The Blackstar Artisan 100 amplifier uses 2 x ECC83 preamp valves (also called 12AX7), 1 x Balanced ECC83 for the phase inverter in position V3 and 4 x EL34 matched power valves/power tubes.
Over time your amp will lose its power and, more importantly, its tone. We always recommend JJ valves for the Blackstar Artisan 100 amplifier. This is because they guarantee awesome tone and power at a very competitive price.
So bring back the power and sparkle to your guitar amplifier. Treat yourself to a new set of valves today and hear the difference.
If you have any questions about replacing the tubes/valves for Blackstar Artisan 100 please do not hesitate to drop us an email.
We have over 30 years experience so one of our team is always happy to help.
We also recommend that you click through to our very helpful FAQ section. Here you will find the answer to most questions along with some very useful hints and tips.
About the Blackstar Artisan 100 amp:
The Blackstar Artisan 100 is a 100-watt hand-wired, boutique head powered by 3 x ECC83s and 4 x EL34s. It received rave reviews on release and also won the Guitarist Choice award in 2008. So here’s what Blackstar have to say about the amp:
“The Artisan 100 takes the boutique 100W design to a whole new level of flexibility. The Voice control is a timeline which chronicles the evolution of the genre from the earliest American designs through to British designs of the ’60s and ’70s.
This is achieved by switching the preamplifier voicing and power amplifier damping simultaneously.”