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Blackstar Distortion


  • $ 15900

Distortion - Get high gain and huge tone from this box. Loads of sustain for blistering leads, and enough control to make any amp sound meaty and mean, yet harmonically rich and full. For hard rock to metal and more.

The Blackstar is a high gain distortion pedal. The Blackstar allows you to match the pedal to your guitar and amp... NOT the other way around. Most high gain pedals fall flat because of their frequency response, or because all the distortion is produced in one gain stage. The Blackstar has 3 gain stages all with distinct characteristics that adds up to a killer sound.

Frequency response problems can happen at the input or output of the effect. Too much bass response at the input can make the distortion muddy. Of course bass response is dependant on the guitar used, and most distortion pedals do not allow for tweaking pre-gain bass response. The lower drive knob is a bass frequency gain control and allows you to "match" the pedal to your guitar. Then there's the output. A lot of high gain pedals sound great at low volumes, but just don't cut through the mix at rehearsal or on stage. The Blackstar tone control allows you to match the distortion to your amp, whether its a 1x10 combo, or a 4x12 stack.

  • The Blackstar is hand made in Dundee Oregon with high quality components.
  • Die cast metal enclosures for durability.
  • 3PDT switches for true bypass switching.
  • Runs for many hours on a single 9-volt battery.
  • Blue LED indicator. (earlier versions may have green LED's)
  • Controls are: Drive Drive Tone Volume
  • Three year limited warranty

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