NAMM 2022: Blackstar unveils the CV10, a 10-watt version of Carmen Vandenberg's signature amplifier

Blackstar's Carmen Vandenberg signature CV10 amp
(Image credit: blackstaramps/Instagram)

NAMM 2022Coming in to this year's NAMM show, we were keen to see Blackstar's new St. James guitar amps, which the company touted as as “the lightest 50-watt valve guitar amps on Earth.”

Shortly before the show started though, we got wind of another new Blackstar product that excited us just as much – the Carmen Vandenberg CV10.

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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. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. 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.