Blackstar ID Core 20 Black V3

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Blackstar ID Core 20 Black V3

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The best-sounding practice amps in the world, upgraded for the way you play today.

Whether a beginner or a pro when you play we want you to have the best possible playing experience. That’s why the same R&D team responsible for our professional amps also designed the ID:Core V3.

Unique innovations and connectivity give guitarists the best possible sound from the first time they plug in.

Incredible tone and immersive Super Wide Stereo sound will inspire your playing. Guitarist-friendly controls combine with the power of programmability for an amazingly versatile tonal range from pristine clean to high gain.

Live streaming to your smartphone is easy using a TRRS cable. Built-in USB connectivity allows you to easily record directly to your computer.

Our free Architect software gives you access to our state-of-the-art Cab Rig Lite advanced cabinet simulator, along with deep editing and patch management.


Intuitive Controls & Deep Editing

  • Guitarist-friendly controls combined with the power of programmability for an amazingly versatile tonal range from pristine clean to high gain.
  • Patented ISF control allows you to infinitely adjust the response of the tone control network
  • Hold down the Reverb button to engage the tuner. The effects LEDs show if you’re sharp, flat or in tune and the 6 Voices represent each of your 6 strings.
  • Free Architect software for deep editing and patch sharing online.

Incredible Sound

  • Re-voiced and enhanced studio quality effects create beautiful sonic textures in stunning Super Wide Stereo.
  • ID:Core V3 amps use full range, linear speakers, so they’re perfect for gaming audio or watching movies. ID:Core V3 is an amp you can use every day.

Easy Recording

  • 4-channel USB audio makes low-latency recording and professional re-amping simple, turning your amp an audio interface.
  • Small in size, but delivers huge tones from a cool-looking compact amp.
  • Cab Rig Lite is our next-generation Cab Simulator, with user-configurable controls for elements such as cabinet, mic and room environment.
  • Direct to device recording and livestreaming made easy using a TRRS 3.5mm cable for input/output live streaming to a compatible device (i.e. iPhone, Android phone)

Take Anywhere.

  • PB-1 Power Bank compatibility so you can use your ID:Core V3 anywhere, perfect for busking or jamming on the go.
  • There’s a unique recessed handle on the rear for easy carrying.


The all-new Blackstar Architect software is the interface for controlling and customising many of the advanced features of upcoming Blackstar products, including Cab Rig.

Architect is available for both PC and Mac and is compatible with the latest and future operating systems, including Mac OS Catalina and Big Sur. Explore features such as a searchable patch library, and the ability to backup, archive and upload entire setlists of patches to your product.


Cab Rig is our next-generation DSP speaker simulator for direct recording that reproduces the sound and feel of a mic’d up guitar cab in incredible detail.

Cab Rig’s new advanced algorithm can simulate a speaker cabinet and room with effectively zero latency, no phase mismatch and much more flexibility than an IR snapshot. 

Fine-tune your ideal speaker simulation using the accompanying software, then capture direct via USB to your DAW or via TRRS to your mobile/tablet.


  • New deep-editing software
  • PB-1 Power Bank compatiability- use the Id Core V3 anywhere!
  • Live streaming to compatible devices using a TRRS 3.5mm cable
  • Striking new look with Silverline fret and new panel artwork
  • New ergonomic moulded handle removing the need for a strap and side buttons
  • User configurable 'Cab Rig' for a next generation Emulated Output with user controls for elements such as cabinet and room environment
  • 2x10W programmable combo
  • Super Wide Stereo
  • EQ with patented ISF
  • Voice - select from 6 classic channels
  • 12 Stereo Effects
  • USB audio for pro recording capability
  • Speaker Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
  • Stereo speaker configuration

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 4.5/5 (8 reviews)

steven l. - 10/4/2023

Great product. Fun to use and adds a whole lot of new possibilities to practice!

Dean P. - 18/1/2023

Light, small and portable. Loads of adjustment but I wonder if I should have bought to 40 watt version. However its great for front room practice.

Christopher M. - 12/12/2022

I bought this amplifier to casually play at home. Although small in size, the 20W amp gives a surprisingly mighty sound. It has a good selection of effects, I particularly like the overdrive. I often play using headphones: superb sound thanks to the Cab Rig simulator. I very much recommend this item, quality/price ratio is perfect.

Stefano M. - 11/10/2022

Love it. Sounds great and lots of features. I get excellent crunch sounds and gorgeous clean sounds

Simon R. - 18/2/2022

Brian M. - 24/2/2021

Loads of effects, presets sound similar to me, haven't downloaded any patches. Manual effects have plenty of variety. Big jump in volume between some settings, line in volume controlled by device so can be difficult to balance volume of backing tracks, good practice amp.

Robert M. - 24/2/2021

Brilliant wee practice amp just a bit low with earphones on

Patrick L. - 2/2/2021

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