NAMM 2024: “The ultimate playing experience without compromise”: Blackstar issues fourth generation of its best-selling ID:Core practice amp

Blackstar ID:Core V4 combo
(Image credit: Blackstar)

NAMM 2024: Blackstar Amps has upgraded its beloved practice amp, the ID:Core. The fourth-generation offering adds some key features whilst keeping hold of what made the compact amp praise-worthy in the first place.  

Granted, many players will eventually grow out of little box practice amps, but they play an essential role in the guitar-playing journey. That, and they make for convenient playing companions for casual strumming sessions.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.