Blackstar Dept. 10 Boost Tube Driven Pedal

Dept. 10 - The World's Most Advanced Valve Pedals

Dept. 10 is the Blackstar R&D team responsible for blue sky innovation and design. This team of engineers are all musicians and are constantly researching new ideas to help create your perfect tone. They have developed the world’s most advanced valve pedals. Dept. 10 pedals all use an ECC83 triode valve at their heart, running at more than 200V internally which allows them to deliver organic tone, dynamics and break up. Innovative design, premium components and our advanced Cab Rig D.I. technology, create the ultimate valve pedals.

More Than Just 'Another' Pedal

Running at more than 200 volts, the ECC83 triode at the heart of these pedals delivers organic dynamics, tone and break up. The ultimate high voltage valve boost pedal. Combining a Class A gain stage and natural sounding passive James-Baxandall EQ this class-leading pedal is like adding two extra hot valve stages to your amp. The Boost's built-in buffer/line driver is perfect for preserving your tone when using long cables, or large pedalboards, even driving low impedance pedals like many wah-wahs. What's more is it features pro connectivity and integration into your setup using low latency USB audio as a valve interface for recording, and XLR D.I. for live use. 

Great for those players who want a pedal to use as a preamp or backup amp at gigs (yeah, its that good), or for those who just want a real tube boost in a pedal platform. It's also perfect for recording engineers or guitarists with home studios who want flexible tube guitar preamps. 

Cab Rig

Blackstar's next generation DSP speaker simulator that reproduces sound and, more importantly, feel of a mic'd up guitar cab in incredible detail. Deep-dive using the accompanying FREE software software and capture the incredible tones via USB/XLR out or headphones. 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.