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Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp  

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The ID:Core40 is a solid 40W entry-level guitar amplifier that provides incredible tone and flexibility thanks to a simple and intuitive control set with two 6.5" speakers which provide super wide ste... Read More

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Overview

The ID:Core40 is a solid 40W entry-level guitar amplifier that provides incredible tone and flexibility thanks to a simple and intuitive control set with two 6.5" speakers which provide super wide stereo for 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
  • Power: 40W (solid state, stereo)
  • Single input
  • 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
  • Speakers: 2x6.5 Blackstar
  • 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
  • Controls: Gain, volume, EQ/ISF, effects level, effect type, voice select
  • 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 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

REVOLUTIONARY!!

I've been playing all styles of music for almost 40 years, played many different guitars and amps. I know good sound and tone, and this amp will even change the "boutique...Read complete review

I've been playing all styles of music for almost 40 years, played many different guitars and amps. I know good sound and tone, and this amp will even change the "boutique tube amp purists" out there. With the "super-wide stereo" setting, you will not believe your ears!! Winner at NAMM 2014 "Best In Show". I can't explain how good this sounds, you have to hear it for yourself. At $199, might be the best investment I've ever made. Trading in all my pedal effects and amps, this is THAT good!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Sound but was defective

The Amp has an awesome sound and was a lot of fun . Plugged it into the computer to use the Insider software and the amp shut off and would not turn back on ....Read complete review

The Amp has an awesome sound and was a lot of fun . Plugged it into the computer to use the Insider software and the amp shut off and would not turn back on . I returned the Amp to the store and saw mine was not the only one that was defective. I exchanged it and some $$ for a ID 60 . The ID 60 is a good sounding amp it did have some problems with interference but I changed outlets and now it works fine . If you buy the ID core ( they do have that awesome sound ) get the added coverage.

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5.0

Great.

By Charles

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

Great amp. Delivered when promised.

 
1.0

Great Sound but was defective

By D Wizzle

from Monroe NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

      The Amp has an awesome sound and was a lot of fun . Plugged it into the computer to use the Insider software and the amp shut off and would not turn back on . I returned the Amp to the store and saw mine was not the only one that was defective. I exchanged it and some $$ for a ID 60 . The ID 60 is a good sounding amp it did have some problems with interference but I changed outlets and now it works fine . If you buy the ID core ( they do have that awesome sound ) get the added coverage.

       
      1.0

      no

      By Jack

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

      Did not care much for this amp. I returned it and purchased a Roland Cube 10".

       
      4.0

      Would and did buy amp again

      By Doggie jomo

      from Berkeley

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Trouble with insider programing

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

        Tried downloading insider program on two seperate amps and made both of them non functional.

         
        5.0

        A world of difference from a crate!

        By JR

        from New Albany, IN

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

          Just practicing!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          OD Channels dropping out

          By Old Guy

          from SoCal

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • OD Channels just drop out

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

          Purchased this 3 days ago and was loving it. Then today..........both OD Channels just drop out. Can't seem to find the cause/settings that may be causing this so I guess it'll be headed back tomorrow. Bummer

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Practice Amp

          By James

          from Atlanta GA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Practice

            Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

            Excellent practice amp. Easy to use. Looks great and sounds awesome. The reverb, delay and modulation are great features.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Sound, Structure Questionable

            By JN

            from Etta, MS

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

              Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

              The sound is outstanding. The clean, in particular. However, I had to exchange the amp because the sound kept cutting in and out and eventually quit altogether. The new amp has a few LEDs on the channel selector that don't light up. Sound is superb, the workmanship is just hit or miss.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              pretty darn cool amp

              By John

              from Springfield, VA

              Site Member

              Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

              So, Bobby is right. You can't use this if you're rehearsing with a band. But, it's very versatile when using as a home practice amp or for recording. The sweet thing about the ID:Core is the ability to download different patches from the Blackstar community and have your amp programmed with the particular "sounds" you're after. While it will only hold 6 total patches, it's very easy to switch out any or all of the slots. Or, if you leave it plugged into your computer, you can switch around effortlessly from a total database of something like 128 saved patches. You can also load mp3s of the songs you want to play along with and/or download free backing tracks. It's got good tone and the stereo effect really enhances the overall sound. Unless you live out in the sticks, you'll probably not be able to go full volume, so you'd probably be safe getting the 20W version.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              pretty darn cool amp

              By John

              from Springfield, VA

              Site Member

              Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

              So, Bobby is right. You can't use this if you're rehearsing with a band. But, it's very versatile when using as a home practice amp or for recording. The sweet thing about the ID:Core is the ability to download different patches from the Blackstar community and have your amp programmed with the particular ""sounds"" you're after. While it will only hold 6 total patches, it's very easy to switch out any or all of the slots. Or, if you leave it plugged into your computer, you can switch around effortlessly from a total database of something like 128 saved patches. You can also load mp3s of the songs you want to play along with and/or download free backing tracks. It's got good tone and the stereo effect really enhances the overall sound. Unless you live out in the sticks, you'll probably not be able to go full volume, so you'd probably be safe getting the 20W version.

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