BLackstar has so many amps for just about every player that plays the guitar. They have small watt amps and they have heavy duty high gain amps. They even have very usable distortion pedals. They have some of the very best distortion and overdrive pedal that are out there on the market. Now they even have some effects pedals as well. Here is where I think Blackstar fails to deliver.
* 8 delay effects
* Genuine valve design
* Operates at 300V HT
* Unique Saturation control
* Tap and two loops modes
* Unique switching operation
* Silent switching
* Power supply included
* High integrity buffered bypass
This pedal has a lo of usable options. You have a stereo output for running delays sounds into stereo. This works if you want to have your delays to bounce from amps to amp or speaker to speaker. It is very cool effects if you can execute the technique.
It has eight different delays types that most multi effect delay pedals usually have. Nothing new here. The cool thing here is the tube valve driver that pushes the tone of this pedal. In theory it sound great but I just don't care for the sound of this pedal. The delay seem to be a little flat and sterile to me. Not the best sounding delay that I have heard before. One of the coolest things that this pedal has is the saturation control knob. This essentially boosts the tube to give you a little grit and push in the tone. I am pretty sure they are simple pushing the tube in order to get that tone. Very cool and unique feature to have on a delay pedal.
At new you can get these pedals new for right at around $290. Not that bad of a price for a delay pedal. I have seen many other ones go for a lot more than this price. If you like the sound of a tube delay then this is the cheapest way to get it. Other are a lot more expensive than this pedal. It is a good pedal for some cool vintage vibes. I realy doesn't do a modern tone or digital but a very vintage sound and vibe.