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Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp

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Expanding Blackstar's award-winning ID:Core line into the live environment are the new ID:Core Stereo 100 100W combo. These amps have the same incredible tone and versatility as their smaller brothers... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Expanding Blackstar's award-winning ID:Core line into the live environment are the new ID:Core Stereo 100 100W combo. These amps have the same incredible tone and versatility as their smaller brothers, but with the added benefits of a built-in looper and octaver. Take your first step onto the stage with the ID:Core Stereo 100.

FEATURES

  • Power: 100W (solid state); 2x50W stereo
  • Single input
  • 6 voicing options
  • Speakers: 2x10 Blackstar
  • FX: 12 built-in effects, including octaver and looper
  • Stereo FX loop
  • Store up to 36 sounds
  • USB port
  • Insider software integration
  • Aux. input
  • Speaker-emulated line out
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BlackstarID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Portable (10)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Warm / comfy (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Rock solid amp

I have a working rock band ... Sing, play keyboards and rhythm guitar and in smaller venues run our sound. I am not saying all that to blow my own horn, I...Read complete review

I have a working rock band ... Sing, play keyboards and rhythm guitar and in smaller venues run our sound. I am not saying all that to blow my own horn, I am saying it to make a point. I need straight forward, great sounding, versatile gear that is quick and easy to set up, especially for my guitar amp, since i am so busy setting up sound, keyboard, etc.
This amp is great for rhythm or lead. It really blew me away. I kept looking for an modeling amp with all the features like built in effects, simple to set up and use, that had great clean sounds and a serious punch when needed . This Blackstar Id Core 100 has everything and more. What a great amp and at a great price. First show with it is this weekend and I am chompin at the bit. Fantastic modeling amp compared to others. REALLY ! Blackstar hit a home run with this little bad boy

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Needs TVP

It's very easy to carry and has an attractive look. I own many of the ID Core series amps but this one just doesn't have the versatility without TVP. There's something really special about...Read complete review

It's very easy to carry and has an attractive look. I own many of the ID Core series amps but this one just doesn't have the versatility without TVP. There's something really special about the tube emulation that allows for a variety of sounds.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rock solid amp

By Nightwork Band

from Fairfax VA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I have a working rock band ... Sing, play keyboards and rhythm guitar and in smaller venues run our sound. I am not saying all that to blow my own horn, I am saying it to make a point. I need straight forward, great sounding, versatile gear that is quick and easy to set up, especially for my guitar amp, since i am so busy setting up sound, keyboard, etc.
    This amp is great for rhythm or lead. It really blew me away. I kept looking for an modeling amp with all the features like built in effects, simple to set up and use, that had great clean sounds and a serious punch when needed . This Blackstar Id Core 100 has everything and more. What a great amp and at a great price. First show with it is this weekend and I am chompin at the bit. Fantastic modeling amp compared to others. REALLY ! Blackstar hit a home run with this little bad boy

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WARM AND BIG SOUNDING

    By Acoustic artist

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Just found one of these in a GC store and drove 200 miles to jump on it. It is the warmest sounding amp I have ever had.
      It will cover any venue. Jazz, blues, country, rock, you name it. It is not just a metal rock amp.
      The stereo is mind blowing. The overall tone and effects are excellent.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great amp. Great sound.

      By nate

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

      The true stereo sounds beautiful and rich. Even with headphones the sounds are huge and spacious. The effects also sound nice for built-ins. I play a lot of clean for practicing scales, arpeggios etc. and crunch/dirty tones for aggressive metal and so far I love this amp. I would absolutely recommend the ID Core 100.

       
      5.0

      Yes, we like the product

      By Justin

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

        My son is learning how to play the guitar. We had purchased a guitar for him, and a small amplifier. As he is getting better at playing more songs, he wanted something bigger with better sound. I wanted something that would not make the paint crack in my house. This is a really great investment we made for him as he is getting better at playing. The gentleman that helped us was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Thank you so much. We will continue to come back as my son grows in his guitar playing. He interested in purchasing another guitar.

         
        5.0

        The best amp!!!

        By Chrisjammer

        from Puerto Rico

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

          This is the best amp!! Great power, a lot of great effects. 6 pre-amps from clean to overdrive. I play in church with a big band and the sound is incredible. The wide stereo sistem is real! I really love this amp

           
          5.0

          Light and it can still get Heavy

          By Me

          from DC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Quick hit were your full rig is not needed

            Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

            Great Full and Big sound .very light.

             
            5.0

            Great amp better then the price leads on

            By Mad mike

            from Connecticut

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                So I picked this amp up recently, and I have to say the distortion is extremely tight on this for metal it takes a minute to get used to the controls and dial in a tone but once you do oh boy. Honestly sounds fairly similar o my friends ht club series amp and that is saying a lot of a digital solid state this amp is more the worth the price and it gets plenty loud considering it 100 watts

                 
                5.0

                Incredibly Worth It

                By Jim

                from Buffalo NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  I have a Blackstar HT stage 100 half stack and its perfect. So I was getting sick of carrying it around to practices and I refused to use any other amp cause once I got that sound I couldn't play with any other amp. So I decided to get this to bring to practices and I must say the sound is phenomenal. Almost as good of quality as an amp that is 4x the price. I highly recommend it.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great amp playing live

                  By Rick

                  from Brook Park, Oh

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Ok power from Crunch on up
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • Clean chanels are not real loud but sufficient​

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  So I've tried this ID Core 100 and I had a problem with it shutting off the FS12 footswitch. I contacted Blackstar and they had no answer for it. I was under my 45 days from GC so I took it back.

