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Get all the tube and boutique amp sounds of your dreams with Blackstar's Silverline Series

One of the past year's most noteworthy new advancements in guitar amp technology came in the form of Blackstar's Silverline series.

Designed to seamlessly combine boutique tube tone with modern digital processing power, the new amps not only looked stylish, but promised to bring tones you'd normally shell out thousands for to a price range that wouldn't leave only dust in your piggy bank.

Of course, as soon as we heard about the amps for the first time, we couldn't wait to get a hold of one ourselves at Guitar World HQ. 

Once our 50-watt Silverline Special showed up at our door, our Tech Editor - the one and only Paul Riario - and our Video Editor - the great Alan Chaput - wasted no time. See what sounds the two conjured up with the amp in the latest episode of our series, Cooking with Sound. 

For more info on these terrific amps, point your browser over to Blackstar Amps (opens in new tab).

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Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.