Carmen Vandenberg. One of the most exciting guitarists in the world. Her band, Bones UK, has been Grammy nominated and supported the likes of KORN and Rage Against the Machine. She also co-wrote the Jeff Beck album Loud Hailer. In 2019 Carmen worked closely with Blackstar’s engineers to create her signature CV30. Now, answering calls for a lower wattage and more compact version, we are proud to introduce the CV10. Based on the Studio 10 6L6, one of Carmen’s favourite amps, the CV10 is perfect for Carmen’s blend of riff-heavy rock and roll and industrial blues tones.
The CV10 deploys a 6L6 output valve and an ECC83 in the preamp stage to give this amp a distinctively American bright clean sound and searing lead tone. The built-in overdrive circuit – inspired by our renowned HT-Drive pedal – takes the lead tone from dynamic crunch to a singing, smooth legato and remains composed and graceful.
Front Panel Features:
Rear Panel Features:
Emulated Output (Mono, taken after the power amp)
Series effects loop
Effects level switch
Footswitch (Supplied 1-button to activate boost feature, or use an optional 2-button for boost or overdrive and reverb)
3 speaker outputs – 1 x 16 Ohm, 1 x 8 Ohm and 2 x 16 Ohm
Incredible 6L6 Valve Tone
The CV10’s unique 6L6 design carefully optimises the key power amplifier parameters resulting in outstanding dynamics normally associated with a USA 6L6 design, whilst adding the chime and shimmer of a classic British Class A amplifier.
Perfect Pedal Platform
Carmen is renowned for creating huge soundscapes with an array of different pedals. The CV10 has been carefully developed to be an ideal canvas for pedals.
The CV10's simple controls allow you to quickly access classic, timeless tones encapsulating everything from rich boutique cleans to creamy overdrives.
Post Power Stage Speaker Emulated Output
To capture the true sonic experience of the power valves driving and breaking up when driven, the Emulated Output is take after the power stage. Every nuance of your sound can be easily recorded or run through a PA for larger venues.
12 Inch British Celestion speaker
The CV10 is equipped with a classic 12 Inch British Celestion loudspeaker helping to achieve those high headroom, crystal clear tones.
Footswitchable Boost & Drive
Quickly access your boost or overdrive with the click of a switch and take your sound up a notch.
Natural Sounding Digital Reverb
The CV30 features a completely natural sounding digital reverb, which is outstandingly musical on both clean and crunch tones. This exclusive Blackstar design responds beautifully to both the dynamic nature of clean sounds and the harmonically rich textures of crunch and high gain overdrive sounds. Some of the best studio reverb units in the world were used as references for developing the voicing.
Hand Signed Certificate
The CV10 is a limited edition, each comes with a certificate hand-signed by Carmen.