S1-50 Anaheim, CA (January 14, 2011) -- Blackstar Amplification expands its Series One (S1) range with the introduction of three new heads, a 2x12 cabinet and a standard-sized 4x12


S1-50
Anaheim, CA (January 14, 2011) -- Blackstar Amplification expands its Series One (S1) range with the introduction of three new heads, a 2x12 cabinet and a standard-sized 4x12 cabinet. The Series One range of tube amplifiers has quickly gained acclaim among guitarists looking for the ultimate in tone. The new models, a direct result of feedback from end users, are the S1-50 Head, the S1-104EL34 & S1-1046L6 Heads, the S1-212 Cabinet and S1-412PRO A/B Cabinets.


S1-50 Head
The S1-50 is a footswitchable two-channel, four mode, 50-Watt version of the S1-100, and it shares all the same features and versatility, including:
  • 50-Watt tube head with DPR (Dynamic Power Reduction)
  • 3x ECC83, 1x ECC 82, 2x EL34 tubes
  • Clean channel with Warm (circa 1960’s British stack) and Bright (Class A) modes
  • Overdrive channel with Crunch and Super Crunch modes
  • ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) equipped tone controls
  • Presence and Resonance controls
  • Master Volume
  • Series effects loop
  • MIDI switching
  • Speaker emulated output
S1-104EL34 & S1-1046L6 Heads

S1-104EL34
The S1-104 is a footswitchable, four-channel 100-Watt tube head with six modes that shares the same feature set as the S1-200. It is available in two versions – EL34 and 6L6. The EL34 model has the same style and voicing as the S1-100, while the 6L6 version has a new look and is voiced to appeal to the modern high-gain metal player. Features include:
  • 100-Watt tube head with DPR
  • 3x ECC83, 1x ECC82, 4x EL34 or 4x 6L6 power tubes
  • Clean channel with Warm (circa 1960’s British stack) and Bright (Class A) modes
  • Crunch channel with Crunch and Super Crunch modes
  • Two overdrive channels with high and low output damping
  • Two ISF-equipped tone controls
  • Presence and Resonance controls
  • Master Volume
  • Series effects loop
  • MIDI switching
  • Speaker emulated output
S1-212 Cabinet
The S1-212 is a 2x12 cabinet perfect for use as an extension cabinet for the S1-45 combo, or as a compact cab for use with a Series One head. Loaded with Celestion custom-designed Neodymium 12" speakers, it has excellent tone and focus. Features include:
  • 140-Watt / 8-Ohm 2x12" extension cabinet with Celestion Neo 12" speakers
  • Switchable mono/stereo
  • Finger-jointed birch plywood construction
  • Heavy gauge wire

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S1-412PRO A/B Cabinets
The S1-412PRO cabinets are standard-size and are built using a false/fixed baffle construction for a more balanced mid-range response. When combined with a new specially-voiced, 8-Ohm Celestion Vintage 30 speaker developed exclusively for Blackstar, users get a 4x12 with tone and projection unlike any other in its class. Features include:
  • 240-Watt/8-Ohm angled or straight standard size 4x12" extension cabinets
  • Switchable mono/stereo
  • Finger-jointed birch plywood construction
  • Special baffle for construction for more balanced mid-range response
  • Heavy gauge wire
  • Custom-voiced 8-Ohm Celestion Vintage 30 speakers
Blackstar Series One range new models will be available in March 2011, with U.S. MSRPs as follows:
  • S1-50 Head - $1899.99
  • S1-104EL34 Head - $2499.99
  • S1-1046L6 Head - $2499.99
  • S1-212 Cabinet - $749.99
  • S1-412PRO A/B Cabinets - $999.99 each
For more information:
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