November 2018

Blackstar

ARTICLES

James Williamson: Raw Power

October 11, 2018
The Stooges’ “forgotten boy” is now a patriarch of punk guitar whose passion for playing Les Pauls through dimed Vox AC30s remains undiminished after nearly a half-century.
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Blackstar Unity 500 Review

July 4, 2018
After more than a decade serving the needs of guitarists, U.K.-based Blackstar opens their doors to bassists with a new series of amps.
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Blackstar HT Club 40 MkII Review

April 24, 2018
A budget-friendly combo with countless crunch tones plus studio-friendly features.
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NAMM '18 - Blackstar Unity Bass Series

February 6, 2018
After years of requests, the British amp builders release a line of power-packed bass combos.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 4

January 28, 2018
Check out the final day's roundup of gear, including the newest stuff from Abasi Guitars, Blackstar, Two-Rock, J. Rockett Audio, Kauer Guitars, and more.
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Blackstar Amplification Releases the Unity Series

January 25, 2018
A series of bass combo amps that range from 30 watts to 500 watts.
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Tools for the Task: Micro Amps

December 6, 2017
Ten very little amps that won’t blow any doors down, but might inspire more practice.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2017 Day 3

July 15, 2017
Take a look at the brand-new stomps, axes, and gizmos, including new stuff from Analog Outfitters, Hungry Robot, Modulus, and Blackstar.
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SNAMM '17 - Blackstar HT Venue Series MKII Demos

July 14, 2017
The popular tube-driven range of heads and combos gets updated and outfitted with new features.
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NAMM '17 - Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 20 V2 Demo

February 17, 2017
The Brit amp makers update their popular digital practice amp, as well as other pint-sized offerings.
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Playing the Angles: Bob Mould

May 30, 2016
The ex-Hüsker Dü leader unleashes jagged stacks of Strats for his darkest, thickest-sounding album in decades and strikes a blow for the sanctity of the rock power trio.
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Blackstar Artist 15 Review

May 6, 2016
This stealthy, streamlined 15-watter sings from both sides of the Atlantic.
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Rig Rundown: Uli Jon Roth

April 6, 2016
One of the pioneers of neo-classical metal demonstrates his exotic guitars through his ear-splitting setup.
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NAMM '16 - Blackstar Amplification Artist 15 and ID: Core 150 Demos

February 3, 2016
Get a taste of what the 6L6-powered, 1x12 combo and how the UK-brand juiced up their beloved practice line of amps for the stage.
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Blackstar Amps Unveils Tone:Link Bluetooth Audio Receiver

November 19, 2015
Tone:Link adds Bluetooth audio to any guitar amp with line-in.
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Quick Hit: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Review

November 5, 2015
A svelte little practice combo with loads of onboard features for acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
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Blackstar Amplification Announces Artist Series

November 2, 2015
There are two models available: the Artist 15, a 15-Watt, 1x12" combo and the Artist 30, a 30-Watt 2x12" combo.
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Swervedriver: Shoegazers Ride Again

April 14, 2015
After 17 years of studio silence, Adam Franklin and Jim Hartridge bring back the noise.
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NAMM '15 - Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Demo

January 30, 2015
Building on last year's success with the guitar-specific on-the-go amp, the UK brand offers a model designed for bassists and acoustic players.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2015 - Day 2

January 23, 2015
Check out the highlights from the second day of NAMM '15.
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