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

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:23 pm
by Jockai
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

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 11:48 am
by mirrorboy
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?

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 1:16 pm
by Jockai
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


Jock X

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:05 pm
by cashcow
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?

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:41 pm
by mirrorboy
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.

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:02 am
by jonah65
wonder what it would sound like with a couple of 12" speakers spliced in? :D

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:42 am
by cashcow
I just ordered an ID Core 20. Should be getting it on Saturday.

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:03 am
by cashcow
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?

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:09 pm
by cashcow
Answered my own question. You can disable it with the Insider 8) software.

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:32 am
by marcusnieman
The ID Core 10 can be bought for $99 with free shipping. Pretty sweet deal.