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Blackstar’s Debut combos might just be the best-looking beginner amps on the market

Blackstar has announced a pair of new beginner guitar amps, the Debut 10E and 15E, decked out in vintage cream and oxblood styling.

The 10W and 15W combos both feature clean and overdrive channels, with ambience courtesy of a built-in ‘tape’ echo effect.

Blackstar’s patented Infinite Shape Feature adjusts the EQ sweep from American to British, while the 15E gets an additional tone control.

Line in and headphone/emulated line outs are also onboard - the amps’ pair of 3” speakers are designed both for guitar tones and music playback.

These look similar to the company’s previous LT-Echo combos (opens in new tab), but we’d wager that new name and fresh looks are sure to attract more attention.

The Debut 10E and 15E are available later this year for $79 and $99 respectively. Head over to Blackstar Amps (opens in new tab) for more info.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).