Blackstar Official Blog

The Official Blackstar Blog

Musings from the Blackstar team

At Blackstar HQ in Northampton, England we spend our time designing and producing some of the world's best-selling guitar amplifiers and effects. It's a fast paced, dynamic place to work and we'd like to share some insights into what happens behind the scenes.

From research into new innovations, through to meeting with guitarists around the world, this blog is where you'll hear about it.

Blog Image Artist Liaison Final 2014 Update
Author: James Evans     Date: 18 December, 2014

These past few months have been as busy as ever for myself! I had the opportunity to meet Timfy from Hacktivist just before they went out on their headline UK tour. He loved the gear and has been using 2x S1-200 Blackfire’s with S1-412 Pro B cabs for the duration of the tour! I was invited down to their sold out hometown show in Milton Keynes which was awesome!

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Blog Image Jumping into the deep end
Author: James Evans     Date: 15 August, 2014

So this month has been pretty hectic to say the least! Along with jumping into the deep end and going full time, I’ve been caught up in the middle of festival season so I am constantly running around the office making sure that all of our bands have got the gear they need!

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Blog Image My first blog post!
Author: J Hayes     Date: 09 January, 2014

This is my first blog bit for Blackstar Amplification. I joined up with my UK friends on the first of October and I’ve been on the move ever since...

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Blog Image Reviewing Firewind's Album 'Few Against Many'
Author: James Evans     Date: 08 August, 2013

Firewind’s latest album ‘Few Against Many’ opens with the track ‘Wall of Sound’ which starts with a pulsing synth rhythm soon accompanied by the first blistering guitar riff on the album.

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Blog Image Life as Blackstar's Artist Liaison Pt3
Author: Ollie Russell-Pearcey     Date: 17 July, 2013

Well, we're about half way through festival season and it feels like all sorts of exciting things are continuing to happen here at Blackstar Amplification. This time of year I'm seeing Blackstar artists performing at some of the UK's largest festivals and it really brings home why we do what we do.

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Blog Image Ready to leave the UK and head out West
Author: Paul Hayhoe     Date: 08 July, 2013

The summer NAMM show is set to start next week and at Blackstar we're getting ready to leave the UK and head out West.

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