At the heart of each Dept. 10 series pedal is a genuine ECC83 preamp tube operating at 250 volts. This gives you the full dynamic and harmonic range of the tube, imbuing your tone with complex harmonics and hearty attack. It's a great way to punch up the front end of any amplifier, especially when you need a loud, clean tube amp to break up before you reach ear-splitting volume levels. And thanks to its built-in Cab Rig simulator, you can bypass the amp altogether and inject the sound of a miked cap directly into your recording interface or mixing board — you can even record direct to your computer thanks to the integrated USB audio interface. Guitarists at Music Experience especially appreciate the built-in effects loop, completing the amp-in-a-pedal experience.
For even more sonic versatility, each channel on the Dept. 10 Dual Distortion pedal offers two distinct gain structures to fine-tune your tone. Channel 1 offers Clean and Crunch modes, while channel 2 offers OD 1 (lots of gain) and OD 2 (even more gain) modes. Between two channels and a total of four different gain structures to explore, you're sure to find plenty of sweet sounds in the Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Distortion pedal.
The Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Distortion offers a huge sonic range to explore, by virtue of its Infinite Shape Feature (ISF). When turned fully counterclockwise, you'll lend an American characteristic to your voice, with a tight bottom end and aggressive middle. Turned all the way to the right, you'll enjoy more of a British vibe, with a woodier sound that's less aggressive. However you dial in the Dept. 10 Dual Distortion, you'll enjoy a musical response that commands attention.
For those requiring higher gain, the Dept. 10 Dual Distortion takes things up a notch. A formidable sounding valve distortion pedal and a world-class valve recording preamp – with 3 crunch/overdrive voices alongside the clean channel, our patented ISF control, low latency USB, XLR out and Dept. 10’s proprietary Cab Rig simulator technology. Dual Distortion includes Cab Rig, our next-generation DSP speaker simulator that reproduces the sound and feel of a miked up guitar cab in incredible detail. Deep-dive using the accompanying free software and capture the incredible tones via USB / XLR out or headphones. Adding to this, an in-built effects loop allows for effortless integration with your pedalboard which when used with the XLR D.I. makes for a great sounding and flexible backup amp.
Brought to you by Blackstar’s R&D division responsible for blue-sky innovation and design, Dept. 10 are the most advanced valve pedals in the world. Meticulously designed and engineered by a team of musicians for musicians. Choose from Boost, Dual Drive or Dual Distortion to help you craft your perfect tone.
At the heart of each Dept. 10 pedal is an ECC83 triode valve, running at more than 200V internally like a valve amp, which allows them to deliver organic tone, dynamics and break up.
Dual Drive and Dual Distortion include Cab Rig, our next-generation DSP speaker simulator that reproduces the sound and feel of a mic’d up guitar cab in incredible detail. Deep-dive using our free software and capture the incredible tones via low latency USB, XLR D.I. out or headphones. The Duals are perfect for use as a valve interface for recording, or to seamlessly add valve tone and drive to your pedalboard, complete with built-in FX Loop.
Low latency USB audio connectivity, allows the Dual preamp pedals to operate as standalone valve interfaces/sound cards. Simply plug direct to your laptop, desktop or tablet via USB and capture amazing valve tone.
Cab Rig uses state of the art digital processing to reproduce the sound and feel of a miked up guitar cab in incredible detail whilst overcoming many of the shortfallings of traditional IR's. Over 250 mic and cab combinations can be saved into one of the three onboard slots. Each cab has a choice of mic type and axis, alongside room mics and master EQ.
Dept. 10 Dual Drive and Dual Distortion come equipped with an amp style EQ with our patented ISF (Infinite Shape Feature). The ISF control allows you to infinitely adjust the response of the tone control network between any of the traditional voicings in a way that has never before been possible.
Built-in series effects loop for maximum flexibility and easy integration into your pedalboard.
All Dept. 10 pedals run at more than 200V internally just like a valve amp, however thanks to clever design can be powered with a standard 9V adaptor (included). This allows the ECC83 to deliver true valve tone and response while remaining pedalboard friendly.
All Dept. 10 pedals feature a built-in buffer / line driver. Perfect for preserving your tone when using long cables, or large pedalboards, even driving low impedance pedals like many wah wah’s.
|Inputs||1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/4" (return)|
||1 x 1/4" (out), 1 x 1/4" (cab rig), 1 x 1/4" (send), 1 x XLR (line out)|
||1 x Type B|
||3-band EQ, ISF tone control|
||ECC83 Preamp Tube|
||9V DC power supply (included)|
Up to 500mA
|Manufacturer Part Number||DEPT10DDS|