Blackstar ID:Core 40 Guitar Amp Head

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  • 40W Super Wide Stereo Delivers Rich and Immersive Sound
  • Includes Complete Blackstar INSIDER Compatibility
  • MP3/Line Input and Emulated Output
  • Patented ISF Technology and 12 Digital FX
  • 6 Voices - From Clean Warm to Super Crunch and OD 2

Blackstar ID:Core 40 Guitar Amp Head


The Blackstar ID:Core 40 Amp Head is the latest addition in the ID:Core range, a 40 watt amp head based on the ID:Core 40 combo amp. Retaining all the innovation, tone and features of its combo counterpart, the new ID:Core 40 amp head delivers an immersive sound experience via Blackstar's unique Super Wide Stereo. Other features include simple editing and storing of patches using Blackstar INSIDER software, a USB connector that allows you to record from your amp directly to your computer, as well as an emulated output and MP3/line input to complete the package. ID:Core amplifiers allow unparalleled flexibility and ease of use, enabling you to design the sound in your head and deliver it at home, in the studio or in rehearsal.

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Classic Blackstar Voices and ISF Control

The ID:Core 40 boasts a unique Voice control with six different channels to offer - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1 and OD2. When used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control, you have the ability to produce the exact tone you desire.

When turned fully CCW, the ISF control delivers a more American characteristic with a tight bottom end and more aggressive middle, while turning the ISF fully CW produces a British characteristic which is more ''woody'' and less aggressive.

Super Wide Stereo and 12 Stereo Effects

Blackstar's unique Super Wide Stereo technology enables the ID:Core 40 to deliver an immersive sound experience that is perfect for playing along to your MP3 backing tracks. Additionally, the ID:Core 40 features 12 vintage style studio quality effects - 3 x modulation, 3 x delay and 3 x reverb, specially voiced for electric guitar and delivered via the incredible Super Wide Stereo.

Dual Speaker and Speaker Emulated Outputs

The Blackstar emulated output design is a new benchmark for pro direct recording, this no-compromise design makes it easier than ever to get your sound directly recorded without the need for a microphone. Meanwhile, the dual speaker output allows you connect two cabinets together at the same time to produce an immersive Super Wide Stereo effect.

Insider Software

The ID:Core 40 comes equipped with a USB connection that makes it quick and easy to plug the amp into a Mac or PC. Once plugged in, you can edit patches, record and re-amp audio, as well as much more via the GUI.


  • 40 W super wide stereo (2 x 20 W into 8 ohms per side)
  • 6 voices, from Clean Warm to OD2
  • Revolutionary sonic performance
  • Patented ISF technology
  • 12 digital fx
  • Programmable - store up to 6 patches, or use in manual mode
  • Full Blackstar INSIDER compatibility - create and share patches with the Blackstar Online Community
  • USB audio
  • Features a MP3/Line input for play-along sessions or listening to music
  • Emulated Line Output for silent practice or recording
  • Stereo speaker outputs
  • Mains powered via a separate PSU (supplied)


  • Model: ID:Core 40H
  • Technology Type: Digital
  • Amp Type: Modelling
  • Channels: 6
    • Clean Warm
    • Clean Bright
    • Crunch
    • Super Crunch
    • OD 1
    • OD 2
  • Wattage: 40
  • Control Type: Black Chicken Head Knobs
  • Controls:
    • Voice Control
    • Gain
    • Volume
    • EQ (ISF)
    • Effects Controls
    • Manual
    • Tap Tempo
  • Input:
    • Guitar
    • MP3/Line
    • USB
  • Dimensions: 320mm x 160mm x 185mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 2.5kg