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Blackstar ID:Core 40 V2 Stereo Combo Amp Review

Nick Bowcott presents the Blackstar ID:Core 40 V2 combo amp. It might be the ultimate practice amplifier for beginning guitarists. Choose from six inspiring amp voices that run the gamut from classic clean to... Read more »

PRS 509 Electric Guitar Review

Don Carr presents the PRS 509 solidbody electric guitar. The 509 boasts an amazing array of humbucking and single-coil tones, thanks to five single-coil pickups mounted in the carved figured maple top. The... Read more »

DOD Carcosa Analog Fuzz Pedal Review

Don Carr presents the DOD Carcosa analog fuzz pedal. No pedal has done more to accelerate rock music than the humble fuzz. The two-voiced DOD Carcosa Fuzz pedal provides a heaping spoonful of vintage and modern... Read more »

Guild T-Bird ST P-90 Electric Guitar Review

Don Carr presents the Guild T-Bird ST P-90 guitar. Based on the classic Guild guitars seen in the hands of players such as Buddy Guy and Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach, the Guild T-Bird ST solidbody electric... Read more »

Dunlop KH95 Kirk Hammett Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal

Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott presents the Dunlop KH95 Kirk Hammett Signature Cry Baby wah pedal. With one stomp, you've got Kirk Hammett's iconic wah tone injected into your rig. This signature wah pedal was developed... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Blackstar FLY 3 BLUE

This portable battery-powered guitar combo amplifier is a boxful of entertainment! Although it's tiny, the 3-watt FLY 3 BLUE packs a mighty punch, even at low volumes. And it sounds great. Experience infinite tones... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Blackstar LT-ECHO Series

The Blackstar LT-ECHO series sets a new bar for starter guitar combo amplifiers. Experience amazing tone and feel. Conjure up infinite sounds with Blackstar's patented Infinite Shape Feature. Add dimension to your... Read more »

Portable Electric Guitar Solutions

If you've ever had to decide whether or not to bring your guitar along with you solely due to space, check this out. Here are some ideas for portable guitar rigs that don't sacrifice quality in the name of size. The... Read more »

Blackstar Artist 15 Tube Combo Amp Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yung2WsKso Mitch Gallagher puts the Blackstar Artist 15 tube combo amp to the test. The Artist 15 comes with two separately voiced channels to seamlessly switch between clean and... Read more »

Traveler Guitar EG-1 and Portable Guitar Solutions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pr6_IsT_u8 Mitch Gallagher gives a rundown of guitar equipment that's designed for portable use, from compact battery-powered amps to travel guitars. After the video, learn more... Read more »

Blackstar ID:Core BEAM 2×10-Watt Bluetooth Guitar Combo Amp Demo by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCPaZuywPz4 Get the Blackstar ID:Core BEAM combo amp here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/IDCOREBEAM Sweetwater's Guitars and Gear, Vol. 112 Mitch Gallagher presents the... Read more »

Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Combo Amplifier – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSxjaqQb-gI Get the Blackstar ID:Core BEAM here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/IDCOREBEAM The Blackstar ID:Core BEAM portable combo amplifier has everything you need for... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Blackstar ID Core Beam

The Blackstar ID:Core BEAM portable combo amplifier has everything you need for great guitar tones in a single package, and Bluetooth playback. Now you can jam out with your favorite songs in a simple and... Read more »

Blackstar Amplification Insider Software v1.6.0

Blackstar Amplification has released version 1.6.0 of Insider software for ID:Series and ID:Core amplifiers. New to this version are the Super Wide Stereo feature on all ID:Series models for recording/playback via... Read more »

Frank Hannon Interview – Sweetwater’s Guitars and Gear, Vol. 94

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heV5V_HWWHU Visit Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery here: https://www.sweetwater.com/guitargallery/ Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio interviews Frank Hannon, guitarist for Tesla. Enjoy the... Read more »

Blackstar ID:Core Series Practice Amplifier Demo – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfvTmjU65vk Get a Black ID:Core series combo amp right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=blackstar+core&Go=Search Blackstar seeks to up your practice game with... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2014: Blackstar ID:Core Series

Blackstar seeks to up your practice game with the ID:Core Series. Not only are they loaded with with six voices and 12 awesome FX broadcast in "Super Wide Stereo," but you can plug it into your computer via USB to... Read more »

Korg, Vox, & Blackstar “Season’s Savings” Rebates!

Korg, Vox, and Blackstar are offering great rebates on selected products purchased between November 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014! Vox DelayLab — $80 mail-in rebate Blackstar Heads & Cabs (you must purchase... Read more »

Summer 13 NAMM Show Report

With summer in full swing, Sweetwater headed down to Nashville to check out the latest music and audio gear at Summer NAMM '13. And while Summer NAMM is sometimes known as “Guitar NAMM” in the industry, we’re happy... Read more »

Blackstar LT Series Pedal Demo – Sweetwater at Summer NAMM ’13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFEhzvtfdR4 Steve Marks, Product Specialist for Blackstar Amplification, demonstrates the LT Series of guitar pedals at Summer NAMM 2013 in Nashville, TN. Enjoy the video, then call... Read more »

Summer NAMM Day 2!

The Summer NAMM show, taking place in Nashville's brand-new Music City Center, is in full swing! Summer NAMM is always a great show for new gear introductions, and this year is no different. There are new products... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2013: Blackstar LT Pedals

Blackstar's LT series pedals deliver big tones in a compact body. Utilizing a patent-applied-for clipping circuit, LT pedals deliver the tube-like response and the overdrive/distortion sounds that Blackstar is known... Read more »

Korg, Vox, and Blackstar Rebates

Three companies are offering "Spring Savings" mail-in rebates on purchases from May 1 through June 30, 2013. Korg is offering the following rebates: Pa3X (61-key or 76-key) — $250 rebateSV-1 (73-key or 88-key)... Read more »

Blackstar ID:260TVP Combo Amplifier Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDJxsc23PIU Cliff Brown from Blackstar and Freddy DeMarco demonstrate the Blackstar ID:260TVP combo amplifier. Enjoy, then learn more about the ID:260TVP at the link above!