We hope our unique and patented innovations will take you a step closer to finding the 'sound in your head'.
The Blackstar Team In 2004 four friends, all bandmates, were looking for a new challenge.
The PM has more of a modern tone, bigger and tighter lowend, less midrange and more aggressive on the top end. The QR only sounds like VH if you can play like VH. The Gear Mode switch is a 3 position rotary switch that only effects the overdrive channel. Anytime you put something in the signal path it will effect the tone.
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New Amplifiers are lifetime warranted to the original purchaser against failure of materials and workmanship. Tubes, Speakers and Footswitches are warranted for a period of ninety days from date of sales receipt from an Authorized Splawn dealer listed on this website.
At Blackstar, we are all musicians and understand the importance of great tone, whether practicing at home or on stage in a live environment.
Based in Northampton, England with over 50 years combined experience in guitar amplification design and production, we are totally committed to providing you with the ultimate tools for self expression.
Their first amps were very heavily "inspired" on the 1959 Fender Tweed 4x10" Bassman. In the brochures they were called Artist, but the panels on the amps show Artiste. The head amp was also available seperately as model 2048. The schematic is the same as that for the 2040 Artiste amp.
He did this together with technical friend Ken Bran. It is said that these amps were only available through mail order. The Artiste speaker cabinets were in production from 1973 to 1977. I've seen these combo's fitted with Celestion G12H30 speakers. This two piece setup, the head and cabinet, were sold together as Model 2041.
2nd gear is a bolder tone more lowend and gain and a little less top end. If you are concerned with a piece of gear dramatically affecting your tone, you can check the loop by engaging it without anything connected. The half power switch on the 100 watt amps disconnects the the two outside power tubes. Yes any switching system that uses latching relays will work.
The range reflects our tastes so you'll see an unusual mix of classic British and American amps from Vox, Marshall, Fender and Gibson alongside less-common fare from Selmer, Watkins/WEM, Ampeg, Supro etc.
Okay, I know you’re all just dying to skip ahead to the serial number tables but try to contain your excitement and read through the article first.
A 1957 tweed Vibrolux was reported with a tube chart printed with circuit “5E3” (tweed Deluxe) instead of the correct 5F11 (see photo).
We will not be responsible for missed ship dates if the requested ship date(s) on your order is less than our standard 8-12 week lead time or for any other unforeseen reason (such as our vendors having problems supplying parts) etc. What is the difference between the Pro Mod and the Quickrod?