Blackstar Cryo Full Revalve Kits / Blackstar Artisan 30 EL84 Classic Retro Philips EF86 Upgrade Kit Cryo

Blackstar Artisan 30 EL84 Classic Retro Philips EF86 Upgrade Kit Cryo Blackstar Artisan 30 EL84 Classic Retro Philips EF86 Upgrade Kit Cryo Click on image(s) above to view larger
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Black Star amplifiers have quite rightly caused a major buzz in the music industry since their launch. By upgrading the valves to selected cryogenically treated valve sets customers have noticed the additional benefits such as better clarity, larger and improved sound stage with increased definition under distortion. Here we have listed our most common upgrades to the Black Star range.
This Classic Philips EF86 Cryo upgrade kit covers the Black Star Artisan 30 Head & Combo .It is designed to provide as close to the old Mullard tone as possible. The kit provides a tight driving rock sound with plenty of rich sustain.

The Cryo treatment gives a permanent change to the valves performance. The additional benefits such as better clarity, larger and improved sound stage with increased definition under distortion are what the treated valves provide and ensure a lasting improvement to your sound over the untreated items.

The Harma ECC83 Retro Cryo 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 Harma EL84 Retro Cryo has a deep well defined tight bass that produces the classic slam of the Mullard in the bottom end. The midrange performance has been tweaked to provide warm clear detail at low volumes with clear articulation and smooth even distortion when the amplifier is cranked. This gives the amp a punchier British sound with that warm midrange response.

The heart of the Black Star sound is the classic EF86 channel and in this kit we use an Original Philips made Dario EF86 Cryo. Philips owned Mullard from 1926 and these Philips Dario EF86 are exactly the same as the Mullard. They were made in Holland and use the same mesh anode construction that Philips used on the Mullard EF86. This valve provides late breakup with superb dynamics and clarity under distortion.

The Cryo treatment gives this valve a warm smooth overdriven with plenty of detail and a
sound quality that is not matched by any modern day EF86, so you get the best out of the blackstar.

The Harma GZ34 Retro Cryo is modelled on the Mullard military CV 1377- GZ34.
This valve uses Mullards compact serrated anode design with a double supported getter.
This has a number of advantages the biggest being that its design is resilient to shock and vibration, making it an ideal choice in guitar amplifier applications.

The Harma Retro GZ34 Cryo also provides correct rectification no reduction in B+ voltage unlike many of the modern GZ34 on the market.

The kit consists of

2 Specially Selected Harma ECC83 Retro Cryo
1 Specially Selected & Balanced Harma ECC83 Retro Cryo
4 Specially Selected and matched Harma EL84 Retro Cryo
1 Specially Selected Philips Dario EF86 Cryo
1 Specially Selected Harma GZ34 Retro Cryo

Please note that the kit is for the valves only.

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