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Blackstar Artist Series 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp  (Open Box)
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Product# J27981
OVERVIEW

Boutique-level tube tone at a price for working musicians.

Blackstar's award-winning Artisan handwired amps are used by many of the best artists around the world. Their new Artist Series takes the incredible tone, features and classic styling of Artisan and adds channel switching, Blackstar's Infinite Shape Feature, footswitchable reverb and an effects loop to create the ultimate PCB-based boutique style amps for clean, crunch and pedal use.

This 15W 1x12 combo is loaded with 12AX7 preamp and 6L6 power tubes that color the tone beautifully as it passes through the single 12 in. Celestion V-Type speaker. If you're looking for a portable studio workhorse, then look no further.

FEATURES
Power
  • Maximum wattage: 5W“15W; 15W
  • Tube or solid state: Tube/valve
  • Type: Head
  • Number of preamp tubes: 2
  • Preamp tube type: 12AX7/ECC83
  • Number of power tubes: 2
  • Power tube type: 6L6
  • Power attenuation: No
  • Impedance: 4, 8, 16 ohms
Channels
  • Number of channels: 2
  • Number of inputs: 1
  • Number of modes:
Speakers
  • Speakers: 1x12"
  • Speaker brand: Celestion
  • Speaker model(s): V-Type
  • Cab power handling: 51W“75W
  • Cab angle: Straight
Controls
  • Channel 1: 3-band EQ; Volume; Gain
  • Channel 2: Not applicable
  • Channel 3: Not applicable
  • Channel 4: Not applicable
  • Master volume: Yes
  • Mid-shift: No
  • Depth: No
  • Resonance: No
  • Presence: No
  • Bright: No
  • Contour: No
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Voicing control: No
  • Boost: No
  • Other: ISF
  • MIDI control: No
  • Footswitch included: No
Effects
  • Effects loop: Yes
  • Footswitchable: No
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Tremolo: No
  • Delay: No
  • Echo: No
  • Flanger: No
  • Phaser: No
  • Modulation: No
  • Chorus: No
  • Other:
Misc. Features
  • External speaker output: No
  • Headphone output: No
  • Direct output: No
  • AUX input: No
  • USB connectivity: No
  • Built-in tuner: No
  • Mute: No

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BlackstarArtist Series 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not what I expected after watching the captian and chapmans

By Halfmetal pl;ayer

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Performances

Comments about Blackstar Artist Series 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Greetings. I watche Rob Chapman and the Captain review this amp and thought it was what I needed. Got one in the other day and oops! I was wrong. First off the clean channel sounded just ok. To polished and
fake sounding I guess because of the hybrid thing going on. It sounded more like a modelling amp. Then the gain channel, not enough saturation. It was designned for a 70s sound. But this thing does not even get close. Plus the cabinet is too big and its a cod strainer. Anyway I sent it back . This may work for someone else but not me. Try it out before you buy it and dont order until you tried one out.

 
5.0

The best bargin boutique!

By Gibby60

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Blackstar Artist Series 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I love this thing! I'm a big fan of Blackstar. They build great stuff for sensible money. This is something like the Fender Supersonic 20, old school clean channel, modern adjustable tone stack channel. It can do everything you need and more with pedals. For me, at 65, of had 100's of guitars and amps, I've been in the business. This is an adult amp, the sounds are wonderful but you must take some time to learn it. I guess that's why the Metal guy didn't dig it. I bought mine for the cleans and the loop. I can play any style of music with this amp and pedals.

     
    5.0

    GREAT PEDAL PLATFORM!!!

    By Albertpr82

    from San Sebastian, PR

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Blackstar Artist Series 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    This amp loves pedals, not sure at all but I think that's what Blackstar were targeting when they make this amazing amp. The first channel is very simple, is clean with just volume and tone. This channel ads some lovely mids to overdrives that I personally loves, if you don't I will recommend use a EQ pedal. It is great for classic rock if you use overdrives and distortion. The second channel enter in a more modern territory, here you have the traditional EQ (bass/mids/treble) gain,volume and the Blackstar ISF ( is like brighter or darker control ) the reverb is digital but sound fantastic very usable, and finally the master volume knob (this amp is LOUD!!! for 15 watt) but thanks to the individual channel volumes you can dial great tones and play with confidence at bedroom level volume. Both channels work great together and YES, it has FX LOOP. This amp is perfect for me, delivers beautiful, rich and warm tube tones. What else do you want? Honestly I don't understand what other reviewers means when they said ''hybrid thin going"' this is a TUBE AMPLIFIER

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not what I was looking for

    By Socal Picker

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blackstar Artist Series 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        I play in an Americana style band. So I am looking for a good tight chimey sound that can get crunchy. We only put the vocals through the PA so I need an amp that can also push a little air. This amp just did not have the focused sound I was looking for. When I tried to get a brighter sound it was frankly edgy and grating. And the low end of the amp was just flabby in my opinion.

         
        5.0

        What an amp!

        By James

        from Cleveland, OH

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Blackstar Artist Series 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          This amp is killer! I've heard many boutique style amps double the price that don't sound as good as this!

          You can go from crystal cleans which sound fantastic with the built in reverb to low gain crunch.

          It's an extremely responsive amplifier and its also very light and robust so can imagine it would handle gigging with ease! Volume wise, it's loud for a 15 watt single 12" combo!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome clean amp for my pedals

          By Mick the guitarist

          from LA, Ca

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Blackstar Artist Series 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            I play in a function band so need a great clean tone for my pedal board. After reading positive reviews about the Blackstar I took the plunge and have been very happy with it's performance.

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