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Blackstar launches Studio 10 Class A Combos

Blackstar Studio 10

Launching three new amp combos based around power valve sections seems a plucky move. You don’t know which one will sell the most and so you could end up with lots of dead stock of a certain version. Well, Blackstar has decided to taken the risk with their new Studio 10 series. Each of the three amps has a different output section, built around the EL34, 6L6 or KT88 tube respectively. All three have a Class A, single-ended input stage design and come loaded with the same 12” Celestion Seventy-80 speaker.


Each one of the combos comes with a very simple control layout consisting of  Gain, Tone, Reverb and Master knobs. There’s also a Drive control, except on the EL34 version which has a Boost function instead. They all have a speaker emulated output, a series effects loop and single-button footswitch to activate the drive/boost function as well.


Each model is rated at 10 watts and so could be perfect for studio and home use. But I don’t think you could use them for gigging unless you play in a small venue of as a duo etc. However, you could mic them up or send that emulated output to a front of house desk and have them go through a PA.

Blackstar Studio 10 lineup

Blackstar Studio 10 lineup Left to right EL34, KT88 and 6L6