The new Blackstar ID:Core guitar amplifiers were introduced at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, winning Best in Show.
These amps have an intuitive controls set like a traditional amp, but have the versatility of being programmable, allowing you - the guitarist - to custom design your own sound: Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar’s patented ISF control you can get the exact tone your hearing in your head. The effects are stunning stereo modulation, delay and reverb.
Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the Blackstar INSIDER software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via the online community and the USB connector also allows you to record from your amp directly to your computer.
We took these amps for a "test drive" this month and they really are the most surprising new amplifiers we have ever heard. Terrific sounds that are absolutely huge in a small, affordable package. From $99 to $199 - what a screaming deal! And they're on their way to Avalon Music.
Here's a couple of videos from Blackstar to start the excitement!