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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.
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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.