Blackstar | Dept. 10 PEDALS

A Trio Of New Valve Pedals From Blackstar Dept. 10 Pedals

New from Blackstar Amplification, Dept. 10 pedals fit advanced valve technology into compact, pedalboard-friendly chassis capable of generating the same organic dynamics, tone, and authentic valve break-up as their popular amplifiers. Powered by ECC83 triodes running at more than 200 volts, this revolutionary series is as versatile as it is innovative, designed to give contemporary players the flexibility they demand with the reliability of the world’s most advanced valve technology. 

The two-channel Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Drive Pedal is the Swiss Army knife of drive pedals. Players can use it as a conventional tube overdrive, preamp, audio interface, or desktop guitar amp with a built-in Cab Rig simulator for authentic mic and cab modeling. 

Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Drive Pedal Effects and Pedals / Overdrive and Boost
Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Drive Pedal Effects and Pedals / Overdrive and Boost

Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Drive Pedal

$299.99
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.

  • Running at more than 200V, the ECC83 triode at the heart of this pedal delivers organic dynamics, tone and break up. With four pro-quality clean and overdrive voices, this is the best valve overdrive pedal you will ever own and a world-class valve recording preamp
  • Cab Rig is 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 Architect software and capture the incredible tones via USB / XLR out or headphones.
  • Along with your favourite amp, there are many ways to connect the Dept. 10 Dual Drive pedal. Use the USB audio interface for pro-recording or the XLR D.I. for professional live use. The built-in effects loop is perfect for integration into your existing pedalboard.
  • Unlike most valve pedals, the Dept.10 Dual Drive runs on just 9V. Simply plug it in alongside your other effects using a standard pedal power supply
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The Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Distortion Pedal functions similarly, offering two independent channels, three distinct voices, and the same varied application as the Dual Drive.

The Blackstar Dept. 10 Boost Pedal takes the technology in another direction, combining a Class A gain stage with a passive James-Baxandall EQ for an ultra-hot, high-voltage tone with a natural sound. 

Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Distortion Pedal Effects and Pedals / Distortion
Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Distortion Pedal Effects and Pedals / Distortion

Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Distortion Pedal

$299.99
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.

  • Running at more than 200V, the ECC83 triode at the heart of this pedal delivers organic dynamics, tone and break up. With four pro-quality clean and distortion voices, this is the best valve distortion pedal you will ever own and a world-class valve recording preamp.
  • Cab Rig is 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 Architect software and capture the incredible tones via USB / XLR out or headphones.
  • Along with your favourite amp, there are many ways to connect the Dept. 10 Dual Drive pedal. Use the USB audio interface for pro-recording or the XLR D.I. for professional live use. The built-in effects loop is perfect for integration into your existing pedalboard.
  • Unlike most valve pedals, the Dept.10 Dual Drive runs on just 9V. Simply plug it in alongside your other effects using a standard pedal power supply
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Blackstar Dept. 10 Boost Pedal Effects and Pedals / Overdrive and Boost
Blackstar Dept. 10 Boost Pedal Effects and Pedals / Overdrive and Boost
Blackstar Dept. 10 Boost Pedal Effects and Pedals / Overdrive and Boost

Blackstar Dept. 10 Boost Pedal

$219.99
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.

  • Perfect for preserving your tone when using long cables, or large pedalboards, even driving low impedance pedals like many wah-wahs.
  • Running at 250V, the ECC83 triode at the heart of this pedal delivers naturally warm boost with enough dynamics and headroom to drive any valve amp into saturation. Its low noise, Class A design is responsive to touch and rich in second order harmonics and natural compression.
  • The legendary passive James-Baxandall tone stack retains the true character of your tone. It works beautifully with any amp and its open treble and powerful lowend allows you to tailor the boost to your exact requirement.
  • Unlike most valve pedals, Dept.10 Boost runs on just 9V. Simply plug it in alongside your other effects using a standard pedal power supply.
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For all the action of a valve amplifier, the solution is simple — and small. Preorder your Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Drive Pedal, Dual Distortion Pedal, or Boost Pedal today!

Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set Effects and Pedals / EQ
Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set Effects and Pedals / EQ
Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set Effects and Pedals / EQ
Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set Effects and Pedals / EQ
Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set Effects and Pedals / EQ

Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set

$299.99
Catalinbread have released two brand new pedals in a special edition combo box, the DREAMCOAT and the SKEWER. The pedals will be sold exclusively as a box set for one month and at a discounted rate. After the first month, people can get each pedal à la carte but at full retail price. The pedals were designed to be used individually, but they really come to life when used together. The artwork of the two pedals flow into each other as one cohesive piece.


Dreamcoat
What began as an exploration of a deeply specific '60s and '70s English classic rock tone, evolved into a multidimensional gain machine capable of anything between unruly sputtery fuzz and classic rock chime. This is not meant to make you sound like a classic rock god, it is meant to inspire you from using some of the same tools they used that would otherwise be inaccessible in pedal form. The heart and soul of the Dreamcoat is a near-exact recreation of the preamp circuit from the Aiwa TP-1011 reel-to-reel deck that can be found in '60s and '70s classic rock recordings. All of the functionality of that unit is present, from sparkling cleans to powerful crunch and glassy leads, but the “Sat” control gives you an extra layer of grunt, allowing the Dreamcoat to range between near-dry tonal indifference to complete “melting-amp” Neil Young-esque tweed sounds. A certain classic rock sound wasn’t just a tape deck, though. The famous user of this tape deck also installed a passive inductor-based frequency “booster” into his guitar that cut both sides of the spectrum around the resonant frequency of their guitar pickups, giving the appearance of a frequency boostinstalled a passive inductor-based frequency “booster” into their guitars that cut both sides of the spectrum around the resonant frequency of their guitar, giving the appearance of frequency boost. To that end, we’ve added a frequency booster circuit that doesn’t cut anything, giving you a richer tone with a little oomph where it counts. To top it all off, we’ve included a clean blend circuit that begins after the frequency boost and ends after the tape preamp, so you can EQ the sum of your clean tone and dirt, all while preserving your pick attack and presence. The whole shebang runs at 20V, just a hair higher than the original Aiwa, expanding its capabilities and delivering tons of headroom.

Current draw: 44mA
Input impedance: >1MΩ
Output impedance: <5KΩ
Dimensions: 4.33” X 2.36” X 1.93”
Weight: 0.4 lbs


Skewer
One of the most recognizable pieces of gear in classic rock canon is the old Hornby-Skewes Treble Booster, a version of the classic effect used by too many artists to list. While almost all of them used a Rangemaster, the Hornby-Skewes version came stock with a silicon transistor for a more biting sound that cut through even the densest of mixes. The SKEWER stays true to that circuit, giving the old JHS unit the same treatment as our Naga Viper. This lets you dial in the desired frequency range from rich and full to treble-heavy, as well as control the amount of boost. You can also vary the amount of transistor gain for some extra juice. Some players had their original Treble Booster modded to play nicer with the rest of their gear. We’ve taken the liberty of giving you that mod as well, which is fully adjustable via the trimpot inside. Further enhancements include a noise reduction filter and anti-pop switch circuitry. This one bites just a little harder than our Naga Viper, and sounds fantastic with the DREAMCOAT.

Current draw: 1mA
Input impedance: 100k
Output impedance: 8k
Dimensions: 4.33” X 2.36” X 1.93”
Weight: 0.46 lbs
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