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Blackstar Amplification Launches the amPlug 2 FLY

July 16, 2019
The guitar version has three channels and includes Blackstar’s patented ISF tone control, plus chorus, delay, and reverb effects.
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Blackstar Amplification Announces the HT Club 40 MkII Kentucky Special

June 17, 2019
An updated 6L6 combo featuring an Eminence Screamin’ Eagle 12" speaker.
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Blackstar Releases the Fly 3 Def Leppard

May 31, 2019
The new amp also includes a customized Def Leppard panel and full color collector’s gift carton.
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Blackstar Introduces the Super Fly

January 31, 2019
The mini amp features 12 watts of power, separate microphone and instrument channels, and Bluetooth functionality.
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NAMM '19 - Blackstar JJN20, HT20, & Super Fly Demos with Jared James Nichols

January 27, 2019
Blues-rock badass Jared James Nichols wails through his impressively versatile—and loud—new signature head and cab.
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NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 3

January 26, 2019
Juan Alderete and Nick Reinhart from Pedals and Effects join the PG gang to talk about new noise machines from Beetronics, Synergy, Blackstar, Nordstrand, and more.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 3

January 26, 2019
The third day of the year's largest gear show included highlights from Boss, Strymon, Blackstar, Greer, and more.
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Blackstar Amplification Broadens HT Product Line

January 21, 2019
The new models include the HT1R-Mk II, HT5R-Mk II, and the HT20R-MkII.
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Blackstar Announces the Studio10 Series

January 10, 2019
A range of 10-watt, class-A tube combos equipped with a footswitchable boost, series effects loop, studio-quality reverb, and more.
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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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