist and Series One.

Each product is honed for home and studio use and has a wealth of features and a super cool retro look. With a limited run of only 1,000 pieces of each model worldwide, and a certificate of authentication in each model, these amps are certain to be collector’s items in the future.

The Artisan 10 AE is a low gain, classic crunch amp that uses an EL34 in the power amplifier for superlative, warm British crunch. In this model we have included a hot pre-amp Boost for authentic classic rock / indie rhythm playing and vocal Billy Gibbons inspired leads.

The Artist 10 AE deploys a 6L6 output valve to give this amp a characteristically bright clean sound and a hot lead tone. The lead sounds are enhanced by a built-in overdrive circuit inspired by our HT-Drive pedal which will take you from dynamic crunch to singing, smooth legato. Series One 10 AE driven by the mighty KT-88. Inspired by the now legendary S1-200 this product benefits from the extra headroom of the KT-88, resulting in dynamic modern cleans and tight high-gain overdrive. In addition the patented ISF control gives access to more distortion flexibility than any other single-ended valve amplifier on the market.

These three stunning combos will be arriving in stores in November 2017.

The 10th Anniversary amps feature:

  • Specially voiced EL34, 6L6 and KT-88 power amplifiers
  • Clean and Boost or Overdrive settings, which are footswitchable
  • Specially voiced Reverb, speaker emulated output and effects loop
  • A super cool retro styling
  • A Celestion 70/80 loudspeaker

 

Artisan 10 AE

Front Panel Features:

  • Input Socket
  • Volume
  • Boost
  • Tone
  • Reverb
  • Master
  • Standby
  • Power

Rear Panel Features:

  • Emulated Output (mono, taken after the power amp)
  • Series effects loop
  • Effects Level switch
  • Footswitch (supplied 1-button to activate Boost / Overdrive feature, or use an optional 2-button for Boost / Overdrive and Reverb)
  • Mains In
  • 3 speaker outputs – 1×16 Ohm, 1×8 Ohm and 2×16 Ohm

Artist 10 AE

Front Panel Features:

  • Input Socket
  • Gain
  • Boost
  • Tone
  • Reverb
  • Master
  • Standby
  • Power

Rear Panel Features:

  • Emulated Output (mono, taken after the power amp)
  • Series effects loop
  • Effects Level switch
  • Footswitch (supplied 1-button to activate Boost / Overdrive feature, or use an optional 2-button for Boost / Overdrive and Reverb)
  • Mains In
  • 3 speaker outputs – 1×16 Ohm, 1×8 Ohm and 2×16 Ohm

Series One 10 AE

Front Panel Features:

  • Input Socket
  • Gain
  • OD
  • ISF
  • Reverb
  • Master
  • Standby
  • Power

Rear Panel Features:

  • Emulated Output (mono, taken after the power amp)
  • Series effects loop
  • Effects Level switch
  • Footswitch (supplied 1-button to activate Boost / Overdrive feature, or use an optional 2-button for Boost / Overdrive and Reverb)
  •  Mains In
  • 3 speaker outputs – 1×16 Ohm, 1×8 Ohm and 2×16 Ohm

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