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Blackstar ID: 260 2 x 60W (120W) Stereo Programmable Guitar Combo Amp Black

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The ID:260 is a 2 x 60-watt stereo, programmable amp. With 2 x 12" speakers, this combo has a broad immersive sound and really packs a punch live.The ID: Series represents the culmination of more than seven years technical research and development by the same team that designed Series One, Artisan and HT Venue. The unique controls allow you to cust...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The ID:260 is a 2 x 60-watt stereo, programmable amp. With 2 x 12" speakers, this combo has a broad immersive sound and really packs a punch live.

The ID: Series represents the culmination of more than seven years technical research and development by the same team that designed Series One, Artisan and HT Venue. The unique controls allow you to custom design your own sound, store it and then have the confidence that the amp will perform in a live environment.

By using the unique Voice control, patented ISF and patent-applied-for True Valve Power, these amplifiers allow unparalleled flexibility and ease of use, enabling you to in effect, design the sound in your head and deliver it live as LOUD as valve. Individuality is power!

Features

  • True Valve Power offers six distinctly different power valve responses - EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88
  • ¢ EL84 - Bell like full bodied Class A with lots of compression
  • ¢ 6V6 - Crisp Class A with high compression and tight mids
  • ¢ EL34 - Classic British Class A/B crunch with full bodied soft break up
  • ¢ KT66 - Rich and warm vintage British hot biased Class A/B
  • ¢ 6L6 - Tight dynamic Class A/B with extended highs and lows
  • ¢ KT88 - Tight, bold and dynamic Class A/B with strong low end
  • EQ with patented ISF: The patented ISF control works with the Bass and Treble controls to give you access to infinite new sound possibilities from the USA to the UK and everywhere in-between, allowing you to infinitely adjust the response of the tone control network between any of the traditional voicings
  • Voices: The unique Voice control has six different channels - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2, which when used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control, you can get the exact tone you're thinking of
  • GUI Software: GUI for deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the supplied Blackstar GUI software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via our online community. The USB connector also allows you to record your amp directly to your computer or to re-amp guitar tracks. The audio section allows you to play along to your MP3s, plus you can loop and time stretch sections for phrase training
  • Multi effects: The effects section delivers studio-quality modulation, delay and reverb effects (four each, based on classic and boutique effects) simultaneously that you can store with your sound
  • 128 user storable sounds: There are 12 patches which are accessible from the front of the amp
  • Manual mode: The sound you hear will reflect the current physical position of the knobs so you can find the sound you are looking for and then store it for future use
  • USB connectivity: Plug the amp in to a mac or PC with the USB connection and you'll be able to edit patches, record and re-amp audio and much more via the GUI
  • Speaker emulated output: This amp has a fully specified speaker emulated output which further enhances the studio credentials and allows any guitarist to get amazing valve tone straight to tape or disk, or through headphones
  • Built-in tuner: Allows you to tune your guitar through the amp, with LEDs that indicate if the note that is being played is in tune, sharp or flat
  • MIDI input: This amp offers the ability to recall Patches via MIDI Program Change messages, and to dynamically modify Patch values via MIDI Control Change messages
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BlackstarID: 260 2 x 60W (120W) Stereo Programmable Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (3)
  • Performances (3)
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1.0

Not fit for a live enviroment

By Jim

from Atlanta GA

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Blackstar ID: 260 2 x 60W (120W) Stereo Programmable Guitar Combo Amp:

    These are great amps but the FS-10 Foot Switch is incompatible with the ID series amps. I've had multiple foot switches but nothing solves the problem. Blackstar tech support is non-existent and Korg USA tech support is useless. Blackstar does not respond to emails and their online forum offers little to no help. You cannot use this amp in a live situation because the foot switch is unreliable. Please note that if you do buy a Blackstar product and have issues you will be on your own because customer support is non-existent.

     
    1.0

    Not fit for a live enviroment

    By Jim

    from Atlanta GA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Foot switch useless

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blackstar ID: 260 2 x 60W (120W) Stereo Programmable Guitar Combo Amp:

        I own both an ID260 and the ID60. The amps themselves are exception quality and sound great. Unfortunately, this is not an amp you can use live because the FS-10 foot switch does not work correctly. I've had multiple switches but nothing solves the problem. There is no technical support from Blackstar. Korg USA, the technical support arm in the US offers no solution to the foot switch issue. I've emailed Blackstar multiple times with no response and their online forum is useless. If you're looking for an amp for live performances this is not a good option.

         
        5.0

        Death On Hwy 80

        By Rick Rice

        from Sierra Vista, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Blackstar ID: 260 2 x 60W (120W) Stereo Programmable Guitar Combo Amp:

        The hardest part was meeting its parents. Don't get me started.

         
        5.0

        Great for acoustic guitars too! All the amp you need!

        By Forever Gretsch Guy

        from Longmeadow, MA

        About Me Experienced

        Comments about Blackstar ID: 260 2 x 60W (120W) Stereo Programmable Guitar Combo Amp:

        Just got one of the Mexican made Martins 000 custom X series acoustics from GC, (great guitar BTW) and it sounds like a much more expensive guitar unplugged, but plug it in to this amp and you will be amazed! Actually makes me play even better as it is so versatile!

         
        5.0

        Great for Acoustic guitars too!

        By Forever Gretsch Guy

        from Longmeadow, MA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Blackstar ID: 260 2 x 60W (120W) Stereo Programmable Guitar Combo Amp:

            Got this to use my Gretsch G5622t electric with, but just got a new Martin Custom X series acoustic,(yes it's mostly composite and made in Mexico, but it sounds like a $6000 instrument thru this amp!You don't need to spend a lot of money for great sounds. Bought the amp based on a GC employees recommendation, who actually uses this amp himself.

             
            5.0

            Best amp out there right now!

            By Forever Gretch Guy.

            from Longmeadow, Ma

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • All the Amp you will Ever need!
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Footswitch is a seperate item

            Best Uses

              Comments about Blackstar ID: 260 2 x 60W (120W) Stereo Programmable Guitar Combo Amp:

              Great amp, like every tube amp and voice all in one unit. Well made, Excellent sounds. All you need to add is a wah pedal, (I added a Vox wah to it, didn't interact well with my Roland ME-50 multi effects, probably as this has all you need built right in.) Footswitch to control the various amp functions like access to all 128 storable patched that you can create and download should come with it as standard equipment or design the amp so you can do it from the amps front panel (you can access/store 12 from the front) TVP feature is great. Just like a tube amp without the tubes to burn out, and you get 6 sets of tube types!

               
              5.0

              I would buy this again and again, love it!

              By Vintacos

              from Findlay, Ohio

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Blackstar ID: 260 2 x 60W (120W) Stereo Programmable Guitar Combo Amp:

              Switching from channel to channel is difficult because of the delay in between is some what of a learning curve but it's worth every penny. A+

               
              5.0

              Truly Amazing Digital Combo Amp

              By Chadvader

              from Philly

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Blackstar ID: 260 2 x 60W (120W) Stereo Programmable Guitar Combo Amp:

                I was in between the Spider V and this amp. While the Spider V may have more features such as an app and looper, it fall way short on what the Blackstar brings in tone. It truly feels like an analogue amp with built in tonal features. Between the valve modeling and the ISF tone shaping, you can truly achieve many tones out there. From John Mayer cleans to iconic Appetite for Destruction crunch, any tone can be achieved. Add in some active pickups and chug some heavy metal. The only downside is that the footpedal is less than desireable. Very basic. That is a small downside to an amazing amp.

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