NAMM 2019 – Blackstar Announce New Series Of Amps!

Blackstar is proud to announce the release of the new Studio 10 amps. Each model is inspired by some of the most revered classic amps from the UK and USA. The refined tone and response fully captures the magic of Class A, single-ended valve power stage. With the emphasis on simplicity and sonic purity, every feature has been crafted to provide the guitarist with the widest range of vintage tones, driven through a Celestion speaker. Drawing on visual heritage from each side of the Atlantic, the beautiful boutique styling will appeal to the widest possible number of guitarists.

Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 Single-Ended 10W 1×12 Combo

Influenced by history’s most iconic amplifiers, the 10W single-ended Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 deploys a 6L6 output valve and an ECC83 in the preamp stage to give this amp a distinctively American bright clean sound and searing lead tone. The built-in overdrive circuit – inspired by our renowned HT-Drive pedal – takes the lead tone from dynamic crunch to a singing, smooth legato and remains composed and graceful.


Blackstar Studio 10 EL34 Single-Ended 10W 1×12 Combo

Influenced by history’s most iconic amplifiers, the 10W single-ended Blackstar Studio 10 EL34 is a low gain, classic British crunch amp with an EL34 in the power amplifier and an ECC83 in the preamp stage, resulting in a flawlessly boutique, sultry crunch. This model includes a footswitchable pre-amp Boost for an authentic classic rock and indie rhythm tone and articulately powerful blues leads.


Blackstar HT-20RH MkII 20W Head

The HT-20RH MkII offers huge versatility for home, rehearsal or studio use. The carefully voiced preamp, coupled with an EL84 power amp, provides you with the ability to create wonderfully lush valve tones. From pure boutique cleans, to mild overdrive that cleans up by backing off the guitar volume control, right up to saturated distortion, this amp does it all.

The best features: Joining Blackstar’s patented ISF tone control are USB and balanced XLR outputs for more recording flexibility, plus a power reduction switch taking you down to 10% power and a newly voiced studio quality reverb.

The best looks: Now even more refined and boutique the newly design cabinet has a 3 degree angle, top-loader panel and stage-friendly chickenhead knobs.


Blackstar HT-20R MkII 20W 1×12 Combo


Blackstar HT-1R MkII 1W 1×8 Combo

Introducing the new Blackstar HT-1R – a little amp with a big sound. Blackstar’s multi award-winning valve amp, gets a step-change in performance and looks.

The multi award-winning HT-1 and HT-5 are two of Blackstar’s best-selling valve amps of all time. Following over two years of intensive R&D this line of ever-popular amps are set to raise the benchmark again – this is not just a facelift!


Blackstar HT-1RH MkII 1W Head

Adding the features that guitarists have requested, plus stunning new boutique cosmetics, the new HT-1R MkII and HT-5R MkII redefine the compact valve amp. Using their push-pull valve power amp design, you get all the dynamics and response of a 100W stack from a small amp.

The HT-1R MkII is the perfect studio and practice amp, packed with great valve tone and new innovative features. It has been developed to sound full and toneful even at the lowest volume level.


Blackstar HT-5R MkII 5W 1×12 Combo

The best clean tones: Now with two footswitchable Voices, one with an American character and the other with a Class A Britishsound – both are 100% Blackstar:

  • Voice 1 American: A clean, bright and tight tone with a solid bass response for a refined American tone.
  • Voice 2 British: A highly responsive “chime” with looser bottom for the British tone that can be pushed into a mid-range overdrive when driven hard.

Blackstar HT-5RH MkII 5W Head

The best overdrives: The two footswitchable Overdrive Voices are characterised by a tone which is high in gain, but avoids any of the detached top-end “fizz” often found in other designs.

  • Voice 1 Classic: This is the Classic “British” Blackstar overdrive. Rich and natural it goes all the way to Super Crunch gain but cleans up beautifully.
  • Voice 2 High Gain: Inspired by the critically acclaimed HT Venue MkII high gain sounds, this overdrive has additional aggression in the high end with a tight resonant low-end.

The best features: Joining Blackstar’s patented ISF tone control is a USB audio output for easy pro recording and a newly voiced studio quality reverb.

The best looks: Even more refined and boutique, the newly design cabinet has a 3 degree angle, top-loader panel and stage-friendly chickenhead knobs.


Blackstar HT-112OC MkII 50W 1×12 Cab

Introducing the new Blackstar HT-112OC, 50 watt, 1×12, 16 ohm, semi-open/closed speaker cabinet with new Boutique styling. Designed to be paired with the new HT MkII series amplifiers.


Blackstar HT-212VOC MkII 160W 2×12 Cab

Introducing the new Blackstar HT-212VOC, 160 watt, 2×12, 4 and 16 ohm, semi-open/closed speaker cabinet with new Boutique styling. Designed to be paired with the new HT MkII series amplifiers.