Blackstar Full Revalve Kits / Blackstar Signature Series Blackfire 200 Gus G Classic KT88 Gold Lion Kit

Blackstar Signature Series Blackfire 200 Gus G Classic KT88 Gold Lion Kit Blackstar Signature Series Blackfire 200 Gus G Classic KT88 Gold Lion Kit Click on image(s) above to view larger
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Black Star guitar amplifiers have quite rightly caused a major buzz in the music industry since their launch back in 2007. By upgrading the valves to our selected sets customers have been able to voice their amps to their personal requirements. Customers have reported a range of benefits when upgrading the valves over the factory items. Here we have listed our most common upgrades using current production and the best new old stock items to help you get the most out of these fine Black Star amplifiers.
The Gold Lion Classic upgrade kit covers the Black Star Series Gus G 200 KT88 equipped head.

If you want that big powerful sound with a warm and punchy midrange then the Gold Lion re issue KT88 and is arguably the best KT88 currently made.

The KT88 Gold Lion re issues have been created just like the original down to the finest detail and are renowned for their exceptional performance and sound quality.

So we have carefully chosen some valves for this remarkable amp.

The Harma ECC83 Retro provides a harmonically rich and detailed sound with excellent 3D midrange warmth. This valve has a traditional British voiced sound that has a huge singing sustaining tone when overdriven. The outstanding feature of this valve is its smooth linear midrange response and extended frequency response so you get smooth warm overdrive with tight fat punchy lows.

The Philips Jan Military ECC82-5814A is used as it is a special military grade valve that was with the highest grade materials and with no compromise on selection or quality control as they were for the American Government to be used in avionics. These valves have a number of unique features such as high grade filament isolation so even after long periods of use the filament will not degrade. The 5814A were designed to be immune to shock and vibration and they were also rated for long life. To put it simply, no modern day ECC82 is made to this specification and no modern day ECC82 sounds like it.

The Gold Lion KT88 It is very well balanced with a clear punchy midrange with first class clarity. The top end is very detailed and musical. The bass end is very well controlled with excellent extension and a vice like grip over the sound. This enhances the improvements made by Gus and Black Star in the amplifiers Overdrive channel. They also reduce fizz and buzz that is present with the Chinese KT88. This set has the clarity on the lead channel and the power and slam on the rhythm. It simply does not get better than these.

The kit consists of 9 valves

4 Specially Selected Harma ECC83 Retro
1 Specially Selected Philips ECC82-5814A
4 Specially Selected and matched Gold Lion KT88

Please note that the kit is for the valves only.

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