Blackstar U500 Unity Pro 500W 2x10 Bass Combo
Blackstar U500 Unity Pro Product Overview by GAK
The U500 Unity Pro is a Bass Combo amp from Blackstar. The amp delivers 500 Watts of power and utilises two custom-designed Eminence 10" Opus speakers, giving you excellent tonal flexibility.
Onboard there is a choice of 3 voices, these are; Classic, Modern and Overdrive. Classic gives you Valve-inspired growl with a vintage EQ, Modern increases the dynamics and headroom whilst using an advanced EQ and Flat does what it says on the tin, giving you a flat and clean tone. There is also a 4 band EQ on the unit.
On the back of the unit, you will find an MP3 input, an XLR output and a Headphone output (with its own level controls).
The U500 provides you with all the tools you need to truly shape the tone of your Bass guitar, regardless of the style of music you're playing.
- 500 Watts
- Two custom designed Eminence 10" Opus Speakers
- Ultimate tonal flexibility – from valve grind to high-headroom clean
- 3 Voices – Classic, Modern, Flat
- 3 Footswitchable Drives with user controllable blend – Overdrive / Distortion / Fuzz
- 4-band EQ with Semi-parametric Mid
- Unique Response control – Linear, 6L6 and 6550
- Footswitchable Chorus and Sub-Octave with adjustable level control
- Input Gain with clip indication
- Pad Switch for active / passive instruments
- Master Volume
- Link to Unity Bass Series Active Cabinet
- MP3 / Line in
- USB audio out for direct recording
- Series effects loop
- XLR + ¼" Line Out / Headphones with independent level control
- D.I. / cabinet emulated Line outputs
No upgrades available
Even flat this amp felt scooped. I use flatwounds and this amp couldn't replicate the mid sound of my bass. This is probably an amp more suited for rock and metal.
So far so good very loud nice options