BLACKSTAR 10TH ANNIVERSARY ARTISAN 10 AE
Limited-edition Combo with EL34 Power Tube
From boutique-style cleans to British crunch, the Blackstar Artisan 10 AE sports 10 watts of EL34-powered tone into a 10-watt combo. This amp’s warm cleans are simply delightful, while an ECC83 preamp tube and built-in hot boost take its tone into classic rock/indie rhythm territory. You can also toss your favorite dirt pedal in front for some Billy Gibbons-esque lead playing. A single Tone knob gives you a greater range of sounds than you’d expect, while the Artisan 10 AE’s onboard reverb provides and atmosphere. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, the Artisan 10 AE also features an effects loop, speaker-emulated output, and a 1-button footswitch.
EL34 power tube yields classic British crunch
The Blackstar Artisan 10 AE packs an EL34 power tube. EL34s feature a pentode design and are at the epicenter of what’s referred to as the “British” amplifier sound. The EL34 is known for its strong mids and aggressive character and infuses the Artisan 10 AE with an abundance of warm British crunch. The Artisan 10 AE also features an ECC83 preamp tube, along with a built-in clean boost, so you can push the EL34’s light crunch into something a more meaner.
A great home for your dirt pedals
The Artisan 10 AE attains a nice mid-gain crunch on its self, but when you drive it with a dirt pedal, it’s pure magic. You can use all kinds of fuzzes, distortions, and overdrives in front of this amp with excellent results. Utilising the Artisan 10 AE with your other effects is a cinch, thanks to its effects loop, and its Loop Level switch makes matching your amp to your other gear easy — +4dBV? -10dB? Absolutley!
Add another layer to your playing with digital reverb
The Blackstar Artisan 10 AE is filled with a great-sounding digital reverb. Turn it fully counterclockwise, and the reverb is deactivated, making room for external effects. Turn it fully clockwise, and indulge in a rich ambience that adds dimension to your playing without washing it out.
Blackstar 10 Anniversy Artisan AE 10 features at a glance
- 10-watt all-tube 1 x 12″ single-ended guitar combo amplifier
- EL34 power tube yields crunchy British tone
- Built-in preamp boost increases your gain for lead playing
- 12″ Celestion speaker delivers classic punch, warmth, and midrange
- Speaker-emulated output for recording or running straight to a PA
- Digital reverb adds ambience and dimension to your playing
- Effects loop with Loop Level switch makes integrating your pedalboard and other effects easy
- 1-button footswitch is included
- Limited to 1,000 pieces produced