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Blackstar Dept. 10 Valve-Powered Dual Drive Pedal

Featuring ECC83 Preamp Tube, 2 Channels, 4 Voices, ISF Tone-Shaping Control & 'Cab Rig' Simulator



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    Product Description

    Blackstar labels its Dept. 10 stompboxes as "the world’s most advanced valve pedals", by combining traditional high-voltage design with their latest technology. A bold claim indeed, but when you hear one of these in action — it's hard to disagree! All equipped with an ECC83 (12AX7) preamp tube, these incredible units deliver the organic dynamics, tone and break-up of a real valve amp from a compact chassis that integrates easily into any setup.

    Dual Drive — Flexible, High-Octane Gain!

    The Dual Drive is capable of covering all of your overdrive and distortion needs. But it's not just a versatile gain pedal, it's also a world-class valve recording preamp that can act as the tonal centrepiece for your pedalboard! With 2 footswitchable channels and 3 crunch/overdrive voices alongside a crystal-clear clean mode, there's also Blackstar's patented ISF tone-shaping control, a 3-band EQ, low-latency USB & XLR outputs and Dept. 10’s proprietary 'Cab Rig' simulator technology. It does a lot!

    Key Features

    • Driven by an ECC83 triode valve running at more than 200V internally; allowing the pedal to provide organic tone, huge dynamics and exquisite break-up.
    • Versatile 2-channel design, with 2 voices per channel. Channel 1: Clean & Crunch 1, Channel 2: Crunch 2 & Overdrive.
    • Blackstar's patented ISF control allows you to shape the overall tone for a more British or American character, working in conjunction with the 3-band EQ.
    • Effects loop for easy integration with your existing pedalboard rig. Perfect for routing your time-based and modulation stompboxes through.
    • Equipped with Blackstar's 'Cab Rig' technology, their next-generation DSP speaker simulator that reproduces the sound and feel of a mic’d guitar cab in incredible detail. Deep-dive using the accompanying free 'Architect' software and capture the tones via the USB/XLR outputs or headphones.
    • Pro connectivity and integration into your setup using low-latency USB audio as a valve interface for recording, and XLR D.I. for live use.
    • Compact design, running at 9V for compatibility with most pedal power supplies with a 500mA output. Dedicated PSU is included with the pedal for standalone use.

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    How Can I Use the Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Drive Pedal?

    The Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Drive pedal is incredibly flexible and can be used in a variety of ways:

    • Valve overdrive or boost pedal into your amp's front-end.
    • Valve preamp, used in your amp's effect loop to give it a totally new voice.
    • Valve recording interface via low-latency USB.
    • Valve preamp stage to warm up an anaemic-sounding digital amp.
    • Backup amp via D.I. output using 'Cab Rig' into a PA system.

    What is Blackstar's Dept. 10?

    Dept. 10 is the Blackstar R&D team responsible for "blue sky" innovation and design. This team of engineers are all musicians and are constantly researching new ideas to help create the perfect guitar tones!


    • Valve: ECC83 (12AX7)
    • Channels: 2
    • Voices: Clean, Crunch 1, Crunch 2, Overdrive
    • EQ: Bass, Middle, Treble
    • Patented ISF: Yes
    • Cab Rig DSP: Yes
    • XLR Cab Rig Output: Yes
    • USB Audio Interface: Yes
    • Effects Loop: Yes
    • Footswitches: 2
    • Voltage: 9V
    • Current Draw: 500mA
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    Customer Reviews


    3 reviews





    Mr Alan Hook31st Jul 2022

    Love it. Got 2 in the end.

    Value 3Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer28th Nov 2021

    Perfect for practicing when you already have good monitoring speakers. Just need reverb. Note there is still sound going out of cab rid when the pedal is in bypass mode. But the effect loop does not affect the sound.

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Mr Michael Cooper28th Oct 2021

    I'm a big fan of the HT Dual and have 3. This sounds as good but is lighter, runs on 9v - even a power bank - and has readable knobs and separate gain and level pots for each channel. Plus the send/return and cab sims. So it's an excellent development on the HT D. Only one complaint: the LEDs are too bright - they can be dimmed by sticking masking tape over them.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

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