Blackstar amps are an innovative producer of Guitar Amps, Cabinets and Pedals, based in Northampton, UK. Blackstar specialise in both solid-state and valve amps for Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitars.

Starting out in 2004 from a garden shed and growing to a full factory in Northampton in a few short years, Blackstar has become a worldwide name in guitar amplification appearing on high profile stages and festivals around the world. Thanks to their undeniably lush sound, big signature distortion, glass-like cleans and steadfast reliability, Blackstar Amps are also a staple of professional studios and recording sessions worldwide.


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  • Are Blackstar amps any good?

    Blackstar amps are used by professional musicians around the world both live and in the studio due to their high-quality and awesome tone. Some notable users include Jared James Nichols, Bob Mould, and Phil Collen.
  • Where are Blackstar amps made?

    Blackstar is based in the UK and produces its high-end amplifiers there. Some models are produced in other parts of the world, such as the Artisan series which is made in Korea.
  • Are Blackstar amps good for metal?

    Blackstar amps are a great choice for metal and are used by heavyweights of the genre such as Ozzy Osbourne and Opeth.
  • How do you connect a Blackstar amp to a computer?

    If you have a Blackstar amp capable of being connected to your computer then attach the included cable to the amp and to the USB port on your device. Next, launch your chosen DAW and select the input as your Blackstar amp.