The Blackstar Blackfire 200 Gus G Signature Guitar Amplifier Head is the ultimate heavy metal amp and the first signature amp from Blackstar! Guitarist Gus G. of Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind worked closely with Blackstar to create this 200 watt monster that is based on the award winning Series One 200 amp design. Only 225 of these limited edition amplifiers will be made by Blackstar.
Blackstar Blackfire 200 Gus G Signature Guitar Amplifier Head Features
- 200 watts
- 4 Channels
- 6 modes (footswitchable)
- Custom cosmetic including a brushed aluminum front panel complete with an 'Evil G' logo and a cast metal Blackstar logo
- Gus G.'s Fire and Fury overdrive channels
- Series effects loop with effects level switch
- MIDI switching
- Advanced speaker emulated output
- 4-way footcontroller supplied
- Limited Edition of 225
- Exclusive Gus G. accessories including a signed certificate, an 'Evil G' key ring, trading card, pick, dust cover and a Firewind CD 'Few Against Many'
The Blackfire 200 amp features 4 channels including a Clean channel with Warm and Bright modes, a Crunch channel with Crunch and Super Crunch modes, plus Fire and Fury overdrive channels specially voiced in partnership with Gus G. for a devastating full metal assault!
200 Watt head using KT88 valves
Four selected KT88 power tubes form the backbone of this 200W high gain power house and provide unbelievable dynamics and head-room. The Blackstar Blackfire 200 head also has 4 foot-switchable channels including Clean, Crunch, Fire and Fury.
Fire and Fury Channels - High gain classic distortion
The overdrive channels are named after the Firewind fan-favorite track 'The Fire And The Fury'. The Fire channel delivers a high gain classic distortion, while the Fury channel takes you to screaming lead and beyond. The overdrive channels are characterized by a tone which is high in gain, but lacks any of the detached top-end often found in many similar designs. This is a result of unique preamp and power amp shaping techniques, which also benefit the player in the way the overdrives clean up beautifully as the guitar volume is reduced.
ISF Control - Everything from USA to UK
The patented ISF control works with the Bass, Middle and Treble controls to give you access to infinite new sound possibilities from the USA to the UK and everywhere in-between. This fully interactive control allows you to infinitely adjust the response of the tone control network between any of the traditional voicings. In this way you can design your own sound and truly find the sound in your head.
DPR Control - Reduce the power, not the damping
The DPR system on the Blackfire 200 head allows you to vary the amplifier output down to 10 percent of its rated power without any loss in tone or valve reliability. Pure valve output distortion and compression at any volume - a dream come true.
MIDI Switching - Control channel selection
The Blackstar Blackfire 200 offers the ability to control channel selection via MIDI Program Change messages and interfacing with most MIDI controllers is a straight forward process. The amp can be placed in a MIDI chain allowing you to simultaneously select a channel on the amplifier and change the patch on a MIDI effects processor connected to the effects loop. There are 128 available Program Changes, giving you the possibility to access a vast number of tonal combinations.
Speaker Emulated Output - State-of-the-art speaker emulator
The Blackfire 200 amplifier has a state-of-the-art speaker emulator with balanced and unbalanced outputs via XLR and standard jack connectors respectively. The Blackstar speaker emulator is a complex multi-stage filter which takes the preamplifier signal and then introduces the important characteristics of a valve power amp, guitar loudspeaker and cabinet.
Solid Construction - High quality PCB, Cabinet and Chassis
This amplifier has plated through double sided PCBs for the increased mechanical integrity this construction affords. Designed to last a lifetime, Series One cabinets have a 18mm finger-jointed birch ply cabinet and heavy gauge wiring. The chassis, for mechanical integrity, are seam welded 1.6mm steel.
Series Effects Loop - Connect effects pedals
The Blackfire 200 Gus G Signature amp features an effects loop to allow you to connect effects pedals or other professional equipment using the return and send connections. The Effects Loop Level switch sets the effects loop to either +4dBV/-10dBV, which enables you to use it with either professional equipment (+4dBV setting), or with guitar level effects such as effects pedals (-10dBV setting).