Gear Reviews

Blackstar LT Series pedals awarded as “Top Gear”

TopGuitar is proud to announce that the LT Series guitar effects pedals: LT Boost, LT Drive, LT Dist, LT Metal and LT Dual from Blackstar had been reviewed for the May issue of the magazine and received a “Top Gear” editors’ award this month. The products were delivered for review by official Blackstar distributor, Sound Service.

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

“Closed in a blue housing, the LT Boost is noiseless, efficient and amazingly affordable.”

“The LT Drive is a little more aggressive than classic overdrive pedals. It has noticeable inclinations towards hi-gain tones, but still remains in the lower gain zone.”

“LT Metal offers the highest level of distortion in the whole LT Series. It’s amazing, however, how it can resemble an overdrive pedal, producing light yet saturated crunch tone when run in minimal gain settings.”

“The green LT Dual combines two units in one stompbox. It contains two different and independent distortions.”

“The new LT Series confirms Blackstar’s construction and tone quality that gained well-deserved respect for the company. All in all, it is the only way – good quality and good sound. What’s important, all pedals are offered with very attractive price tags.”

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Blackstar LT


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.