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Blackstar St. James 50-Watt Guitar Amp Head w/ 6L6 Power Tubes


Manufacturer's Description

Elevator pitch: Developed after months of forensic examination of vintage valve amps, the St. James series offers valve amplifiers that are truly lightweight and portable. Available in two formats, a classic EL34 design and a higher gain 6L6 model, these amps are simple to use but highly versatile; the intuitive two channel set-up deliver Blackstar's best ever cleans and overdrives.


  • Reactive load allows you to use the valve amps without a speaker connected, mimicing the response of a typical speaker for authentic power-amp tones at home or in the studio
  • The new Cab Rig simulator technology reproduces the sound and feel of a mic’d up guitar cab in incredible detail
  • Power reduction to 5 watts, or "Sag" setting which recreates a softer vintage response
  • Super lightweight amps, half the weight of a traditional valve amp

Did You Know?

  • The EL34 combo, head, and matching cabinet come in fawn tolex with grey The 6L6 combo, head, and matching cabinet come in black tolex with salt-and-pepper fretcloth
  • The EL34 model recreates classic British amp sounds, from clean jangle to natural The higher gain 6L6 model offers modern sparkling cleans and high gain crunch
  • The Celestion G12Z-70 ‘Zephyr’ 8 Ohm lightweight speaker was custom designed to help reduce weight in these amps


  • 50 Watt amps
  • Less than half the weight of a traditional valve amp 13.22 lbs
  • USB audio output with Cab Rig advanced DSP cabinet simulator
  • Two footswitchable channels and footswitchable channel II boost (footswitch included)
  • Power reduction, studio quality digital reverb, and effects loop