Summer NAMM 2017: Blackstar 10th Anniversary Edition Valve Combos

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 bene ts 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 exibility 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

Blackstar Amplification Ltd, Opus House, Anglia Way, Northampton, NN3 6JA, UK www.blackstaramps.com Telephone: +44 (0)1604 817817
Email: info@blackstaramps.com

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