Blackstar has made some of the best amps in the world and some of these most competitive price amps in the world as well. They have singled handily taken a huge market away from Marshall and Mesa Boogie with their solid sounds amps and their cheap prices.
Now they have been putting a lot of focus on their distortion pedals and their effects pedals. May of their pedal almost resemble the look of their amps. They have very similar control knobs and switches that almost makes them like preamps. Those would be more of the distortion boxes than the effects but they have just gotten even stronger as a force with these new lines of products.
* 8 reverb effects
* Genuine valve design
* Operates at 300V HT
* Unique Dwell control
* Manual and Short/Long modes
* Unique switching operation
* Silent switching
* Power supply included
* High integrity buffered bypass
This is tube driven reverb pedal that is designed to give its user some of the most authentic and natural sounding reverb on the planet. These tube buffered effects pedlas are very popular due to the demand of the best tone period out of your guitar rig. The best part about it is that you don't have to bias these tubes. The tubes that you have to bias are only power tubes and these pedals are equipped with preamp tubes. So therefore you can switch different kinds in and out to see what flavor of tone you prefer with these units. This is a very cool idea in these pedals. I like to put this pedal at the very end of a signal chain. This means out this pedal as the least pedal before your amp on the pedal board. You want everything to comes through this pedal before it hits your amp. You get a very natural sounding reverb which s makes your tone just feel more brilliant and thick.
You can pick these pedals up new for eight at around $299. That is a bit high for a reverb pedal. I am not a fan of the price of this unit. I don't think it gives you the tools to charge people the price they are asking for it. I trust Blackstar and many of their amps give me that good feeling so I wouldn't believe that they would price gouge like many other companies, but I just couldn't pay this much for a reverb pedal. I would suggest getting this pedal on the used market and not paying new prices.
- Reverb pedal lamp. Yes sir, they do exist. blackstar did.
- Of course it is editable, with your fingers and ears, turning buttons. Alas for some blackstar has not created software to replace your feeling.
- Techno basic digital. but a lamp 12AX7 type probably Chinese (tung ground?) has put his two cents in history, just probalement output.
- The connections ... let's see, 5 cables Scart, VGA 12, and a Speakon 4 xlr a reversal of hyperactive mass. I not kidding, eh, it's just a pedal. 2 6.35 jack do the trick, although there is a surprise, a DI output has emulation HP to paste directly in 6.35 still on a mixer or a USB sound card. this is supposed to replicate what a lot of HP as you wish. in true real, not really, it's just an upgrade of ... levels to try to emulate an HP, but it is not transcendent, as has roughly everything that boasts of being DI ( Direct input) and will NEVER replace a microphone stuck on the amp.
- Yes, it's simple. 5 plus 2 switch knob lower, ca looks complicated, but not at all in fact.
To the left you choose your reverb. room, hall, blah ... all the most worn reverb are, no need to get a weird reverb cellar Tibetan monastery a July evening, there's everything needed basis. Yes, purists, the spring reverb and reverse there.
the time knob. Mastery of quantum physics required. But no ... this is the delay of the reverb, immediately or after.
tone.le tone in the language of Molière. of severe or acute. Again, no need for explanations, though? then change hobby, sewing is in vogue these days.
- The knob DWELL. I stopped a little bullshit to tell you: ca could be very useful to any purchaser.
simply speaking, it is the light effect. zero, left the reverb out as it is. right, take advantage of the inaccuracy of the lamp, its rough side and a distorted hair, which pleases both scratch because ca shines red and if you is not got the lamp, it's crap .
the level or the strength of the reverb. barely audible or very very present.
the manual is great. succinct, but translated into the language of coluche, concise and straight to the point.
aaah these effects ... it's beautiful. I'm totally hooked. reverb are one lens, a beauty, a realism has to cry with happiness. even the naughtiest of cheap amps, the effect is striking beauté.qu we put the lightweight or obsessive turning knob, he knows how to adapt, marry a beat hip for a great result, that we choose the most complicated plate reverb or reverse type. imperceptible too heavy, it will act according to your desire. AC makes you want to do as the Player Characters electro acoustic arpeggio has nothing to enjoy. a most excellent work from blackstar.
or to my question about the presence of this lamp, and DWELL. original effects outperform everything I could listen. then why have a fucking lamp and a knob to degrade sounds a cryptic beauty? lamp = sales?
y'en had frankly not needed. Maybe it has some appeal fundamentalists to the distortion has your lamp reverb, but that the effects are good for suffissament without. the dwell is always zero home. when you have beautiful original effects, both to avoid degrade. It's not that I do not like the lamp, on the contrary, but fuck or y'en not need is commercial and ca is pointless.
tested with a strat, a saber ibanez made in japan, and artcore ibanez. but we do not care a bit.
for 2 months. I tested a holy grail, a boss RV5, a fender RV1 ...
its fucking sound!! sublime! its knobs that react as it should!
format. This is huge.
DEDICATED his alim. no fuel tank or vodoo lab is output from 22V, must walk with the charger.
the lamp is useless on a reverb.
DI its not terrible.
a bypass that works only if it is turned on.
- OCCAZ the ratio Q / P is hardly correct. nine is untouchable. it's just a reverb, not something that will turn a 5w marshall mesa together.
- The choice again? hmm ... no.
I should prefer to wait until blackstar cum stopped the lamp or there is no need, and expect a compact version of trasistor of these effects that are absolutely stunning. there's already the blackstar distortion without lamp at very low prices. they are left to their sample more than to echo in a normal price pedal, and it will consecration.