NAMM 2014: Blackstar ID: Core Models and HT CLUB 40 Vintage Pro Guitar Amps

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Blackstar_IDCORE_Slant_WNAMM14Earlier this month, we had reported that Blackstar amps were up to some mysterious shenanigans. Finally, they have revealed what all of the mystery was about. Blackstar have expanded their ID Series amps with three new ID: Core Models.

So, I guess my theory about Blackstar releasing a  mind-controlling hamster is out the window.

Even if we will miss the notion of a bloody apocalypse at the hands of a cute and fuzzy mind altering rodent, Blackstar has brought us something something that will no doubt still make everyone take notice.

The ID: Core Models come in 10, 20, or 30 Watt versions. Each version has two speakers, 2×3″, 2×5″, 2x.6.5″ respectively. Designed to deliver mind crushing tone, the ID:Core Models work well in the bedroom or on a stage. Six onboard amp voicings with power amp modeling. The INSIDER GUI software lets players create deep edits that can be stored in the amp. It also allows players to share patches with players from around the world through the Blacktar online community.

As if releasing these three new additions to the ID: Series wasn’t enough. Blackstar also released the HT CLUB 40 Vintage Pro Guitar Amplifier. This limited edition piece is a customized version of Blackstar’s top-selling HT Club 40. Blackstar_HTClub40_Vintage_WNAMM14

40-Watts, 2xECC83 and 2xEL34, two channels, Infinite Shape Feature, Speaker Emulated out, and a 16 Ohm Celestion Vintage 30 all wrapped up in red Artisan Tolex with black grill cloth. Very classy. If you want one, though, you’d better act quick. They’re only available until April of 2014.

It’s no wonder that players like Gus G. are flocking to Blackstar in droves. They seem to know what players are looking for.

Check out the press releases below. And you know where to get your NAMM 2014 fix from. TheToneKing.com!

 

Blackstar Amplification Expands ID:Series with New ID:Core Models

– Affordable, wide-stereo amps offer huge tone for practice –

WINTER NAMM, ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 23rd, 2014 – Blackstar Amplification announces the affordable ID:Core Amplifier Series, which feature the core attributes of Blackstar’s original ID:Series. These programmable, wide-stereo guitar combo amps are small in size, but were designed to deliver huge tone. Well-suited for personal practice or bedroom jamming along with a CD or MP3 player, the compact ID:Core amplifiers are available in 10, 20 and 40-watt configurations.

All ID:Core models provide high-quality sound performance and take advantage of Blackstar’s patented ISF control that lets users go from USA to UK tones in mere seconds. There are six onboard voices in all: Warm Clean; Bright Clean; Crunch; Super Crunch; OD1; OD2. Each includes power amplifier modeling, a staple in the Blackstar ID:Series family. The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that can be stored along with user-created sounds.

Taking advantage of the built-in USB functionality, all ID:Core amps are compatible with Blackstar’s INSIDER GUI software, so guitarists can create deep edits and store their patches in their amp. The INSIDER software also enables users to exchange patches with others around the globe across the Blackstar online community.

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ID:Core models and additional features include:

ID:Core 10 Stereo –

  • 10-Watt (2x5W) combo
  • Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
  • Stereo speaker configuration – 2×3″ speakers producing true stereo Blackstar tones
  • Mains powered via a separate PSU (included with product)

ID:Core 20 Stereo –

  • 20W (2x10W) Combo
  • Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
  • Stereo speaker configuration – 2×5″ speakers producing true stereo Blackstar tones
  • Mains powered via a separate PSU (included with product)

ID:Core 40 Stereo –

  • 40W (2x20W) Combo
  • Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
  • Stereo speaker configuration – 2×6.5″ speakers producing true stereo Blackstar tones
  • Mains powered via a separate PSU (included with product)

The Blackstar ID:Core amp series will be available March 2014 with U.S. Street pricing as follows: ID:Core 10 – $99; ID:Core 20 – $149; ID:Core 40 – $199.

For more information, please visit www.blackstaramps.com.

 

 

 

Blackstar Amplification Offers Limited Edition
HT CLUB 40 Vintage Pro Guitar Amp

WINTER NAMM, ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 23rd, 2014 – Blackstar Amplification is making available a limited number of pieces of the new HT Club 40 Vintage Pro, a customized version of their top-selling HT Club 40 tube guitar amplifier.

This 40-watt, special edition amp is covered in the same red Artisan Tolex found on Blackstar’s upscale Artisan series, married with black grille cloth, for a classic boutique appearance. It offers two channels, featuring Blackstar’s award-winning boutique clean tones and modern high gain distortions, all driving a 16 Ohm Celestion Vintage 30 speaker. A specially-voiced reverb is also onboard.

As with the mainline HT Club 40 models, the Limited Edition version is equipped with 2xECC83 and 2xEL34 tubes and features two footswitchable channels; Blackstar’s patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) for infinite sound possibilities from UK to USA and in-between; master volume; and speaker emulated out.

The Blackstar HT Club 40 Vintage Pro is fitted with a “Limited Edition” badge, and will be available in April 2014 with a U.S. Street price of $799.99.

For more information about Blackstar Amps, please visit www.blackstaramps.com.

 

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