Blackstar Announces the Gus G. BLACKFIRE 200

SUMMER NAMM SHOW, NASHVILLE, TN, July 12, 2012— Blackstar Amplification is proud to announce their first signature amplifier – the Gus G. BLACKFIRE 200. Blackstar have been working closely with guitar hero Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) to create the ultimate heavy metal amp. Based on Blackstar’s award winning Series One 200 amp design, this 200W, limited edition tube amplifier has been voiced in partnership with Gus.


Four switchable channels are offered: a Clean channel with Warm and Bright modes, a Crunch channel with Crunch and Super Crunch modes, plus Fire and Fury overdrive channels specially voiced in partnership with Gus G. for a devastating full metal assault.


The BLACKFIRE 200 features a custom cosmetic including a brushed aluminum front panel with an ‘Evil G’ screened logo and a cast metal Blackstar logo. Also available are two cosmetically matched 4×12 cabinets: the S1-412BlackfireA (angled)  and S1-412BlackfireB (straight).


Additional product features include:

  • Built-in DPR power reduction using 4 x ECC83, 1 x ECC82, 4 x KT88 valves
  • Master Volume, two ISF (Infinite Shape Feature)  equipped tone control sections, Presence and Resonance controls
  • Series effects loop & speaker emulated output
  • MIDI switching

Each model will come with exclusive Gus G accessories including a signed certificate, an ‘Evil G’ key ring, picks and a Firewind EP.


The Blackstar Gus G.  BLACKFIRE 200 signature amp will be available shortly with U.S. street pricing as follows: S1-Blackfire Head – $2499.99; S1-412BlackfireA angled cabinet – $1149.99; S1-BlackfireB straight cabinet – $1149.99.


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