Blackstar Artist 10 Guitar Amplifier 6L6 Valve 10th Anniversary Amp Limited Edition
In celebration of 10 years of glorious Blackstar tone, the Blackstar design team have created this new 10 Watt single-ended valve amplifier combo, drawing on the sound and innovation of the iconic Blackstar Artist line.
This limited edition model captures the essence and, crucially, the player feel of the original flagship amplifier and manages to do so with an elegantly simple arrangement of four controls, plus a switch to introduce an additional gain stage for ultimate flexibility.
This Artist 10 Anniversary Edition is a dynamic, amplifier with extended highs and lows, which uses an ECC83 valve in the preamp stage. A harmonically rich overdrive can be engaged – either via the front panel or the included footswitch – which can take you from a dynamic crunch to singing, smooth legato.
Much of the distinctive character of a single-ended valve amp comes from the way its power stage clips, bringing out the nuances of the chosen power amp valve. The Artist 10 Anniversary Edition amplifier features a 6L6 power valve – in keeping with the original Artist Series – which produces a characteristically bright clean sound and a hot lead tone with natural compression when pushed hard using the Master Volume.
The 10 Watts RMS of output power driving a Celestion speaker makes this Artist 10 Anniversary Edition the perfect amp for practicing and recording at home or in the studio and for smaller live performances.
Professional features such as a specially-voiced reverb, footswitching and an effects loop augment the sonic experience, making this amplifier fully equipped for today’s exacting performance requirements.
Completing the versatile feature set, a cabinet emulated line output is included for silent practice, recording or for supporting your live sound into a PA. The signal for the emulated output is taken directly after the power amp to ensure that you can capture and record the tonal characteristics of the Class A configured 6L6 power valve and output transformer being pushed into saturation.
Blackstar Artist 10 AE Features
- ECC83 valve in the preamp stage
- Specially voiced 6L6 power amplifier
- Clean and Boost or Overdrive settings, which are footswitchable
- Specially voiced Reverb, speaker emulated output and effects loop
- Super cool retro styling
- Celestion 70/80 loudspeaker
Blackstar Artist 10 AE Front Panel Features:
- Input Socket
Blackstar Artist 10 AE Rear Panel Features:
- Emulated Output (mono, taken after the power amp)
- Series effects loop
- Effects Level switch
- Footswitch (supplied 1-button to activate Boost / Overdrive feature, or use an optional 2-button for Boost / Overdrive and Reverb)
- Mains In
- 3 speaker outputs – 1×16 Ohm, 1×8 Ohm and 2×16 Ohm
Blackstar Artist 10 AE Technical Specifications:
- Power (RMS): 10 Watts
- Valves: 1 x 6L6, 1 X ECC83
- Weight (kg): 14.7
- Dimensions (mm): 473 x 421 x 251
- Footswitch: FS-4S included, optional FS-8 for control of Drive and Reverb.