The Blackstar Artist 30 Valve Combo Guitar Amplifier offers the rich tones we've come to expect from the world leaders in guitar amplification, in a boutique-style finish inspired by Blackstar's exceptional Artisan Series models. The hand-wired Artisan range is favoured by some of the greatest artists around the world, and Blackstar wanted to offer their enviable tones in a more affordable package for the rest of us to enjoy.
Breath-taking tone and power in a compact unit
In order to generate the rich tonal offerings of the Artist 30, Blackstar have equipped it with a pair of 6L6 valves, and a pair of ECC83 valves - a combination that has the effect of producing clean tones that are infused with a sparkling clarity, and overdriven tones that are roaring with intensity. There are two footswitch-able channels to choose from, with channel one sporting independent volume and tone controls, whilst channel two offers independent volume and gain controls so that you can dial it back on the amp and get an external stomp box involved.
The Artist 30 has a built-in reverb effect, with a level control to dial in the exact setting that you desire. Whether you're playing in a small venue and want to create a larger impression, or want to dial it back and keep your tone tight, the reverb effect gives you the ability to inject depth into your tone. The reverb effect is also footswitch-able, so that you can control is without having to constantly returning to the amplifier during performances. For those who like to utilise external delay and reverb effects, Blackstar has included a series effects loop to satisfy the demands of all players.
Celestion V-Type Speakers
The Blackstar Artist 30 boasts an impressive output thanks to a pair of 12-inch Celestion V-Type speakers. The V-Type benefits from decades of experience, proudly bearing a balanced combination of old and new design techniques. The outcome is an exciting modern vintage sound that makes it highly versatile for players who like to mix it up during performances, going from subtle and clean to wild and heavy. The V-type produces a balanced tonal delivery, with cleans that ring true across lows, mids and highs, with enough upper-mid to high-frequency sparkle to add clarity and definition. Throw up the overdrive and the mids shine through with a thick slab of energy that gives you rhythm and lead tones a huge presence.
Blackstar's Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
As well as a powerful three-band EQ that allows you to shape your tone using Bass, Middle and Treble controls, the Artist 30 has been equipped with Blackstar's patented ISF technology. Different amplifiers have their own unique tone control network, which gives them their characteristic 'voice'. The incredible powerful ISF control allows you to adjust the response of the tone control network within the Artist 30 to access an infinite range of voicings, taking you anywhere from American-style to classic British amps.
Completing this excellent model is a sophisticated black covering around the enclosure, with black paper fret and silver thread acting as the speaker grille cloth. Black chicken head knobs adorn the Artisan-style panel. This is an elegant and understated visual masterpiece that boasts some incredibly powerful internal wizardry. Don’t miss out, experience the joy today.
Manufacturer Blackstar Model Artist 30 Valve Combo Guitar Amplifier Dimensions (H x W x D) 540 x 690 x 260 mm Weight 22.5kg Type of Amp Combo Wattage 30 Watts Amp Technology Valve Connectivity Footswitch Connector Speaker Size 2 x 12-inches Valves 2 x 6L6, 2 x ECC83 Speaker 12” Celestion V-Type Channels 2 Controls Channel 1 Volume Channel 1 Tone Channel Select Channel 2 Gain Channel 2 Volume Three-Band EQ: Bass, Middle, Treble ISF Reverb Level Master Volume Standby Power
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