The Blackstar Artist Spotlight: Lower Than Atlantis
Blackstar Artist Spotlight
The Head that's Ahead
From one of the world’s leading amp manufacturers, the Blackstar 1046L6 features four 6L6 power valves, capable of kicking out an incredible 100 watts. The 1046L6 amp head, that achieved a Guitarist Choice Award includes built-in DPR power reduction, allowing you to take the power down to 10 watts for beautiful power amp distortion at much lower volume levels.
The amps ‘clean’ channel features a bright/warm switch that also reconfigures the output stage to run in class A or class AB to further emphasize the different characters. With the ‘crunch’ channel you have the option of either normal or ‘super crunch’ modes.
The simple and approachable control panel makes it easy to dial in custom tones and achieve the right balance between preamp gain and power amp drive, for some killer blues and classic rock tunes.
“Pure valve output distortion at any volume - a dream come true” - Blackstar
Someone Wished Upon a Blackstar...
Lead vocalist and guitarist of punk rock band Lower Than Atlantis, Mike Duce, visited the Blackstar Lounge to talk about his Series One 1046L6 and shared his tricks on how to get those killer LTA tones, riffs and signature deep and punchy sound both live and in the studio.
Most of the time Duce relies on the 1046L6’s Crunch and Super Crunch channels to make everything “a little bit more super.” Duce uses the overdrive one to add more punch during choruses and lead parts. The 6L6 valves provide more gain and more punch than the EL34’s which is why Duce chose the 1046L6 above all others.
"I've never, ever been happy with a guitar tone... But then I found Blackstar" - Duce
Lower than Atlantis are currently touring the US and will be back in the UK by January for their first headline tour of 2012.
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20 Watt valve combo
Two footswitchable channels
12" Celestion speaker
Enhanced tone controls
Patent-Applied for Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
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1-way footswitch included
Cool vintage styling
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