Blackstar Unveils New Carmen Vandenberg CV30 Signature Amp

Blackstar CV30 amp
(Image credit: Blackstar Amplification)

Blackstar has teamed up with Jeff Beck and Bones UK guitarist Carmen Vandenberg for a new signature guitar amp, the CV30.

A 30W 1x12 combo, the CV30 sports clean and overdrive channels, each with two voices – American Clean and British Clean, and Classic Overdrive and Modern Overdrive.

Control-wise, the pedal platform-inclined clean channel sports only your basic volume and tone controls, while the overdrive channel features bass, middle, and treble knobs, plus Blackstar's trademark ISF control.

Built around a 6L6 power section, the CV30's sounds come by way of its Celestion V-Type speaker.

Blackstar CV30 amp

(Image credit: Blackstar Amplification)

Other features on the amp include a speaker-emulated line output, series effects loop, and dark and light reverb options.

The Blackstar CV30 Carmen Vandenberg signature amplifier will be available later this year – in a limited run of 100 autographed, certificate of authenticity-boasting units – for $999. A two-way footswitch is included.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at and He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.