The Blackstar Artisan 15 Combo and the Artisan 15H head use the following 6 valves to achieve their amazing tone:
This carefully selected valve kit has been put together specifically for this Blackstar amplifier. It features five premium-grade JJ valves and one Svetlana EF86.
If you find the amp is a little bit louder than you would like and need to reduce the gain, we recommend using a 12AY7 in the V1 position. That’s the valve closest to the input jack. You will see this valve is listed in the options as an additional valve you can add to your basket.
So restore the tone, the power and the sparkle to your guitar amplifier. Treat yourself to a brand new set of valves today.
If you have any queries please get in touch. We have over 30 years experience so one of our team will always be happy to help and advise.
Also, do take a look at our FAQ section where we answer all the popular questions on swapping valves as well as lots of hints and tips if you are new to upgrading your valves.
What an amp this is. In triode mode the tone is round and bluesy with a mellow top end. The triode mode also has the benefit of producing more saturated distortion tones at lower output levels.
The pentode mode produces a more dynamic feel and is louder and more punchy than the triode mode. This setting is recommended for dynamic clean sounds and more pushy sounding crunch tones. So this is a perfect setting for both rehearsals and smaller gigs.
The Artisan 15 also allows the blending of the two channels. By paralleling the guitar connection to the inputs of Channel 1 and Channel 2 endless tonal variations are available.
Use the hi input if you wish to achieve power amplifier break-up and overdrive. Use the lo input if you wish the amplifier to remain clean. So this feature is really useful if your guitar has high output pick-ups.
Best valves for the Blackstar Artisan 15 amplifier. Order yours today and get your amp sounding better than ever.