NAMM 2019: Blackstar lifts the lid on 3 new Studio 10 tube amps

NAMM 2019: Blackstar has unveiled three new Studio 10 amps, inspired by classic UK and USA amps and promising “beautiful tone”.

Three Class A, single-ended combos will be available with EL34, 6L6 and KT88 power stages, and each features a 12” Celestion Seventy-80 speaker.

The amps all emphasise simplicity, with gain, tone, reverb and master controls, plus a drive channel (boost on the EL34).

Each combo also packs an emulated output, series effects loop and one-button footswitch to activate the drive (boost on the EL34).

These look stunning, and we’re hopeful the tones will live up to the visuals. They’re available now for £575 each. Pop over to Blackstar Amplification for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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