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Blackstar ID:60 1x12 60W Programmable 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp with Effects  Black

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60W of programmable power with endless options.

The ID:60 is a 60-watt programmable 1x12 combo fully loaded with tone and features. This lightweight compact combo is at home in the studio or at live gigs.

ID: Series Amps
Blackstar's ID: Series represents a truly groundbreaking achievement, combining unique innovations, an intuitive, traditional control set and the versatility of programmability. In the five years since its launch, Blackstar has been helping lead the way in the innovation of guitar amplification. The ID: Series represents the culmination of more than seven years technical research and development. 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.

Blackstar's True Valve Power offers six distinctly different power valve responses - EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88. When engaged, it delivers the response, dynamics, sag and break-up characteristics of a valve amp and uniquely delivers the same acoustic power output as an equivalent valve power amp. This means that for the first time ever, in an affordable series of amplifiers, these products deliver live without compromise - True Valve Power means loud as valve.

The Voice control has six different channels - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you're thinking of. The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your sound. 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. An emulated output, MP3/line input and midi footswitching functionality complete the package.

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.

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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5.0

The Death of Line 6. Thank God

By Dr. Strangelove

from Barstow, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Responsive
  • True Tube Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Blackstar ID:60 1x12 60W Programmable 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

      Look, line 6 was great in the beginning when musicians couldn't afford to get high cost amps but wanted a good sound. The American Made Line 6 nailed that, but over the years, they've failed. The SpiderValve, I don't care what you say, was a good Idea, but could have been designed way better.

      What Blackstar had done is Modeled the response of the tubes, not just their tone. And I would have to say that I was loving it, playing The Golden Ax Explorer, The SGJ, and even an LTD Eclipse with a Seymour Duncan Blackout in the bridge. Each pickup responded differently to the amp, and brought the amp to life. I decided to plug into the Spider Valve. I wasn't on it any longer than a minute when it hit me, Line 6's digital sound going through tubes just didn't cut it, but Blackstars True Valve Power nailed it. I got the sound I wanted with every stage of gain, from clean to overdrive. The Effects need tweaking when you first touch it, but wow, they're great too.

      Bottom Line, don't ever by a Line 6 AGAIN. Yeah true, they are cheaper, but the Blackstar is so much more worth it. They nailed the tube tone. I remember playing on the Series 200 with KT88's and the Series One with 6L6 tubes, and there was no difference in this amp than both of those as far as tone goes.

       
      5.0

      Best of the < $1500 modeling amps

      By Kodiak the Bear

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • As Loud As Advertised
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Footswitch Is Not Intuitive

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Blackstar ID:60 1x12 60W Programmable 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

      Hands down the best sounding of the "less than" $1500 modeling amps, and I've owned every major brand, including the ones that just came out yesterday. But no "Marshall" or "Fender" factory presets on the Blackstar ID-TVP line, instead, the tubes are modeled. So if you know to go for EL34 tubes to get a Marshall sound, and 6L6 tubes to get a Fender or Mesa sound (in general), you will be in sonic heaven with this amp. The TVP thing in this amp is very real...you'll never have it turned off.

      And this amp feels like a tube amp, it's controls handle like a tube amp, and it's as loud as a 60 watt tube amp (I've heard it go up against 50 watt Marshall and Mesa tube amps - dead even). And you can dial up a sound in about 30 seconds using the same controls as you would a tube amp. So you will either think this is the easiest modeling amp you've ever used, or the most difficult, depending on if you know the difference between 6L6, EL34, and EL84 power tubes and the sounds you can get from them (think Fender/Mesa, Marshall, and Vox). Plus there are 3 other tube sets to work with (6V6, KT66, and KT88), which pretty much cover the great amps over the course of history when combined with the first three mentioned above.

      So I think Blackstar hung the moon with this amp. But if you are looking for a "Marshall" or "Soldano" or "Fender" factory preset, there are none to be found on this amp. The only thing that can be found here are the best tube tone models short of a Kemper.

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