Blackstar Amplification Series One 1046L6
Blackstar Amplification Series One 1046L6

Series One 1046L6, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Blackstar Amplification in the Series One series.

devyl1977 09/03/2012

Blackstar Amplification Series One 1046L6 : devyl1977's user review

«  Very good amp High Gain »

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This amp uses four 6L6, four ECC83 and 1 ECC82.
Level connectivity, it is quite full. It can be controlled by connecting the output noon and HP emulation and pretty good. The amperage output is adjustable from 4 ohms to 16 ohms with a single button at the back of the head rather handy!
Construction is serious and amp air strong enough to last, the finishes are more than adequate.
The power output is 100 watts on 4 channels (clean, crunch, OD1 and OD2), it was not bad under foot, no need to go much volume to shake the walls.
Level settings, it may be noted that the ISF can change the way of his fun with his British and American works and not evil. DPR and also allowing you to play with large saturation at moderate volume (should not reversible either, better to avoid plugging into his room to maintain good relations with the neighbors!)


The amp gives a lot of opportunities from various settings. It takes time to find a suitable sound, but in return, no sound is bad, and you can immediately make the guitar sound, even with all the knobs at noon.
May be a slight problem with visibility settings. There's just a white dot on the knobs, and it is not always easy to visualize the position of a knob instantly, especially with little light.
It also lacks an equalizer per channel, but I quibble here for the price! (There is one equalizer for channels Clean / Crunch and another one for channels OD1/OD2)


I play rock, hard rock and heavy metal. The sound is perfect for me.
Times for AC / DC, I use the Crunch channel for a very good vintage grain. Distos for Hard Rock and Heavy I use the channel OD1, OD2 channel is dedicated to solo in my case.
The receiver is coupled to a modified cutaway Engl cabinet (V60 Crosses with Greenback) and I use it all with a Gibson Les Paul Standard 2008.

Clean sound is not bad but not really extraodirnaire, this is clearly not his strong point, but the sound distortions are truly exceptional for the price. A bit more synthetic than a Mesa Boogie, but much clearer in the precision of sound. Everything is perfectly audible, this amp does not spray!
on the other hand I tried with other firms and I found it sounded worse. Pay attention to the association with the baffle! Coupled with a good firm is a showman to cut the metal!


I use it since November 2011 and I still enjoy playing it. Initially, I had gone to the gear Engl (Invader or Savage), but I found them quite typical grain. I found the Blackstar more versatile in modeling sounds and offering more possibiltés.
In short, a very good amp with a serious construction and an exemplary finish. An excellent sound for metal in general.
Without hesitation, I remake the same choice. For the price, it is almost impossible to find an amp of this quality to the Metal.