Blackstar unveils the Dept. 10 Series

28. October 2021| Blackstar

Blackstar Amplification from Northampton, England introduce with Dept. 10 a new and advanced tube pedal range. All Dept. 10s use an ECC83 triode tube at their heart, running internally at over 200V to deliver organic tone, dynamics and subtle distortion. The Dept. 10 line-up includes the two-channel Dual Drive and Dual Distortion with Clean and 3x Crunch/OD voices, plus a Boost pedal. The Dual pedals feature Cab Rig™, Blackstar’s next-generation DSP-based speaker simulation that reproduces the sound and feel of a professionally miked guitar cabinet in incredible detail. In-depth editing allows the free software to perfect the sounds via USB / XLR output or headphones.
In addition to the classic function as a distortion pedal in front of the amp, the two Dual models can also be used as a valve recording interface via USB audio with low latency and as a space-saving live setup via the XLR out, whereby external effects can also be integrated with the integrated FX loop. Finally, the Dept. 10 Boost is the new high-voltage tube boost pedal. Combining a Class A gain stage with a natural sounding passive James Baxandall EQ, this pedal acts like adding two extra hot tube stages to your amp.