NAMM 2019: Blackstar debuts the Studio 10 amp line

Three compact amps, inspired by classic designs from the UK and the US.

Blackstar Studio 10 Feature

Blackstar has announced its brand-new Studio 10 amp line with three combo amps that are inspired by classic models from the US and UK.

According to Blackstar, these 10-watters were designed to capture the “magic of the Class A, single-ended tube power stage”. Designed following the principles of simplicity and sonic brilliance, these elegant workhorses are perfect for players seeking vintage tones driven through a Celestion speaker.

*Note: All three amps feature an ECC83 preamp tube and a single Celestion Seventy-80 12-inch speaker.

Studio 10 EL34

Blackstar Studio 10 EL34

This model is voiced for a classic, low-gain British amp crunch. It features an EL34 power tube and comes with a preamp Boost section – toggled by a footswitch – that unleashes classic rock tones.

Check out the amp in action below:

Studio 10 6L6

Blackstar Studio 10 6L6

This amp is designed to produce American-inspired cleans and grainy lead tones. Its features include a 6L6 power tube and a built-in overdrive circuit modelled after Blackstar’s popular HT-Drive pedal. The OD channel enables you to tweak lead tones from a vibrant crunch to a sweet, smooth legato.

Here’s a demo of the amp:

Studio 10 KT88

Blackstar Studio 10 KT88

This model features a KT-88 power tube, which provides more headroom, enabling you to achieve dynamic cleans and tight, hairy overdrives.

The amp also boasts Blackstar’s patented ISF control, a useful feature that lets you seamlessly transition between American and British drive tones.

Hear it for yourself here:

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