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Official Artist Patches

27th November 2014

Latest News Image Don’t forget to get onto Insider’s online community and go to the Official Artist Patches page where you can download the tones created by the likes of DevilDriver, Bob Mould, Tommy Henriksen and many more straight onto your ID amp!

Fly 3 wins Total Guitar Best Buy award

24th November 2014

Latest News Image We are proud to announce that our latest product to hit the market, The Fly 3, has won its first award. Winning the Total Guitar Best Buy award in the micro amp category. Released on the 1st November The Fly 3 has already created quite a buzz and the 3 watt mini amp with big tone will no doubt go on to receive more accolades and awards. Don’t just take our word for it, get down to you local dealer and try one for yourselves. 

Blackstar artists try the FLY mini amp

3rd November 2014

Latest News Image So our new product The Fly was launched on the 1st November and in the build to its anticipated release we got some of our artists to test the amp. These artists included Gus G, Uli John Roth, The Vamps, Sin Quirin and Richard Hawley. All were blown away by The Fly and if you visit our Facebook page and YouTube channel then you can watch them in action.

Gus G had this to say about the amp "The FLY 3 is by far the most convenient practice amp ever created! Tone quality should not be in question, after all it’s a Blackstar” whilst Richard Hawley said “Most Flies are annoying, this little Fly is seriously good company!”

But don’t just take their word for it, get down to your local dealer today and try one for yourself!

Firefest 2014 The Final Fling

30th October 2014

Latest News Image This year saw the last ever Firefest festival take place. The festival that in Nottingham’s infamous venue, Rock City, has come to the end of a 9 year long run of festivals which Blackstar have been a proud sponsor of for the past 4 years. This final year was headlined by Heat, Fire House and Danger Danger and was completely backlined by Blackstar amps. Play loud!

Our new product is being launched 1st November

24th October 2014

Latest News Image This week we launched a tasty little teaser video for the new product we will be unveiling on the 1st November! If you haven’t already seen it (or just want to see it again) here’s the link:

Make sure you watch this space!

Blackstar at the Sound Messe show - Japan

16th October 2014

Latest News Image Blackstar exhibited at the Sound Messe show in Osaka, Japan during October. Over 3800 visitors attended the show and the new ID:Core series was a huge success among the show visitors.

Up to £45 Cashback available on selected Blackstar products

13th October 2014

Latest News Image To help you get out of the studio and onto a stage, Blackstar are offering up to £45 cashback when you purchase any of the amplifiers listed below.

Claim £45 cashback when you purchase either of the following: ID:60TVP, ID:260TVP, S1-45, S1-50, S1-100, S1-1046L6, S1-104EL34, S1-200, HT Metal 60, £30 cashback on an HT Metal 5, or £20 cashback on an HT Metal 1.

For full terms and conditions go to: - UK ONLY

Blackstar ID:Core series wins Music Inc. Excellence Award

10th October 2014

Latest News Image We are delighted to announce that ID:Core series has won the Music Inc. Excellence award.

MIA Awards - Amplifier of the Year

8th October 2014

Latest News Image Blackstar have 2 products in this year’s MIA Awards; Amplifier of the Year category, the Metal 5H and the ID:Core 10.

Could everyone visit the link below and show your support for Blackstar by voting for the ID:Core Stereo 10 in the poll below:

Click Here To Vote

EffEXPO 2014 - Japan

26th September 2014

Latest News Image The Effect Pedals and Amp Consumer Show was held on Sep 21 at  ESP academy in Takadanobaba/Shinjuku, Japan.
The event, now in its 3rd year was attended by Blackstar distributor Kanda Shokai. They demonstrated
HT Metal 100, ID:100TVP100 ID:CORE and many more and made lots of noise to over 600 visitors.


15th September 2014

Latest News Image So this weekend just passed saw the end of the festival season for us at Blackstar. Artist team Will and James headed down to Butserfest on Saturday with a load of backline for the stages and to be keeping a keen eye on some fresh talent! Blackstar artists Kids In Glass Houses performed on the main stage for their last ever festival appearance. 

Invictus Games Closing Ceremony

12th September 2014

Latest News Image The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. It takes place in Londons Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and over 400 competitors from 13 nations have been taking part. This closing ceremony is this Sunday and amongst the star studded line up will be The Vamps using a Series One 100 rig and a HT Studio 20 rig plus Ellie Gouldings guitarist Chris Ketley using two Artisan 30 combos. Be sure to tune in to BBC 2 at 20.00 (GMT) on Sunday to watch the ceremony and give your support. 

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