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Blackstar ID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp  

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The ID:CORE Stereo 10 is a 2x5W ultimate entry-level guitar amplifier. Incredible tone and flexibility is accessed by a simple and intuitive control set and delivered in super wide stereo to give an i... Click To Read More About This Product

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The ID:CORE Stereo 10 is a 2x5W ultimate entry-level guitar amplifier. Incredible tone and flexibility is accessed by a simple and intuitive control set and delivered in super wide stereo to give an immersive playing experience that will have you hooked on playing guitar.

ID:CORE represents the culmination of more than seven years' technical Research and Development. These amps have an intuitive control set like a traditional amp, but have the versatility of programmability. The unique controls allow you, the guitarist, to custom design your own sound. The Voice control has six different settings - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you're thinking of. The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your sound.

Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the Blackstar INSIDER software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via the online community. The USB connector also allows you to record from your amp directly to your computer. An emulated output and MP3/line input complete the package. By using the unique Voice control and the patented ISF, ID:CORE Series amplifiers allow unparalleled flexibility and ease of use, enabling you to design the sound in your head and deliver it at home, in the studio or in rehearsal.

ID:CORE are small in size, but deliver huge tone - the perfect amps for budding guitarists who want to play better, faster.

Features
  • Voice control: Six different channels - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2 which, when used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control, give you the exact tone you're thinking of
  • Super Wide Stereo: Gives you an immersive sound experience that'll have you playing along to your MP3 backing tracks for hours
  • 12 Effects: Vintage-style, studio-quality effects, including 3x modulation, 3x delay and 3x reverb effects, specially voiced for electric guitar and delivered in massive super wide stereo
  • EQ with ISF: Full interactive, patented ISF control gives you access to infinite new sound possibilities from the USA to the UK and everywhere in-between by allowing you to infinitely adjust the response of the tone control network between any of the traditional voicings
  • Stereo MP3/Line In: For great sounding jamming or listening to music in super wide stereo
  • USB Connectivity: USB audio for pro recording capability - easily get great tone recorded
  • Speaker Emulated Line Out: For silent practice or recording
  • INSIDER GUI: INSIDER software gives you more - deep editing of your amp, exchanging sounds with the Blackstar Online Community and downloading artist patches - all for free
  • Share Patches: Store your CORE ID sounds - 6 internally or more via free INSIDER software and download or share patches online using the INSIDER community pages
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BlackstarID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Portable (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Warm / comfy (6)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Home studio (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great little amp!

While we have a lot of amps around the house I wanted something my son could move from room to room and we had been eyeing these for months. On sale last week we...Read complete review

While we have a lot of amps around the house I wanted something my son could move from room to room and we had been eyeing these for months. On sale last week we picked one up and have been having a blast ever since!

It's light and sounds amazing. The warm clean channel sound amazing for the size with a little reverb and modulation on it. We haven't even plugged in the USB yet as we have been too busy just playing with it.

We have larger modeling amps, some older Fender tube amps and I my primary is a Blackstar HT 40 now... will these little speakers sound like a 12" or will it sound like an old tube amp? No, of course not, but they sound pretty darn good and the adjustments are easy to make, so easy it's the first amp my 7 year old has really "played" with the settings to get different sounds. We have both had fun plugging our phones in to play with music streamed from different sources. I took it on the back porch to drive the neighbors a little nuts over the weekend.

It's portable, sounds good, gets pretty loud and is easy to use. Excellent value!

It's worth noting that one review gave it a negative rating because it didn't take pedals well... this isn't an amp to add pedals. You have multiple distortions, reverb, delay and modulation built in... that's why you purchase a small modeling amp, so you don't have to use pedals.

Another reviewer noted he didn't like it because it faded in an out on the OD channels and assumed it was broken. It wasn't... the OD 1 and OD 2 channels have a built in "noise gate" to keep the hum down. If you aren't use to using one it can be a little bothersome. I don't know if this can be turned off in the software but we like it. It's not present on the other channels.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice sound, but...

Nice sound, but...the amp would cut / drop sound after a few seconds on the OD channel and then cut back on the other channels worked fine. The sound is very nice...Read complete review

Nice sound, but...the amp would cut / drop sound after a few seconds on the OD channel and then cut back on the other channels worked fine. The sound is very nice but I could not live with the defect be it software or with the physical amp it self. I even updated the firm ware to no avail.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice small and great sounding 2x5 amp .

By Donald Williamson

from Palm Spings, Ca

Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

I just got mine tonite at G.C. in Palm Desert and played it for a while and thought this is a nice small and great sounding 2x5 amp. I have louder gear but I wanted something that I could play a low level and if needed crank it up for a small get together and it sure seems to fit the bill. Rock on!!!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little amp!

By Marb

from Little Rock, AR

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Practicing

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    While we have a lot of amps around the house I wanted something my son could move from room to room and we had been eyeing these for months. On sale last week we picked one up and have been having a blast ever since!

