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Old Yesterday, 04:27 PM   #1
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Blackstar- yes? No?

Recently made the call that I'm better off with a multi-channel amp for the time being (for gigging), and look to get a super clean amp in the future.

I was basically ready to pull the trigger on any 2nd hand JCA50 that popped up, or see if I could get a bargain DSL50. Now just been offered a Blackstar Series One 50 head for a pretty good price.

I've played a Blackstar, and heard a couple of bands with a decent guitar sound from these heads (imo). I prefer British voicing, and expect that I can get a sound that I like out of it for shows.

Aside from personal taste, any reason why I should stay well away from the Series One? Open to any other British voiced amps I should consider for up to 400 (currently use a Laney GH100 live, but I find that too messy when driven heavily).
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Old Yesterday, 04:41 PM   #2
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Can you try the amp?
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Old Yesterday, 04:44 PM   #3
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If you like the amp and are happy with the price, go for it I have heard good things about the Series 1.
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Seems like a good price, they are fine amps by everything I've heard. Curiously, could you find a VH for a similar price? If you like the GH it seems like the obvious choice.
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The Series One is a good amp but there is a good reason not to buy it - Blackstar are unethical, lying dirtbags that don't deserve the steam off your shit.
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Old Yesterday, 09:45 PM   #6
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The Series One is a good amp but there is a good reason not to buy it - Blackstar are unethical, lying dirtbags that don't deserve the steam off your shit.



I've got to hand it to you Cath, you are a man of principle. You stick to your guns
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Old Today, 01:42 AM   #7
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i have played one for a little while maybe for a half hour, at a store. low volumes though. its not bad at all. its leaps and bouds in comparison to the smaller HT's.

but i think you could find something better. but again it depends where you are. there are so many decent and quite a few good and a few awesome, the field has really opened up. this would qualify as a decent to good.
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The Series One is a good amp but there is a good reason not to buy it - Blackstar are unethical, lying dirtbags that don't deserve the steam off your shit.

Would buying a used Series One for a silly price be acceptable?

I had the Series One 200 briefly, and it was decent. Got it used and for a silly price.
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