Blackstar Reveal Unity Pro Bass Amps – NAMM 2018

Posted on 25th January 2018 by

Blackstar’s Unity Pro line of bass amplifiers are ready for launch at NAMM 2018. With simple operation combined with a powerful output, the Unity Pro series brings together the best in bass amplification. Blackstar have been producing great amplifiers since their founding in 2007, and have quickly proved their mettle among players. Combining cool styling with rock-solid build quality, as well as scintillating tone, Blackstar are a manufacturer capable of fighting with the big boys.


Blackstar’s research team have been hard at work. After countless hours of technical background and benchmarking against iconic references, the Unity Pro series is here. You can quickly and easily create your tone using the straightforward controls, and tap in to a broad spectrum of bass tones. There’s something for everyone here, since packages range from 30 right up to 500 watts. From the organic response of classic valve amps, to a transparent clean platform, Unity brings together the ultimate in bass tone.


Blackstar have developed a unique Response control which allows the player to select between three classic power amp stages. This shapes compression, natural drive and dynamics. There are additionally three distinct pre-amp voices and a 4-band semi-parametric EQ. As a result, this flexibility lets you form a bass tone that suits your playing style.

  • Ultimate tonal flexibility – from valve grind to high-headroom clean
  • Unique Response control – 3 power amp stages to shape compression and feel
  • Drive section – 3 overdrives (Overdrive / Distortion / Fuzz) with user-controllable blend
  • Compressor and effects – Chorus and Sub-Octave
  • Pro connectivity – balanced XLR, jack or USB are perfect for live, studio and home use
  • Available: U30, U60, U120, U250, U500
  • U250ACT is an Active Cabinet – connect to any amp in the Unity Bass Series for 250W of extra power

With a host of tonal options, solid construction and a smart aesthetic, we’re sure that these amplifiers will be very popular.

EDIT: Blackstar have released this great video for an in-depth look at the range.


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