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Blackstar ID:100H 100W Programmable Guitar Amp Head with Effects  Black 

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The ID:100H is a 100-watt programmable head. When paired with a matching ID:412 4x12 cabinet (sold separately) it becomes a killer half stack perfect...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The ID:100H is a 100-watt programmable head. When paired with a matching ID:412 4x12 cabinet (sold separately) it becomes a killer half stack perfect for gigging.

The ID: Series represents the culmination of more than seven years technical research and development by the same team that designed Series One, Artisan and HT Venue. The unique controls allow you to custom design your own sound, store it and then have the confidence that the amp will perform in a live environment.

By using the unique Voice control, patented ISF and patent-applied-for True Valve Power, these amplifiers allow unparalleled flexibility and ease of use, enabling you to in effect, design the sound in your head and deliver it live as LOUD as valve. Individuality is power!


A 100W head that's great for gigging.

FEATURES
  • True Valve Power offers six distinctly different power valve responses - EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88
  • ¢ EL84 - Bell like full bodied Class A with lots of compression
  • ¢ 6V6 - Crisp Class A with high compression and tight mids
  • ¢ EL34 - Classic British Class A/B crunch with full bodied soft break up
  • ¢ KT66 - Rich and warm vintage British hot biased Class A/B
  • ¢ 6L6 - Tight dynamic Class A/B with extended highs and lows
  • ¢ KT88 - Tight, bold and dynamic Class A/B with strong low end
  • EQ with patented ISF: The patented ISF control works with the Bass and Treble controls to give you access to infinite new sound possibilities from the USA to the UK and everywhere in-between, allowing you to infinitely adjust the response of the tone control network between any of the traditional voicings
  • Voices: The unique Voice control has six different channels - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2, which when used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control, you can get the exact tone you're thinking of
  • GUI Software: GUI for deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the supplied Blackstar GUI software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via our online community. The USB connector also allows you to record your amp directly to your computer or to re-amp guitar tracks. The audio section allows you to play along to your MP3s, plus you can loop and time stretch sections for phrase training
  • Multi effects: The effects section delivers studio-quality modulation, delay and reverb effects (four each, based on classic and boutique effects) simultaneously that you can store with your sound
  • 128 user storable sounds: There are 12 patches which are accessible from the front of the amp
  • Manual mode: The sound you hear will reflect the current physical position of the knobs so you can find the sound you are looking for and then store it for future use
  • USB connectivity: Plug the amp in to a mac or PC with the USB connection and you'll be able to edit patches, record and re-amp audio and much more via the GUI
  • Speaker emulated output: This amp has a fully specified speaker emulated output which further enhances the studio credentials and allows any guitarist to get amazing valve tone straight to tape or disk, or through headphones
  • Built-in tuner: Allows you to tune your guitar through the amp, with LEDs that indicate if the note that is being played is in tune, sharp or flat
  • MIDI input: This amp offers the ability to recall Patches via MIDI Program Change messages, and to dynamically modify Patch values via MIDI Control Change messages

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BlackstarID:100H 100W Programmable Guitar Amp Head with Effects
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm / comfy (4)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The first modeling amp that truly impressed me

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from Louisiana

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Pros

  • DOES NOT REQUIRE A 4OHM CAB
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Light
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Really sounds like the amps it means to model

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Blackstar ID:100H 100W Programmable Guitar Amp Head with Effects:

    I mainly purchased this amp as a practice amp. My main amps are a Mesa Dual Rectifier and a Marshall JCM900. I was interested in a modelling amp because the maintenance costs for my main amp are pretty ridiculous. Just a tube change in both of my amps are each more than what I paid for this head. So I wanted something that sounded great to practice and play around with, and I was hoping for something that sounded good enough to gig with. All with the reliability and reduced weight of solid state.

    This amp truly blew me away. I was hoping to get close to the tone of my main amps. I matched them. It is not a 100% complete match, the background harmonic response isn't quite the same as my tube heads. It is also missing that slight swirly sound in the background when you hold a chord. But tone-wise the Blackstar ID is nearly dead-on.

    I cannot speak for the build quality of this amp. My Mesa and Marshall are made for life on the road. This amp is probably more made for practice and the occasional gig. I will probably still be playing my main amps when I am an old man. The flipside is that I could buy three or four new Blackstar heads for the price of a used Mesa or Marshall. But for the price, the Blackstar feels pretty solid. We will see in time.

