What We Think
A brand new edition to the ever growing family, Blackstar have meticulously studied what goes into crafting the definitive bass tone, putting their affluence of knowledge to the trial while referencing some of the most Legendary bass sounds all across music history.
The Unity is tremendously intuitive yet is a has versatile control parameters; you’ll have no problem dialling in a truly punchy, well-rounded full sound. They've been designed to have enormously dynamic and responsive to your personal genre choice.
Blackstar's 'response' control allows you to select from three classic power amp stages, offering variants in compression, drive and dynamics. You've got a 3-band parametric EQ at your fingertips and three distinct preamp voicings – these what seem like simple controls offer a infinite number of tonal combinations. Acting like tonal jelly.
Blackstar Unity 60 1 x 10 Bass Amplifier Combo is a versatile amp for practicing with and gigs, and also boasts a speaker cabinet extension output to turn it into a worthy live rig for larger gigs and performances. Whether you're just starting out or are a seasoned pro, the Unity 60 is an affordable workhorse that punches well above its weight and packs in some amazing features such as built in chorus, compression and switchable voicing.
To make things nice and simple, the top panel layout is home to everything that need to sculpt and shape your tone. There's an input with switchable gain amount, which means that whether your bass is equipped with active and passive electronics, the amp will readily accommodate it. The accompanying gain knob allows you to attenuate the incoming signal level of your bass with ease.
Moving along, you'll find controls for 3-band equalisation so that you can shape your tone to your liking. In addition to this the Unity 60 presents 3 voicing modes - classic, modern and overdrive, so you are sure to get the sound you need. Going one step further, Blackstar have included a simple chorus and compression circuit meaning you can have professional processed sound without the need for additional pedals.
If you want to get an external audio device involved to jam along to your favourite tracks, or simply practice your chops for the gig, then the Line In jack has you covered. A cab extension XLR output is on hand for easy expansion as is a line out (jack and XLR) for easy DI connectivity to mixers and recording equipment.
As we've come to expect from the team at Blackstar, the cabinet is built to take whatever is thrown at it. Utilising lightweight ply for the enclosure, the amp is easy to manoeuvre and with a heavy-duty carrying handle on top, can be transported from home to rehearsal space to gig venue with minimum effort.
This product has not been reviewed yet.