Gear Reviews

Blackstar ID:Core awarded as “Top Gear”

TopGuitar is proud to announce that the ID:Core series guitar amplifiers from Blackstar were reviewed in the November issue of the magazine and received a “Top Gear” editors’ award this month. The products were delivered for review by Blackstar distributor in Poland, Sound Service.

Below are some excerpts from a successful review by gear department editor Mikolaj Sluzewski, which may serve as reasons for the award:

“A pack of loudly announced guitar amplifiers that offer stereo sound in a small and affordable package. You can easily state that there hasn’t been anything like this before on the guitar market.”

“Three ID:Core models have the same features and sound settings. It means that buying a smaller one does not mean less sound crafting options and your choice is only defined by your need of power and volume.”

“The most important thing about the ID:Core series is that you no longer have to own two separate amplifiers and some specific signal-splitting effects to fully taste a multidimensional, stereophonic sound… and really fall in love with it’s depth.”

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.

Blackstar ID Core


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.