Celebrating 10 years of glorious Blackstar tone and capturing the essence and, crucially, the player feel of the original flagship amplifier, the Blackstar Limited Anniversary Edition amplifiers manage to do so with an elegantly simple arrangement of four controls, plus a switch to introduce an additional gain stage for ultimate flexibility.
This Artisan 10 Anniversary Edition is a low gain, classic crunch amplifier with an ECC83 valve in the preamp stage. A hot preamp Boost can be engaged – either via the front panel or the included footswitch – for authentic classic rock / indie rhythm playing and vocal leads.
Much of the distinctive character of a single-ended valve amp comes from the way its power stage clips, bringing out the nuances of the chosen power amp valve. This Artisan 10 Anniversary Edition amplifier features an EL34 power valve – in keeping with the original Artisan 100 – which produces a superlative, warm British crunch when pushed hard using the Master Volume.
The 10 Watts of output power driving a Celestion speaker makes this Artisan 10 Anniversary Edition the perfect amp for practicing and recording at home or in the studio, and for smaller live performances. Professional features such as a specially-voiced reverb, footswitching and an effects loop augment the sonic experience, making this amplifier fully equipped for today’s exacting performance requirements.
Completing the versatile feature set, a cabinet emulated line output is included for silent practice, recording or for supporting your live sound into a PA. The signal for the emulated output is taken directly after the power amp to ensure that you can capture and record the tonal characteristics of the Class A configured EL34 power valve and output transformer being pushed into saturation.
|Gross Shipping Weight - Volumetric (kgs)||17.0000|
|Number of Speakers||1|
|Speaker Type||Celestion Seventy 80|
|Power Amp Tubes||EL34|
|Manufacturer Model Number||artisan-10ae|