Achieve maximum blues power with Blackstar’s limited edition Jared James Nichols JJN-20R MkII amp

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Blackstar has unveiled its newest collaboration with Jared James Nichols, the limited edition JJN-20R MkII guitar amp.

The new 20-watt combo version of Nichols’ signature head boasts an ECC83 in the preamp section and two EL84 power amp tubes.

There’s also Clean and Bluespower channels with footswitchable voices, studio-quality reverb, a power reduction down to two watts, USB audio out and XLR D.I. out and a Celestion G12T-75 speaker.

Aesthetically, the amp features a Jared James Nichols panel design and a tan basketweave front, and is wrapped in racing green tolex.

“Blackstar amps define my tone. It really is the sound in my head. It’s simple; Blackstar inspires me to play at my best,” Nichols said.

You can watch Nichols discuss the new amp with GW's Paul Riario in the video below.

The Jared James Nichols JJN-20R MkII is available for $729.99. 

For more information, head to Blackstar Amps (opens in new tab).

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.