5 Things We Love About the Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 100

Ludicrously affordable and gig-friendly, here we have our demo showcasing 5 things we love about the new Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 100.

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Being a self-confessed 1940s technology curmudgeon when it comes to amplifiers, the first thing this writer tends to do when confronted with a tech-loaded multi-tool such as this is put it into manual mode and attempt to dial in a sound that could get him through the average gig.

Happily, both ID:Core amps pass that test with flying colours: selecting the clean bright voice, setting the gain to three o’clock, rolling the bass back to 11 o’clock and the mids up to about half past two yields a satisfyingly organic, chimey Vox-type tone that bares its teeth nicely when you dig in. It sounds good with a Tele and an ES-335 and can cover 60s pop, modern indie and rootsy Americana, too.


Read more here, including a review of the slightly bigger Stereo 150: bit.ly/2d90b7Ibit.ly/2d90b7I

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