Blackstar Launches New JJN-20R Combo Amp

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Blackstar has launched its new JJN-20R combo amp.

A combo version of Jared James Nichols' signature head, the JJN-20R features two EL84 power amp tubes and an ECC83 in the preamp section.

In terms of controls, the JJN-20R features Clean and Bluespower channels with footswitchable voices, reverb, reducible power down to two watts, a USB audio and XLR D.I. out, and a Celestion G12T-75 speaker.

Looks-wise, the amp is built with a Jared James Nichols panel design and tan basketweave front, and is wrapped in racing green tolex.

"I have toured around the world, always with a Blackstar amp behind me," Nichols said in a press release. "I am so thrilled to be able to share my blues power tones with the world through my own signature guitar amp.” 

The Blackstar JJN-20R combo amp is available now for $729.99.

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