Blackstar just launched some of the most versatile mid-priced tube amps on the market

Blackstar HT Venue Series MKIII
(Image credit: Blackstar Amplification)

Blackstar Amplification has unveiled the third generation of its HT Venue tube amp series, with MKIII now boasting the CabRig tech of its siblings in the St. James and Amped lineup.

This comprehensive MKIII refresh is offered across the full range, which comprises the 50-watt HT Club ($849) and 100-watt HT Stage ($999) heads, the 1x12 ($1,099) and 2x12 60-watt HT Stage ($1,199) combo amps, and the the 40-watt HT Club combo ($999). 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.