Blackstar Silverline Special 50W 1x12 Combo
Introducing the new standard in digital guitar amplification, the Blackstar Silverline Series.
Blackstar has long been a leader in innovative guitar amplification. Now, the boutique-styled Silverline Series is the next gigantic step in their immensely popular digital amp evolution. With their valve-like tone and response, effortless control and the Company’s most potent DSP to date, Silverline boasts all the power, sound and feel of today’s top-tier modelling products with the player-friendly, tactile control of a great valve amp. Finally, the benefits of digital performance without compromise.
Better by design: Designed by the same team responsible for Blackstar’s acclaimed valve amps, the state-of-the-art Silverline models have the intuitive control of a traditional amp with the huge benefit of being fully programmable. The high-performance SHARC® DSP platform runs algorithms that recreate analogue circuit parameters with supreme accuracy right down to component level. These are not modelling amps in the usual sense of the word – Silverline amps provide stunning boutique “valve tone” on a highly powerful and flexible digital platform.
A new level of processing power: Each model in the Silverline Series faithfully reproduces the tonal depth and vibe of the most popular valve preamp and power amp sections in history. The immensely powerful SHARC® processor achieves a level of responsiveness previously only available in overwhelmingly complex rack and floor-based units. This processor, powering Blackstar’s patented TVP technology, takes you from the crystal clean tone of a high-headroom American combo to impossibly tight high gain with ease, capturing the valve-like vibe and sensitivity that players demand.
Detailed tone with intuitive control: In designing the Silverline Series, Blackstar’s engineers made intuitive tonal control a top priority. Pick from Blackstar’s lauded set of six amplifier voices; dial it in with volume, EQ, and Blackstar’s patented ISF control; pair your tone with one of six emulated power amp (Response) sections – Including KT88, 6L6, KT66, EL34, 6V6, or EL84; then adjust a few controls to add studio-grade, boutique effects. It’s that easy. With no menus or novel-thick manuals, Silverline Series takes the crown for the most powerful, best sounding and easiest-to-use digital amps available today.
Built for the stage: Unlike many modelling amplifiers, the Silverline series is engineered with gigging guitarists in mind. The Silverline’s Celestion V-type speakers deliver the volume and clarity necessary to handle any gig and thanks to 12 easily customisable preset locations – 128 locations if using the FS-10 footswitch or the MD-1 MIDI Controller – the Silverline Series is certain to be your go-to amp for every performance.
Perfect for at-home rehearsal and recording: Don’t let Silverline’s straightforward control layout fool you. These amps also boast in-depth control that goes toe- to-toe with any competing device out there. Simply plug your Silverline into your computer via the panel-mounted USB port – also the perfect direct recording solution – and Blackstar’s free INSIDER software will open a world of fine-tuning options. Add in an emulated output (which doubles as a headphone output on Silverline Standard and Special) and an Aux/MP3 input for convenient rehearsal, you’ll find that Silverline might just be the perfect amp for any situation – your silver bullet.
- State-of-the-art digital guitar amplifiers with groundbreaking SHARC DSP power
- Attractive, boutique styling
- Response control based on patented TVP technology accurately reproduces the nuances of classic power amp circuits (EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88)
- Patented ISF sweeps from American to British tone
- 6 proprietary Blackstar preamp voices (Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2)
- USB port offers effortless direct recording and re-amping
- INSIDER software unlocks deep-editing features and patch management/sharing
- MP3/Line In and Em. Out/Phone jacks deliver studio-ready tone for 'silent' practice
- Powerful enough for any stage, subtle enough for home
- Manual and Preset operation with 12 fully customizable preset locations (128 with footswitch)
- Loaded with Celestion V-type speakers
Seems a solid piece of kit and does and sounds as i expected, lovely cleans and edge of breakup sounds which is 80% of what i play