Blackstar Artist 15 Combo

All-Tube Electric Guitar Combo

  • Power: 15 W
  • 2 Channels
  • Equipped with: 1x 12" Celestion V Type speaker
  • Preamp tubes: 2x ECC83
  • Power tubes: 2x 6L6
  • Controls: ISF, Bass, Middle, Treble, Reverb, Master Volume
  • Speaker simulated output for recording
  • FX loop
  • Dimensions: 612 x 486 x 258 mm
  • Weight: 18 kg
  • Incl. FS-4 foot switch (for channel change)
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Sound samples

 
0:00
  • Blues
  • Blues Line
  • Country
  • Country Line
  • Funk
  • Funk Line
  • Hazey
  • Hazey Line
  • Rockabilly
  • Rockabilly Line
  • Show more

Further information

Power 15 W
Speaker size 1x 12"
Power Amp Tubes 6L6
Channels 2
Reverb Yes
External FX Loop Yes
Recording Output Yes
MIDI Interface No
Connection for External Speaker No
Headphone connection No
Footswitch Yes
Incl. Footswitch Yes
Weight 18,0 kg
2 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.5 / 5.0
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Text ratings for this product are available in another language only so far
2 written ratings
de Automatically translated (Show original)
deOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
handling
features
sound
quality

Expectations

05.07.2016
First and foremost, the sharp service from Thomann must be mentioned again. The amp had a small mistake in the channel 1, back to Thomann, 2 days later (!) Newer there. It just does not get any better!

Now to Amp:

15 watts is loud, very loud;) But thanks to the master volume you can play the amp very quietly. The sound quality does NOT suffer. Thanks to the gain control in Channel 2 distortion in small loudspeakers is easily possible.

Channel 1 is super clean, rather middle-waved and insane directly, as he bypasses the preamp quasi. With humbuckers and corresponding master volume you get a light overdrive.

Channel 2 is rocking with full gain and humbuckers, AC / DC like I'd say. With the ISF knob you can tweak the amp rather towards Fender or Marshall.

The amp perfectly supports pedals on both channels. Thus with the Overdrive pedal, there are almost 4 different sounds:

Channel 1 clean, Channel 1 with Overdrive has nice midboost (I have to mention SRV now), Channel 2 for nice crunch sounds, Channel 2 with overdrive for fat leads.

As mentioned above, expectations were exceeded by far
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
es Automatically translated (Show original)
esOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
handling
features
sound
quality

Huge and versatile sound in an easy to transport combo

Sebudko, 19.12.2017
I had been trying to reduce my backline and change my sound (I was wearing a Marshall JVM 410H with a 2x12). My intention was to find a combo that resembled an AC15 but with an effects loop and 2 independent channels. This amplifier is the one that comes closest to what I was looking for.

When I received the amplifier, it was plug and play. It's one of those combos that just sounds good and the EQ will use it to give it the color you're looking for. Many small combos that I have tried do not have much game since some "extreme" EQ do not sound good, this is not the case.

The effects loop is clean and clear, without noise or a "tint" or "color" added to the sound.

The integrated reverb is very good for a digital unit.

The ISF function gives you a very open medium frequency palette, hence the possibility of giving the color you are looking for to your tone.

The only thing I would have liked to see is a 15w version of 2x12 (I think the 30w 2x12 model has a headroom too high to take advantage of in most applications.

In short, a versatile and top quality combo.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
B-Stock from 739 € available
Free shipping incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online guides
Guitar Amps
Guitar Amps
The following pages give an overview of the various types of guitar amp available.
Online guides
Guitar Setups
Guitar Setups
The range of available guitars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily accessible.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 21% Belgium VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Belgium are 2,50 EUR, free shipping on orders above 49 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Schoeps CMC54 Mono Set MK4 CMC5 Marshall Origin 20C Combo Adam T5V Subpac M2X Roland R-07 black Yamaha Stagepas 600BT RME ADI-2 DAC Heritage Audio HA-73 EQ Elite Focal Listen Professional Epiphone Richie Faulkner Flying V Marshall Origin 20H Head the box pro DSP 18 Sub
(1)
Recommended
Schoeps CMC54 Mono Set MK4 CMC5

