Blackstar amps are an innovative new British amp maker. Starting out in 2004 from a garden shed and growing to a full factory in Northampton in a few short years. With high profile users including James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers and Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora. That says everything you need to know about the caliber of Blackstar's big valve stacks. With the HT range they've condensed that signature sound down into mini combo amps for use at home.
It's not all thundering tubes though, Blackstar developed technology to get true valve tone for modeling amps. The ID range let you choose everything from the effects down to the type of valve. There's no need for menu diving either as the most important controls are all available from the front of the amp.
If you've got the amp sorted and fancy adding valves to your effects chain then Blackstars HT pedals deliver classic flavours. Plus their entry level LT pedals offer an affordable way to get the Blackstar sound.