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Blackstar Artist 10 AE Anniversary Edition

Blackstar Artist 10 AE Anniversary Edition


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The Blackstar Artist 10 AE amplifier has been released to coincide with Blackstar's 10th anniversary. This all-valve combo amplifier features an ECC83 preamp valve, combined with a 6L6 power valve and routed through a Celestion Seventy 80 loudspeaker to recreate the sound of the original Artist series. Now available from Merchant City Music, online and in-store. Buy from us for peerless customer service and speedy delivery to the UK and Europe.

Blackstar Artist 10 AE Anniversary Edition Valve Combo Amplifier

To commemorate their 10th anniversary, Blackstar's design team have created the Artist 10 Anniversary Edition, a 10 Watt single-ended valve amplifier, drawing on the sound and innovation of the Blackstar Artist Series. The Artist 10 Anniversary Edition 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. This 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 of output power driving a Celestion speaker makes this Artist 10 Anniversary Edition the perfect amp for practising 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.

Product Details

  • Model: Artist 10 AE Anniversary Edition
  • Power (RMS): 10 Watts
  • Preamp valves: 1 X ECC83
  • Power amp valves: 1 x 6L6
  • Speaker: Celestion Seventy 80 loudspeaker
  • Front Panel controls: Gain, 'Drive', Tone, Reverb, Master, Standby, Power
  • Input: one 1/4"
  • Emulated Output: mono, taken after the power amp
  • 3 speaker outputs: 1 x 16 Ohm, 1 x 8 Ohm and 2 x 16 Ohm
  • Effects loop: yes
  • Weight (kg): 14.7
  • Dimensions (mm): 473 x 421 x 251
  • Footswitch: FS-4 included, optional FS-8 for control of Boost and Reverb