Schoeps CMC54 Mono Set Limited Edition, high quality condenser small diaphragm microphone comprising CMC 5 mic preamp Refurbished (new housing and refurbished) and MK4 capsule (new) cardioid, specifications CMC 5: power consumption 4mA, 48V phantompower, max. output level 1V, length...

to the product
990 €
Recommended
Marshall Origin 20C Combo

Tube combo amp for electric guitar Gain boost function, Two voicings (Normal, High Treble), which can be mixed steplessly via the tilt control, Switchable power reduction for full sound in any environment, 1 channel, Power: 20 watts, Preamp tubes:...

to the product
649 €
(3)
Recommended
Adam T5V

Active Nearfield Monitor Equipped with: 5" woofer and 1.9" U-ART ribbon tweeter, 2x Class-D amplifiers: 50W RMS woofer, 20W RMS tweeter, Frequency range: 45 - 25000 Hz, Crossover frequency: 3 kHz, Maximum input level: 106 dB (1m/pair), Rear bass...

to the product
169 €
Recommended
Subpac M2X

Subpac M2X, Mobile tactile bass system, SubPac adds real depth, connection and enjoyment to whatever you play through it - your music and media comes to life with the added dimension of physical bass. Frequency Response: 1hz-200hz, Wired Input: 3.5mm...

to the product
395 €
(1)
Recommended
Roland R-07 black

Portable MP3 / WAV Recorder with Bluetooth Functionality Stereo recordings up to 24 Bit / 96 kHz in WAV format or up to 396 kbps in MP3 format on microSD / SDHC card, Built-in stereo microphone, Integrated hybrid limiter,...

to the product
229 €
Recommended
Yamaha Stagepas 600BT

Mini-PA System with Bluetooth Function Consisting of 2x passive 2-way boxes and 10-channel power mixers, Power mixers and speaker cables can be stored in the boxes for transportation, Successor of the Stagepas 600i, Including 2 speaker cables, each 6...

to the product
799 €
(3)
Recommended
RME ADI-2 DAC

High-end DA converter & headphone amplifier Sample rates: 44.1 kHz up to 768 kHz, Playback of DSD and Direct DSD, SteadyClock FS, LCD display with AutoDark function for lighting, Desktop Case, Dimensions: 215 x 52 x 150 mm, Weight:...

to the product
999 €
Recommended
Heritage Audio HA-73 EQ Elite

Heritage Audio HA-73 EQ Elite; 1-Channel Mic-Preamp wit EQ; based on the 1073; hand wound Carnhill Transformers; 3 stage fully discrete class A mic preamp; max. Gain: 80 dB Mic and 50 dB Line; -20 dB Pad; LO-Z switches the...

to the product
945 €
Recommended
Focal Listen Professional

Headphones Closed, Circumaural, Conversion technology for acoustic transparency and dynamics, Impedance: 32 ohms, Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz - / 1 Vrms): 122 dB SPL, THD (THD, @ 1 kHz / 100 dB SPL): 0.3%, Frequency range: 5 Hz to...

to the product
249 €
(1)
Recommended
Epiphone Richie Faulkner Flying V

Electric Guitar Body and neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Ebony, Neck profile: Thin C, 22 Jumbo frets, Scale: 628 mm, Pickups: Active EMG 57 (bridge) and EMG 66 (neck) humbucker, Floyd Rose 1000, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, Colour: Black, Incl. Deluxe...

to the product
939 €
Recommended
Marshall Origin 20H Head

Tube Amp Head for Electric Guitar Gain boost function, Two voicings (Normal, High Treble), which can be mixed steplessly via the tilt control, Switchable power reduction for full sound in any environment, 1 channel, Power: 20 watts, Preamp tubes:...

to the product
549 €
Recommended
the box pro DSP 18 Sub

Active subwoofer Speaker assembly: 18", Power: 800 W / 3200 W (RMS / Peak), Maximum level: 128 dB, Frequency range: 30 - 150 Hz, Connections: XLR (L + R) in, XLR (L + R) throu and XLR (L +...

to the product
366 €
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.