Blackstar ID core ...prepare to be amazed !!

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Jockai
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Blackstar ID core ...prepare to be amazed !!

Post by Jockai » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:23 pm

I was looking for a new practice amp and thought i'd take a punt on the new Blackstar ID core 10 , it's a 2x5w stereo amp with 6 gain stages , phaser chorus flanger and tremolo , 4 delays and 4 reverbs ....all for ?89 thats about 140 USD .....and it's sounds amazing , you have to try one Tokai fans

Love from Scotland :D xxx

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Post by mirrorboy » Sat May 17, 2014 11:48 am

I just bought one today, and I suitably am amazed.

I already have Mustang Mini and Vox DA5, this Blackstar is a worthy challenger. Have you tried the software yet?

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Post by Jockai » Sat May 17, 2014 1:16 pm

it's brilliant isn't it , the perfect little amp for a jam , learning a lick , pissing around while watching the telly etc ......

however there is something very clever going on here ...i bought a "super wide stereo " player years ago , and all it did was put the stereo signal "out of phase "....

this is totally different it seems to keep the original signal but phase the fx

either way it's amazing what they've done !!

i wish i'd had one when i was 16

it's a game changer ...

in fact i might say that Blackstar and Tokai are to Marshall and Fender and Gibson etc

Love

Jock X

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Post by cashcow » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:05 pm

Now you've had them for a while, what do you think of them? Did you both get the 10 watt version? Are they pedal friendly?

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Post by mirrorboy » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:41 pm

Yes and yes!

Tonight I tried the 10 watt Core ID with distortion pedal followed by an overdrive and then I tried a compressor. No problems.

Am still loving this amp, but I am not convinced the larger Core models would be worthy of gigging on account of the small speakers. The other standard ID models should be fine for that.

I don't think anybody would be disappointed with the Core ID 10.

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Post by jonah65 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:02 am

wonder what it would sound like with a couple of 12" speakers spliced in? :D

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Post by cashcow » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:42 am

I just ordered an ID Core 20. Should be getting it on Saturday.

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Post by cashcow » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:03 am

I am amazed! Got the 20 watt model on Saturday. Love the stereo. Experimenting with different amp placements. Can you disable the noise gate on the OD settings?

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Post by cashcow » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:09 pm

Answered my own question. You can disable it with the Insider 8) software.

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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:32 am

The ID Core 10 can be bought for $99 with free shipping. Pretty sweet deal.

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