Let there be light. Introducing the brand new Blackstar St. James amplifiers.

May 17, 2022

FACE for professionals

Answering calls from guitarists everywhere for a valve amplifier that is truly lightweight and portable, St. James are the most advanced, innovative and best-sounding 50 Watt valve amps in the world.
Let there be light. Introducing the brand new Blackstar St. James amplifiers.

Available in a classic EL34 design that works incredibly well as a platform for effects-pedals and a higher-gain 6L6 model, these amps are simple to use, but highly versatile. Developed after months of forensic examination of vintage valve amps, the intuitive two channel set-up delivers Blackstars' best ever cleans and overdrives without compromise.

Key Features - St. James Series
  • Blackstar’s all new flagship series – developed after months of forensic examination
  • The lightest 50W valve amps in the world with no compromise in tone or performance. The head weighs just 6.7kg and the 1x12 combo only 12.8kg
  • EL34 models: Classic low gain pedal platform with a +10dB clean boost to take it from ‘chimey’ to ‘creamy’ and beyond.
  • 6L6 models: Classic US clean and modern high gain, with a Voice switch for more saturation and looser feel with plenty of resonant low-end ‘chug’.
  • St. James retains the essential elements of traditional valve amps; specifically using valves in the preamp and the power amp, as well as the loose-coupling effect of an output transformer.
  • Patent-applied-for design using a unique combination of a Switched-Mode Power Supply (SMPS) powering a real valve amp (valves in pre and power amp), a reactive load and advanced DSP for XLR and headphone outputs.
  • Built-in reactive load allows you to drive the valves without a speaker connected. Perfect for recording or ‘silent stage’
  • Includes 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 the accompanying free software and capture the incredible tones via USB / XLR out or headphones.
  • Power Reduction switch allows you to select 50 Watts, 2 Watts or Sag to easily get the perfect balance of power and response for any situation from studio to stage.
  • Exclusive Celestion Zephyr lightweight loudspeaker. Blackstar worked closely with Celestion to design a unique lightweight speaker that uses a traditional ferrite magnet. Based on the ‘soft parts’ and voicing of a Vintage 30, the Zephyr packs a huge tonal punch but at a fraction of the weight of a standard guitar amp speaker.
  • 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.
From left to right: St. James 6L6 Combo, St. James EL34 Head with 212VOC Fawn cabinet, St. James 6L6 Head with 212VOC Black cabinet, St. James EL34 Combo

Let there be light. Introducing the brand new Blackstar St. James amplifiers.

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Answering calls from guitarists everywhere for a valve amplifier that is truly lightweight and portable, St. James are the most advanced, innovative and best-sounding 50 Watt valve amps in the world.

Available in a classic EL34 design that works incredibly well as a platform for effects-pedals and a higher-gain 6L6 model, these amps are simple to use, but highly versatile. Developed after months of forensic examination of vintage valve amps, the intuitive two channel set-up delivers Blackstars' best ever cleans and overdrives without compromise.

Key Features - St. James Series
  • Blackstar’s all new flagship series – developed after months of forensic examination
  • The lightest 50W valve amps in the world with no compromise in tone or performance. The head weighs just 6.7kg and the 1x12 combo only 12.8kg
  • EL34 models: Classic low gain pedal platform with a +10dB clean boost to take it from ‘chimey’ to ‘creamy’ and beyond.
  • 6L6 models: Classic US clean and modern high gain, with a Voice switch for more saturation and looser feel with plenty of resonant low-end ‘chug’.
  • St. James retains the essential elements of traditional valve amps; specifically using valves in the preamp and the power amp, as well as the loose-coupling effect of an output transformer.
  • Patent-applied-for design using a unique combination of a Switched-Mode Power Supply (SMPS) powering a real valve amp (valves in pre and power amp), a reactive load and advanced DSP for XLR and headphone outputs.
  • Built-in reactive load allows you to drive the valves without a speaker connected. Perfect for recording or ‘silent stage’
  • Includes 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 the accompanying free software and capture the incredible tones via USB / XLR out or headphones.
  • Power Reduction switch allows you to select 50 Watts, 2 Watts or Sag to easily get the perfect balance of power and response for any situation from studio to stage.
  • Exclusive Celestion Zephyr lightweight loudspeaker. Blackstar worked closely with Celestion to design a unique lightweight speaker that uses a traditional ferrite magnet. Based on the ‘soft parts’ and voicing of a Vintage 30, the Zephyr packs a huge tonal punch but at a fraction of the weight of a standard guitar amp speaker.
  • 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.
From left to right: St. James 6L6 Combo, St. James EL34 Head with 212VOC Fawn cabinet, St. James 6L6 Head with 212VOC Black cabinet, St. James EL34 Combo

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