The Blackstar 10th Anniversary Artist 10 AE Guitar Amplifier Combo is a celebration of the British amp manufacturer's first decade. As part of a trio of models on offer (also available are the Artisan 10 AE and the Series One 10 AE), the Artist 10 AE is a beautiful all-valve powerhouse with tonnes of overdrive on tap, and is perfect for home, and studio use.
Small but perfectly formed
The Artist 10 AE may not be very big, but it's no slouch when it comes to generating masses of power. Inside this awesome little dynamo is a 6L6 output valve, which gives the Artist the ability to go from punchy cleans to searing leads. The built-in overdrive is modelled on Blackstar's own HT-Drive pedal, and you are afforded a vast tonal palette to play with. If it is earth-shaking distortion that you want, or crystal-clear lead licks, then the Artist is the one for you.
A specially voiced built-in reverb effect gives you the breadth and depth needed for that all-important sense of space in your tone. Whether you want to keep it subtle or go for a drenched wall of sound, you have it ready and waiting to be explored.
Blackstar have equipped the Artist 10 AE with a speaker emulated output, which is perfect for tracking and recording directly into your DAW of choice, without having to faff around. The series effects loop enables outboard effects to be inserted directly into the pre-amp stage, giving you greater creative and tonal control. The amp is supplied with a single-button footswitch that turns the Boost function on/off, whilst an optional double-button footswitch also enables the built-in reverb effect to be switched on/off.
If you fancy taking your sound to the stage or incorporating an external speaker cabinet, there are three speaker outputs to choose from, including: 1 x 16 Ohm, 1 x 8 Ohm, and 2 x 16 Ohm.
Celestion Seventy 80 speaker
The Blackstar Artist 10 AE boasts an impressive output thanks to an awesome Celestion Seventy 80 speaker. The extended frequency range of the Seventy 80 makes it fantastic for satisfying the demands of today's players. With a detailed and crisp definition, the low-end remains tight with a punchy, aggressive upper mid-range. The high-end shines with a sparkling brilliance, so no matter what you're playing, you can rest assured that your tone is in good hands.
The Blackstar 10th Anniversary Artist 10 AE Guitar Amplifier Combo is a very special model. However, it is limited to only 1,000 units, so don't miss out on your chance to grab yours.
Manufacturer Blackstar Model 10th Anniversary Artist 10 AE Guitar Amplifier Combo Type of Amp Combo Wattage 10 Watts Amp Technology Valve Connectivity Footswitch Connector Speaker Size 1 x 12-inch Valves 6L6 Speaker Celestion Seventy 80 Channels 1 Controls Gain, Drive, Tone, Reverb, Master Included Accessories 1-button footswitch
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