Blackstar Carmen Vandenberg CV10

SKU: UBG220413097

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Sunrise Guitars in Fayetteville, Arkansas is proud to carry the Blackstar Carmen Vandenberg CV10 amplifier. Carmen Vandenberg. One of the most exciting guitarists in the world. Her band, Bones UK, has been Grammy nominated and supported the likes of KORN and Rage Against the Machine. She also co-wrote the Jeff Beck album Loud Hailer. In 2019 Carmen worked closely with Blackstar’s engineers to create her signature CV30. Now, answering calls for a lower wattage and more compact version, Blackstar is proud to introduce the CV10. Based on the Studio 10 6L6, one of Carmen’s favourite amps, the CV10 is perfect for Carmen’s blend of riff-heavy rock and roll and industrial blues tones.

The CV10’s unique 6L6 design carefully optimises the key power amplifier parameters resulting in outstanding dynamics normally associated with a USA 6L6 design, whilst adding the chime and shimmer of a classic British Class A amplifier.

Carmen is renowned for creating huge soundscapes with an array of different pedals. The CV10 has been carefully developed to be an ideal canvas for pedals.

The CV10 deploys a 6L6 output valve and an ECC83 in the preamp stage to give this amp a distinctively American bright clean sound and searing lead tone. The built-in overdrive circuit – inspired by our renowned HT-Drive pedal – takes the lead tone from dynamic crunch to a singing, smooth legato and remains composed and graceful.

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Front Panel Features:

  • Input Sockets
  • Gain
  • Drive
  • Tone
  • Reverb
  • Master
  • Standby
  • Power

Rear Panel Features:

  • Emulated Output (Mono, taken after the power amp)
  • Series effects loop
  • Effects level switch
  • Footswitch (Supplied 1-button to activate boost feature, or use an optional 2-button for boost or overdrive and reverb)
  • Mains in
  • 3 speaker outputs – 1 x 16 Ohm, 1 x 8 Ohm and 2 x 16 Ohm