Blackstar debuts the Dept. 10 Boost, Drive and Distortion, dubbed "the most advanced valve pedals in the world"

Blackstar has unveiled a trio of tube (or valve in UK nomenclature)-loaded effects pedals, which the brand has boldly dubbed “the world’s most advanced valve pedals” – the Dept. 10 Boost, Dual Drive and Dual Distortion.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.