Gear Reviews

Blackstar Artist 15 & Artist 30 electric guitar amplifiers review with “Top Gear” award

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the February issue of the magazine features a review of Blackstar Artist 15 and Artist 30 electric guitar combo amplifiers, which have been awarded with “Top Gear” editors’ award. The equipment was delivered for review by Blackstar distributor in Poland, Sound Service. Visit the dedicated Sound Service subpage at TopGuitar website.
Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Mikolaj Sluzewski, which may serve as reasons for the award:

“The first channel is designed as a clean channel and it actually stays truly clean no matter how far right you move the volume knob! Remarkable and noteworthy for tonal purists who value high quality clear sound, as well as for external effects users.”

“Such beautiful, harmonically soaked sound, balancing on the edge of saturated clean and mild overdrive is extremely hard to find among many other amps in this price range.”

“The feelings accompanying playing the Blackstar Artist 15 and Artist 30 are at times truly magical, and the sublime, aristocratic sound of these amps is additionally enriched by a perfectly matched reverb.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

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Published since 2005, TopGuitar is a monthly issued magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians, as well as all guitar and bass fans in Poland and The Polish diaspora (people of Polish origin who live outside Poland). The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts. Every issue contains more than 15 reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, along with interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, CD and DVD reviews, event reports, guitar workshop and tips, the latest products, and artist news.