                  I was going to exchange it for another but decided to try the Katana 100 Combo amp. Very nice with a lot of sound pedal sounds. However, very limited room to save written patches (Only 4 Channels) and I really missed the stereo surround sound in the Blackstar.

                  So I returned that and picked up another Blackstar. I played out with it that night and really could notice the difference in sound with the stereo 10" speakers. Welcome back Blackstar. Also Blackstar has a community that writes patches and you can download them into your library and sync them with the amp in anyone of 36 channels. (There are 9 factory preset sounds saved 4 times) I just kept the 9 that are in channels 27 to 36)

                  You need another footpedal, the FS12 to be able to access all 36 channels. The default 9 are reach with the included 2 button footpedal.

                  There are not a lot of voicings in this amp. Chorus/Phaser, Octaver, Tremelo. That's it but how many do you really need. Most times I use Clean and Distortion with some of these effects and it works out well for me. If you want a lot of pedal effects in an amp, buy the Katana, it's loaded with 55 Boss effects.

                  Anyway, I love this amp. Sweet sound for my Strat as well as a clean bright or warm sound for my Breedlove Acoustic. I'm mostly a rythym player so I like the fullness of the surround sound.

                  Give this amp a shot. I think you'll like it. Twin 10" speakers and very light weight at 27lbs.

                   
                  4.0

                  So far so good; needs expanded footswitch to gig with

                  By lethalsixstring

                  from Philadelphia, Pa.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    I bought this as a practice amp. So far so good. It has lots of settings and presets. I could use it to gig in smaller venues since my Mesa is a bear to lug around. My only complaint, and why I didn't give it a 5 is that the expandable foot switch costs $100.00. I would definitely need that to gig with it. So far a solid amp for solid state.

                     
                    4.0

                    Very nice for the price!

                    By Tim

                    from undisclosed

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    I use this for practice at home, and bought it after a great experience with the 10w idCORE that I keep in the computer room for quick practice sessions. I initially considered a 40 watt tube amp, but the built in looper and wide range of effects built into the idCORE made me decide to give it a shot.

                    This amp is replacing a Peavey Vypyr VIP3 and totally smashes the Vypyr in ease of use and sound quality. The extra knobs on the Blackstar make it so much easier to tweak than navigating through menus and multi-function push-and-turn knobs on the Peavey.
                    It sounds loud enough to play over a drummer, and Blackstar advertises it as gig-able but I haven't tried it.

                    I knocked off a star of sparse documentation and the somewhat fiddly Blackstar Insider software. If you don't take the default directories when you install Insider, you're going to have to poke around and move your downloaded amp profiles manually because the software won't see them. The instructions for the amp itself are just a couple loose pages with very basic info on them. If you're like me, you'll probably wind up learning most of the functions of the amp by wading through various Youtube videos. Overall, I'm very happy with my choice!

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome sounding amp! Easy to set-up and use...

                    By BobT

                    from Lisbon,OH

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                      Mainly used in home studio, with occasional outside gig duty.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great value great sound

                      By Joe C

                      from Springfield, Massachusetts

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Good Warmth
                      • Portable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances

                        Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                        Great for small to medium venues, very portable. Can be used in larger venues such as outdoor festivals if mic'd into P.A. Effects are robust and multi-voiced... very versatile

                         
                        4.0

                        Nice sounding amp.

                        By Acoustic artist

                        from Scottsdale, AZ

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Good Warmth
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                          Have had this for a few weeks. Did one gig with it. Yes all the sounds are nice. Personally I think a lot of power get used up in effects maybe. I can dime both volumes and sit in front if it at home. (With only mild gain) I found it a bit on the weak side with a trio. Kept having to boost the volume. It would be fine for small venues. Perhaps bumping the gain if you are into distortion it would hang but I don't play metal or distortion.

                          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Needs TVP

                          By James

                          from Atlanta GA

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Attractive design
                          • Light weight
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Needs TVP

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                          It's very easy to carry and has an attractive look. I own many of the ID Core series amps but this one just doesn't have the versatility without TVP. There's something really special about the tube emulation that allows for a variety of sounds.

                          (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          This is a good amplifier for the price.

                          By MORE TREBLE--NOT TROUBLE!

                          from North of Boston, MA USA

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Warmth
                          • Love the output to PA that doesn't shut speaker.
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Have individual CHORUS.re-engineer back
                          • Please re-engineerNEED MUCH MORE TREBLE/PRESENCE

                          Best Uses

                          • All uses, but haven't tested yet.

                          Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                          Please re-engineener to give much more TREBLE & PRESENCE. I WANT MORE THAN ENOUGH. I WANT TO DIAL TREBLE BACK. AS IT IS....I HAVE TREBLE CRANKED ALL THE WAY, AND STILL WANT MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE, YES, MORE.....GET MY POINT GUYS? I'm sure others would differ, but some want MORE, MORE, MORE TREBLE / PRESENCE ---ENOUGH TO DIAL BACK. I THINK THE TREBLE IS SET TOO LOW. RAMP UP TREBLE SO I CAN LOVE IT AT 1 OR 2 O'CLOCK. THANKS! THANKS! THANKS!

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