Blackstar St. James 1 x 12-inch 50-watt Tube Combo Amp with EL34 Tubes
Two channels of wide-ranging tone
When Blackstar set out to make the St. James series their most versatile and portable amps to date, they didn't cut any corners with regard to delectable tone. Two channels take you from glassy cleans to vintage crunch and even gut-punching grind, with channel and voicing selector switches around the front for easy toggling and a footswitch input around the back to swap channels with the included external pedal. The EL84-equipped model is fantastic for low- to medium-gain settings, with a vintage-tinged voice that sounds great in classic rock and heavy metal settings.
Highly demanded extra features built right in
Rather than force you to spend potentially thousands more on additional cabs and an attenuator, Blackstar loaded their St. James combo amps with top-notch cabinet simulation and power reduction. Dubbed their Cab Rig Output, the St. James' cab sim technology arms you with three different cab sim options and your choice of balanced XLR or line out/phones output to run your tone straight to an interface or mixer as well as USB for running to a computer — no cab required! Guitarists always appreciate built-in power reduction, with options for 50-watt, 2-watt, and Sag (softer, more vintage sound) operation delivering plenty of volume for the stage while keeping the roommates happy at home.
Blackstar St. James 1 x 12-inch 50-watt Tube Combo Amp Features:
- 2-channel all-tube combo amp constructed from lightweight candlenut plywood for easy transportation
- Go from chime to gain-drenched grind in the same amp
- Exclusive Celestion G12Z-70 "Zephyr" speaker delivers full-spectrum sonic options
- Built-in Cab Rig Output with cabinet simulation runs studio-quality sound to a PA or mixer via balanced XLR or line out/phones outputs
- USB with cabinet simulation lets you record directly to a computer
- Power reduction switch with 50-watt, 2-watt, and Sag operation for stage- and bedroom-appropriate volume levels
- Channel select and voicing switches on the front with an external footswitch input around back (footswitch included)
- EL34 model delivers vintage-leaning voicing that's great for rock and heavy metal