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  • What about the Blackstar Artisan 15?

    So since I'm looking for a new amp smaller than my AC30 but with a Vox feel this one is intriguing me a lot!I gotta say that my first choice is still the Vox ac15 Heritage but this has really similar specs. Here they are:
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    anybody?anything?
    dunno even an impression..a thought..
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    • #3
      I have and love my Blackstar HT-5.

      I never paid much attention to the Artisan line, but those specs are very nice looking. The 5 watt mode and EF86 channel sell it for me. Also, isn't this line handwired in England?
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      • #4
        I played one and I really wasn't that impressed
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        • #5
          I have and love my Blackstar HT-5.

          I never paid much attention to the Artisan line, but those specs are very nice looking. The 5 watt mode and EF86 channel sell it for me. Also, isn't this line handwired in England?


          in theory yes but I'm not 100% sure!
          Gear: Fender American Tele<br>Fender Thin-skin JM<br>Fender Vibroverb '63 Ri<br>Too many pedlols<br><br>Great deals with: Henry_13 (x2), HeartfeltDawn (x2), loobs, theboywho, gambit (x2), ghjhardwick, Used_666 (x2), Loobs, brandnewzo, SG1 too many others I can't remember

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          • #6
            I played one and I really wasn't that impressed


            what didn't you like in particular?
            Gear: Fender American Tele<br>Fender Thin-skin JM<br>Fender Vibroverb '63 Ri<br>Too many pedlols<br><br>Great deals with: Henry_13 (x2), HeartfeltDawn (x2), loobs, theboywho, gambit (x2), ghjhardwick, Used_666 (x2), Loobs, brandnewzo, SG1 too many others I can't remember

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            • #7
              one volume, one tone knob? not sure about that..
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              • #8
                one volume, one tone knob? not sure about that..


                yes that's my biggest concern..
                Gear: Fender American Tele<br>Fender Thin-skin JM<br>Fender Vibroverb '63 Ri<br>Too many pedlols<br><br>Great deals with: Henry_13 (x2), HeartfeltDawn (x2), loobs, theboywho, gambit (x2), ghjhardwick, Used_666 (x2), Loobs, brandnewzo, SG1 too many others I can't remember

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                • #9
                  what didn't you like in particular?


                  It seemed like a lot of cash for an amp with zero in the way of features. The tone and the price tag didn't match up. I liked the tone, but not enough to want to buy it.
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                  • #10
                    It seemed like a lot of cash for an amp with zero in the way of features. The tone and the price tag didn't match up. I liked the tone, but not enough to want to buy it.


                    that's what I thought!with the same price I can get an used vox heritage!
                    Gear: Fender American Tele<br>Fender Thin-skin JM<br>Fender Vibroverb '63 Ri<br>Too many pedlols<br><br>Great deals with: Henry_13 (x2), HeartfeltDawn (x2), loobs, theboywho, gambit (x2), ghjhardwick, Used_666 (x2), Loobs, brandnewzo, SG1 too many others I can't remember

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                    • #11
                      It depends, it has less features than the vox heritage but damn, it does its thing well. I toured with a band that was using the a30 (30w version). This amp is extremely responsive to your playing and are very good. They are built to last although they are made in korea. They use vintage 30s but they work really well with the style.
                      It takes pedals really well and the guys that look after blackstar are top blokes.

                      I personally would recommend them over vox.
                      If I had a bit of extra dosh, I'd go for the a30 head version so you can get a 1x12 and then you get all the features of the artisan 30.
                      Both exist in head and combo versions.
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                      • #12
                        It depends, it has less features than the vox heritage but damn, it does its thing well. I toured with a band that was using the a30 (30w version). This amp is extremely responsive to your playing and are very good. They are built to last although they are made in korea. They use vintage 30s but they work really well with the style.
                        It takes pedals really well and the guys that look after blackstar are top blokes.

                        I personally would recommend them over vox.
                        If I had a bit of extra dosh, I'd go for the a30 head version so you can get a 1x12 and then you get all the features of the artisan 30.
                        Both exist in head and combo versions.


                        yeah I know this!I was looking at the combo 15W that new on a uk shop on ebay is 800
                        Gear: Fender American Tele<br>Fender Thin-skin JM<br>Fender Vibroverb '63 Ri<br>Too many pedlols<br><br>Great deals with: Henry_13 (x2), HeartfeltDawn (x2), loobs, theboywho, gambit (x2), ghjhardwick, Used_666 (x2), Loobs, brandnewzo, SG1 too many others I can't remember

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                        • #13
                          i have the a15 and it is great. such a crystal clear tone that has so much sustain you really wont need a compressor.
                          the only down side is that there isn't a ton of headroom. but loud enough to play over a drummer unmicd more that likely.

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                          • #14
                            ive owned the HT5 and HT20...and tried the artisan 15 out of curiosity...and its the one i should have gotten in the first place. IMO its great. the Ht-5 sounds like a metal pedal comparision and the HT20 was as slightly warmer version of hte HT55

                            too pricey for me thou as i already have a similiar sounding amps,
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                            • #15
                              i have the a15 and it is great. such a crystal clear tone that has so much sustain you really wont need a compressor.
                              the only down side is that there isn't a ton of headroom. but loud enough to play over a drummer unmicd more that likely.

                              You've now necro'd Artisan threads in three separate forums. :thu:
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