    The main reason I wrote this review is to dispel the myth the other reviews on this site left. THIS HEAD DOES NOT REQUIRE A 4OHM CABINET. I repeat. THIS HEAD DOES NOT REQUIRE A 4OHM CABINET.

    See, when you have a tube head you have to pay attention to the ohm requirement. Tubes are based on older technology. So I do not fault the other three reviewers for the misinformation. But solid state is a whole nother ballgame. You can go over the listed ohm impedance with solid state. You just can't go UNDER the listed impedance. When it says 4ohms on the back of the amp, it means 4ohms MINIMUM. That is so you can have a full stack of 8- or 16-ohm guitar cabinets. If you go over the impedance, you just won't have the full 100 watts.

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    5.0

    blackstar id tvp head just arrived!!!

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    from new orleans

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Blackstar ID:100H 100W Programmable Guitar Amp Head with Effects:

      I have and still own high end amps from marshall jvm, and peaveys etc. I got tired of bringing pedals with my other heads just to jam or practice. This is a good amp for the price, basically after doing research and youtube demos, I ordered it I'm very happy:) I just wanted a amp with serious high gain for metal, and a crystal clear clean channel and this amp does it! Right out the box it's ready to rock no need for pedals but I did try and see how it would sound with a Maxon od pedal this amp takes pedals well I'd you were wondering don't really need them though to each his own. Now for the cab I'm using genz benz g flex 2x12 cab and it's loud and sounds great, make sure your cab is 4oms which the genz benz g flex has this option:) this amp is quiet at high volume od 2 and 6L6 is my favorite delay and reverb are nice yes it's great for metal and everything in between. Alot of other tones you can get but metal and a great clean channel is all I wanted ready to rock right out the box simply put, I haven't even tinkered with the foots witch yet lol.

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      5.0

      Great price, rivals most tube heads

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      from Rhinelander, WI

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fairly Lightweight
      • Good Warmth
      • Great tone
      • Powerful
      • Tons Of Settings

      Cons

      • Has To Be Run At 4 Ohms
      • None

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Hard Rock
      • Metal
      • Performances

      Comments about Blackstar ID:100H 100W Programmable Guitar Amp Head with Effects:

      This is the first amp head I've ever bought for myself, and I'm definitely happy with it. I run it through two Marshall MG Series 4x12 cabs and the sound I get is awesome. This thing has so many different settings you can mess around with I have to write down or take a picture of what the knobs are set to! And say what you will about SS amps, but the TVP settings on this thing rival most tube amps I've played through. Though it doesn't really have it's own distortion, so you do have to use a pedal if you want distortion (Which is fine with me because I prefer pedals over amp distortions). Really the only negative thing I have to say about this amp is, you can only run one 4 ohm cab or two 8 ohm cabs, so it is somewhat limited in that regard, but like I said, the sound I get with my 2 Marshall cabs is freaking awesome. I haven't gigged with this setup yet, but I wouldn't hesitate to. I have complete trust that it would get the job done. I'm extremely picky about my tone, so for me to say that I've really pleased with this amp, is really saying something. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good amp head for hard rock or metal.

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      (12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      VERY REALISTIC SOUNDING

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      from NILES OHIO

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Many Amp Tones In One

      Cons

      • You Need A 4 Ohm Cab

      Best Uses

      • All Around
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Blackstar ID:100H 100W Programmable Guitar Amp Head with Effects:

      THIS IS A DIGITAL AMP BUT NOT A MODLER NO AMP MODELS SELECT TYPE OF PREAMP CLEAN CRUNCH SUPER CHUNCH 2 ODS AND SELECT TYPE OF POWER TUBE SIMULATION. EQ IT BUILD THE TONE U WANT STORE IT TVP FUNCTION BRINGS IT 2 LIFE THE FX ARE GOOD 2. BELIEVE ME I AM A TONE FREAK HAD MANY OF THE GREAT TUBE AMPS. THIS REALLY SOUNDS TUBEY THIS DOESNT HAVE THAT STRANGE MODELER TONE ITS PRETTY WARM OVER ALL.MY FAVORITE TUBE SELECT IS THE KT88 BUT THEY ALL SOUND PRETTY CLOSE TO THE REAL STYLE OF TUBE RESPONCE... NOTE THIS WILL NOT HAVE FULL POWER OR SOUND CORRECT UNLESS U USE A 4 OHM CABINET THINK OF THE BACK END LIKE A POWER AMP @ 4OHMS ITS FULL POWER IF U HAVE A 1960 CABINET JUST SWITCH IT 2 4 OHMS.. GIVE THIS A TRY I THINK IT ROCKS

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