Best Blackstar amps: Everything from practice amps to studio quality gear

Best Blackstar amps
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A relative newcomer in the world of guitar amps, Blackstar have quickly established themselves as one of the major players. Formed by a group of ex-Marshall employees in 2007, Blackstar are a British amp company and produce a bunch of different amps that have graced stages, studios, rehearsal spaces and bedrooms around the world. There’s a lot to choose from, so what are the best Blackstar amps?

Whether you’re a beginner looking for your first practice amp, or you’re after something to pump out some serious volume on big stages, there’s a Blackstar amp that covers your needs. From digital solid state amp to all-tube beasts, there’s a massive range in what they make and there’s not a genre of music that they don’t cover.

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Richard Blenkinsop

After spending a decade in music retail, I’m now a freelance writer for Guitar World, MusicRadar, Guitar Player and Reverb, specialising in electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and almost anything else you can make a tune with. When my head’s not buried in the best of modern and vintage gear, I run a small company helping musicians with songwriting, production and performance, and I play bass in an alt-rock band.