Blackstar expands its bass amp arsenal with the ultra-lightweight Unity Elite Bass Series

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Blackstar has unveiled its latest line of bass amps: the Unity Elite Series. Consisting of a compact 700W head and multiple cabinets, the line-up is designed to deliver "stadium-filling tone in a convenient, lightweight format."

Weighing only 4.2kg (9.3lbs), the Unity Elite 700W head packs a wide variety of features into a super-compact form factor.

With Blackstar's 6550 and 6L6 tube-recreating Response control, built-in effects, including a compressor, chorus, octaver and 3 types of overdrive - all of which are footswitchable - the Unity Elite 700W head is aimed at both studio and gigging musicians, and is designed with flexibility in mind. It's even rack-mountable.

There are also balanced XLR, jack or USB outputs for flexible recording and live options.

A series of matching Elite cabinets - available in 4x10, 2x10 and 1x15 configurations - feature premium Eminence speakers with traditional ceramic magnets for "extra punch and clarity", and a lightweight, solid-wood design optimized for portability - "a third less weight than traditional brands," the company says.

Price is TBC. For more information on the Unity Elite Bass Series, head to Blackstar.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.