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Blackstar ID:Core 40H Stereo Guitar Amplifier Head


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  • Dual 20-watt guitar amplifier for practise, jamming, and small to medium-sized gigs
  • 6 Blackstar voices
  • 12 Vintage style effects
  • USB audio for pro recording
  • Patented ISF control takes you from British to American sounds
  • Insider software for deep editing and storage of patches
  • Speaker Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
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    Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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    Straight from their new range, the Blackstar ID:Core 40H stereo guitar amplifier head packs a venomous punch. Offering 2 x 20 Watt output into 8 ohms per side, this little beauty is great for pairing with your speaker cabinet of choice for small to medium-sized gigs, jamming with friends, or practising at home. Thanks to Blackstar's patented Super Wide Stereo technology, the ID:Core Stereo 40 amplifier head guarantees an immersive playing experience that will have you enamoured for hours.

    Versatile tonality

    The Blackstar ID:Core 40H is great for both live use and recording purposes. Along the top panel you'll find a Gain knob, a Volume knob, and an EQ knob, each one allowing you to inject some biting aggression into your tone, ramp up your output, and sculpt your tone, respectively. Alongside these traditional tone controls, Blackstar has packed in a selection of voices to give you incredible flexibility in such a diminutive amplifier.

    At your disposal are six amp voices that include: Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, and OD 2. Whether you're looking to play some: tight and fast country; smooth and subtle jazz; unabashed and in-your-face blues; hard and heavy rock; or wild heavy metal, simply dial in the most appropriate setting, tweak the knobs, and get playing.

    As well as the amp voices, there are 12 vintage-style studio quality effects to play with, including: three modulation effects, three delay effects, there reverb effects - that are all specially voiced to accentuate the timbre of your electric guitar, and to make the most of the Super Wide Stereo technology.

    Completing the tonal package is Blackstar's ISF technology. The ISF control works in partnership with the Tone control, allowing you to smoothly transition between a vintage "British" response with depth and warmth, to a modern day "American" sound with a tight low end response and rampant midrange energy.


    The Blackstar ID:Core 40H is equipped with a standard 1/4" instrument input, alongside an MP3/Line input that allows you to connect an external audio device to playback for your favourite songs to listen or jam along to. For practice or recording, the ID:Core 40H has an emulated line out so that you can be sure that what you hear through your DAW monitor output, is a faithful translation of the amp signal. Finally, a USB connection allows professional grade recording and use with Blackstar’s Insider software.

    Insider software

    Another trick up the Blackstar ID:Core 40H's sleeve is the compatibility with Blackstar’s Insider software that can be downloaded for free from the Blackstar website. The simple and intuitive interface lets you create, edit and store patches for the IDC series amps, store a library of patches on your computer, and share them with the online community. In addition to giving you visual control over the ID:Core 40H, Insider is full of handy features to help you improve your playing such as a built-in audio player for jamming along with your favourite MP3s and a 'phrase trainer' that lets you loop and time-stretch passages so you can slow sections of a song down to get it absolutely perfect.

    The Blackstar ID:Core 40H stereo guitar amplifier head gives you all you need for gigs, practice and professional quality recording. The generous power and super wide stereo will impress with every performance. All in one easily transportable package.

    ModelID:Core 40H Stereo Guitar Amplifier Head
    Dimensions (H x W x D)160 x 320 x 185 mm
    Connectivity Inputs: Stereo MP3/Line In, USB Audio
    Outputs: Speaker Emulated Line Out, USB Audio
    Effects: 12 digital FX
    Amplifier TypeHead
    Amplifier TechnologySolid State
    Wattage2 x 20 Watt
    Included AccessoriesPower supply unit
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