MUSIKMESSE 2012: Blackstar ID Series

Whoa! So this is what Blackstar’s been cooking up. For seven years. The same team that designed the Series One, Artisan and HT Venue lines has been quietly beavering away on a programmable line of amps featuring True Valve Power – which they say is ‘LOUD as Valve’ – six selectable classic channels (EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88), three band EQ with patented ISF control, Resonance and Presence controls, four modulation effects, four delays, four reverbs, 128 user storable patches.

So how’s it work?

And how’s it sound?

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