NAMM 2011: Blackstar Amplification Series One Guitar Amps

January 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 


NAMM 2011 — The award-winning Series One range has quickly become established as the ultimate in professional valve amps. Following endless requests from the market we are proud to announce the introduction of three new heads, a 2×12-inch cabinet, a standard-sized 4×12-inch cabinet and a 4×8-inch cabinet to the range. Read more

NAMM 2011: Blackstar HT-1 All-Tube Guitar Amp

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NAMM 2011 — Blackstar Amplification announces its newest all-tube amplifier, the HT-1. Available in a 1 x 8″ combo (either with or without stereo digital reverb), or head (with reverb) configuration, the 2-channel (Clean & OD) HT-1 is an ideal studio and practice amp. Read more

Blackstar HTV100 Review – Tone King Video

March 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Blackstar HTV100 Review - Tone King Video
One of the fastest up and comers in the amp building industry, BlackStar amps is seeking a place in every rocker’s arsenal with the HT Venue 100 head. Powered by four EL34 valves, this three-channel amp provides something that most amps lack – versatility. Blackstar promises a ‘boutique’ style clean channel with both a ‘British Class A’ and a ‘Dynamic US’ mode. The overdrive channels also include different modes and are both equipped with Blackstar’s own patent-applied for Infinite Shape Feature (ISF). Read more

Blackstar HT-60 Venue Combo Guitar Amplifier – Video

January 13, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

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Blackstar–Among the masses of boutique Amplifier enthusiasts attending the NAMM 2010 show, Blackstar amplifiers will be there happy to show off their British amp design: the new HT-60 and Venue series.

The video clip below speaks for itself, but for those of you who like to know more inside details, According to Blackstar the HT-60 2×12 combo boasts the following features:

“Three channels with 2-way EQ for ’boutique’ channel and 3-way EQ plus ISF for Overdrive Channels. A Voice switch for each channel, Presence, Resonance, Master Volume, digital reverb with dark/bright switch, effects loop and emulated output with 1×12/4×12 select switch. Supplied with a 4-way foot controller.”

Inside the chasis of this 60-watt valve combo beast, you’ll find two ECC83, one ECC82 and two EL34 tubes. The Blackstar HT amp ranges with three different models 20, 40 and the 100-watt. Amp this cool, you’ll want to keep watch for it’s price. We’re sure it’ll be a bargain.

Blackstar HT-60 2×12 Video Demo

Blackstar Amplification Artisan 100 Half Stack

May 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Blackstar Artisan 100 Amp

Are you looking for an affordable alternative to those expensive vintage amps that doesn’t fall short in the tone category? Generally, amps that mimic such classics as Marshall’s Plexi are hand-built boutique amps that use expensive components, and pass the cost on to the end user. While they may sound great, wouldn’t it be nice to find an amp that has classic tonality that is a bit more budget-friendly? Read more