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ID:CORE V2 Guitar Amps

ID:Core V2 are small in size, but deliver huge tone – the perfect amps for budding guitarists who want to PLAY:BETTER:FASTER.

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ID:Core V2 Guitar Amps

ID:Core V2 represents the culmination of more than nine years’ technical research and development. These amps have an intuitive control set like a traditional amp, but have the versatility of programmability. The unique controls allow you, the guitarist, to custom design your own sound. The unique and enhanced voice control has six different channels - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you're thinking of. An envelope filter has been added to the effects section, delivering studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your sound.

These new ID:Core V2 products feature a newly re-voiced MP3/Line input with dynamic EQ for louder, richer music playback.

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What's New to ID:Core V2?

6 enhanced voices

Clean to scream and all points in between. The new enhanced voices mean these are the best sounding guitar amps in their class.

12 effects

The popular envelope filter has been added to the effects section for V2. This new effect creates beautiful sonic textures. Chorus and Flanger blend seamlessly from lush chorus through to swirling flange.

Super Wide Stereo

Immerse yourself in sound.

Blackstar’s unique Super Wide Stereo technology gives you an immersive sound experience that will have you playing along to your MP3 backing tracks for hours.

Hear your playing all around the room and amaze your audience with surround sound.

Insider Software

Deeper editing for your ID:Series or ID:Core guitar amp.

Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the Blackstar INSIDER software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via the online community. The USB connector also allows you to record from your amp directly to your computer; new USB 2.0 functionality makes for easier recording and reamping, plus the ability to record just the preamp out for adding your own effects and cabinet emulation in the DAW/post-processing. An emulated output, MP3/line input and inbuilt panel-accessible tuner complete the package.

In addition to giving you visual control over your ID:Series and ID:Core amp, INSIDER is packed with handy features to help you improve your playing, including a built-in audio player for jamming along with your favourite MP3s and a 'phrase trainer' that lets you loop and time-stretch passages so you can nail those tricky chords and riffs!

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6 Enhanced voices

Get 'The Sound In Your Head' with enhanced voicing.

ID:Core V2 houses 6 enhanced voices from ultra clean to extreme overdrive. Sound better than ever before!

ID:Core V2 - Clean Warm

Classic clean, dynamic

ID:Core V2 - Clean Bright

'Boutique' will break up when pushed hard

ID:Core V2 - Crunch

Classic medium gain overdrive

ID:Core V2 - Super Crunch

More gain and punch than Crunch

ID:Core V2 - OD1

Hot- rodded Master Volume overdrive

ID:Core V2 - OD2

Mid boosted overdrive

6 Enhanced Voices for ID:Core V2

In-Built Effects

All the effects you need under the hood.

The effects section delivers studio quality Super Wide Stereo modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your sound. New for 'V2' products is the addition of a new envelope filter modulation effect for funky cleans, or touch-sensitive lead lines.

Modulation Effects


Phaser, Chorus / Flanger, Envelope and Tremolo give you incredible options to add to your sound.
Delay Effects


Linear, Analogue, Tape and Multi offer vintage through to modern time based effects.
Reverb Effects


Feel like you are playing in an empty room with these immersive Room, Hall, Spring and Plate reverb effects.
ID:Core V2 has a tuner
Push and hold 'REV' to
activate the onboard tuner

Infinite Shape Feature

Get the exact tone you're looking for, from USA to UK and everything in between.

The patented ISF control allows you to choose the exact tonal signature you prefer. Fully counter clockwise has a more American characteristic with a tight bottomend and more aggressive middle, and fully clockwise has a British characteristic which is more ‘woody’ and less aggressive. This leads to a very familiar, musical response.

Infinite Shape Feature

Get down to your local Blackstar dealer to get your hands on the ID:Core V2

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