Blackstar's Artist 15 15-watt tube combo amplifier is based on their boutique Artisan series, but with added features to make the Artist 15 ready for any gig you throw at it. The two independent channels deliver clean to gritty crunch tones, and features like onboard reverb, a series effects loop, and Blackstar's patented ISF control let you tweak your tones. And the Artist 15 was built from the ground up to work fantastically with your favorite pedals. The Blackstar Artist 15 will be your go-to amp for all of your performance, session, and rehearsal needs.
The Artist 15 comes with two separately voiced channels to seamlessly switch between clean and crunch tones. The 6L6 power tubes deliver a glassy, American-style tone to the clean channel. The dirty channel will take you through British crunch and drive. Using a boost or overdrive on this channel will easily take you into high-gain territory. And the 12" Celestion V-type speaker imparts a balanced mixture of vintage and modern tones, with just the right amount of cut.
Music Experience guitarists know that modern players need quick access to many different tones. The Artist 15 is loaded with features to ensure these sounds are easily attainable. Get maximum clarity from your time-based effects in the series effects loop. Blackstar's patented ISF control shifts the character of the amplifier's tone stack between British and American voices. And the onboard reverb can add a touch of ambience to your guitar tone or spill into surf-type washes.
Blackstar designed their Artist series amplifiers with your pedals in mind. Both channels are engineered to work extremely well with all sorts of different effects. The clean channel is a blank canvas for any of your favorite drives, fuzzes, distortions, or any other pedals. The dirty channel loves being pushed harder by boosts and overdrives. And the series effects loop allows you to get the most out of your delays, choruses, reverbs, and more.
At the heart of the Artist 15 lies a unique power amplifier design that harnesses the tonal qualities of the revered 6L6 valve. By carefully optimising the key power amplifier parameters of the Artist 15, the Blackstar design team has created an amplifier which has the outstanding dynamics normally associated with a USA 6L6 design, whilst adding the chime and shimmer of a classic British Class A amplifier. The Artist 15’s two channels offer the widest possible palette of classic tones and each channel can be set as either a clean channel or a classic overdrive channel. With the emphasis on simplicity and sonic purity, every feature has been refined to allow a musician total freedom in shaping their own sound. Pro features such as footswitching, reverb, master volume and effects loop augment the sonic experience, making the product completely equipped for today’s exacting performance requirements. As with all Blackstar products, reliability is paramount and the Artist 15 has been subject to countless hours of endurance testing, both in the laboratory and in live performance meaning you can rely on the Artist 15 night after night in the most demanding gig environments. This flexibility, tone and quality is delivered with a visual elegance worthy of the world’s greatest stages and performers. From the metallic thread in the classic paper fret to the embossed Blackstar detail on the luxury leather carrying strap, nothing has been left to chance in delivering the Artist 15 - The New Classic.
If you need one amp to do it all, the Blackstar Artist 15 may be your amp.
|Number of Channels||2|
|Speaker Size||1 x 12" Celestion V-type|
|Preamp Tubes||2 x ECC83|
|Power Tubes||2 x 6L6|
|Inputs||1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/4" (loop return)|
|Outputs||3 x 1/4" (speaker outs), 1 x 1/4" (emulated out/headphones), 1 x 1/4" (loop send)|
|Footswitch I/O||1 x 1/4" (channel)|
|Footswitch Included||Yes, 1-button footswitch|
|Manufacturer Part Number||Artist15|