Blackstar's Big, Bad and British Guitar Tone


We thought we'd take time out of our busy schedule this week to dedicate some TLC to Blackstar Amplification - one of the true British-made amplifier brands we stock here at Professional Music Technology. Based in Northampton, England with over 50 years combined experience in guitar amplification design and production, they are totally committed to providing you with the ultimate tools for self expression.


Recently we saw the launch of the new Blackstar Potential website, giving young and old guitarists alike the chance to be inspired through Social Media, new video content, news updates and full walkthroughs of their greatest and latest products. Whether you are a beginner to the guitar or a shredding veteran, Blackstar Potential will offer a lesson to challenge you, and improve your playing style and technique. Alongside that, their engaging Twitter and Facebook feeds ensure you get the most from your Blackstar gear if you run into any problems. It's great to see a British manufacturer truly support their customer base and ensure they have easy access to support, advice and content whenever they need it.


This month we've received a fresh batch of stock for the Blackstar ID series, a stunning range of Valve-Emulating combo amps, heads and cabinets for the ageing rocker or fresh young shredder. The ID combos feature 6 switchable channel tones, and emulate 6 classic valves for a versatile, broad sound across the range. By using the unique Voice control, patented ISF and patent-applied-for True Valve Power, these amplifiers allow unparalleled flexibility and ease of use, enabling you to in effect, design the sound in your head and deliver it as loud as you'd expect a traditional Valve amp. 2/3-Band EQ, Footswitch control, USB Connectivity and superb Blackstar software integration add to their appeal. Check out the 10" ID:15 combo for a great home practice combo, or the bigger brother ID:260 2 x 12" for all-out power and tone on the stage.




The free Insider Software gives you the opportunity to sound like your guitar heroes from new and old. Artist patches are added weekly and they already have patches stored by the likes of Gus G. Bob Mould, Tommy Henrikson from Alice Cooper, Jeff and Mike from DevilDriver, Ishahn and many more. Find out more info here at the official Blackstar website.


Blackstar seem to have a really good outreach to their users, so we recommend making the most of their vast online pool of videos, content and news updates if you are a Blackstar user. Don't forget, most of our PMT Stores have good stock and a dedicated demo area for Blackstar Amps so give your local store a call or pop in for more details or a demo on something new. Blackstar have kindly installed LCD Info Screens for guides and demonstrations as you walk around too for the ultimate shopping experience.