Blackstar Cryo Full Revalve Kits / Blackstar Series One 104 GT 6L6GC GE Re issue Cryo Kit

Blackstar Series One 104 GT 6L6GC GE Re issue Cryo Kit Blackstar Series One 104 GT 6L6GC GE Re issue Cryo Kit 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 GT 6L6GC GE Re issue Cryo upgrade kit covers the Black Star Series One 104 6L6GC equipped head and is designed to provide a great clean sound with a smooth treble and a crunchier and more dynamic sound when overdriven .It has the traditional American hard rock high gain tone and is a great valve if you are using modern high gain voicing.

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 you 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 Philips Jan Military ECC82-5814A Cryo is used as it has 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 as they were designed for military aircraft 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 Philips overdrives very evenly and does not fall apart when you saturate the amplifier.

The 5814A improves the amplifier as it losses the grainy unmusical fuzz that is displayed by many modern ECC82 in the black star. This valve has outperformed many more expensive ECC82 and therefore we have used it in this kit

The GT 6L6GC-G.E Re issue Cryo is a remake of one of the most famous 6L6GC of all time. GT have made a faithful recreation of the General Electric later type clear top 6L6GC. The original valve is one of the most talked about new old stock 6L6GC as they are noted for incredible dynamic range and large sound stage.

In the Black Star these valves really excel and change the sound from a thin and harsh response which the stock valves display into a classic rock and metal amp. This valve provides a warm smooth sound with a very clean and open treble. The valve has a much thicker and fuller sound that has the slam when you hit a power chord. The single notes are also thicker and more responsive.
Whether you bought this amp for metal or you bought it because of the tonal variation. The Groove tubes bring this amp to life as the GT is a faithful reproduction of the classic American 6L6GC tone that this amp was designed for.

The kit consists of
4 Specially Selected Harma ECC83 Retro Cryo
1 Specially Selected Philips ECC82-5814A Cryo
4 Specially Selected and matched Groove Tube 6L6GC GE Re issue Cryo
Please note that the kit is for the valves only.

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