“The best solution for getting big valve amp tones onto recordings and for home practice in a small, portable format”: Blackstar promises classic tube tones from compact amps with the upgraded MK III Series

stacks of Blackstar HT MK III amps
(Image credit: Blackstar)

Blackstar has just unveiled the latest incarnation of its HT tube amps, the Blackstar MK III Series.

The HT range is one of the most established tube amp lines out there. It’s particularly well-known for providing classic tube tones in compact models. So what makes the MK III different from its predecessors?

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Janelle Borg

Janelle is a staff writer at GuitarWorld.com. After a long stint in classical music, Janelle discovered the joys of playing guitar in dingy venues at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Janelle has written extensively about the intersection of music and technology, and how this is shaping the future of the music industry. She also had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Wife, K.Flay, Yīn Yīn, and Black Honey, among others. When she's not writing, you'll find her creating layers of delicious audio lasagna with her art-rock/psych-punk band ĠENN.