Blackstar has just launched their new family of St. James amplifiers, which they’re dubbing “the lightest 50 Watt valve guitar amps on earth.” The family includes the St. James 50 EL34 and 6L6 head, the EL34 and 6L6 combo versions, and then the 212VOC cabinets.
Both the EL34 and 6L6 heads and combos feature clean and crunch channels, with the EL34 focused on British crunch and very US-sounding cleans and the 6L6 being coupled with Blackstar’s highest gain Overdrive circuit to date for a little more metal. Both the heads and the combos offer an inbuilt reactive load with Cab Rig DSP; 50W, 2W and SAG switchable power modes; and XLR, Stereo Line-Out and USB outputs. The heads are available now for $1,199, while the combos are available for $1,299.
Then there are the 212VOC cabinets, which are both 2×12 and come loaded with 2x 12″ Celestion Zephyr speakers. The 212VOC offer removable rear panels for open/close back options. Both cabinets are available here for $749.