Gear Reviews

Blackstar ID:Core BEAM – guitar amplifier review with “Top Gear” award

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the August issue of the magazine features a review of Blackstar ID:Core BEAM guitar amplifier, which has been awarded with “Top Gear” editors’ award. The product was delivered for review by Blackstar distributor in Poland, Sound Service.

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

“This is not your typical small combo with one speaker, but a well-bred, 20-watt, dual speaker stereo amplifier. BEAM stands for Bass, Electric, Acoustic and Music, which means the combo can work with all those types of guitars as well as be a part of an audio system.”

“This combo surprised me really positively, as you might say that small dogs bark the loudest. Blackstar ID:Core BEAM is definitely aimed at modern, innovation-seeking and mobile guitarists.”

“Light weight, compact size and – what is most important – stereo mode which makes playing this little beast extremely pleasant, make you want to get one of these at once.”

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 BEAM


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.