Blackstar Unity Elite U700 review

With onboard tube emulation and effects, does the Unity Elite represent a changing of the guard for pro-quality bass amps?

Blackstar Unity Elite U700H Amp and U410C Cab
(Image: © Blackstar)

Guitar World Verdict

Lightweight yet substantial, fully featured yet competitively priced – all in all, this makes for a very impressive bass rig.


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    Plenty of options to expand the rig.

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    Solid build.

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    Oodles of power on tap.


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    Will soul and funk players enjoy it as much as rockers?

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The new Unity range from Blackstar amps has been much discussed over the past few months – and looking at this rig, from the outset it’s clear why. 

The lightweight amp comes in a durable carry bag along with an FS-13 footswitch: The FS-12 version, with added features, is also available at an added cost. The unit can be rackmounted if you wish – again, a rack adaptor is available for a fee – and boasts an impressive 700 watts output. 

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