Possibly the most practical and best sounding practice amp on the market, the Blackstar ID:Core series delivers an easy to use practice amp as well as a creative tool. Formed by ex-Marshall guys, Blackstar certainly have the know how to produce high quality amps. The ID:Core range offers players of any skill level streamlined, high-qaulity effects as well as six preset voices ranging from two clean sounds, two crunch and two overdrive. These can be customised further by a gain control and Blackstars patented ISF technology for classic British or American tones. But there's still more to be had in this amp.
Four modulation delay and reverb effects are built in that can be layered on top of each other and the preset voices, to take thigns a step even further, all modulation and delay effects can be set by tap tempo. This is great for precise tone making and will really spur players on to discover their own style and sound. All of this comes wih the standard headphone socket for quiet practice and mp3 line in to allow practice for backing tracks. We recommend this amp to beginners as it has everything they will need to get started, and having this type of gear is going to keep them motivated and on the look out for new sounds. Blackstar give away their free INSIDER software with every amp, this is an online database where user created and pre-made effects can be stored or downloaded to your amp. Which is really helpful if you're learning a song and want that effect. Blackstar have hit a home run with the Id:core range, and for the price it's a no brainer.
Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 40 Features:
- 2 x 20W Programmable Combo
- Super Wide Setreo
- EQ With Patented ISF
- Voice - Select From 6 Classic Channels
- 12 Stereo Effects
- Store Up to 6 of Your Sounds
- Free Insider Software
- USB Audio for Pro Recording Capability
- Stereo MP3/ Line In
- Speaker Emulated Line Out for Silent Practice or Recording
- Stereo Speaker Configuration
- Mains Power via a PSU (Inc)