    It's light and sounds amazing. The warm clean channel sound amazing for the size with a little reverb and modulation on it. We haven't even plugged in the USB yet as we have been too busy just playing with it.

    We have larger modeling amps, some older Fender tube amps and I my primary is a Blackstar HT 40 now... will these little speakers sound like a 12" or will it sound like an old tube amp? No, of course not, but they sound pretty darn good and the adjustments are easy to make, so easy it's the first amp my 7 year old has really "played" with the settings to get different sounds. We have both had fun plugging our phones in to play with music streamed from different sources. I took it on the back porch to drive the neighbors a little nuts over the weekend.

    It's portable, sounds good, gets pretty loud and is easy to use. Excellent value!

    It's worth noting that one review gave it a negative rating because it didn't take pedals well... this isn't an amp to add pedals. You have multiple distortions, reverb, delay and modulation built in... that's why you purchase a small modeling amp, so you don't have to use pedals.

    Another reviewer noted he didn't like it because it faded in an out on the OD channels and assumed it was broken. It wasn't... the OD 1 and OD 2 channels have a built in "noise gate" to keep the hum down. If you aren't use to using one it can be a little bothersome. I don't know if this can be turned off in the software but we like it. It's not present on the other channels.

    (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Nice sound, but...

    By Donald Williamson

    from Palm Springs, ca

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    Nice sound, but...the amp would cut / drop sound after a few seconds on the OD channel and then cut back on the other channels worked fine. The sound is very nice but I could not live with the defect be it software or with the physical amp it self. I even updated the firm ware to no avail.

    (4 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Horrible Tone

    By Michael

    from Lexington, Kentucky

    Site Member

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    traded in my Marshall Valvestate 12AX7 because I can't play it loud enough to saturate the tubes to take full advantage of them without my wife divorcing me and I always like to have a backup amp. My main amp is an Acoustic Lead Series G20. I bought the Blackstar on name recognition alone. Bad move. Now I didn't download any patches for it, but out of the six pre-installed settings, it's awful. Can not get a warm tone out of any of them. Very nasal sounding and just a very processed and weak tone. I took it back to GC and got an Acoustic Lead Series G10 and a used Dunlop Cry Baby. The Acoustic's don't have all the bells and whistles, but a much warmer and fuller sounding tone. The G20 even sounded better than my Marshall and you can play small gigs with the G20. Save yourself some money and get either the Acoustic Lead Series G20 or G10. The G20 is an awesome practice amp that you could record or play small gigs with and the G10 is a solid and great sounding practice amp.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bang for the buck

    By Albert

    from Albany,NY

    Site Member

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    Hands down this is a perfect practice amp with a ton of great effects and features. I had initially thought to buy a Vox headphone amp. For $50 more I got this great multi-purpose amp which serves as a headphone amp and so much more.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By TG

    from Nashua

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

        Sounds amazing and has tons of sound options. Amazing value for the price

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great tube mimicking

        By I am Groot

        from Etown, Ky

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

          I have played just about every practice amp out there that's in the mainstream market. This one has a lot of perks.. all though a digital amp this modeling processor goes great with pedals on the warm channel if your gain is turned down to about 9 and you push the volume if too quiet push your pedal volume. I got some killer studio quality sounds with my zoom and digitech grunge with all while using a STRAT!!!! Do not use pedals with CAB simulation.....it sucks. The other channels are a hit and miss... i dont quite care for the other clean channel and the OD1 is very organic but it's all very ...whats the word im looking for... high def??? possibly the best digital amp on the market. go try one out!!!

           
          5.0

          Unbelievable

          By Salvatore

          from New York

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Effects Sound Good
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

            For the price and size of the amp, the amp sounds absolutely amazing. The clean channels sound amazing with a bit of reverb and delay thrown in, and the OverDrive option with the gain control can get you anywhere from classic rock tones to heavy metal tones. Honestly a really good buy and I do not regret it!

             
            5.0

            Unreal Value

            By Adrenochrome

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

                I don't review much, but I felt I had to on this amp. For the price, I don't think it can be beat. I was immediately blown away by how much true stereo effect this tiny thing can produce. For such a small package, it has some amazing tone.

                I have had several practice amps of this size and nothing compares. The built in Mods and FX are simple to use and inspiring. I would say the only drawback I have found would be poor sustain. But it is a 10W 2 x 5 so I wasn't expecting anything really.

                 
                4.0

                Great for small inexpensive amp

                By Emster

                from Bangkok and Jomtien Thailand

                About Me Experienced

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

                    Very handy little amp to use at my apartment in Bangkok. Some really sweet tones in clean channels (I'm not a distortion guy, but can get reasonable Stones sounds). The effects are very good, don't use with any pedal. Also, being stereo, nice to plug laptop into. They could have put more thought into the software, and don't seem responsive to user requests, but no big deal. Not a whole lot of bottom, but then again, that doesn't irritate neighbors either. Nice and light, so didn't go over baggage weight limit. I'm considering adding external 12 volt battery pack to make it a "play anywhere" amp. I got the red one, very attractive.

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