The new Blackstar ID Core BEAM Bluetooth Combo Amplifier is an exceptional piece of kit. BEAM stands for 'Bass Electric Acoustic Music' and as you might have guessed, you can play your electric, bass, and acoustic guitar through this little beauty. As part of Blackstar’s ID:Core range of amplifiers, it is filled to the brim with fantastic features that put the fun back into practising, and recording.
A single instrument input is all that is needed to connect your electric guitar, bass, or acoustic. For home recording Blackstar has included an emulated speaker output, which also doubles up as a headphone output. Not only that, but the amplifier is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity so that you can easily stream music to the BEAM.
So once you've plugged in, the fun begins. If you're using an electric guitar, there are six electric guitar voices that cover a range of overdrives, crunch and clean. There are two bass, two acoustic, and two acoustic simulator voices, with built-in effects - Modulation, Delay, Reverb, Distortion - that give you access to an extensive range of signal processing controls. Whether you're just kicking back and practising, or are looking to lay down some professional sounding tracks, the BEAM helps you to get the tone you want with ease.
Using the carefully designed FX controls, you can shape and craft your tone to produce incredibly complex results. The Gain level allows you to crank it up, whilst the Volume enables you to project with energy. Blackstar's proprietary ISF control is onboard to tweak your EQ with ease.
Super Wide Stereo Speakers
The BEAM is fitted with a pair of (2 x 10W) Super Wide Stereo speakers, which produce a powerful output that is infused with a fantastic clarity. For such a compact little amp, it is truly astounding - but then, we've come to expect that from the team at Blackstar.
If you're on the move, staying in tune needn't be a problem thanks to the built-in chromatic tuner. You can also link to the Blackstar community using the USB connection, to create and share your own patches.
Whether you're a guitarist who is simply looking for an amp to jam along to your favourite tracks with, are looking to lay down some recordings, or are a travelling musician who needs a versatile amplifier that will enable you to accurately practise your electric/bass/acoustic chops in one go, the Blackstar ID Core Beam Bluetooth Combo Amplifier is perfect.