Blackstar Studio 10 Special Edition KT88 Amp
Inspired by some of the most icon amps in history, the brand new Studio 10 range from Blackstar is out of this world. If it's a vintage kind of instant response and feedback you crave from your amp, then you're in the right place.
Thanks to the Blackstar Studio 10 KT88's comprehensive control setup, dialing in those classic tones couldn't be easier. Whether you're wanting a bell-like clean sound, or a smooth and musical overdrive, this tiny 10 watt amp has got you covered.
On the rear panel you'll see a socket labeled "Emulated Output". This allows you to project every nuance of your sound through a PA or recording desk, without losing any of the magic that can sometimes be absent in those situations.
With a monumental KT-88 power amp valve, and an ECC83 at the preamp stage, the driving forces behind the Blackstar Studio 10 KT-88 are both tried and tested.
The extra headroom granted by the KT-88 makes this amp the very pinnacle of dynamic modern cleans and tight high-gain overdrives.
Patented by Blackstar and present on their finest creations, the ISF Control allows you to voice your amp accordingly. Whether you want a vintage American tube sound, a classic Brit Rock valve tone, or a mix of the two, this control can get you there.
You simply can’t beat them. Valve amps are coveted by guitarists because of their raw, powerful, authentic sound which delivers mountains of crunch. With an all-powerful KT-88 power amp valve and ECC83 preamp valve, you can set your expectations high for this amp. With the gain turned down, you'll have a tight, vintage-style crunchy tone which sings in a gritty voice. Turn the gain up and your sound will evolve into a screaming demon which tears through the air with soaring harmonics and solid articulation.
Even cleaner settings sound pristine, warm, and clear. You'll be able to make the amp shine with character, and the unique ISF control gives it even more potential. With this dial, you can select the type of gain you’re going for, from the classic 'British' overdrive to modern high gain distortion. The regular gain dial also lets you decide how prominent and powerful you want the level of gain to be. With these tools in your hands, nothing will stop you from finding your dream tone.
Don’t be fooled. The small size of the KT88 Combo doesn't limit it in any way. Whether you want to use it for practice, rehearsals, shows, or recording, it will stand up without fail. With 10W of power, you can crank it up and access its full range of tones, accessing all the volume you could want. There's also a series effects loop for your pedals, as well as a footswitch input for using the boost feature with the supplied footswitch.
Whether on stage or in the studio, this amp will instil raw energy and expression into any mix. You'll find that it is incredibly dynamic – capable of handling any situation you throw at it. As such, it is guaranteed to bring you a sound which sets your ears ablaze and brings you untold tonal happiness. The KT88 will serve you well.
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